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Cape Town will once more play host to the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces as the heart of the city fills with who’s who of political power in the country.
Famed for many things including, the sitting of the first truly democratic South African Parliament led by Nelson Mandela. The South African Parliament buildings in the heart of Cape Town are just a short walk from Taj Cape Town. The building itself lies in the uppermost corner of Company Gardens, with an entrance on Parliament Street.
During parliamentary sessions between January and June, tickets to sit in the public gallery are available to visitors as well as guided tours though the Houses of Parliament buildings during the week.
Along with fancy cars, famous faces and haut couture buzz which is sure to transform the Cape Town city centre into the networking capital of South Africa, the annual notice of road closures and rush hour dread already has many locals thinking ahead. The full list of road closures can be found on the South African Government Information website along with parking restrictions, alternate routes and MyCiTi bus info.
A key event on South Africa’s Parliamentary and political calendar, the opening of Parliament and the State of the Nation Address will be taking place this Thursday, 14 February 2012.