Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Cape minstrel march is off

The Cape minstrel march – traditionally held on the second of January - is reportedly officially off as talks between the minstrels and the premier's office have reached a dead end. The premier's office says it will not be entering into any more negotiations with the Kaapse Karnival Association about funding. The Cape Times reports that no further meetings have been planned. On Tuesday, the KKA said that Premier Ebrahim Rasool's office had promised it one-point-five-million rand, but instead, they had only received one-point-three-million rand. The organisation says there is not enough money to stage the event - a popular tourist attraction in Cape Town.

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