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News and Speeches for Museum Services

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

Rich history shared in Vredendal

24 August 2017

The Oral History initiative was rolled out at the Vredendal Community Hall on 21 August 2017. Read More

MOD Centre rope dancers dazzle at Women’s Day celebrations in Mossel Bay

17 August 2017

On 11 August 2017 the Bartolomeu Dias Museum in Mossel Bay, hosted their local Women’s Day celebrations. Read More

Worcester Museum demonstrates traditional activities at vintage show

14 August 2017

On 11 and 12 August 2017 the Worcester Museum participated in the Western Cape Tractor and Engine Club Show at Villiersdorp. Read More