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SONA 2021: Cape Town road closures for 10-11 February 2021

Published by Andile Sicetsha

The State of the Nation Address (SONA 2021) is drawing ever-so closer and as the political realm anticipates this marquee event, motorists are advised to heed this notice on road closures in and around the central bowl in Cape Town.

Cape Town roadsters have been advised of minimal parking restrictions and temporary road closures in and around Parliament ahead of the hybrid Joint Sitting of SONA 2021.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address SONA on Thursday at 19:00.

Road closures for 10-11 February 2021

Due to the event, several roads around Parliament will be closed off this week, with full closure around Parliament on Thursday.

Roads that will be affected from 10 – 11 February are:

In the following areas from midnight (23:59) on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 to 23:45 on Thursday, 11 February 2021.

  • Church Square, corner of Spin and Parliament Street
  • Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitekant Street
  • Plein Street: between Roeland and Spin Street
  • Spin Street: between Parliament and Plein Street
  • Parliament Street: between Longmarket and Bureau Street
  • St John’s Streets: between Roeland and Vrede Street
  • Adderley Street: between Wale Street and Longmarket Street
  • St Mary’s Cathedral Parking Area: between Bouquet and Roeland Street
  • Commercial Street between Buitenkant and Plein Street
  • Barrack Street between Buitenkant and Plein Street
  • Mostert Street between Buitenkant and Plein Street
  • Wale Street up to Queen Victoria Street
  • Hope Street from Roeland to Bouquet Street
  • Longmarket to Barrack Street
  • Church Street from St Georges Mall to Adderley Street

Change of direction: 06:00 – 23:45 on 11 February 2021

  • Change of direction: 06h00 – 23h45 on 11 February 2021

Closure: 06:00 to 23:45 – 11 February 2021

  • Church Square
  • Roeland Street: between Plein and 69m past Hope Street
  • Closure of Company Gardens
  • Government Avenue from Orange Street to Wale Street
  • Plein Street from Barrack Street to Roeland Street
  • St Johns Street from Roeland Street to Bouquet Street.
  • Gallery Lane
  • Bouquet Street
  • Parliament Street from the gates of Parliament to Spin Street
  • Commercial Street: between Plein Street and 10m past the Nieuw Meester entrance.

“Parliament apologises for any inconvenience caused by the road closures to members of the public,” Parliament said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Joint Sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces will be held in a hybrid format as part of efforts to adhere to the National State of Disaster lockdown regulations – Alert Level 3.

No more than 50 participants will be allowed inside the National Assembly Chamber. All other Members of Parliament and guests will connect through a virtual platform. 

This article contains contributions from SA Gov News.

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