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Khayelitsha Learners Proudly Excel in Mother Tongue Reading and Spelling

22 June 2015

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted the Siyazingca Reading Competition and Spelling Bee on Friday, 19 June 2015. The event took place in Harare, Khayelitsha in celebration of Youth Month. Read More

Children's reading celebrations at Museum a big success

12 December 2014

The three official languages of the Western Cape were celebrated at a reading and storytelling event in Cape Town on 10 December 2014. Read More

Bright future for SA Sign Language

28 November 2014

Over 60 individuals and organisational representatives attended a South African Sign Language (SASL) seminar held in Cape Town on 27 November 2014. Read More

IsiXhosa Reading and Spelling Competition a Big Success

29 September 2014

Learners from three Khayelitsha primary schools proudly displayed their isiXhosa language skills at a reading competition and spelling bee organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). Read More

DCAS Launches IsiXhosa Terminology Booklet

28 February 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has launched a booklet that has been developed for government-specific Xhosa terms. Read More

DCAS Celebrates International Mother Language Day

21 February 2014

A joyous celebration of Afrikaans and isiXhosa storytelling, reading and poetry marked International Mother Language Day at Iziko Museum on 19 February 2014. Read More

Promoting Sign Language Awareness During National Book Week

6 September 2013

On 3 September 2013, an interactive South African Sign Language (SASL) awareness event took place during Deaf Awareness Week in Mamre, outside Atlantis. Read More

Academic Recognised for Multilingualism Excellence

20 May 2013

On Friday, 17 May 2013, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport honoured Dr Mhlobo Jadezweni for promoting and developing multilingualism in the Western Cape. Read More

Provincial isiXhosa Terminology List Finalised

17 April 2013

A list of isiXhosa words for the use of the Western Cape Government was finalised at a terminology verification workshop in Cape Town on 11 and 12 April 2013. Read More

Implementing the Language Policy in the Western Cape

4 February 2010

The Western Cape Language Committee and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will host a language colloquium on 09 February 2010 at the University of Western Cape. The colloquium aims to review the implementation of the Western Cape's... Read More