Countdown to Carnival themed VOC Summer Festival

As the countdown to the highly-anticipated VOC Summer Festival 2017 officially begins, the festival organisers have released key details around the upcoming event. The community festival, organised by the Voice of the Cape, attracts thousands of people from the Mother City for a weekend of events at the Vygieskraal stadium[…]

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Minstrel association struggles with carnival funding

All monies received from the City of Cape Town for the fund ing of the Cape Minstrel’s Carnival will go into the organisation and planning of the annual showpiece, the Cape Town Minstrels Carnival Association (CTMCA) has assured. 2015 marks the second consecutive year the popular end-of-year event will be[…]

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Minstrels unite society: Mthethwa

The annual Cape Town minstrels parade has a role to play in the construction of a united society, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Saturday. “The minstrels have a significant role to play in the construction of a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society. The success of[…]

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Despite delays, Tweede Nuwe Jaar goes ahead

The annual Tweede Nuwe Jaar parade will finally get underway on Saturday 17 January after much mudslinging, blaming and arguments between the parties involved as well as the ruling party’s 103rd anniversary held in the City last week. CEO of Cape Minstrel Carnival association, Kevin Momberg said they reached an[…]

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Minstrels’ carnival set for Jan 17th

The annual minstrels’ carnival parade will be held on January 17, the City of Cape Town and the Cultural and Carnival Committee have agreed. “The committee, which is responsible for managing the event, has agreed to address all of the outstanding legal requirements and submit all necessary plans by close[…]

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Minstrels wait in anticipation

Political parties, the public and a number of local civil society organisations have expressed their concern for the future of the annual Minstrel Carnival after numerous glitches surfaced this year. The recent cancellation has also sparked widespread anger from Cape Town residents who regard the Minstrel Parade as a highly[…]

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Blame game in delayed Tweede Nuwe Jaar parade

The City of Cape Town and the province’s Cultural and Carnival Committee on Tuesday blamed each other for the delayed annual minstrels’ carnival parade. Mayor Patricia de Lille apologised to Cape residents, saying the committee had failed to deliver. “The City of Cape Town would like to apologise to residents[…]

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Cape minstrels carnival postponed

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[…]

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