President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the annual State of the Nation Address in Cape Town (Western Cape province) on Thursday, June 20. The speech will be delivered at the Parliament building at 19:00 (local time). Road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect around City Bowl for rehearsals on Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 19, from 17:00 to 23:59. Closures and parking restrictions will also be in effect on Thursday from 06:00 to 23:45. A full list of road closures is listed here. A heightened security presence is expected near the Parliament building and presidential offices.
Individuals in Cape Town are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the vicinity of the parliament building on the day of the speech, and anticipate road closures, increased traffic congestion, and a heightened security presence.
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