On Sunday, 8 December, a national day of prayer and reflection will be held across the country to celebrate Mr Mandela’s life and legacy
Tuesday, 10 December is the day for South Africa’s official memorial service at the FNB Stadium on the outskirts of Johannesburg, which will attract world leaders as well as ordinary South Africans
Between 11-13 December, “selected international visitors and guests” will be able to view Mr Mandela’s remains at the Union Buildings in Pretoria
His body will be transported on Saturday, 14 December, from Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria to the Eastern Cape, with a procession from the airport at Mthatha to his home village of Qunu where a traditional ceremony will be held
A funeral service will take place at Qunu on Sunday, 15 December
Qunu is where Mr Mandela grew up and later retired to.