3 Events Affecting Traffic Flow In Sandton This Weekend

Three major events taking place in Sandton this coming weekend will impact the flow of traffic including a run, a car launch and an expo at the Sandton Convention Centre (SCC).


  • If you are heading into Sandton Central this coming weekend, be sure to plan ahead as three major events will be dominating the area.
  • Make use of the Gautrain, bus services or e-hailing apps to ensure ease of access to Sandton Central as roads and parking will be in high demand.
  • From running for a cause to the launch of a luxury car and exploring the latest trends in decor and lifestyle, there’s no shortage of excitement in this bustling city.
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There is never a dull weekend in the heart of Sandton, yet this weekend will see a handful of events impacting traffic flow and visitors are well advised to plan their travel and parking carefully to ensure a fun filled visit to Africa’s richest square mile.


This year, Under Armour released a new marathon shoe: the UA Flow Velociti Elite. This revolutionary shoe features award-winning UA Flow technology and is redefining fast for pro athletes chasing the finish line during race season. Image: Under Armour

Impact Run – Saturday, 5 August 2023

The Impact Run is a special day dedicated to celebrating individuals who embrace movement, make future fit choices, and contribute positively to society. This 10km road running race will take participants through the heart of Sandton, known as the ‘richest square mile in Africa’. The race starts from Wanderers Stadium, and although the roads won’t be entirely closed, JMPD and road marshals will efficiently manage the traffic to ensure runners’ safety.


The picturesque route includes iconic streets like Corlette Drive, Jacobs Avenue, Atholl Oaklands Road, Central Road, Rivonia Road, Sandton Drive, Alice Lane, Rudd Road, and Corlett Drive. There are several categories to choose from, including the 10km Corporate Executives Challenge, 21km, 10km, and 5km. Notably, the Corporate Executives Challenge offers a grand prize of R10’000 to the charity of the winner’s choice.


The event promises to be more than just a race, with prize-giving and entertainment taking place between 10am and 2pm. All participants are expected to adhere to the rules and regulations set by WA (World Athletics), ASA (Athletics South Africa), and CGA (Central Gauteng Athletics).


As certain routes will impact roads opening and closing, please plan well in advance.


The highlight of the event is the unveiling of the impressive new Mercedes-Benz model, an epitome of engineering excellence and performance. Image: Mercedes-Benz AMG

Mercedes-Benz Event – Sunday, 6 August 2023

For automobile enthusiasts and luxury car lovers, Mercedes-Benz is hosting a launch at 92 Rivonia Road, which is a closed and exclusive event for invited media and select Mercedes-Benz clients only.


Partial road closures will be in effect along Rivonia Road, Katherine Street, and Fifth Street, while Pybus Road experiencing a full closure to serve as a test driving track for the event. To minimize disruption, affected properties with staff or tenants needing access or exit will be allowed to do so every hour from 9am to 5pm.


The event commences at 9am and will run until 6pm. However, the organizers are mindful of the community and have planned to clear and reopen the roads by 4am on Monday, 7 August 2023.


As the launch will impact roads opening and closing, please plan well in advance.


Held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Decorex has been an industry leader for three decades, influencing trends and shaping the decor, design, and lifestyle sectors. Image: Decorex

Decorex – Weekend, 3 to 6 August 2023

For those with an eye for aesthetics and a penchant for interior design, Decorex is the perfect destination. As a hybrid marketplace and growth accelerator, this year’s Decorex aims to reimagine the world through innovative design concepts and creative ideas. With showtimes from 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, visitors have ample time to explore the diverse exhibits and offerings at this renowned event.


While there are no planned road closures, attendees should be prepared for potential traffic delays due to the high number of visitors flocking to this design extravaganza.


With these three exciting events happening in Sandton this weekend, locals and visitors alike should plan their travel carefully to avoid any frustrations. Embrace the vibrancy of Sandton and make the most of this action-packed weekend!


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