Public Administration News
||South Africa: The Nation Mourns Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - Memorial Services
||Monday, December 09, 2013
||Dec 09, 2013
The programme will also include tributes by Heads of State from the various regions of the globe, the continent and representatives of international and regional organisations. Eminent persons will also address the gathering.
Government has arranged for free public transport and park and rides to accommodate mourners and ensure that they are able to get to the Stadiums on time. No cars will be allowed near FNB Stadium and there will be road closures in place from Monday, 9 December. People outside of Gauteng should preferably attend memorial services in their own provinces.
The memorial service at FNB will be broadcast live by the SABC.
There will be big screens outside the stadium, at overflow venues at Ellis Park Stadium, Orlando Stadium and Dobsonville Stadium, and in venues throughout the country.
Members of the public who want to attend the National Memorial Service at FNB or other stadiums must plan their trips carefully, leave early and use public transport. No cars will be allowed in the vicinity of FNB Stadium.
Road closures, public transport and park and ride
• There will be road closures around FNB Stadium and no cars will be allowed at the stadium.
• There will also be road closures on Tuesday morning around Orlando, Ellis Park and Dobsonville stadiums.
• Mourners to FNB Stadium can travel by Metrorail from all major stations in Gauteng.
• They will also be able to travel by Gautrain to Park Station and transfer to Metrorail to FNB Stadium.
• People will also be able to walk from the surrounding areas to the stadium
• A special Rea Vaya service will also be in operation.
• Park and ride sites
o Constitutional Hill, entrance in Joubert Street, Braamfontein
o Metro Centre, entrance in Civil Boulevard, Braamfontein
o Thuso House, entrance in Stiemens Street, Braamfontein
o Wits University, West Campus
o Bez Valley Park, entrance in Marcia Street, Observatory
o ABSA Towers, entrance in Main Street, Joburg CBD.
• More information
• Gauteng public transport plans
Current known road closures
• N1 and Rand Show Road
• N1 and Soweto Highway
• N1 and 17
• N1 and Nasrec offramp
• Greenwood Rd and Booysens Reserve, and
• Nasrec and Main Reef Roads
Public viewing areas for regional memorial events around the country
Around 90 big screens will be set up by Government Communications (GCIS) and partners in all provinces: Public viewing areas for Nelson Mandela Memorial Service.
• City of Tshwane Park & Ride facilities
o Tshwane Events Center (TEC): Park & Ride 1 (public)
o LC De Villiers Sports Facility: Park & Ride 2 (public)
o Fountains Valley: Park & Ride 3 (public)
• Public viewing areas (PVAs) and areas of observance
o Region 1(a) - Mabopane Indoor Centre (Mawiga Zone)
o Region 1(b) - Giant Stadium (Soshanguve Zone)
o Region 2 - Suurman Community Hall (Hammanskraal Zone)
o Region 3 - Lucas Moripe Stadium (Atteridgeville Zone)
o Region 4 - Absa Sports Ground (outdoor tent) (Olievenhoutbosch)
o Region 5 - Refilwe Community Hall
o Region 6 - University of Pretoria Mamelodi Campus
o Region 7 - Bronkhorstspruit Sports Complex / Masakhane Hall
o Note: An Outside Broadcasting setup maybe at City Hall
Other memorial events
In honouring Nelson Mandela’s legacy, Parliamenthas mounted a special exhibition that traces, in his own words, the transformation of Parliament and South Africa during his presidency. The Madiba Speaks exhibition will open on Monday 9 December 2013 and will be open from 08h00 to 20h00 daily. The public is invited to the Parliamentary precinct to pay tribute, experience the exhibition, come sign books of condolence and view the proceedings of the Joint Sitting. A space for the laying of wreathes will be clearly marked, close to the entrance, from Plein Street, Cape Town.
Activity Venue Date Time Deployee Contact
Wreath Laying ceremony Victor Verster Prison 09 Dec 06h00 Songezo
071 810 7106
Provincial Memorial Service Free State Stadium 11 Dec 10h00 Premier Ace Magashula
North West Provincial Memorial Service James Motlatsi Stadium (Tlokwe) 12 Dec 11h00 MEC Supra Mahumapelo
Church service Orlando Stadium 12 Dec 10h00
Western Cape Memorial Service Cape Town Stadium 10 Dec 16:00 Provincial and Local Government Ayanda Holo
Northern Cape memorial eventsCity of Cape Town memorial eventsKwaZulu-Natal provincial memorial service: 13 Dec Obituary
Frequently asked questions
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