Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

Location:  From Westlake Township to Steenberg Business Park to the intersection of Westlake Drive and Steenberg Road, then along Steenberg Road between the M3 interchange to Ou Kaapsweg.

Event:  On Friday, February 21 starting at 9:00 AM, a group plans to hold a demonstration march from Westlake Township to Steenberg Road.  Although local police will be present, disruptions to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic are likely in the vicinity of the demonstration.

The Consulate General will be open during normal business hours.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.