Minister Marais opens R1m new library in Brandwag, Mossel Bay | Western Cape Government


Minister Marais opens R1m new library in Brandwag, Mossel Bay

21 October 2021

On Wednesday, 20 October 2021, together with Acting Executive Mayor: Alderman Dirk Kotze and the Mossel Bay Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais officially opened a new library in Brandwag.

Centrally located in the community of Brandwag, the new library facility valued at just over R1 million boasts:

  • A books stock of 3535 copies worth R317 389, 36
  • ICT equipment worth R49 516,07 and
  • Infrastructure costs of R650 000

During the keynote address, Minister Marais said, "As public libraries highlight the cultural, educational and recreational aspects of the library services offered by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, we have prioritized increasing the number of facilities available to all those we serve as libraries serve as the hub of gainful opportunities in our communities across the province.

"To the community of Brandwag, while the wait was a bit longer due to the pandemic, this is not the Western Cape Government's library nor the Municipality's, it is FOR YOU, for the community, for your children and for a brighter future to become all you can while exploring endless horizons in Mossel Bay."

DCAS is committed to increasing wellness and social inclusion through greater participation in social and community life by using libraries as information and connection centres. We thank the Western Cape Library Service for contributing to the creation of opportunities for growth and jobs by facilitating the roll out of broadband and expansion of free internet connectivity and technology resources in public libraries for rural communities.

Media Enquiries: 

Stacy McLean 
Spokesperson for the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais 
083 504 1171