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DCAS Drama Finale ends on high note

8 March 2022

The Eden Drama Festival came to an historic end on Saturday 5 March 2022, with four of the participating groups being invited to perform at the Baxter Theatre’s annual Zabalaza Festival. Read More

Minister Marais welcomes Social Cohesion Advocates

15 April 2021

On Tuesday, 13 April 2021the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted a meeting to introduce the Social Cohesion Advocates (SCAs) that were appointed by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. Read More

DCAS takes Social Cohesion Conversations, Writers Workshop to Khayelitsha

23 February 2021

The role of arts culture and the true value of writing and reading were the focus at Harare Library in Khayelitsha on Friday, 19 February 2021, as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted two separate events. Read More

DCAS relief funding transfer process to officially commence next week

17 July 2020

As the independent adjudication process has now officially concluded and the findings presented to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), outcomes of relief funding applications will be communicated to all applicants next week, 20 July... Read More

DCAS relief funding application process progresses to adjudication phase

18 June 2020

In response to the adverse implications the global health pandemic and subsequent national lockdown imposed on the cultural and sport sector, the Western Cape Government resolved to fund provincial athletes and artists through a Read More

DCAS proactively supporting creativity for young learners during lockdown

18 May 2020

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and subsequent school shut down, many of our most vulnerable learners in the province are at home without access to learner-led fun and educational material. Read More

#Slam4urlife wants our youth’s poetry, music, art and tiktoks!

15 May 2020

Co-ordinated by the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports Department, in partnership with Community Chest, FunDza Literacy Trust and Assitej South Africa, the #Slam4urLife competition calls on young people to respond... Read More

Western Cape government mourns the loss of Koelsoem Kamalie

14 April 2020

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Koelsoem Kamalie, one of Bonteheuwel’s shining stars as she became well-known for her culinary skills, not only in Cape Town but the world over. Read More

Arts, culture and sport practitioners encouraged to apply to Relief Fund

3 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on individuals in both the arts and the sporting spheres. The lockdown regulations have led to individuals in these fields having to face a loss of income over the next few weeks and months. Read More

DCAS drama programme products win big at Zabalaza Festival

16 March 2020

The annual Zabalaza Festival concluded with a proud moment for the Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the loss of Nolufefe Philpina Mtshabe

27 February 2020

It is with great sorrow that we have learnt of the passing of one of our well- known choral practitioners, Nolufefe Philpina Mtshabe. Read More

Garden Route’s young theatre stars make history at Eden Drama Festival

24 February 2020

The Eden Drama Festival came to an historic end on Saturday 22 February 2020, with four of the participating groups invited to perform at the Baxter Theatre’s annual Zabalaza Festival. Read More

DCAS and stakeholders highlight importance of mother languages

24 February 2020

The importance of indigenous languages was brought into focus this past weekend as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with several other organisations to celebrate International Mother Language Day. Read More

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

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