Nelson Mandela's grandson says his grandfather plans to attend the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in South Africa this week.
Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela is hospitalised with a lung infection.
Former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, aged 94, is hospitalized; officials say it is only for a routine checkup.
Four bodies are discovered in an abandoned South African gold mine owned by relatives of Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma following a shooting.
American hotel heiress Paris Hilton is arrested in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for allegedly smoking marijuana during the 2010 FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and the Netherlands.
FIFA receives a complaint about its security after a football fan breaks into the dressing room of the England national football team during a 2010 FIFA World Cup game in which the team were booed in South Africa.
South African police shoot a lachrymatory agent at hundreds of 2010 FIFA World Cup stewards at pay cut protests in Durban.
Nelson Mandela cancels his much anticipated public appearance at the opening ceremony due to the death of his great-granddaughter on her way home from the opening concert last night.
The first African edition of the association football tournament begins in South Africa.
Brazil and Zimbabwe play a football game in front of a sell-out crowd in Harare ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the first time since independence that a non-African team has performed in the country. President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai both attend and civil servants are given time off work.
South African opera star Siphiwo Ntshebe, chosen by Nelson Mandela to sing "Hope" at the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup next month, dies suddenly aged 34 after contracting meningitis.