Minstrels turn up the heat

Thousands of people flocked to the city centre on “Tweede Nuwe Jaar”, Monday January 2 to catch a glimpse of this year’s Hollywoodbets Cape Town Street Parade. The minstrel march did not take place for the past two years due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, but this year, Cape Town welcomed back one it’s favourite events on the calender.

Crowds gather at the minstrel parade to catch a glimpse of their favourite teams.
Spectators climbed up a nearby tree to get a better view of the parade.
Friends and families gather under a gazebo as temperatures soared in the city centre.
Malikah and Rania Marlie from Athlone spent the night in the city to ensure they had the best vantage point.
Dancers Caitlyn Lendis, Tharwat St Clair and Kyra Cupido from That 3 Coloured Girlz, were dancing to the beat on the route of the parade.
Narriman de Villiers, Rushdi Levy, Salama Khan, Salaama Bassier, Anwar Veldtman and Lameez Veldtman from Salt River enjoyed the parade.
Tourists from the UK and Free State enjoy their first experience of the parade.
Many spectators chose to camp out for the night to secure the best view of this year’s parade.
Fouzia Manie, Aboeshieyah Manie and Rushda Warner from Lentegeur wait for the minstrels.
A family from Blouberg came early to secure their spot and enjoy the minstrel parade.
A family from Bonteheuwel set up camp the night before and waited more than 24 hours for the minstrels.
Local celebrity, Soli Philander from District Six, shows off his Juvie Boy colours at the parade.
Salt River Fire Station officer, Aneeb Moses, enjoys the sound and beats of D6 Six Raw along the route.
The heat was too much for some as emergency staff had to act quickly.
Minsiter of Klops, Ikraam van Witt with Rashieda Atkins from Salt River.