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News and Speeches for Heritage Resources

Former activist meeting point Freedom Square unveiled as Heritage Site

9 March 2021

The socio-political and historic significance of Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel was recognised on Monday, 8 March 2021 when it was officially unveiled as a Provincial Heritage Site. Read More

Minister Marais declares the old Langa Pass office a provincial heritage site

1 March 2021

Minister Anroux Marais declared Erf 661, the old Langa Pass Office a Provincial Heritage Site as the official plaque was unveiled on Friday afternoon, 26 February 2021. Read More

Historic significance of Langa Pass Office to be protected by Heritage status

26 February 2021

The social and historical significance of the Langa Pass Office will be protected for future generations after the site was declared as a Provincial Heritage Site on Friday, 26 February 2021. Read More

Heritage Western Cape declares five new Provincial Heritage sites

29 September 2020

As we reach the end of Heritage Month in South Africa, the Heritage Western Cape Council has approved the classification of five sites in the province as Provincial Heritage Sites (PHS). 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

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

Socially and architecturally significant Rex Trueform declared heritage site

12 February 2019

The Rex Trueform Factory Complex in Salt River was officially unveiled as a provincial heritage site on Monday 11 February 2019, as a result of its economic, social and architectural significance to Cape Town. Read More

Hostel 33 declared Provincial Heritage Site

25 September 2018

On Monday, 24 September 2018, Read More

Premier Helen Zille Explores West Coast Fossil Park

2 July 2018

On Friday, 29 June 2018, Read More

Heritage plaque recognises shared inheritance of Old Granary

20 April 2018

On 19 April 2018, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais unveiled a ceramic plaque to mark the provincial heritage status of the Old Granary Complex in Buitenkant Street, Cape Town. Read More

DCAS launches the ‘Power of the dream’ from Robben Island to Rio exhibit

20 September 2017

On 19 September 2017, the Minister of the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, opened a new travelling museum exhibition titled “Power of the Dream”. Read More

New Council of Heritage Western Cape inaugurated

31 October 2016

On 29 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais officiated at the inauguration of the new provincial heritage resources authority, Read More

DCAS introduces new Geographical Names Committee

15 August 2016

On Thursday 11 August 2016, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) introduced the newly appointed Western Cape Provincial Geographical Na Read More

Media Alert: Two New Provincial Heritage Sites Declared

3 June 2015

A media statement by Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais.   Read More

Media Alert: Memorials and Public Monuments

10 April 2015

The heritage resource management system in South Africa ensures the promotion of good governance of heritage resources at all spheres of government, being national, provincial and local level. For instance, the gardens, monuments and the Union Read More

International Day of Monuments and Sites in Paarl

10 April 2014

The Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument and the Hugenote Gedenkskool will host a special programme in celebration of International Day of Monuments and Sites in Paarl on Friday, 11 April 2014. Read More

Heritage Review Committee Rules in Favour of Bo-Kaap

12 March 2014

The independent review committee which considers appeals on heritage matters has upheld a decision to refuse permission for the demolition of a building in Bo-Kaap. The outcome of the appeal can be described as a victory for people with a long... Read More

Provincial Heritage Status for Saron Mission Complex

2 December 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and Heritage Western Cape (HWC) declared the Saron Mission Complex a provincial heritage site on Sunday, 1 December 2013. The day marked the 175th anniversary of the Emancipation of the Slaves. Read More

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