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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 Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) offers various activities to youth through its After School programme. We encourage learners, parents and other significant role players to invest in this holistic environment to create better opportunities for communities through the following services:

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:

The Annual National Archives Awareness Week will take place from 15 to 19 July 2019 and will be officially launched on 12 July 2019 at the Western Cape Archives and Records Service in 72 Roeland Street, Cape Town.

The theme for 2019 is "Archival Footprint: The relevance of Archives 25 years into democracy".

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.