Carnival brings Sophiatown’s vibrant defiance back to life

Carnival brings Sophiatown’s vibrant defiance back to life

In the oppressive shadow of 1950s apartheid South Africa, Sophiatown became a beacon of defiance for black citizens intent on claiming their agency through cultural activities that produced some of the country’s most celebrated black writers, artists and musicians. It...
Collaboration and creativity in final push before annual event

Collaboration and creativity in final push before annual event

This year’s Cape Town Carnival theme, “Incredible Journey: Sounds of South Africa”, will combine a pulsating parade of two thousand dancers from community groups from across the Peninsula, with a string of thoughtfully designed, colour-fantastical floats, costumes and...