eMzantsi Carnival – 3 Dec 2011

eMzantsi Carnival under the Harlequin Foundation is based on creating a common culture through carnival and after months of work and preparation the 3 December is D-day!

eMzantsi Carnival takes place on Saturday 3 December 2011.
Please read on for details of travel details and  delays in Sun Valley on Saturday 3rd December between 10am and 12 noon.

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 Primary Schools are Ready:

Synergy, Imhoff and Ukhanyo in their final rehearsal this week

Synergy, Imhoff and Ukhanyo in their final rehearsal this week

The High Schools are Ready:

Jumpstart participants from Fish Hoek, Ocean View and Masi High Schools after their final parade workshop last weekend

Jumpstart participants from Fish Hoek, Ocean View and Masi High Schools after their final parade workshop last weekend

The Music Project is Ready:

Shannen Doherty, finalist in the eMzantsi’s Got Talent competition preparing to compete onstage after the parade

Shannen Doherty, finalist in the eMzantsi’s Got Talent competition preparing to compete onstage after the parade

The eMzantsi bloco is  Ready:

Junior Ramblers from Ocean View and Sentinels from Hout Bay practicing last Thursday night

Junior Ramblers from Ocean View and Sentinels from Hout Bay practicing last Thursday night

The Giant Puppets are Ready:

Climate change champion Father Time dancing at the Kommetjie Fair last Saturday

Climate change champion Father Time dancing at the Kommetjie Fair last Saturday

The Costumes are (nearly) Ready:

The mapiko crew is feverishly making costumes from recycled materials in the workshop at Living Way

The mapiko crew is feverishly making costumes from recycled materials in the workshop at Living Way

ARE YOU READY?

More than a thousand children, performers and musicians will accompany giant recycled-art puppets in the 7th annual eMzantsi Carnival on Saturday 3rd December. Be at the intersection of Kommetjie Road (M65) and Ou Kaapse Weg (M6) in Sun Valley (near Noordhoek) by 10am to see the fabulous carbon-neutral parade, then tag along for the ‘eMzantsi’s Got Talent’ competition onstage at the Sun Valley green, hosted by comedian Rob van Vuuren. The theme is ‘eMzantsi goes BOS’, so go wild and wear green!

Spectators can park at the Sun Valley Mall and walk up Ou Kaapse Weg to the fourway junction to watch the eMzantsi Carnival parade on the Kommetjie Road from 10am. The stageshow takes place from 12-3pm on the Sun Valley green afterwards and will feature the finals of our eMzantsi’s Got Talent competition hosted by SA’s Got Talent TV presenter Rob van Vuuren, Fish Hoek’s favourite son. Bring your family and enjoy the food and craft market, and free entertainment.

Traffic Map for Spectators

Traffic Map for Spectators

TRAVEL DELAYS DUE TO TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES:
There will be travel delays in Sun Valley on Saturday 3rd December between 10am and 12 noon due to the annual eMzantsi Carnival. Kommetjie Road (M65) will be partially closed between the Sunnyacres Shopping Centre (next to Masiphumelele) and the fourway intersection with Ou Kaapse Weg (M6), with a stop / go system in effect. Ou Kaapse Weg (M64) will have one lane closed from the M65/M6 intersection to the Longbeach and Sun Valley malls (Buller Louw Drive).

Thanks!
All free thanks to the support of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund. Contact 021 785 1515 or

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