Gauteng carnival to take over Tshwane streets

Thursday, September 21, 2017

South Africans are in for a treat this weekend with over 25 000 participants showcasing Africa’s creativeness through mesmerising floats, large 3D costumes, acrobats, enthralling dancers and an eclectic mix of music colourfully parading the streets of Tshwane.

Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts Culture and Recreation Faith Mazibuko has encouraged all residents of Gauteng to attend the carnival which will be part of the Heritage Day celebrations in Tshwane.

“We are encouraging all residents of Gauteng to come and witness the true character of Gauteng as we showcase our cultural diversity and a true united African continent, while living our heritage and treasuring the year of OR Tambo,” MEC Mazibuko said.

The carnival, which will be led by Premier David Makhura, MECs and the Tshwane Mayor is set to take over the streets of Tshwane in a celebration of South African culture and heritage.

“This day will also bring you an array of entertainment, fun and laughter with entertainment by groups of people from different cultures and countries. So do bring your family and friends to come and enjoy an unforgettable cheerful heritage day,” she said.

The parade, which is about 6.7 kilometres, will start at the Tshwane Events Centre and make its way around the Capital City before ending at the events centre.

Organised by Gauteng Provincial Government, City of Tshwane and the Carnival Company the parade will consist of a multitude of African cultures, as well as Peruvian, Chinese, Argentinian, Indian and many more.

“We have continued to work on a number of initiatives to bolster the Carnival to new and exciting heights. It is an all-inclusive celebration with content and activities from the many different cultures that live in South Africa, and we are excited to host over 25 000 people who we expect to join in the celebrations,” CEO at Carnival Company Rachel Tambo said.

The day will end with a festival of food, live cultural music, cultural dances, pantsula dancers and performances from different genres of DJ’s performing on four different stages at the same venue. –

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