January 6, 2013 - A spokesman says Mandela has successfully recovered from surgery and a lung infection and is slowly getting back to his normal routine.
March 27, 2013 - Is admitted to the hospital due to the recurrence of a lung infection.
April 6, 2013 - Mandela is discharged from the hospital.
April 29, 2013 - The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) releases video of Mandela as he sits at home surrounded by South Africa President Zuma and other government officials. SABC and the African National Congress, which has been critical of media in the past, are accused of political exploitation.
June 8, 2013 - Mandela is admitted to hospital with a recurring lung infection. The former president is listed in serious but stable condition and is breathing on his own.
June 23, 2013 - Officials say Mandela's condition has worsened in the past 24 hours, and he is now in critical condition.
August 31, 2013 - Is discharged from the hospital to continue his recovery at home. According to President Jacob Zuma he is still listed in "critical but stable condition but responding to treatment."
December 5, 2013 - Nelson Mandela dies at his home in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton. South African President Jacob Zuma orders all flags in the nation to be flown at half-staff through the state funeral.