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Tweede Nuwe Jaar

Kaapse Klopse proves that local is always lekker

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[…]

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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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Cape Town commits millions to 2020 Minstrel event

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[…]

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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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