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Temporary road closures for minstrel parade

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With the upcoming minstrel street parade, Capetonians are advised of temporary road closures in the CBD.

“These closures are in place to accommodate The Malay Choirs on 31 December 2014 and Tweede Nuwe Jaar on 5 Janurary 2015,” says the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral committee member for Tourism, Event and Economic Development, Gareth Bloor.

The Malay choirs parade will take place from Wednesday 31 December 2014 to Thursday 1 January 2015, from 22:00 to 05:00.

The parade will start at Keizersgracht, proceed along Darling Street, turn left into Adderley Street and right into Wale Street, cross Buitengraght Street, and turn right into Rose Street. The parade will finish at the corner of Castle Street and Rose Street at approximately 05:00.

Residents and visitors will not be permitted to park earlier or later than between 22:00 and 05:00. Neither will they be permitted to park outside the allocated parking areas. Signs will be up to indicate restrictions.

“No parking will be permitted in Keizersgracht, Darling Street, Adderley Street, Wale Street and Rose Street from 18:00 on Wednesday until 06:00 on Thursday,” says Bloor.

Public transport will not be allowed on these routes.

“There will be no access for buses and taxis on these routes, and deliveries are to be avoided

On the Tweede Nuwe Jaar parade will take place on Monday 5 January 2015. Residents and visitors are advised to take note of the following road closures from 10:00 to 23:00 on the day:

Affected roads / (Between)

Darling Street/Keizersgracht – (Chapel Street and Adderley Street)

Tennant Street – (Caledon Street and Sir Lowry Road)

Sir Lowry Road – (Darling Street and Tennant Street)

Primrose Street – (Longmarket Street and Darling Street)

Canterbury Street – (Longmarket Street and Darling Street)

Harrington Street – (Longmarket Street and Darling Street)

Buitenkant Street – (Caledon Street and Strand Street)

Parade Street – (Caledon Street and Darling Street)

Corporation Street – (Longmarket Street and Darling Street)

Plein Street – (Longmarket Street and Darling Street)

Lower Plein Street – (Darling Street and Strand Street)

Parliament Street – (Longmarket Street and Darling Street)

Adderley Street – (Wale Street and Strand Street)

Castle Street – (Burg Street and Adderley Street)

Hout Street – (Burg Street and Adderley Street)

Shortmarket Street – (Burg Street and Adderley Street)

Longmarket Street – (Long Street and Parliament Street)

Church Street – (Burg Street and Adderley Street)

Wale Street – (Pentz Street and Adderley Street)

Burg Street – (Longmarket Street and Wale Street)

Long Street – (Church Street and Dorp Street)

Bree Street – (Church Street and Dorp Street)

Van der Meulen Street – (Dorp Street and Wale Street)

Rose Street – (Wale Street and Strand Street)

Helliger Lane – (Chiappini Street and Buitengragt)

Church Street – (Chiappini Street and Buitengragt)

Longmarket Street – (Chiappini Street and Buitengragt)

Shortmarket Street – (Chiappini Street and Buitengragt)

Hout Street – (Chiappini Street and Buitengragt)

Castle Street – (Chiappini Street and Buitengragt)

Visitors are urged to be safe and responsible while enjoying the festivities.

“Let us come together, embrace our cultural diversity, and celebrate the festive season in a spirit of togetherness. We urge all locals and visitors to enjoy the season responsibly and to keep safe,” says Bloor. VOC


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