CT gearing up for minstrel carnival

Minstrel-lovers can expect a caravansary of colour, sequins, song, drumbeats and dance as the Kaapse Klopse bursts onto Cape Town’s streets on Friday. The Tweede Nuwe Jaar carnival will start from Hanover Street in District Six and head towards the City Hall, where they will march in a horse-shoe shape[…]

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Preparation for Tweede Nuwe Street parade in full swing

As the countdown to the festive season begins, organisers of the Cape Town Street Parade have announced additional partners and a host of new and exciting developments at a launch event held at the Castle on Friday. The Cape Town Street Parade and choral competitions will be presented under the[…]

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Colourful Klopse under fire

The minstrels fraternity face severe criticism again following issues at the annual ‘Voorsmaakie’ parade, the pre-event leading up to the Tweede Nuwe Jaar parade, which took place on the Day of Reconciliation. Complaints have been laid against the minstrel groups due to the abuse and misuse of public toilets and[…]

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City to provide R6,1 million for Minstrels

The Cape minstrel fraternity has been given a financial boost by the City of Cape Town through R6,1 million in funding to the minstrel events and Malay choirs this year. On Monday, the City said it would support six associations to host events, including Tweede Nuwe Jaar, other minstrel tournaments,[…]

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City using ‘old apartheid tactics’: CTMCA

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association (CTMCA) on Sunday accused the city of using money and “old apartheid tactics” to divide minstrels for their own gain. But the city has denied this, saying the CTMCA did not request funding from the special events committee, nor did it apply for a[…]

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