Newsround in South Africa
Newsround's Ricky is in South Africa, talking to children there about what Mandela means to them and what kind of nation he leaves behind.
Ricky visited children at a school in Soweto, where Mandela spent much of his younger years, to speak to them about the former leader.
One girl told Ricky that she sees Mandela as a "global icon, partly because he symbolises peace."
South Africa is preparing to say a final goodbye to Nelson Mandela at his funeral this Sunday.