Police on safety measures during State of the Nation Address

The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure puts measures in place to ensure a safe and secure delivery of the State of the Nation Address

The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) which is responsible for coordinating all security and law enforcement operations throughout the country has put measures in place to ensure a safe and secure delivery of the State of the Nation Address in Cape Town on Thursday, 13 February 2020.

The Structure which comprises of various government departments, including the South African Police Service (SAPS), have been activated to deliver on their respective mandates with the ultimate objective of ensuring the safety of all role players, including members of the public.

The NATJOINTS has directed all law enforcement agencies securing this event to execute their duties according to their Constitutional mandate and within relevant prescripts. At the same time there will be uncompromising security and any criminal conduct will result in appropriate action being taken.

Let’s remind one another that the Republic of South Africa (RSA) is a constitutional state and it is important that all laws and regulations are strictly complied with at all times so that this process can unfold in a dignified and befitting manner.

While the right to protest is respected, any protest action must be conducted in a peaceful, responsible manner, at a designated area and within the confines of the law.

The NATJOINTS guarantees the people of South Africa that the security deployment, will execute their mandate in a coordinated and professional manner. To this end, we request the cooperation of all, including those in attendance.

A Notice to all Airmen (NOTAM) has been issued by the Civil Aviation Authority which restricts the airspace within 1.5 nautical miles (2,7km’s) within the precinct of Parliament between 11:00 and 22:00 on the 13th.

Kindly note that this is strictly a no fly zone for Drones and Aircrafts.

In accordance with standard operating procedures, road closures will be in place to optimise security and those not accredited or authorised to be in attendance should avoid the area around Parliament on Thursday, 13 February 2020.

In an effort to maintain order and the smooth flow of traffic, the Natjoints alerts the nation and the community of Cape Town particularly those residing near the Parliamentary precinct over the following road closures:

Road Closures for REHEARSAL from 17:00 23:59 (11-12 February 2020)

Buitekant Street between Strand and Roeland Street

Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Street

Plein/St Johns Street: between Vrede Street and Longmarket Street

Hope Street between Roeland and Glynn Street

Commerical Street between Plein and Buitenkant Street

Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Street

Mostert Street: between Corporation and Plein Streets

Parliament Street from the gates of Parliament to approximately 35 km before Longmarket Street

Lower Buitenkant Street: between Strand and Darling Streets

Road Closures on 12 February 2020

18:00 to 19:00

Roeland Street: between Buitenkant and Brandweer Streets

17:00 to 20:00

Adderley Street: between Strand Street and Bureau Street

Wale Street: between Queen Victoria Street and Adderley Street

17:45 to 19:00 (Temporary Closure 35 minutes)

Klipper Road, Newlands: from Main Road (M4) to Newlands Avenue

Princess Anne Avenue, Newlands: from Newlands Avenue to Union Avenue

Newlands Avenue, Newlands: from Dean Street to Princess Anne Avenue

Dean Street, Newlands, westbound: from Main Road (M4) to Newlands Avenue

M3, Union Avenue, Rhodes Drive, Philip Kgosana Drive (De Waal Drive), Roeland Street, City-bound carriageway: from Newlands Avenue to city centre

Woolsack Drive, Rondebosch, westbound: between Main Road (M4) and Rhodes Drive (M3)

Anzio Road, Observatory: from Main Road (M4) to Philip Kgosana Drive (De Waal Drive) (M3)

N2, Settlers Way City-bound carriageway: from Main Road (M4) to city centre

Roeland Street: from Brandweer Street to Buitekant Street

Road closures on Thursday, 13 February 2020.

06:00 to 23:45

Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Streets

Government Avenue

Plein/St Johns Street between Vrede and Longmarket

Gallery Lane

Bouquet Street and parking area

Hope Street: between Roeland and Wesley Streets

Wesley Street: between Buitenkant and Hope Streets

Glynn Street: between Buitenkant and Hope Streets

Wale Street: between Queen Victoria and Bureau Streets

Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Streets

Spin Street: between Plein and Parliament Streets

Mostert Street between Plein and Corporation Street

Parliament Street from the gates of Parliament to approximately 35km before Longmarket Street

Commercial Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Streets

Wesley and Glynn Streets: between Hope and Buitenkant Streets

Source: Government of South Africa