Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport - Public Information: L
An extensive survey was conducted to gather data about all public library service points and the communities they serve in the Western Cape.
The Western Cape Library Service (WCLS) is the biggest of the nine provincial library services in South Africa currently servicing 373 library service points. The Insider's View publication seeks to deliver a better understanding of the functions and responsibilities of the different units within the WCLS.
Did you know that the Western Cape Government Library Service is the biggest network of its kind in Africa? This alone calls for a celebration but we are also having a major celebration on 30 and 31 July 2015 for the 60th anniversary of this unique service that connects communities in the Western Cape.
This list consists of 16mm material purchased by the Western Cape Library Service between 1956 and 1996, approximately 5,200 titles. The majority are documentaries in the broadest sense of the word, ranging from straight educational or informational films, to made-for-television programmes, classics of the cinema and more personal works by filmmakers from all over the world.
Speak to your local librarian and find out how to get access to the wide range of CDs, DVDs, Vinyl Records and 16mm Films at the public libraries in the Western Cape.
“Living Human Treasures” – a National Initiative to identify living individuals who possess a rare skill or knowledge and who have made outstanding contributions in any field of human endeavour.
This is a call to all communities to nominate an individual/s within the living heritage domain. These living human treasures should be pivotal in safeguarding South Africa’s intangible living heritage as a valuable resource for future generations and promote a positive African identity within a globalising world addressing tensions between tradition and modernity.