As the highly anticipated Springboks parade kicks off in Gauteng on 2 November, various routes in Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Soweto will be affected as the rugby champions celebrate their victory.
702 reports that In Johannesburg, the green and gold-clad team will commence their parade through the CBD at approximately 2 p.m. The parade will follow a route from 1 January Smuts Avenue in Braamfontein, through the Metro Centre, and over the Nelson Mandela Bridge. The next stop will be FNB Bank City on Simmonds Street, where the FNB CEO will address the crowd from atop the Springbok bus.
The parade will then progress down Simmonds Street and turn right into Commissioner Street, eventually leading to Main Reef Road. From there, the route turns left onto Nasrec Road, passing landmarks like Riverlea and the Joburg Expo Centre. The parade proceeds south into Ben Naude Street, takes a left into Immink Road, and finally makes a right into Chris Hani Street, passing Maponya Mall.
Subsequently, the parade turns right into Klipspruit Valley Road, then left onto Kumalo Main Road and again into Vilakazi Street, concluding at the Hector Pieterson Memorial. The journey proceeds down Peta Street, turns left at Klipfontein, and right onto the Soweto Highway, ultimately reaching Shaft 17 Offramp.
From there, the parade makes a right onto Nasrec Road and arrives at the SAFA House Gate at the FNB Stadium. Players will have the opportunity to walk on the field at FNB Stadium and meet the Mayor. Finally, they will depart on Nasrec Road, moving right onto Randshow Road towards the N12.
In light of these events, motorists in the affected areas are urged to exercise patience and proceed cautiously. While authorities won’t completely cordoned off roads, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department has deployed officers to ensure the parade progresses smoothly and critical intersections are adequately managed, according to spokesperson Xolani Fihle.
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