Rooibos Ltd sponsors the Clanwilliam Lantern Festival

Mantis and the Cat Skins - this was the theme of the 16th annual Clanwilliam Lantern Festival in which some 700 learners from Clanwilliam took part on 4 September 2016. The visually spectacular festival of lanterns is a re-enactment of a story told by the /Xam (Cape San) people who occupied the Cedarberg area countless years ago. Rooibos Ltd was a main sponsor of this event. The other sponsors were the Clanwilliam's Chamber of Business and Clanwilliam's Wild Flower Society.

The festival was preceded by a week of workshops presented by members of the Drama Department at the University of Cape Town. The workshops culminated in a lantern-lit procession and performance on the Clanwilliam Showgrounds, witnessed by visitors and the community.

Says Prof Mark Fleishman from UCT's Drama Department: "The project was once again a huge success and would not have been possible without the generous support of Rooibos Ltd."