Mandela Hospital Stay Enters 52nd Day

As Nelson Mandela, 95, enters his 52nd day in hospital the presidency has declined to comment on an international news agency report that he had undergone surgery.

Photo: GCIS

People leaving flowers and messages of support for former president Nelson Mandela at Medi-Clinic in Pretoria.


  • South Africa:   Quiet Outside Mandela Hospital

    SAPA, 15 July 2013

    There was little activity outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on Monday, where former president Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Mbeki Confident of Mandela's Recovery

    The Herald, 15 July 2013

    Mbeki praised Mandela's medical team, saying the doctors "are doing an excellent job". "I know the doctors who are working with him are very good people, very good doctors and are… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Mandela Still 'Critical, but Stable'

    VOA, 11 July 2013

    South Africa says Nelson Mandela continues to respond to treatment, but remains in "critical but stable" condition. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Mandela 'Responding to Treatment'

    SA Info, 11 July 2013

    After spending more than a month in hospital in a critical condition, former president Nelson Mandela is now responding to treatment, the Presidency said on Wednesday. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Mandela 'Responding to Treatment'

    VOA, 10 July 2013

    South Africa says former president Nelson Mandela is "responding to treatment," although he remains in critical condition. Read more »


  • Keeping Madiba's Legacy Alive

    Publication Date:
    11 July 2013

    On the 18th of July, former President Nelson Mandela turns 95. While the ailing statesman receives treatment at a Pretoria hospital for a recurring ... see more »

  • South Africa:   Former President Mandela Responding to Treatment

    South Africa, 11 July 2013

    President Jacob Zuma visited former President Nelson Mandela this evening, 10 July 2013, and found him still critical but stable, and was informed by doctors that he was responding… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Honouring Mandela Around the World

    SA Info, 4 July 2013

    It's not only South Africa that has a penchant for naming things after former president Nelson Mandela - there are numerous streets, bridges, educational institutions, buildings,… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Celebrate Madiba Values - Grandson

    SAPA, 9 July 2013

    South Africans should not be saddened by the ill-health of former president Nelson Mandela but should celebrate his life, the icon's grandson Ndaba said on Tuesday. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Nelson Mandela, the Father

    Gender Links, 9 July 2013

    What would Nelson Mandela say if he knew of the unseemly family feud raging outside his hospital room? Read more »

  • South Africa:   Parliament 'To Continue Mandela Legacy'

    SA Info, 8 July 2013

    Parliament has vowed to stay true to the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela, particularly his heritage of uniting South Africans. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Mandela Marks One Month in Hospital

    VOA, 8 July 2013

    South African icon Nelson Mandela has now spent one full month in a Pretoria hospital, where the elderly former president is being treated for a recurring lung infection.… Read more »

  • South Africa:   When America Met Mandela

    SACSIS, 8 July 2013

    "Who is this man Mandela?" The U.S News & World Report asked in January 1990. Apparently no one much knew, since the magazine could only come up with three short paragraphs… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Mandela Sport Day a Hot Ticket

    SA Info, 8 July 2013

    Two of South Africa's biggest sporting brands, Bafana Bafana and the Springboks, have thrown their weight behind initiatives to honour former president Nelson Mandela. Read more »


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