Carnival preparations

South Africa - Cape Town - 28 February 2019 - Crews put last minute touches to props and floats that will feature in the 2019 Cape Town Carnival. When finished they are wrapped and transported to Green Point where they will be kept before they roll down Main Road on carnival night. The Cape Town Carnival is a glamorous celebration of the transformative power of creativity and our African identity with its diverse array of communities and cultures. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

It was all glitter, colourful floats, costumes on mannequins and giant puppets at the Cape Town Carnival workshop, where a behind-the-scenes preview of the event was hosted on Thursday February 28. The workers at the warehouse, situated in Matland, were piecing together the last bits, which will bring to life this year’s theme, VUKA UKHANYE: Arise and Shine! at the carnival which will take place on the Fan Walk on Saturday March 16.