The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS)
The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS), which coordinates all security and law enforcement for the President’s annual State of the Nation Address, which will be held on 12 February 2015, is satisfied with the progress being made with its security planning.
The NATJOINTS comprises of the following departments and is responsible for the security planning in this regard:
The South African Police Service
The South African National Defence Force
The Cape Town Metro Police
The Intelligence Coordinating Committee
The National Prosecuting Authority
The Department of Health
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation
The Department of Communication
The City of Cape Town.
The nation at large, particularly the community of Cape Town is advised that there will be limited access in areas surrounding Parliament, meaning that there will be road closures and parking restrictions.
On the day of the event, 12 February 2015, the following roads will be closed and points men, as well as clear signs, indicating alternate routes, will be in place:
Klipper Road in Newlands from Main Road (M4) to Newlands Avenue
Princess Anne Avenue in Newlands from Newlands Avenue to Union Avenue
Newlands Avenue in Newlands from Dean Street to Princess Anne Avenue
Dean Street in Newlands, westbound from Main Road (M4) to Newlands Avenue
M3 Union Avenue, Rhodes Drive, De Waal Drive and the city-bound highway from Newlands Avenue to the city centre
Wooslack Drive in Rondebosch, westbound between Main Road (M4) and Rhodes Drive (M3)
Anzio Road in Observatory, from Main Road (M4) to De Waal Drive (M3)
N2, Settlers Way, the city-bound highway from Main Road (M4) to the city centre
Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2), city-bound from Hospital Bend to Christiaan Barnard, including the Melbourne Road, Rondebloem Road and Searle Street on-ramps.
Temporary fencing will be set up. Perpetrators will face criminal charges should they be caught tampering with the fencing or breaching it in any way.
Furthermore, on the day of the event, only people with valid accreditation will be allowed into restricted areas in and around Parliament.
All demonstrations are being catered for in designated areas only. For this purpose, speakers’ corners have been set up in the following areas:
Corner of Keizersgracht and Primrose Streets, Zonnebloem
Grand Parade, Darling Street, Cape Town.
Currently, there is a no-fly zone over Parliament and the areas surrounding it and this restriction will also apply on the day of the event.
All makes of aircrafts, aero-drones and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) will not be allowed in this restricted airspace.
Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale
Cell: 082 781 8863
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS