Everything you need to know for Madiba’s Cape Town memorial

2013-12-11 09:30
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Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has confirmed the line-up for Mandela’s tribute taking place at the stadium and released all the details you need to know.

The line-up for the Cape Town memorial – Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated – includes Johnny Clegg, Freshlyground and Ladysmith Black Mambazo who will be performing their own tributes to Madiba.

The Bala Brothers, Allou April, and Carla Diamond as well as various choirs will also be performing and Shado Twala will be the MC.

Former Springbok rugby player Francois Pienaar; City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille; and Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, will all share their favourite memories and impressions of Madiba.

All the available coupons for the event have been collected. People are encourage to please give away any coupons that they are not using to friends, family members, or even strangers who they know will make use of them.
Things you should know:

1. The event starts at 16:00 and gates will open at 14:00.

2. Food and beverages are not allowed to be brought into the stadium. However, these items will be on sale at reduced rates inside the stadium. No alcohol is allowed inside the stadium and none will be on sale.
3. Coupon-holders should not bring any of the following items into the stadium: dangerous items; cameras with detachable lenses; umbrellas; strollers; helmets; and video cameras.

4. Make sure you have your coupon with you, as you will not be permitted without into the stadium without one.

5. The coupon for entry to the stadium event allows free access to public transport into and out of the city on the MyCiTi bus service, Golden Arrow Bus Services, and Metrorail.

6. There will be a free MyCiTi shuttle service from the Civic Centre to the Cape Town Stadium, and a pedestrian ‘walk of remembrance’ from the Cape Town Station to the Stadium will be activated (the fan walk).

7. Commuters are encouraged to use the free public transport service because roads around the stadium will be closed and it is anticipated that there will be traffic congestion.

8. Various roads around the stadium will be temporarily closed and/or restricted to vehicular traffic. This will have an impact on traffic flow and motorists are asked to please plan their trips accordingly.

9. The route previously used for the fan walk will be opened as a ‘walk of remembrance’, which will also necessitate temporary road closures.

For more information on the event click here.

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