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News and Speeches for Museum Services

Minister Anroux Marais to symbolically handover remains from CP Nel Museum

23 March 2020

At the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport we are committed to realising our vision of a socially inclusive Western Cape for all who call it home. 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

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

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

Museums get financial boost for 2019

5 April 2019

Museums from across the Cape Winelands region received a welcome financial boost from the Read More

Photo exhibit opens at house where Madiba was imprisoned

12 February 2019

The house that was once home to president Nelson Mandela will for the foreseeable future serve as home to 30 of the most iconic images of his lifetime, as part of an exhibition that opened at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre on Monday, 11... Read More

Bartolomeu Dias Museum celebrates its 30th birthday

6 February 2019

On Saturday, 2 February 2019, the Bartolomeu Dias Museum celebrated its 30th birthday, almost 531 years to the day after the Portuguese explorer first set foot on South African soil. Read More

New book documents Ceres earthquake experiences

6 December 2018

The story of the earthquake that devastated three Western Cape towns in 1969 can now be viewed from the perspective of survivors, following the release of Ons Onthou, 29 September 1969 (We Remember, 29 September 1969) on Wednesday, 5 December 2018. Read More

SA Sendinggestig Museum to participate in First Thursdays

3 July 2018

On Thursday, 5 July 2018, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will be taking part in the popular Read More

Hard working museums get financial boost from DCAS

28 June 2018

Western Cape museums, which form part of the largest museum service in South Africa, received a welcome financial boost from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) on 27 June 2018. The cheque handover took place at a gala event at the... Read More

Museum Route Website Shows Unlimited Options

4 June 2018

On 1 June 2018, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its Museum Service, launched a new mobile-friendly website (http://www.c Read More

Noon Gun Commemoration Plaque Unveiled On Signal Hill

15 May 2018

On 14 May 2018, Minister Anroux Marais of Cultural Affairs and Sport officiated at the centenary of the introduction of the first 2-minute silence in Cape Town. Read More

81st SAMA Conference Explores Our Multi-Layered History

24 October 2017

On 24 October 2017 the Western Cape Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officiated at the 81st South African Museums Association (SAMA) Conference in Bellville. Read More

Caledon Museum hosts “Girl love yourself” in honour of Women’s Day

14 September 2017

On 1 September 2017, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Caledon Museum invested in a “Girl Love Yourself”-activity. Read More