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Tweede Nuwe Jaar

New face for Tweede Nuwe Jaar carnival

The launch of The Cape Town Street Parade was announced today in Cape Town in partnership with the City of Cape Town, promising a world class event on 2 January 2018 for the people of Cape Town and for visitors to the Mother City. Previously known as the Tweede Nuwe[…]

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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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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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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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