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News and Speeches for Heritage Resources

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

Heritage Western Cape Celebrates 10th Anniversary

29 October 2012

Speakers at the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Heritage Western Cape (HWC) shared their stories of success and struggle at Rust and Vreugd on 25 October 2012. Read More

Ratelgat Declared a Provincial Heritage Site during Annual Griqua Pilgrimage

13 May 2012

The farm Ratelgat, on which Griqua prophet Andrew Abraham Stockenström le Fleur I ("Die Kneg") is buried, has been declared a provincial heritage site. Read More

Community House Declared a Provincial Heritage Site

7 May 2012

A key site of historical value in the Western Cape has been officially recognised as a provincial heritage site by Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport close to Worker's Day. Read More

New Heritage Plaque Unveiled at Leeuwenhof

23 April 2012

On Wednesday, 18 April 2012, the Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, and the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, unveiled the new badge that will mark all formally declared provincial heritage sites in the Western Cape. Read More