Minister Anroux Marais | Western Cape Government

Minister Anroux Marais

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Government Body: (Provincial Cabinet, Western Cape Government)
Minister Anroux Marais

Anroux Marais was appointed as Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport with effect from 24 April 2015. She has been an elected member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament since 2004, after serving as a City of Cape Town councillor from 2000 to 2004. Ms Marais served a full term as a member of the Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport.  Having participated in parliamentary oversight of the Department for five years, she understands the work of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) very well.  Ms Marais has also served as the chairperson of the Standing Committees of Health and of Social Development, and she understands the importance of holistic management across departments.

She was unanimously elected for a second term as the chairperson of the Provincial Caucus of the Democratic Alliance in May 2015.

Minister Marais is committed to making a significant difference in the lives of the people of the Western Cape. She believes that DCAS has a pivotal role to fulfil in facilitating community conversations, promoting culture, heritage, libraries, archives and language, and using sport and recreation to advance social cohesion. She has prioritised the Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and Growth (MOD) programme as a key driver for positive change in the province. 

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