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19 Feb 2019 | 04:09 AM UTC

South Africa: Thousands to protest in Cape Town on February 19

South Africa News Alert

Thousands of people will participate in a strike and protest in Cape Town on February 19; business and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Cape Town, Cape Town


The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will hold a strike and protest march in Cape Town on Tuesday, February 19. Protesters are expected to gather at 09:00 (local time) at Keizersgracht Street; demonstrations are likely on Darling Street, Adderley Street, and Plein Street. Traffic disruptions, including road closures and increased congestion, is expected in the Central Business District


Individuals in Cape Town are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate traffic disruptions, including road closures and increased congestion, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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