December 11, 2009 - The movie Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman as Mandela opens in South Africa, Canada and the US
February 11, 2010 - On the 20th anniversary of Mandela's release from prison tributes, commemorations and marches in his honor take place.
June 11, 2010 - Mandela makes his first World Cup appearance before kickoff of the final match.
January 26-28, 2011 - Is hospitalized in Johannesburg and treated for an acute respiratory infection.
June 21, 2011 - Meets with US First Lady Michelle Obama at his home in South Africa.
February 25-26, 2012 - Enters and is released from a Johannesburg hospital, while there undergoes surgery for an abdominal hernia.
March 2012 - The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project is launched. Google gives a $1.25 million grant to help preserve and digitize thousands of archival documents including items donated by Mandela himself.
December 8, 2012 - Is admitted to the hospital, suffering a lung infection.
December 15, 2012 - Undergoes successful endoscopic surgery to have gall stones removed.