Breakthrough in Somerset West festival dates

An agreement has finally been reached between traders and the South African Police Services (SAPS) that will ensure the provision of security for the Somerset West Night Market over the coming festive season. As a result, the respective parties have agreed to host the popular Festival under the Lights from[…]

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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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‘Laughing with Laagoe’ for one night only

Cape Town will be hosting its first Islamic Comedy Festival “Laughing with Laagoe” on the 24th October at Country Manor in Schaapkraal, organized by Dar al-Turath al-Islami (DTI). Some of the local talent headlining the show include comedians; Tashriq Ahmed, Yaseen Barnes, Moenier Jacobs AKA Mojo, Irshaad Mohamed, Shoukard-Allie Rawoot[…]

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VOC opens festival with a bang

Despite a chill in the air, the spirit on the opening night of the 2015 VOC Festival was warm and inviting, as VOC staff looked to welcome back festival-goers after a break last year. An electric vibe, like never before, this year the VOC Festival opened with song, dance and[…]

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All systems go for VOC fest!

The annual VOC festival is a time when the radio station’s staff rally together for its biggest social event, and more importantly, meeting loyal listeners. As the festival kicks off on Thursday evening, hours before the official opening on Friday night, VOC staff shared their expectations for this year’s fundraiser.[…]

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VOC Festival preparation on track

With little more than nine days before the VOC Festival 2015 kicks off, festival coordinators have promised a weekend full of excitement that will cater to Capetonians young and old. After a brief hiatus in 2014, the festival has returned this year with the promise of being the biggest yet.[…]

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VOC Fest stalls selling fast

VOC festival stall holders will be granted another opportunity to grab their spot once the second phase of stalls sales commences at the VOC offices on Monday. When stall bookings opened on Saturday, 82 non-food stalls and over 40 food stalls were sold. 80 food stalls and just less than[…]

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Kramat fest begins tonight

The Easter weekend is usually a busy weekend in Cape Town and for the Muslim community, all roads lead to the annual Sheikh Yusuf Kramat Festival in Faure, Macassar. Organisers have said that final preparations for the event at the foot of the 320 year shrine of the iconic sheikh[…]

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