Interfaith Religious Ceremony for Nelson Mandela

The City of Cape Town honours the father of South Africa’s democracy with a Grand Parade service


The City of Cape Town is set to host an interfaith religious ceremony to honour the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela at the Grand Parade on Friday, 6 December 2013. The service will start at 5pm and is the first of a number of Western Cape activities designed to celebrate the life of the global icon in a shared and dignified manner.

Madiba passed away at the age of 95 at his home on Thursday, 5 December 2013.

The Grand Parade is an appropriate venue to pay tribute to the anti-Apartheid revolutionary since he made his first freedom speech from the balcony of the Cape Town City Hall overlooking the town square upon his release from prison on Sunday, 11 February 1990.

Transport to the Interfaith Religious Ceremony for Nelson Mandela

The City of Cape Town has made free transport to and from the venue available to all. Golden Arrow and MyCiTi bus services as well as Metrorail train services travelling into town between 12pm and 3pm will be free to the public. After the ceremony, patrons leaving town can, once again, use these services free of charge from 7pm.

Normal tariffs and schedules apply outside of these designated time frames.

Road closures for the Interfaith Religious Ceremony for Nelson Mandela

Affected road

Between

Restriction

Times

Adderley Street

Bureau and Strand

Closed – deliveries permitted

07:00 – 22:00

 

Castle Street

Strand and Darling

Road closed

07:00 – 22:00

 

Church Street

Adderley and Burg

Road closed

07:00 – 22:00

 

Corporation Street

Darling and Longmarket

Road closed

00:00 – 24:00

Longmarket and Caledon

Closed – resident and business access only

00:00 – 24:00

Darling Street

Adderley and Plein

Closed – deliveries permitted

07:00 – 22:00

Plein and Buitenkant

Road closed

00:00 – 24:00

Buitenkant and Tennant

Closed – resident and business access only

09:00 – 20:00

Hout Street

Burg and Adderley

Road closed

07:00 – 22:00

Longmarket Street

Burg and Plein

Closed – resident and business access only

07:00 – 22:00

Plein and Corporation

Closed – resident and business access only

00:00 – 24:00

Lower Plein Street

Strand and Darling

Road closed

07:00 – 22:00

Castle and Darling

Closed – deliveries permitted

00:00 – 24:00

Parade Street

Darling and Longmarket

Road closed

00:00 – 24:00

Longmarket and Caledon

Closed – resident and business access only

00:00 – 24:00

Parliament Street

Darling and Longmarket

Road closed

07:00 – 22:00

Plein Street

Darling and Longmarket

Road closed

07:00 – 22:00

Sir Lowry Road

Tennant and Darling

Closed – resident and business access only

09:00 – 20:00

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If you can’t make it to the service today, have a look at our overview of memorial services for Mandela in Cape Town and subscribe to our newsletter for updates other events honouring Madiba.
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