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General information publications, listed alphabetically. These documents are also placed under the relevant life events and categories in Your Life and Topics.

The Youth and After School Programme Office is a strategic thought leadership office which is the knowledge hub and capacity support for the Youth and After School Sectors in the Western Cape. 

An Appeals Committee has been appointed to meet on an ad hoc basis when appeals are received. Appeals against decisions taken by staff under their delegated duties, BELCOM or the APM Committee must be made within 14 days of receipt of a Record of Decision from HWC.

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The Archaeology, Palaeontology and Meteorites Permit Committee is responsible for considering permit applications related to archaeological and palaeontological sites and meteorites in the Western Cape.

Both the APM and BELCOM Committees deliberate and manage impacts on declared Provincial Heritage Sites and heritage areas. These Heritage Western Cape committees also play an integral part of the commentary process under NEMA and MPRDA for developments.

The Western Cape Archives Advisory Committee has been formed as stipulated in the Provincial Archives and Records Service of the Western Cape Act, 2005 (Act 3 of 2005). Members serve for a period of three years in a part-time capacity.

The names of the members are:

Francois Verster (Chairperson)
Lebohang Mokoena (Deputy Chair)
Anna Petronella Coreejes-Brink
Jo-Anne Duggan
Anne Emmett
Nomaza Dingayo

The functions of the Committee are to:

National Archives Awareness Week has been celebrated annually in South Africa since 2004.

The aim of the event is to popularise the archival profession, engage communities on the importance of archives in the preservation of societal memory and promote the importance of good record keeping practices.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s Archives and Records Service is responsible for the management of the Western Cape Archives, and observes the annual celebration by hosting various public events each year.

Looking for arts and culture funding?

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) annually supports arts and culture projects and programmes through the allocation of funding.

Who can apply

Registered organisations and institutions, artist groups, individuals involved in artistic expression, and arts and culture events companies are invited to apply. All applicants must be South African citizens based in the Western Cape.

How to apply

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on individuals in both the arts and sporting spheres.

The lockdown regulations have led to individuals employed in these fields having to face a loss of income over the next few weeks and months. 

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) encourages all practitioners in the fields of arts, culture, sport and recreation to apply for assistance from the recently announced Relief Fund from the National Department of Sports, Arts and Culture.