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News and Speeches for Culture and Heritage

Cape Winelands drama talent a step closer to SA’s biggest stages

17 February 2020

Some of the Western Cape’s brightest young stage talents are a step closer to performing at the Zabalaza Festival and the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) after taking part in the Read More

Minister Marais celebrates the legacy of Joseph Shabalala

12 February 2020

The Western Cape Government is deeply saddened by the passing of Joseph Shabalala. Read More

Sports Academy tennis stars going from strength to strength

23 January 2020

Junior tennis players from the Cape Winelands Sports Academy were once again recognised for their impressive performances and talent, with three called up to represent South Africa at international tournaments. Read More

DCAS literature workshop boosts teachers’ and writers’ analytical skills

27 November 2019

More than 60 teachers and up-and-coming writers from around the Western Cape will end 2019 with expanded knowledge and improved analytical skills for literature, after attending a Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) workshop on Fri Read More

DCAS Initiation Coordination Programme expected to boost safety of initiates

25 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) launched its annual Initiation Coordination Programme on Friday, 22 November 2019. Read More

DCAS dance programme culminates in innovative outdoor solo dance show

20 November 2019

An intensive dance training course culminated in an extraordinary performance on Friday 15 November, as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a production not inside, but on the veranda of the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town Read More

Diepkloof Rock Shelter’s World Heritage claim boosted by US fund donation

19 November 2019

The scientific and cultural value of the Diepkloof Rock Shelter is set to be preserved for future generations after Read More

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

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