South Africans to complete community work to celebrate Mandela's birthday

Nelson Mandela pictured last year. Credit: Reuters

South Africans all over the country celebrate Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday today.

Many will do charity work as part of what has become known as "Mandela Day" - citizens are asked to do 67 minutes of community work to reflect Mandela's 67 years of service to the country.

Yesterday former US president Bill Clinton paid Mr Mandela a special visit.

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Celebrations for Mandela's 94th

South Africa is celebrating the 94th birthday of former president Nelson Mandela. He is unlikely to attend any public celebrations, but was pictured yesterday with ex-US president Bill Clinton at his home in Qunu.