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Cultural Affairs Awards


The Western Cape Cultural Affairs Awards are hosted annually by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) to recognise and celebrate the cultural, linguistic and heritage excellence in the province. The occasion is a vital opportunity to proudly showcase the diversity of the province’s cultural landscape. 

Since 1999 these prestigious awards have acknowledged many individuals and organisations that have made a significant impact in the Western Cape. 

A list of the previous winners can be found here and more information about the previous ceremonies is available at this link.

The annual ceremony is a highlight on the calendar of DCAS and equips the people of the Western Cape with a sense of pride in their cultural and linguistic heritage. The Western Cape Cultural Affairs Awards is a true reflection of the values of our vibrant democracy, in which the cultural and linguistic rights of all people are recognised. 

2022 Cultural Affairs Awards

The 20th Cultural Affairs Awards took place on Wednesday 12 October, at the ArtsCape Theatre in Cape Town.

Information about the ceremony and winners can be found found here. For information on the award categories and evaluation criteria, please consult the official document.

Information regarding the 2023 Awards will be announced when nominations open.

The content on this page was last updated on 2 November 2022