The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security says that the violence and chaos which accompanied Monday night’s minstrel back-marches in Bo-Kaap will not go unpunished. Chaos erupted on the streets of Bo-Kaap on Monday night as the Kensington All-stars minstrel troupe finished their parade. It[…]
Despite divided public opinion on the funding provided for minstrel events in the city of Cape Town by local government, the president of the Cape Malay Choir Board has said that it’s “too little”. This week, the City of Cape Town announced it would be providing support and funding worth[…]
The City of Cape Town will provide funding and support worth more than R5.8 million for the 2020 Minstrel event. The amount includes cash and costs for City-owned venues. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith says the funding will support six associations, including the Tweede Nuwe Jaar[…]
The postponement of the Tweede Nuwejaar parade has provoked something of a war of words between the City of Cape Town and event organizers, both of whom have sought to absolve themselves from blame from what is now the second postponement of this year’s event. The carnival is usually held[…]
The annual minstrels carnival parade in Cape Town has been postponed due to logistic reasons, carnival president Richard Stemmet said on Monday. “The parade is postponed to Saturday, January 10.” He said they could not host the parade on Monday because it was the first working day of the year[…]
The Western Cape government has pledged R2.37 million to help financially support the Cape Minstrels, Malay and Christmas choirs, the provincial department of cultural affairs said on Monday. “The [department]… considers the annual events of these groups to be fundamental to preserving the Western Cape’s culture and heritage and therefore[…]
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