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SAFTU members marching to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Image via Twitter/@SAFTU_media.

Streets to AVOID in Pretoria TODAY due to load shedding march

A number of streets in Pretoria will be affected on Friday as the Not In My Name organisation will lead a march against load shedding.

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SAFTU members marching to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Image via Twitter/@SAFTU_media.

Pretoria motorists have been urged to find alternative routes on Friday, 20 January due to a planned march to the Union Buildings.

Not In My Name International will be marching against long hours of ongoing load shedding and the 18.65% tariff hike granted to Eskom by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA).


According to the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD), the marchers are expected to gather from 08:30 at Church Square, Pretoria Central.

The route of the march is as follows:

Tshwane Metro Police Department spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said from Church Square marchers will join Paul Kruger Street and turn right onto Madiba Street. They will proceed until they reach NERSA offices at 526 Madiba Street and head to Union Buildings, Arcadia, Pretoria. From NERSA, they will proceed on Madiba Street to march to Union Buildings.

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  • Paul Kruger Street
  • Madiba Street
  • Thabo Sehume Street
  • Lillian Ngoyi Street
  • Sisulu Street
  • Du Toit Street
  • Nelson Mandela Drive
  • Steve Biko Road
  • Hamilton Street
  • Government Avenue

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They are expected to disperse from NERSA at 11:00 and Union Buildings at 12:30.

Mahamba said Tshwane Metro Police officers would be deployed to monitor the march and all affected streets. 

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Tshwane Metro Police officers will be deployed to monitor the march led by Not In My Name. Image: Tshwane Metro Police/ Facebook

Motorists have been advised to avoid affected streets and use alternative routes such as:

  • Nana Sita Street
  • Francis Baard Street
  • Park Street
  • Stanza Bopape Street
  • Struben Street
  • Edmond Street

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