Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport - Public Information: I
The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) promotes safe and healthy initiation through its initiation guidelines, the development of appropriate infrastructure at initiation sites and by involving custodians throughout the province. It also draws on the intellectual capacity of cultural and medical practitioners.
Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport will be launching the isiShweshwe travelling exhibition on Thursday, 25 September 2014 at the Lwandle Museum in the Western Cape as part of the 2014 Heritage Month celebrations.
The exhibition consists of 10 panels and 12 dolls dressed in isiShweshwe fabric 9Various designs). It traces the history of isiShweshwe, and its indigo print cloth predecessors, and celebrates the richness of the ways that it is used in contemporary dress in South Africa.