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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Temporary road closures for minstrel parade

With the upcoming minstrel street parade, Capetonians are advised of temporary road closures in the CBD. “These closures are in place to accommodate The Malay Choirs on 31 December 2014 and Tweede Nuwe Jaar on 5 Janurary 2015,” says the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral committee member for Tourism, Event[…]

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Muslim reaction resulted in minstrel decision

An overwhelmingly negative response from the Muslim community towards the hosting of the minstrel’s Tweede Nuwe Jaar carnival on Moulood un-Nabi played a pivotal role in the event being shifted to Monday 5th January, according to Cape cultural writer for Independent Media, Moeshfieka Botha. The annual celebrations were originally scheduled[…]

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