Roads affected by open bus 2023 Rugby World Cup Victory Parade in Johannesburg and Soweto on Thursday

The Springboks will celebrate their 2023 Rugby World Cup Victory with an open bus parade in Johannesburg and Soweto on Thursday, 2 November.

The parade will start at 14h00 at Helpmekaar College on Melle Street in Braamfontein, turning right onto Ameshoff Street, right onto Jan Smuts Avenue/Bertha Street travelling across the Nelson Mandela Bridge/Ntemi Piliso Street, turning left onto Lillian Ngoyi Street, right onto Simmonds Street towards FNB Bank City where the FNB CEO will give a speech from Springbok Bus roof. 

The parade will then travel down Simmonds Street, and turn right onto Commissioner Street which becomes Main Reef Road. They will turn left at Nasrec Road past Riverlea and past the Johannesburg Expo Centre. The parade will then turn right onto Rand Show Road which becomes Ben Naude Street in Diepkloof. They will turn left onto Immink Drive and right onto Chris Hani Road travelling past Maponya Mall.

The parade will turn right onto Klipspruit Valley Road, left onto Kumalo Main Road in Orlando West, left onto Vilakazi Street, and right at Moema Street towards the Hector Pieterson Memorial. They will travel down Kumalo Main Road, turning left onto Klipspruit Valley Road and right onto Soweto Highway.

The parade will then take the Shaft 17 offramp and turn right onto Nasrec Road into SAFA House Gate to FNB Stadium for a lap of honour and a keynote address by Executive Mayor Cllr Kabelo Gwamanda at 16h00.

Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) officers, SAPS, Gauteng Traffic Police and other law enforcement agencies will be deployed to escort and monitor the parade. JMPD officers will correspondingly assist with traffic control on the victory tour route. Motorists are urged exercise patience throughout the parade and to avoid the affected routes.

Issued by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department Communication Unit.

Source: Arrive Alive

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