In Johannesburg, a large police contingent will be deployed across the CBD and nearby suburbs.

Several roads in and around Newtown in downtown Johannesburg will be closed today for the New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert.

The concert, hosted by the City of Johannesburg will be held at the Mary Fitzgerald Square from five in the afternoon.

A number of artists and Dj’s will entertain the crowds through the evening towards the midnight countdown.

The JMPD’s Wayne Minnaar has appealed to revellers to enjoy responsibly.

“There’ll be huge deployment of police officers consisting of all law enforcement officers who’ll come on parade from Hillbrow from 6pm.  These officers will monitor the Joburg CBD, Hillbrow, Berea and Yeoville area until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Motorists are urged to drive with caution, and we want the revellers to be responsible as they usher in the New Year,” says Minnaar.