New name and vision for Cape's iconic minstrel parade

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, commonly known as the known as the Kaapse Klopse, has a new name.

The carnival has become a historic cultural celebration that includes a vibrant annual street parade, called the Tweede Nuwe Jaar (Second New Year).

The annual minstrel parade will now be known as the Cape Town Street Parade, in an effort to consolidate the event, explains representative Muneeb Gambino.

Gambino says the minstrel association wants to create an event property that can be improved and sustained going forward.

The idea is to create a single identity for an event that's been plagued with controversy over the last 10 to 20 years.

Muneeb Gambino, spokesperson at Kaapse Klopse Karnivaal Association

The idea is to make the event investable.

Muneeb Gambino, spokesperson at Kaapse Klopse Karnivaal Association

The annual parade has been plagued with controversy over the years, with division amongst some minstrel groups.

Gambino explains that the event hopes to become commercially viable as a drawcard for the Mother City.

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