Cultural Affairs Awards 2016/17: Embrace Cultural Inclusivity
The annual Cultural Affairs Awards, hosted by Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais on 25 March 2017, provided an opportunity to the people of the Western Cape to embrace and celebrate the diversity of our cultural landscapes.
Our identity involves different societal backgrounds, beliefs, traditions, mother tongues and socio-economic status. These are vital qualities that make us unique and authentic.
It is time for the people of the Western Cape to inspire each other to be more sensitive and tolerant towards cultural diversity. If we work together to nurture a spirit of mutual understanding and respect, we will become more flexible and more able to live in harmony – which in turn will empower us to find the common ground that binds us.
#EmbraceInclusivity gives the people of the province a sense of belonging and enhances a vibrant confidence and pride in our historic, cultural and linguistic heritage.
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- 2016/17 Winners
- Minister Anroux Marais' Speech at 2016/17 Awards Ceremony
- 2016/17 Booklet: Nominees
- Previous winners
- Previous ceremonies
The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) launched the 2016/17 award categories on 27 October 2016 and made the nomination forms available with the hope of attracting a diversity of people to participate in the nomination process.
The call for nominations has closed on 30 November 2016. DCAS offers the people of the Western Cape the opportunity to discover and acknowledge talent in their diverse cultural landscapes. Nominees should have a talent for bridging diversity.
Let’s nurture tolerance so that we understand and respect our differences and embrace cultural inclusivity. BETTER TOGETHER.