Security is tight in and around the Parliamentary Precinct ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).
About 1 200 guests are expected to attend the first SONA of the 6th Democratic Administration when President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the Nation through a Joint Sitting of Parliament.
Ramaphosa will deliver his second State of the Nation Address this year.
Security has been beefed up at various points in the parliamentary precinct with police taking precautionary measures before allowing staff and media to enter Parliament.
On Plein Street, it has been a hive of activity with police motorbikes already on display from 6:30 am.
Various security clearance checks took place from as early as 5:30 am at Hope Street.