Welcome to the eMzantsi Carnival and community-building project!

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'eMzantsi' means 'in the South' in isiXhosa and the eMzantsi Carnival is all about celebrating life in Cape Town's south peninsula. By showcasing the fabulous diversity of our people and cultures, we bring our communities together and create a shared south peninsula identity.

The Carnival is the culmination of a year-round community-building process that encourages people of the South, especially children and youth, to cross boundaries and collaborate with each other. Around 1500 people from all over the valley join in the colourful parade and stageshow, including minstrels and marimba bands, gumboots and gospel singers, b-boys and ballet dancers. The Carnival takes place annually on the first Saturday of December.

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