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Opening of Parliament Road Closures
Your guide to road closures and parking to avoid the political hubbub
Once again, the halls of power will fill with pomp and circumstance with the official opening of Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, 12 February 2015 at 7pm. The illustrious occasion is, as always, marked by the president’s much-anticipated State of the Nation Address (SoNA), a speech in which South Africa’s leader looks back at the achievements and shortcomings of the past year.
Aside from being a great moment of rhetoric, the political calendar highlight is also well known for its parade of luxury sedans and four-wheel drives as well as for the associated haute couture buzz.
More importantly though, with an increase in lavish vehicles and gas guzzling blue-light convoys on the streets, locals should be in the known when it comes to rush hour and added congestion; take note of the road closures to avoid traffic jams and ridiculous road rage.
So, without further ado, our guide to helping you dodge traffic like politicians dodge accountability.
ROAD CLOSURES FOR THE 2015 OPENING OF PARLIAMENT (SoNA) ROAD CLOSURES
Road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect during the week to accommodate the dress rehearsals and the actual Opening of Parliament 2015.
While this year’s restrictions and closures have not yet been released, have a look at last year’s schedule for and idea of when to leave and where not to drive. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates on this.
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