Coupons still available for Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated event at Cape Town Stadium

CITY OF CAPE TOWN
9 DECEMBER 2013
MEDIA RELEASE

Coupons still available for Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated event at Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town’s own tribute to the late Nelson Mandela will take place at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 11 December 2013. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this event to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Tata Madiba.

Already 15 000 free coupons have been collected from Computicket, Shoprite and Shoprite/Checkers outlets, but there are still coupons available so members of the public are urged to get theirs soon.

Line-up
A possible major international artist (to be confirmed soon) and popular local artists will perform their own tributes to Madiba including Freshlyground and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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

Shado Twala will be the MC for the evening, which will see performances by Cape Town-based artists the Bala Brothers, Allou April, and Carla Diamond as well as various choirs.

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

Coupon system
The City has introduced a coupon system for entry into the stadium, for the safety of attendees. A maximum of five coupons are available per person, free of charge, on presentation of a valid driver’s licence, Identity Document or Passport. These coupons can be collected at Computicket stands, Shoprite, and Shoprite/Checkers outlets across Cape Town on a first-come, first-served basis.

Without these coupons, members of the public will not be allowed access into the stadium. The City urges residents to only come to the stadium event if they have their coupon.

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

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).

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.

Road closures
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.

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

[Previously published by City of Cape Town]

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