• It’s going to be a busy weekend in the heart of the city. On Saturday the annual minstrel parade finally takes place, with some issues bubbling under surrounding the festivities.

    Bree Street will be closed off for cars on Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm while Open Streets takes place, the citizen-driven concept that connects communities through healthy recreation, creative expression, local economic activity and alternative forms of transport. Read more about the event here.

    The Tweede Nuwe Jaar parade will take place on Saturday 17 January 2015. Residents and visitors are advised to take note of the following road closures from 8 am to 11:59 pm on the day:

    Keizersgracht Constitution Street and Sir Lowry Road
    Darling Street Buitenkant Street and Adderley Street
    Sir Lowry Road Buitenkant Street and Tennant Street
    Primrose Street Caledon Street and Darling Street
    Canterbury Street Caledon Street and Darling Street
    Harrington Street Caledon Street and Darling Street
    Parade Street Caledon Street and Strand Street
    Queen Victoria Street Wale Street and Bloem 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 Chiapinni Street and Buitengracht
    Hout Street Burg Street and Adderley Street
    Shortmarket Street Chiapinni Street and Buitengracht
    Longmarket Street Burg Street and Parliament Street
    Church Street Burg Street and Adderley Street
    Wale Street Rose Street and Adderley Street
    Burg Street Longmarket Street and Wale 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
    Buitengracht Service Road Dorp Street and Wale Street

    No parking will be permitted in Keizersgracht, Darling Street, Adderley Street, Wale Street and Rose Street from 6 am on Saturday until end of services.

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    Cheers,
    Justin

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