A giant laser projection of Nelson Mandela's face is being projected onto Table Mountain in Cape Town every night during South Africa's national week of mourning. Mandela once described the mountain as "a beacon of hope" for him and his fellow prisoners on Robben Island.
Nelson Mandela was a "giant for justice", United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during a visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on Monday, adding that Mandela was more than one of the world's greatest leaders. "He was a teacher, and he taught and practised by example."
Nelson Mandela's legacy has not ended with his passing, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said in Cape Town on Tuesday during a special joint sitting of Parliament held in honour of South Africa's former president.
Nelson Mandela was always a vocal supporter of religious freedom, and South Africa's liberation struggle had in many ways freed Muslims in the country, SA Muslims Network chairman Faisal Suliman said on Monday as he and other prominent Muslims paid tribute to the late former president.
In the few days since Nelson Mandela died, emotional video tributes - from world leaders such as Barack Obama, activists like Aung San Suu Kyi, media organisations such as the New York Times, and ordinary people - have flooded the internet. We bring you a selection.
Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela will feature one of biggest gatherings of world leaders in history. Some 70 heads of state, including US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron, have confirmed their attendance.
From a street naming in the heart of Tehran to an official book of condolences in Canada, countries around the globe are joining South Africa in mourning and celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, an icon of world peace.
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