by Aneeqah Du Plessis Thousands of performers all masked in painted faces, draped in sequined outfits, blasting sounds from their brass bands came together on the streets of Cape Town over the weekend in celebration of the “Tweede Nuwe Jaar” celebrations. The Cape Town Street Parade that took place on[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The City of Cape Town will provide funding and support worth more than R5.8 million for the 2020 Minstrel event. The amount includes cash and costs for City-owned venues. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith says the funding will support six associations, including the Tweede Nuwe Jaar[…]
Organisers of the brand new Cape Town Street Parade have promised a world class event on 2 January 2018 as thousands of revelers usher in the new year in the tradition Cape Town way. Previously known as the Tweede Nuwe Jaar Minstrel Parade, The Cape Town Street Parade aims to[…]
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[…]
Despite a last-minute decision to pull out of the Tweede Nuwe Jaar road march in the CBD, the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association (CTMCA) believes the turnout for its own minstrel competition at Athlone Stadium proved the event was a success. On Monday, the CTMCA hosted a separate carnival at[…]
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[…]
Following a legal wrangle between the City of Cape Town and minstrel groups, the city has announced that it has approved event permits for the annual road march event to be held on 30 December 2016 and the Tweede Nuwe Jaar event on 2 January 2017. The court on Friday[…]
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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