People comfort each other outside the residence of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Photograph: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

‘I just wasn’t ready for a world without Mandela, ” a tearful, white Afrikaans woman said to me a few days ago. The year 2013 will be remembered by th(...)

A little girl has her photograph taken as she and her family pay tribute to Nelson Mandela at the memorial wall near the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A barrage of coloured balloons was released outside the Pretoria Mediclinic Heart hospital yesterday, the first 27 representing the number of years Ne(...)