South Africa begins its vaccination campaign against COVID-19 using a vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, which has not yet been authorized worldwide. President Cyril Ramaphosa, government officials, and health workers are among the first to receive the vaccine.
Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela is released from the hospital after "successful" medical tests. [http:--www.miamiherald.com-2013-03-09-3276297-safrica-mandela-admitted-to-hospital.html (AP via "Miami Herald")]date=August 2019
Former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, 94, in still-fragile health, is released from the hospital in Pretoria, South Africa to receive continuing at-home care. He had had his longest period of hospitalization (more than 2 weeks) there since his 1990 release from prison, as the result of a gallstone removal operation and a lung infection. [http:--news.msn.com-world-update-mandela-released-from-hospital (MSN)]date=April 2020
Jeremy Ractliffe, former head of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, admits he kept possible blood diamonds to protect the reputations of Mandela, Naomi Campbell and the fund but that he gave them to South African police and is willing to testify at Charles Taylor's trial.