Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert: Pretoria, South Africa (February 6, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (February 6, 2018)

Location: Downtown Pretoria.

Event:  Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) announced a planned protest march by the Committee of Workers for Waste Management that will be held downtown today, February 6, 2018. Approximately 300 waste management staff are expected to participate.

The march/protest will commence at Old Putco Depot at 09:00 and will go until 12:30. The route of the march is as follows:

From Old Putco Depot they will join Struben Street and they will turn right into Sophie De Bryn Street and left into Madiba Street proceeding straight until they reach Tshwane House.

The following intersections along Madiba Street will also be affected:

  • Kgosi Mampuru Street
  • Bosman Street
  • Paul Kruger Street
  • Thabo Sehume Street
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)

United States Consulate General, Durban
(Covering KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Delta Towers, 31st floor
303 Dr. Pixley KaSeme Street
Tel: 031-305-7600 (outside South Africa +27-31-305-7600)
After-hours emergencies: 079-111-1445 (outside South Africa +27-79-111-1445)

United States Consulate General, Cape Town
(Covering Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and Northern Cape provinces)
2 Reddam Avenue
Tokai, Cape Town
Tel: 021-702-7300 (outside South Africa: +27 21-702-7300)
After-hours emergencies: 079-111-0391 (outside South Africa: +27-79-111-0391)