Glitter, music and swooning grannies marks Tweede Nuwe Jaar

Cape Town’s minstrels probably woke up to glitter encrusted pillows on Sunday after thousands had walked through the city belting out old tunes and showing off their shimmering dancing suits for Tweede Nuwe Jaar. From tiny tots swaddled and sleeping their mother’s arms, to grandpas in wheelchairs – they all[…]

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All systems go for Tweede Nuwe Jaar

There is a buzz of excitement amongst tourists and locals alike with the city hoping to bring in the New Year with a bang. A series of parades are expected to clog the calendar during the first few days of 2016, with the Cape minstrel’s Tweede Nuwe Jaar event expected[…]

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Kaapse Klopse gear up for Parade

The City of Cape Town met with the Cape Carnival Committee yesterday to finalise a new date for the Minstrel Parade after its fourth postponement. All parties have finally agreed to secure the 17th January 2015 for the long awaited Klopse march through the City streets. Cape Minstrel Carnival Association’s[…]

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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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