The Cape CBD came to a standstill yesterday as thousands of Capetonians and tourists gather in the CBD for the annual Tweede Nuwe Jaar jol.
Cape minstrel troupes from across the city were expected to start marching from noon but only got underway later due to delays. Numerous roads were closed as the klopse (minstrels) performed their song-and-dance numbers from Keizergracht Street in District Six all the way up to Wale Street in Bo-Kaap.
The street parade follows the historic tradition when the Cape’s slaves had their day off work during the Dutch colonial period.
— Cape Argus (@TheCapeArgus) January 2, 2019