Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (October 29, 2018)

Location:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria

Event:  A demonstration by a group called Black Monday is scheduled to take place at U.S. Embassy Pretoria on Monday, October 29, 2018, from 9:30 am until 11:30 am.  An application was submitted for up to 200 demonstrators to participate. The demonstrators will gather at Loftus Stadium at 9:00 am and march to the Embassy, with an anticipated arrival between 9:30 and 10:00 am.  Disruptions to motor vehicle traffic are expected in the vicinity of the demonstration.  

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of the demonstration.
  • 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)