South African artist John Adams works on a giant acrylic-on-canvas painting of Nelson Mandela in the driveway of his house in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Adams said he felt driven to create the painting as thanks to Mandela for creating educational opportunities that enabled him to become an artist. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP
The Mandela House museum in Vilakazi Street in the Orlando West section of Soweto Township, Johannesburg, South Africa. It’s the location of the first house owned by former South African President Nelson Mandela where he lived for 44 years from 1946 to 1990. From picture desk live: the best news images of the day
- Residents of Soweto in Johannesburg reflect on what Nelson Mandela means to them as the former South African president and leader of the anti-apartheid movement continues to be treated for a recurring lung infection
Painted stones bearing messages for Nelson Mandela are left in a flower bed outside his Johannesburg home. The 94-year-old former president remains in a Pretoria hospital for a fifth day after a recurrence of a long standing lung infection. Read a report from our Africa correspondent here.