Actors have described it as a great honour to potray Nelson Mandela. Here are the men who have played Mandela.
All programmes and ads have been shelved on SABC.
Los Angeles - Michael Jackson is the only star Justin Bieber looks to for career guidance.
Both singers became international sensations when they were very young, and unlike many child stars, Michael went on to have a long career.
Although his later life was sometimes controversial and ended after he was administered a fatal overdose of hospital grade painkiller Propofol in 2009, Justin still sees him as his best role model.
He said: ''A lot of teen stars didn't really work did they? So I'm doing my own thing. The only person I look at for guidance is Michael Jackson.
"I definitely look at his career when he was young and growing up in the spotlight. Career-wise I would say he's the biggest artist ever.''
Justin, 18, has also said a track on his new album, Believe, is about fan Mariah Yeater's false claims he fathered her baby, and is inspired by Michael's similar but fictional account of a fan claiming he'd fathered her child, Billie Jean.
He told Q magazine: ''We definitely took inspiration from that song. I wanted to write something different and something the fans would be connected to and understand.
''I wanted them to think, 'Yeah that's Justin's life and he's talking about stuff that's really going on'."
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. Read More »
U2 frontman Bono has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela by writing an essay on the late anti-apartheid revolutionary and describing him as a "forceful presence" in his life. Read More »
Tributes and articles related to Nelson Mandela.
Twitter users confused Morgan Freeman and Madiba.
10 celebrities photographed with Madiba.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
The latest news on Paul Walker's death.
Kate Moss strips for the new Playboy!
Join our visual feast of all things celebrity!
Six sexy reasons to tune into Telemundo.
South AfricaGAP Consulting ccR4500 - R6500
South AfricaGAP Consulting ccMarket Related
HousesR 15 900 000
HousesR 3 999 000
HousesR 6 400 000