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Keep up to date with all the happenings of the Carnival, read about our amazing performers, and more!

Pride of Strandfontein to light up Carnival

Pride of Strandfontein to light up Carnival

Strandfontein Secondary School will be showing they have what it takes at this year’s Cape Town Carnival with a dazzling performance of a uniquely South African style of dance, song and fashion. “Umswenko: Move to Your Own Beat” involves a diverse group of young...

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Heritage dance form to shine at Cape Town Carnival

Heritage dance form to shine at Cape Town Carnival

The Kingdom Connected Campers (KCC) from Richmond in the central Karoo, which uses dance to develop youth talent, will be performing one of South Africa’s oldest indigenous dance styles, riel, at the Cape Town Carnival taking place on Human Rights Day, 21 March, on...

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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...

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A huge, huge thank you!

It’s thanks to our incredibly generous sponsors that we’re able to host this free event every year.

We just can’t say thank you enough.