City Minstrels get R1 million rand
By Tina George
24 November 2007
This year will be the 100th anniversary of the minstrels in Cape Town. The Mayoral Committee yesterday supported a recommendation to Council that R1 million be donated to fund the prestigious milestone.
“The minstrel’s forms part of Cape Town’s rich history as it has an important place in our culture and is a major tourist attraction,” says Mayoral Committee Member for Economic, Social Development and
Tourism, Simon Grindrod.
The city is dedicated to providing its full support for this event in the history of the minstrel carnival.
“It will be a whole day celebration where there will be over 60 troupes with full costumes and massive hundred piece street bands,” says Managing Director of Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association, Melvyn Matthews.