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Palm Sunday march in Landsdowne kicks off Easter activities in Cape Town

The walk involved members of the Lansdowne Calvinist Church, the United Reform Church, the Way Church, and St Philips Anglican Church, Kenwyn, all led by their respective worship leaders as well as Ward 60 councillor Mark Kleinschmidt. Picture: Facebook

The walk involved members of the Lansdowne Calvinist Church, the United Reform Church, the Way Church, and St Philips Anglican Church, Kenwyn, all led by their respective worship leaders as well as Ward 60 councillor Mark Kleinschmidt. Picture: Facebook

Published Apr 13, 2022

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Cape Town - The Easter season holy week activities began over the weekend with Palm Sunday activities across the country, including the Lansdowne Christian Ecumenical Forum (LCEF) Palm Sunday Witness Walk.

During the walk, members of the LCEF walked through the streets of Lansdowne, praying for all residents, faith-based institutions, schools, civic buildings and businesses.

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The walk involved members of the Lansdowne Calvinist Church, the United Reform Church, the Way Church, and St Philips Anglican Church, Kenwyn, all led by their respective worship leaders as well as Ward 60 councillor Mark Kleinschmidt (DA).

Meanwhile, Sanral said that increased traffic volumes would be accommodated on Sir Lowry’s Pass over Easter despite the R31 million slope stabilisation project on the N2 Sir Lowry’s Pass being well under way.

Sanral project manager Senzo Ngobese said: “This section of road has been operating as a two-lane, two-way roadway since slope stabilisation work commenced earlier this year, but capacity will be adapted to a three-lane facility over the Easter period to accommodate holiday traffic.”

Ngobese said the road would not be fully open to traffic between the hairpin bend and the lookout point at the top of the pass during the Easter weekend, but that traffic accommodation would be adapted to respond to the increased volume.

He said that on Thursday, Friday and Saturday there would be two lanes open for traffic leaving Cape Town, and one lane would be used for traffic approaching Cape Town.

“This configuration will be reversed on Easter Sunday, with two lanes available for inbound traffic and only one lane operating for outbound traffic.”

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Ahead of the Easter festivities, the Automobile Association (AA) has urged all road users to obey the rules of the road given the increase in traffic on main routes during the long weekend.

The AA statement said there was always a spike in crashes and fatalities on South Africa’s roads during this time.

“It’s important for all road users, including motorists, motorcyclists and pedestrians, to remain focused on the road and to obey the rules for their own, and others’, safety on the road.”

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