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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