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South Africa after Nelson Mandela

10 December 2013 Last updated at 14:03 GMT

While world leaders attended a national memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela, it was a normal day at work for the millions of workers throughout the country.

The South African authorities did not declare a national holiday.

Because of the worsening economic situation, many could not afford to take a day off work.

Mike Wooldridge reports from Johannesburg.