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News and Speeches for Arts and Culture

Cape Winelands drama talent a step closer to SA’s biggest stages

17 February 2020

Some of the Western Cape’s brightest young stage talents are a step closer to performing at the Zabalaza Festival and the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) after taking part in the Read More

Minister Marais celebrates the legacy of Joseph Shabalala

12 February 2020

The Western Cape Government is deeply saddened by the passing of Joseph Shabalala. Read More

Sports Academy tennis stars going from strength to strength

23 January 2020

Junior tennis players from the Cape Winelands Sports Academy were once again recognised for their impressive performances and talent, with three called up to represent South Africa at international tournaments. Read More

DCAS literature workshop boosts teachers’ and writers’ analytical skills

27 November 2019

More than 60 teachers and up-and-coming writers from around the Western Cape will end 2019 with expanded knowledge and improved analytical skills for literature, after attending a Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) workshop on Fri Read More

DCAS Initiation Coordination Programme expected to boost safety of initiates

25 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) launched its annual Initiation Coordination Programme on Friday, 22 November 2019. Read More

DCAS dance programme culminates in innovative outdoor solo dance show

20 November 2019

An intensive dance training course culminated in an extraordinary performance on Friday 15 November, as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a production not inside, but on the veranda of the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town Read More

Overberg crafters detail successes of DCAS Craft Museé programme

15 November 2019

The successes of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Craft Museé workshop were highlighted on Thursday, 14 November 2019 when the second phase of the project was launched at the Read More

DCAS song writing competition winners head into studio

17 October 2019

A group of talented, young musicians are in the midst of recording their own album after receiving a major career boost from the Western Cape Read More

Cape Winelands drama festival leg ends off on a high note

3 September 2019

Audiences were kept entertained while watching the productions of the drama groups from the Cape Winelands region this weekend as the Cape Winelands Drama Adjudication showcase took place on 31 August 2019 in McGregor. Read More

DCAS dance teacher training programme sets Saldanha ablaze

27 August 2019

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) pilot Dance Teacher Training Programme came to a thrilling end on 23 August 2019 with the hosting of the “Dans die Weskus aan die Brand” (Dance the West Coast Ablaze) dance showcase at the Read More

DCAS Women’s Month celebration gives elders an opportunity to share wisdom

26 August 2019

Preserving, renewing and developing the culture and tradition of indigenous storytelling was the aim as the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a Women’s Month celebration in Langa on Thursday, 22 August 2019. Read More

DCAS drama rookies share a stage with the Cape’s best at Zabalaza Festival

13 March 2019

Some of the Western Cape’s brightest, young drama talent took to the stage at the Baxter Theatre’s Zabalaza Festival on Saturday 9 March 2019, after being discovered by the Department of Cultur Read More

Eden District’s young drama stars recognised by Zabalaza Festival

28 February 2019

The Eden Drama Festival came to an historic end on Saturday 23 February 2019, with five of the participating groups invited to perform at the Baxter Theatre’s annual Zabalaza Festival. Read More

Cape Winelands' young drama stars light up Ceres Town Hall

18 February 2019

Some of the Western Cape’s brightest young stage talents are a step closer to performing at the Zabalaza Festival and the KKNK after taking part in the Read More

Community Conversations well received by Moorreesburg participants

14 February 2019

A cross section of residents from Moorreesburg and surrounds were happy to have their voices heard on Wednesday, as the second of three Read More

Residents to impact national policy through Community Conversations

11 February 2019

A group of Capetonians will have their voices heard by the presidency of South Africa after taking part in the first of three Nation Building and Social Cohesion Community Conversations events in 2019 on Friday 8 February. Read More

Jazzathon shines spotlight on Western Cape’s talented musos

11 January 2019

Some of the Western Cape’s most talented musicians and singers will take to the stage at the V&A Waterfront amphitheatre this weekend, after the 22nd annual Jazzathon was officially opened on Thursday, 10 January 2019. Read More

DCAS Drama concludes its development aspect

10 October 2018

The weekend of 6 October 2018 saw the conclusion of the development aspect of the Read More

Eden shows off acting talents in Drama Festival

18 September 2018

Drama groups from the Eden region put their drama talents in action this weekend as the Eden Drama Festival came to an end. Read More

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