Rejuvenated Cape Carnival all set for bumper weekend

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:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Why network operators warn load shedding will hike data costs

Why network operators warn load shedding will hike data costs

Network operators say they spend millions on emergency power supplies and security for cellular towers across the country.

Chinese community take 11 accused of anti-Chinese hate speech to Equality Court

Chinese community take 11 accused of anti-Chinese hate speech to Equality Court

Gauteng Chinese Association demands an unconditional apology from 11 individuals who posted anti-Chinese slurs on Facebook.

New investigative directorate not just a duplication of the Scorpions - analyst

New investigative directorate not just a duplication of the Scorpions - analyst

Political analyst, Prof. Ntsikilelo Breakfast says the new investigative directorate will consolidate efforts to fight corruption.

[UPDATE] Cyclone Idai: 'Beira in absolute shutdown, no electricity'

[UPDATE] Cyclone Idai: 'Beira in absolute shutdown, no electricity'

EWN's Christine Eybers and Mercia Andrews of the Rural Women's Assembly describe the devastation in the Mozambican city of Beira.

Holding health care professionals accountable for negligence and misdiagnosis

Holding health care professionals accountable for negligence and misdiagnosis

Professor Sylvester Chima explains options people have to complain and seek compensation when they experience medical malpractice.

 Cape Town Carnival takes to the streets to celebrate the city's richness

Cape Town Carnival takes to the streets to celebrate the city's richness

The 7th annual Cape Town Carnival is going down this Saturday and locals will take to the streets with their colourful costumes.

Popular articles
Eskom: WhatsApp message about Thursday 'blackout' is fake news

Eskom: WhatsApp message about Thursday 'blackout' is fake news

Eskom's head of generation, Andrew Etzinger, says the WhatsApp message doing the rounds about a blackout is misinformation.

What are the rules and regulations when it comes to owning a generator?

What are the rules and regulations when it comes to owning a generator?

A listener on the Afternoon Drive has shared his frustrations with a neighbor's noisy generator and the health risks it posed.

SA second most stressed nation in the world - Here's what you can do about it

SA second most stressed nation in the world - Here's what you can do about it

Health and Performance Educator and Consultant, Richard Sutton discusses methods for de-stressing.

Distraught caller describes harrowing experience on Baden Powell Drive

Distraught caller describes harrowing experience on Baden Powell Drive

A CapeTalk caller explained to Lester Kiewit how he went through flames and over rocks, and debris to escape his car being stoned.

What's next with Jacob Zuma's corruption charges trial?

What's next with Jacob Zuma's corruption charges trial?

Investigative journalist, Karyn Maughan, reflects on a year since charges against former President Jacob Zuma were reinstated.

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Eskom has warned that more power cuts can be expected as maintenance continues over the next twelve months.