Route to Union Buildings announced

Union Buildings

Members of the public are invited to line the route and form a public guard of honour for Madiba when his body is being transported from 1 Military Hospital to the Union Buildings.


The lying-in-state will commence from 11 to 13 December, where ordinary South Africans and guests will be given an opportunity to pay their last respects to former President Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings. More information on this process can be found on


Madiba’s body will be transported daily between 1 Military Hospital, Thaba Tshwane, and the Union Buildings, and will pass between 7am and 8am.


Mourners are advised that cameras, including cellphones, will not be allowed at the Union Buildings.


The City of Tshwane has activated park-and-ride facilities for the public at the Tshwane Events Centre, LC De Villiers Sports Facility in Hatfield and Fountains Valley Park to the Union Buildings.






Kgosi Mampuru Street from Jeff Masemola Street to Madiba Street


Madiba Street from Kgosi Mampuru Street until the Union Buildings




route map




Government information centre: 012 473 0389


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