Carnival to brighten up the streets of Tshwane

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Gauteng’s boldest and brightest carnival led by Premier David Makhura,

With just a few days to go, Gauteng’s boldest and brightest carnival led
by Premier David Makhura, MEC’s and the Tshwane Mayor is set to
take over the streets of Tshwane in a vivid celebration of South African
culture and heritage. Residents and visitors can look forward to see
over 25 000 participants showcasing Africa’s creativeness through
mesmerising floats, large 3D costumes, acrobats, enthralling dancers,
eclectic mix of music colorfully parading the capital city of South Africa
(Tshwane). The parade is about 6,7km starting 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 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. 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”, says
MEC for Sport, Arts Culture and Recreation, Ms Faith Mazibuko.
“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,” said Rachel Tambo, CEO at Carnival
Company.

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