Live Streaming: Nelson Mandela Memorial Service, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Greetings, Americans and citizens of the world.
The first streaming link is from SABC, or the South African Broadcasting Corporation. It is the South African public broadcasting entity, encompassing radio as well as television. SABC provides three television channels that present programs in several major languages spoken in the country. It is presenting ceremonies and interviews with citizens, historians, comrades and politicians who knew Madiba Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, and who were a part of the dismantling of apartheid and are still involved in rebuilding the nation.
I saw the news people present information as to the best way to get to the stadium by train, bus or car. It’s been followed with some entertainment, with a folk-rock couple singing praises of Madiba (father) Mandela in two languages.
This streaming link is from eNCA. Begun in 2008, eNCA, or Electronic News Channel Africa, is South Africa’s 24-hour news channel. Their slogan, interestingly, is “No fear, no favour.” I think it means that they will be unbought, unbossed and incorruptible toward its viewers.
- Choir sings South Africa’s national anthem
- Opening remarks and interfaith prayers
- Speech by Mandela family friend Andrew Mlangeni
- Speech by family member Gen. Thanduxolo Mandela
- Tribute by the former leader’s grandchildren Mbuso Mandela, Andile Mandela, Zozuko Dlamini and Phumla Mandela
- Speech by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
- Speech by African Union Commission Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
- Speech by President Obama
- Speech by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
- Speech by Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao
- Speech by Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba
- Speech by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee
- Speech by Cuban President Raul Castro
- Keynote address by South African President Jacob Zuma
- Sermon by Bishop Ivan Abrahams
- 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 and will be addressed by President Zuma with tributes from other heads of state
- The memorial service will be shown on big screens at three “overflow” stadiums – Orlando in Soweto, Dobsonville north of Soweto and Rand in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville
- Between 11-13 December, “selected international visitors and guests” will be able to view Mr Mandela’s remains at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
- The public will be able to view the body from 12:00 to 17:30 on Wednesday and from 08:00 to 17:30 on Thursday and Friday
- 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 funeral will be held on 15 December
- A national day of reconciliation will take place on 16 December when a statue of Mr Mandela will be unveiled at the Union Buildings in Pretoria
- Some 90 screens will be set up across the country to show all planned national events
If you have no access at work or elsewhere to a television, this is the place to be. Thanks for coming.
- South African police prepare for Mandela ceremony (sacbee.com)
- FNB Stadium to host Nelson Mandela memorial service (itv.com)
- As world gathers, Mandela service presents security test (worldnews.nbcnews.com)
- Barack Obama and Raúl Castro among speakers at Nelson Mandela memorial (theguardian.com)
- The Queen is to miss Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Buckingham Palace confirms (standard.co.uk)
- South African parliament honors Nelson Mandela (sfgate.com)
- [RIP MANDELA] Nelson Mandela’s Burial Arrangement Released….. (9jaamebor.wordpress.com)