Guests are starting to walk down the red carpet ahead of Thursday’s opening of Parliament. This is the time of the afternoon when Members of Parliament get to show off their finest outfits.
A large police contingent has been deployed in Keizergracht Street just outside the Cape Town CBD ahead of a protest march by teachers affiliated to the newly formed Educators Union of South Africa.
Security arrangements around Parliament have once again provoked criticism from residents.
As President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the State of the National Address on Thursday, hundreds of villagers in the Eastern Cape will be eagerly waiting to hear his plans on the construction of the Mzimvubu Water Project.
The State of the Nation Address (Sona) is expected to focus on a number of issues including land, corruption, investment and economic growth.