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City to support Minstrel and Cape Malay Choir events for next three years <p>​</p><p>Pending finalisation of the negotiations and the contracts, the Council decision means the City of Cape Town will provide funding and other support to the events for the 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years.  </p><p> </p><p>All agreements will be subject to the organisation complying with all the criteria set out by the City.</p><p> </p><p>The funding will be disbursed to the Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association and the Cape Malay Choir Board, who are responsible for organising the respective events.  </p><p> </p><p>The sponsorship agreement with the Cape Malay Choir Board will start on 31 December when the Malay Choirs Road March returns after a two-year break due to Covid-19.  </p><p> </p><p>The popular 2de Nuwe Jaar Minstrel Parade will also make its return this summer on its traditional 2 January date.        </p><p> </p><p>'These multi-year agreements are an illustration of the City's commitment to the importance of these cultural events to Cape Town. These events are an institution for thousands of Capetonians whose heritage is steeped in these century-long traditions. By supporting these events for multiple years, the City wants to play its role in ensuring the stability and sustainability of these events into the future. Not only does it allow event organisers to plan ahead with certainty,  but it is also our contribution to the preservation of the rich heritage that have made them part of the cornerstone of our cultural diversity here in Cape Town,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security Alderman JP Smith. </p><p> </p><p>The breakdown of the City's support is as follows:<br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>ASSOCIATION/EVENT</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>2022/23</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>2023/24</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>2024/25</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association:</p><p>2de Nuwe Jaar Minstrel Parade</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">R4 million (includes cash funding and services) + venue costs waiver</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">R4,2 million (includes cash funding and services) + venue costs waiver</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">R4,4 million (includes cash funding and services) + venue costs waiver</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Cape Malay Choir Board:</p><p>Cape Malay Road March</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">R1,1 million (includes cash funding and services) + venue costs waiver</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">R1,15 million (includes cash funding and services) + venue costs waiver</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">R1,2 million (includes cash funding and services) + venue costs waiver<br></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p>Apart from one or two other international championships coming to Cape Town, these are the best funded events in the city.</p><p> </p><p>The City, through its events support process, has also approved once-off funding for the Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association competitions, Cape Malay Choir Board competitions, SA United Christmas Bands Board competitions and road march as well as Keep the Dream Competitions.  </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-12-07T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#e6bfeb55-82c9-4509-b0be-a23d62a55edb;L0|#0e6bfeb55-82c9-4509-b0be-a23d62a55edb|minstrel carnival;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835;L0|#0f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835|events;GP0|#ab7f0d36-c340-4d42-a0da-037b9c4f99e7;L0|#0ab7f0d36-c340-4d42-a0da-037b9c4f99e7|Tweede Nuwe Jaar;GPP|#f401091e-90e0-4973-be6f-46625ec8597d10

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