Cape Town promises dazzling CHAN closing ceremony

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pretoria - The City of Cape Town promises to host a dazzling closing ceremony of the 2014 Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) at Cape Town Stadium, on Saturday.

The city’s mayoral committee member responsible for tourism, events and marketing, Grant Pascoe, said the closing ceremony will start at 3pm. 

“Fans are in for a treat with mass formations and routines devised by AFCON 2013 ceremonies choreographer Somizi Mhlongo and performances from acclaimed local artists, including kwaito trio Mafikizolo, SAMA-winning singer Professor, house music group Uhuru, new-age performance poet and singer Busiswa, DJ Zinhle, GoodHope FM’s DJ Reddy D and singer-songwriter Chad Saaiman. 

“We have pulled out all the stops to ensure that the culmination of the championship is a fitting tribute to the final showdown. The theme Celebrating Africa’s Home Champions will celebrate the diversity and beauty of Africa, as Cape Town bids farewell to the 16 participating nations,” said Pascoe.  

He said CHAN has been a spectacular and successful tournament, which will leave a legacy for the future of football. 

Road closures 

However, residents and motorists are advised of temporary road closures in the vicinity of Cape Town Stadium to accommodate the event. 

Fritz Sonnenberg road will be closed from both directions between Stephan Way and McDonalds; Vlei road between Green Point Cricket Club and Fritz Sonnenberg road. 

There will also be full closure from both directions on Fritz Sonnenberg road between Portswood road and Granger Bay Boulevard. 

The right lane will be reserved for buses and emergencies in both directions on Helen Suzman Boulevard between Buitengragt and York roads.  

Additionally, the following restrictions/closures may be applied: 

Affected roads



Saturday 1 February 2014

Fritz Sonnenberg Road 

Metropolitan Golf Club and McDonalds

Full closure both directions

12:00 – 23:30


Granger Bay Boulevard and McDonalds

Full closure both directions

12:00 – 23:30

Stephan Way

Fritz Sonnenberg Road and Hamiltons Rugby Club

Full closure both directions

12:00 – 23:30

Vlei Road

Helen Suzman Boulevard and Fritz Sonnenberg Road

Full closure both directions

12:00 – 23:30

Portswood Road

Helen Suzman Boulevard and Beach Road

Northbound closed

22:00 – 23:00

Fort Wynyard Road

Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard

Road closed

06:00 – 23:30

Granger Bay Boulevard

Helen Suzman Boulevard and Beach Road

Northbound closed

13:00 – 23:30


Beach Road and Helen Suzman Boulevard

Southbound closed

13:00 – 23:30

Beach Road

Haul Road and Portswood Road

Road closed

22:00 – 23:00

Fan walk - CBD - Stadium


Somerset Road

Ebenezer Road and Chiappini Street

Southeast-bound (city) only



13:00 – 23:30


Buitengragt and Chiappini Street

Road closed

Main Road

Ebenezer Road to York Road

Bi-directional traffic


York Road to Ebenezer Road

Southeast-bound (city) only

Ebenezer Road

Prestwich Road and Somerset Road

Local access only, no through traffic

City centre


Hertzog Boulevard

Christiaan Barnard Road to Heerengracht

Westbound closed

12:30 – 23:59


Buitengragt and Lower Burg Street

Closed, access for residents and businesses only

12:30 – 23:59



No parking will be allowed on the above roads during the indicated times. Access to and egress from parking garages will be allowed for permit holders only. 


Detailed information on all transport arrangements will be available from the 24/7 Transport Information Centre on the toll-free number 0800 65 64 63, or on the City of Cape Town’s website: –

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