Date change for Kaapse Klopse, again

Last month, the committee postponed the carnival to 5 January as it coincided with an Islamic holiday.

FILE: The Cape Cultural and Carnival Committee on Monday announced that the annual Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations have been postponed to 10 January. Picture: Lindiwe Mlandu/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Cultural and Carnival Committee on Monday announced that the annual Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations have been postponed to 10 January.

Last month, the committee postponed the carnival to 5 January as it coincided with an Islamic religious holiday.

The committee's Kevin Momberg says transport issues have been one of the main reasons why the event has been moved to a later date.

"Some of our teams won't be able to attend because of the bus prices and they said most of their members are working so they also didn't want to come to Cape Town with a small component of their teams."

Momberg has, however, guaranteed that the minstrel carnival will go ahead as planned.

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town says it's the organising committee's responsibility to ensure that the event goes ahead as planned.