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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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Cape Town Carnival celebrates the hero in each of us

Cape Town Carnival celebrates the hero in each of us

VUKA UKHANYE 2019 theme highlights Carnival’s capacity for social commentary through the arts Cape Town, 16 March 2019 – It was a giant celebration of colour, energy, talent and community spirit, as the streets of the Fan Walk in Green Point came alive on Saturday...

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EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING FOR ANNUAL CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL IN MARCH

EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING FOR ANNUAL CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL IN MARCH

Cape Town, 23 January 2018 – “This year’s theme is VUKA UKHANYE: Arise and Shine!, a call to action to shake off limiting beliefs and be all we can be,” says Cape Town Carnival CEO Jay Douwes. Today, at a press event to discuss the role and popularity of the Carnival,...

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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.