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A hero’s welcome for SA’s Olympians

A hero’s welcome for SA’s Olympians

13 October 2016

On Monday 17 October, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, Western Cape Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais, and City of Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille will honour 60 Olympians and Paralympians in the Cape Town Central City.

Says Tasso Evangelinos, CEO of the Cape Town Central City Improvement District: “Sporting events have a wonderful way of uniting people and we’re very happy that this is taking place in the Cape Town CBD. The City is really rolling out the red carpet for some of South Africa's ultimate sporting heroes and we encourage all our stakeholders to join in as we cheer them through our streets.”

The details are as follows:

12h00 – 12h45: Grand Parade
Residents can gather on the Grand Parade, where Premier Zille and Mayor De Lille will address them. They will also have an opportunity to see the Olympians and Paralympians board the bus to embark on the victory procession.

12h45 – 13h15: Victory parade through the Central City
The Olympic bus will proceed through the CBD – Darling Street, Adderley Street, Wale Street, Loop Street – and to the Green Point Athletics Track.

Olympic and world champion in the 400m Wayde van Niekerk will be in attendance, along with Hilton Langenhoven, the silver medallist for 200m and gold medallist for long-jump.

Road restrictions on Monday 17 October

No parking from 05h00 till 15h00:

  • Parade Street, between Darling and Longmarket streets
  • Darling Street, between Buitenkant and Corporation streets

Road closures from 10h30 till 13h30:

  • Darling Street, between Plein and Buitenkant streets
  • Parade Street, between Darling Street Longmarket streets

Grand Parade:

  • No parking for public from 05h00 till 15h00

Victory parade route (from 12h45 till 15h00):

  • Northwest on Darling Street towards Adderley Street
  • Left into Adderley Street
  • Right into Wale Street
  • Left into Long Street
  • Right into Buitensingel
  • Right into Loop Street
  • Left into Riebeek Street and over Buitengracht into Somerset Road to Cape Town Stadium

For further enquiries, please contact Theo Koopman 083 629 1311.

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