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Cape Town Carnival
The Cape Town Carnival is operated by a non-profit trust with the purpose of staging this world-class event, simultaneously creating jobs and benefiting our local economy.
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"The Cape Town Carnival is an ...
"The Cape Town Carnival is an event that belongs to all the people of Cape Town," says Cape Town Carnival Trust Chairperson, Professor Rachel Jafta.
Says Professor Jafta
: "Where Brazil can boast one single language, a single religion and a single musical genre, South Africa is known for the exact opposite.
The Cape Town Carnival is a non-profit organisation (Trust registration number: IT3811/2008) that is run by a board of Trustees, chaired by Professor Rachel Jafta.
Rachel Jafta (Chairperson)
Rachel Jafta is Professor in Economics at the University of Stellenbosch, where she lectures International Trade, Trade and Industrial Policy and the Economics of Technological Change.
research and publications are in the fields of Economics of Technological Change, International Trade, Competition Economics, Social entrepreneurship and innovation, and Black Economic Empowerment.
studied at the Universities of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch
in South Africa and Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy, and recently Harvard Business School
She is a director of various companies and founder and chairperson of a number of Community engagement projects, amongst others the Media24 Rachel's Angels Mentorship Programme and the Cape Town Carnival.
She is the chair of the Media24 board.
has received awards for excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement, as well as the University of Stellenbosch
's Award for Exceptional Alumni (2011).
Cape Town Carnival organizers are celebrating
We say a huge thank you to the National Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile and our Mayor, Patricia de Lille for their on-going support of the project" said Rachel Jafta, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Cape Town Carnival.
A lot has been written about the razzle and dazzle of this year's carnival, often referred to as "Cape Town's biggest street party", but it is more than just a street party, it is a massive social collaboration between different communities from all over Cape Town.
"We are so proud that we are able to be a part of, and give back to a city whose unique diversity and extraordinary beauty has been the inspiration behind the Cape Town Carnival
" says Jafta
Alderman Garin Cavanagh (City of Cape ...
Alderman Garin Cavanagh (City of Cape Town); Dr Laurine Platzky (Deputy Director-General: Strategic Programmes, Department of the Premier, Western Cape Government); Rachel Jafta (CTC Chairperson) ; Brad Baard (CTC Creative Director) : Jay Douwes (CTC CEO); Koo Govender (Director: M-Net Corporate Marketing and Communications); Moleleki Ledimo (Department of Arts&Culture)
Rachel Jafta, Chairperson of the Carnival had the following to say: "Over the last few months, images of Marikana, violent strikes and protests, portrayed to the world a South African society rife with discord and discontent.
The Cape Town Carnival Team - Who We Are - Cape Town Carnival
Prof. Rachel Jafta (Naspers Director) was mandated with the task of assembling a passionate and competent team who share the values of Carnival.