Lorenzo Davids CEO of Community Chest Western Cape, says the event, integral to Cape culture for many decades, is now being managed by a group of people who are rejuvenating the iconic occasion.
NGOs who benefit from the funds raised will channel this public support into getting their work done in 2017.
This year's sponsors include the City of Cape Town, the National Department of Arts and Culture, M-Net, DStv, the Western Cape Government, Tsogo Sun, Media24 and Kfm.
Carnival will still be there. We won't be doing it as Community Chest, but there's a group of wonderful people who've got together with a big sponsor to bring back Carnival to Cape Town. The money raised will go to good causes... that is an integral part of the new design, called The Wynberg Family Festival.— Lorenzo Davids CEO: Community Chest Western Cape
Take a listen to Pippa Hudson talking to Lorenzo Davids CEO: Community Chest Western Cape: