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

Location:  Clifton Fourth Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

Event:  Demonstrations are planned to take place on Friday, December 28, at approximately 5:00 PM at Clifton Fourth Beach.  According to media reports, these demonstrations were organized after a private security company allegedly closed Clifton Fourth Beach at sunset on Sunday, December 23.  Clifton Fourth Beach is located off Victoria Road and is lined by the Fourth Beach Promenade.  The demonstration will possibly disrupt traffic, transportation services, and other normal operations in the Clifton area.

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.


  • United States Embassy to the Republic of South Africa
    (Note: The Embassy does not provide consular services)
    877 Pretorius Street
    Arcadia, Pretoria
    Tel: 012-431-4000 (outside South Africa: +27-12-431-4000)


  • United States Consulate General, Johannesburg
    (Covering Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, and Free State provinces)
    1 Sandton Drive (corner of Rivonia and Sandton Drive)
    Sandhurst, Johannesburg
    Tel: 011-290-3000 (outside South Africa: +27-11-290-3000)
    After-hours emergencies: 079-111-1684 (outside South Africa: +27-79-111-1684)




  • State Department – Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444