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Road Closures for City's Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated Event

11 December 2013

The response to Cape Town’s own tribute to Madiba at the Cape Town Stadium – Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated – has been overwhelming.

With all available coupons for the event on Wednesday 11 December 2013 having been collected so quickly, the City is giving those who weren’t able to get coupons a chance to still witness the homage to Madiba by screening the event on the Grand Parade. The stadium event will be screened on the Grand Parade from 16:00 when it starts.

Only those members of the public with a coupon will be allowed access into the stadium. The City urges residents to only come to the stadium event if they have their coupon.

The coupon for entry to the stadium event allows free access to public transport from 12:00 onwards into and out of the city on the MyCiTi bus service, Golden Arrow Bus Services, and Metrorail.

There will be a free MyCiTi shuttle service from the Civic Centre to the Cape Town Stadium, and a pedestrian "walk of remembrance" from the Cape Town Station to the Stadium will be activated (the fan walk).

For those attending the screening of the event on the Grand Parade, free public transport has been made available into and out of the city on the MyCiTi bus service, Golden Arrow Bus Services, and Metrorail. This transport will be available from 12:00 to 15:00 inbound and from 19:00 onwards outbound.

Both events – at the Stadium and on the Grand Parade – will necessitate road closures and motorists are asked to please bear this in mind. We encourage residents going to either the stadium or the Grand Parade to opt for public transport, which various options being provided free of charge.

Road closures around the Grand Parade

The following roads around the Grand Parade will remain closed for the screening:

  • Corporation Street, between Darling Street and Longmarket Street
  • Darling Street, between Plein Street and Buitenkant Street
  • Parade Street, between Darling Street and Longmarket Street

In addition Lower Plein Street, between Strand Street and Darling Street, will be closed from 07:00 to 22:00.

Other roads around the Parade may need to be closed depending on the number of people who come to watch the screening of the event. Motorists are urged to please bear these possible closures in mind when travelling to and from the CBD.

Road closures around the Cape Town Stadium

Certain roads will be temporarily closed and/or restricted to vehicular traffic for the stadium event. This will have an impact on traffic flow and motorists are asked to please plan their trips accordingly. 

Walk of Remembrance

A pedestrian ‘walk of remembrance’ from the Cape Town Station to the Stadium will be activated (the fan walk) which will necessitate road closures.

To find out which roads will be closed and which will be part of the Walk of Remembrance visit http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Pages/RoadclosuresforMadelaLife-Celebrated...

In the city centre, the following roads will be closed from 14:00 to midnight:

  • Hertzog Boulevard westbound, from Christiaan Barnard to Heerengracht
  • Waterkant (resident and business access only) between Buitengragt and Lower Burg Street

No parking will be permitted on the above roads during these times. Access to and egress from parking garages will be allowed for permit-holders only.

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Media Enquiries: 

For all media enquiries, please contact:
Priya Reddy
Media Manager: City of Cape Town
Cell: 084 549 3935
E-mail: Priya.reddy@capetown.gov.za

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Solly Malatsi 
Spokesperson for the Executive Mayor
Cell: 083 943 1449
E-mail: Solly.malatsi@capetown.gov.za