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News and Speeches for Culture and Heritage

Overberg crafters detail successes of DCAS Craft Museé programme

15 November 2019

The successes of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Craft Museé workshop were highlighted on Thursday, 14 November 2019 when the second phase of the project was launched at the Read More

Historically important Vergelegen Estate declared provincial heritage site

29 October 2019

The historic significance of Vergelegen Estate in Somerset West will be protected for future generations after the property was declared a provincial heritage site by Heritage Western Cape on Monday, 28 October 2019. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Marais welcome new Heritage Western Cape Council

24 October 2019

On Thursday, 24 October 2019, Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officially welcomed the new council of Heritage Western Ca Read More

DCAS song writing competition winners head into studio

17 October 2019

A group of talented, young musicians are in the midst of recording their own album after receiving a major career boost from the Western Cape Read More

DCAS celebrates Heritage Month by promoting mother tongue literature

20 September 2019

The value of indigenous language literature was highlighted on Friday 20 September 2019 when the Read More

Imam Abdullah Haron memorialised and celebrated in new travelling exhibition

13 September 2019

The life and legacy of anti-apartheid activist Iman Abdullah Haron will be celebrated in several venues around the Western Cape, following the unveiling of the new traveling exhibition. Read More

Cape Winelands drama festival leg ends off on a high note

3 September 2019

Audiences were kept entertained while watching the productions of the drama groups from the Cape Winelands region this weekend as the Cape Winelands Drama Adjudication showcase took place on 31 August 2019 in McGregor. Read More

Indigenous Medicine exhibit encourages connectedness

2 September 2019

On 30 August 2019 Dr Mxolisi Dlamuka, Director of Museum Service at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), launched the Indigenous Medicine at the Cape exhibition in Green Point. Read More

DCAS dance teacher training programme sets Saldanha ablaze

27 August 2019

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) pilot Dance Teacher Training Programme came to a thrilling end on 23 August 2019 with the hosting of the “Dans die Weskus aan die Brand” (Dance the West Coast Ablaze) dance showcase at the Read More

DCAS Women’s Month celebration gives elders an opportunity to share wisdom

26 August 2019

Preserving, renewing and developing the culture and tradition of indigenous storytelling was the aim as the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a Women’s Month celebration in Langa on Thursday, 22 August 2019. Read More

Indigenous Languages Dialogue supports unified continent

5 August 2019

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport ( Read More

Western Cape Language Committee welcomes new members

26 July 2019

On 25 July 2019, three new members were inducted into the ranks of the Western Cape Language Committee (WCLC.)  Read More

Media release: Make your contribution to Cape Town Museum concept

6 May 2019

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its Museum service, has appointed  Place Matters to conduct the research and conceptualization process for the Cape Town Museum. Read More

West Coast museums receive welcome financial boost from DCAS

18 April 2019

Museums on the Cape West Coast received a significant financial boost on Wednesday, when a cheque handover ceremony was hosted by the Read More

Minister Marais opens new exhibition at Franschhoek Museum

17 April 2019

On Saturday 13 April 2019 Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Read More

Cradle of Human Culture traces a journey 100 000 years into the past

12 April 2019

Western Cape visitors and locals will soon be able to journey back to the “origins and development of human culture” following the launch of the Read More

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