Nelson Mandela Stamp issued by South Africa in 2014On 15 December 2013, following a period of mourning, the world said its final goodbyes to South Africa’s global icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Watched by millions of viewers on television screens throughout the world, Madiba was laid to rest during a state funeral in the small village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape. He died on 5 December at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg at the age of 95, leaving a rich and unique legacy not only to South Africa, but also to Africa and the rest of the world.

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