Posted on January 29, 2015
TuksRag is a student-run, non-profit organisation that focuses on community service and fund-raising for charity. Its core purpose is captured in its name: ‘Reach out and Give’. This year’s procession will involve around 5 000 students and 12 floats.
The TuksRag procession will depart at 10:30 and reach its destination at approximately 12:30.
At 10:30, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, will address the students participating in the TuksRag procession 2015 and open it officially.
Please note that traffic flow in the vicinity of the LC De Villiers Sports Grounds will be disrupted due to road closures. The Department of Security Services will provide assistance in this regard to accommodate the Rag procession.
The procession will start on the corner of End and Hartebeesspruit Streets at the north-western entrance to the LC de Villiers Sports Grounds, in other words the entrance closest to the Rag Farm. It will then proceed around the rugby and athletics stadiums and down towards Denne Avenue where it will be judged. Upon completion of the judgement process, the floats will proceed in a northerly direction down Denne Avenue to the area where they will be parked. The static display will be open to the public. For the complete route, click here.
In order to facilitate an incident-free day, please take note of the following:
Please note that a beer garden will be available on the Rag Farm from 12:30 until 17:00 for UP students with a valid student card. Access gates will open at 08:00 and close at 16:00. Admission will be R20 per person. Do not leave any valuables (wallets, cell phones, keys, etc) unattended and keep them safe at all times.
You are advised not to plan any sport or recreational activity around the LC De Villiers Sports Grounds on Saturday. There may be traffic delays in South Street and access to offices and training or playing facilities and venues will be restricted or forbidden from 07:00 to 18:00.
In accordance with the regulations of the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act 2 of 2010, an application for risk categorisation as prescribed in section 6(3) of the Act was submitted. The event was categorised as a medium-risk event.
In view of the planned activities, I appeal to you to be tolerant if parking problems arise. If you need assistance, please contact the 24-hour Operational Management Centre at Security Services on X 2310/2760 or the 24-hour Operational Manager on duty on 083 654 0476.
The Department of Security Services will have a venue operational centre (VOC) in place to deal with any enquiries and to assist with incident management on site. An ambulance and medical personnel will also be on site.
Thank you for your cooperation.
DIRECTOR: SECURITY SERVICES
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