In South Africa, the nationals performed at least sixty-seven minutes of public service on his birthday, a reference to his number of years he devoted to helping others. Besides the various activities of honour, about fourteen million students sang "Happy Birthday" to him, before they started their lessons.
In Qunu, his hometown where he grew up, members of his family, including children and grandchildren, gathered to mark his birthday and perform community service to the local health centers. World leaders, including president Barack Obama, also paid tribute to Mandela.
"Nelson Mandela's personal story is one of the unbreakable will, unwavering integrity, and abiding humility. By measure, he has changed the arc of history, transforming his country, continent and the world", Said Barack Obama. Mandela's last public appearance was at 2010 World Cup, held in his country.
He is reported of doing well at his age. The biography of Nelson Mandela is available at the Amazon.com.