Gedenkfeiern für Nelson Mandela in Kapstadt

Hier halten wir Euch bzgl. der Trauerfeiern für unseren geliebten Nelson Mandela in Kapstadt auf dem Laufenden.

Nelson Mandela, Vater der Rainbow Nation und Friedensnobelpreisträger, ist am 5. Dezember 2013 im Alter von 95 Jahren friedlich verstorben. Er war es, der das gespaltene Südafrika wieder vereint und auf den richtigen Weg geleitet hat. Damit hat er Millionen von Menschen weltweit inspiriert, die deshalb heute auf der ganzen Welt um ihn trauern.

Wann die offizielle Trauerfeier in Pretoria stattfindet steht derzeit noch nicht fest. 

In Kapstadt findet am Freitag, den 6. Dezember 2013, um 17:00 eine glaubensunabhängige Gedenkfeier in der Grande Parade, der Straße vor der Cape Town City Hall (Rathaus) statt.

Dieses historische Gebäude wurde als Hauptstätte der Ereignisse in Kapstadt gewählt, da Nelson Mandela hier seine erste Rede nach der Freilassung aus seiner 27-jährigen Haft hielt.

Auch anderorts am Kap wird unserem Helden gedacht. Nähere Details zu Zeit und Ort der verschiedenen Trauerfeiern folgen und wir werden Euch in den kommenden Tagen selbstverständlich auf dem Laufenden halten. Diese Termine wurden bereits festgelegt:

  • Entertainment will start from 12pm at the Grand Parade every day until Nelson Mandela's official private funeral in Qunu on Sunday, 15 December 2013. People are encouraged to come pay tribute to Madiba here.

  • On Monday, 9 December 2013 at 2pm the special joint sitting of Parliament called to celebrate the late Nelson Mandela’s life and to bid the statesman a final farewell will be screened at the Grand Parade. 

  • A pink memorial will take place at 40 Somerset Road in Green Point on Monday, 9 December at 6pm to honour Madiba and the role he played in allowing South Africa to become the first country in the world to enshrine the protection of sexual minorities from discrimination in its Constitution. Zackie Achmat will be making the tribute address, and opening prayers and special performances by members of the LGBTQI community will follow.
  • Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Patricia de Lille in honouring Nelson Mandela at an evening of remembrance at OR Tambo Hall in Khayelitsha on Monday, 9 December 2013 at 7pm. Religious leaders will lead audiences in prayer while choirs accompany them in song. 

  • The City will screen the official national memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the Grand Parade on Tuesday, 10 December 2013. 
  • On Wednesday, 11 December 2013 the City of Cape Town pays homage to the great anti-Apartheid leader with a free concert at the Cape Town Stadium. The events runs from 4pm until 11pm (doors open at 2pm), and those who’d like to attend will need to pick up complimentary coupons from Computicket outlets with presentation of a valid ID, passport or driver’s license. Coupons also entitle holders to free transport via MyCiti, Golden Arrow and Metrorail services in and out of the city from/to all stations from 12pm on the day. 

  • Residents of the Western Cape are encouraged to gather at Wesfleur in Atlantis on Thursday, 12 December 2013 for an evening of remembrance. The night’s event will start at 7pm.

  • A night vigil will be hosted at the Grand Parade starting at 5pm on the eve of Mandela’s funeral, Saturday, 14 December 2013. 

  • On the day Madiba is laid to rest in Qunu (Sunday, 15 December 2013), the funeral will be screened at the Grand Parade.
  • Residents can visit the Cape Town City Hall and Civic Centre to sign the condolence book or can leave messages of condolence online via

  • Residents can also leave messages for Mandela at the following sites. The messages will be collected, bound into a commemorative book and sent to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. 



Opening times

Grand Parade, CBD

9 – 15 December 2013

09:00 – 20:00

Civic Centre, CBD

9 – 13 December 2013

08:00 -15:30

OR Tambo Hall, Khayelitsha

9 – 15 December 2013

10:00 – 20:00

Swartklip sports complex, Mitchells Plain

9 – 15 December 2013

10:00 – 20:00

Muizenberg Civic Centre

9 – 15 December 2013

10:00 – 20:00

Vygieskraal sports complex, Athlone

10 – 15 December 2013

10:00 – 20:00

Bellville Velodrome

9 – 15 December 2013

11:00 – 19:00

Wesfleur sports complex, Atlantis

9 – 15 December 2013

10:00 – 20:00

Events passed:

  • Sunday, 8 December 2013 has been appointed a day of public mourning. While services will be held in houses of worship across the city, the main event seems to be the 9:30am service at St George’s Cathedral.
  • An interfaith religious ceremony where residents will be led in prayer is scheduled to take place at 5pm at the Grand Parade on Friday, 6 December 2013. The City of Cape Town has arranged for the MyCiTi bus, Metrorail and Golden Arrow Bus Service to provide free transport from all stations and pick-up points to the CBD between 12pm and 3pm. They will facilitate the return of people from 7pm onwards.

Wer erst einmal allein von Madiba Abschied nehmen möchte, kann ihm Blumen, einen Brief, ein Bild oder ähnliches an einem der berühmten Mandela Wahrzeichen der Stadt hinterlassen:


Robben Island (or the V&A Waterfront’s Clock Tower Jetty)
The site where Mandela served 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment, Robben Island still serves as a poignant reminder of the price South Africa paid for freedom. Though confined to a small cell, only allowed one visitor per year and forced to do hard labour in the quarry, Madiba remained defiant and committed during his period of incarceration and used his time here to transform from a political activist into a mature leader. 
Nelson Mandela Gateway | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town 

Cape Town City Hall
On 11 February 1990, only hours after his release from prison, Nelson Mandela made his first public speech from the balcony of the Cape Town City Hall to a crowd of roughly 50,000. Built in 1905, the large Edwardian building still stands tall today on the Grand Parade, where there is a plan to erect a statue of Madiba sometime in the near future.
Darling Street | Cape Town

Nobel Square at the V&A Waterfront
Unveiled on the Day of Reconciliation in 2005, Nobel Square pays homage to South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize winners: Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu, FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela. Four statues, each of which faces Table Mountain, have been erected on this spot to honour the achievements of these freedom fighters. In particular, Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, along with FW de Klerk, for his work toward democracy and reconciliation. 
Nobel Square | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town

Groot Drakenstein Correctional Centre (Victor Verster Prison) 
Now called the Groot Drakenstein Correctional Centre, Victor Verster Prison between Paarl and Franschhoek was where Mandela spent his final years of imprisonment. A bronze Madiba statue with a raised fist – a well-recognised gesture of defiance – stands boldly on the very same place he took his first steps as a free man.
Groot Drakenstein Prison Site | R301 between Paarl and Franschhoek 


Wir feiern das Leben Mandelas mit einigen seiner unvergesslichsten Momente.


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