Minister of Public Service and Administration Lindiwe Sisulu has spoken about her close bond with the Mandela family.
The memorial service for Nelson Mandela will include tributes by family members and various foreign leaders, including US President Barack Obama.
Members of Parliament and other senior politicians paid tribute to former president Nelson Mandela in a sombre sitting of Parliament.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela as a giant for justice, equality and human rights.
EFF leader Julius Malema says President Jacob Zuma built an expensive pool at his Nkandla home but nobody in his family can swim.
Minister Collins Chabane says foreign heads of state and dignitaries may, but are advised not to, attend Nelson Mandela's funeral in Qunu.
Enterprises ranging from retailers to mines and bank headquarters will close for the former president's funeral.
In the run-up to Nelson Mandela's memorial service, the luxury hotel has cancelled exisiting bookings in order to accomodate dignitaries.
South Africans of all denominations have been gathering to remember Madiba since Friday evening.
Andrew Mlangeni, fellow Rivonia trialist and Robben Island inmate, says Nelson Mandela "exuded" leadership based on "collective" thinking.
Zelda la Grange, former personal assistant to Nelson Mandela, talks boundaries, family, and lessons learned from the former president.
As South Africans come to terms with the loss of former president Nelson Mandela, the rest of the world bids farewell to Madiba.
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to cancel a trip to SA is likely to remind many of the difficult relationship between Tel Aviv and Pretoria.
Road closures and public transport disruptions will mean residents of Soweto and greater Gauteng could struggle to get to work on Tuesday.
Nelson Mandela's life spanned the continent's transition from colonialism to independence as the white powers that ruled it were forced out.
Graça Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela were at the bedside of former president Nelson Mandela when he died, says family friend Bantu Holomisa.
Nelson Mandela's funeral could be the biggest gathering of international heads of state outside of the UN and the burial of Pope John Paul II.