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EPWP Beneficiaries Certified as Site-Specific Guides

28 November 2013

Eighteen beneficiaries of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) at various Western Cape museums were certified as site-specific guides on 25 September 2013. The beneficiaries had successfully completed a course accredited at Level 4 of the... Read More

EPWP Beneficiaries Graduate From Artscape Technicical Training

27 November 2013

There were big smiles all round as seven Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) beneficiaries received their certificates in technical stage practice at Artscape on 25 November 2013. Read More

Cultural Affairs Awards 2013/2014

19 November 2013

The Western Cape Cultural Awards acknowledge organisations and individuals who have made an impact within the Arts, Culture, Language, Heritage, Museums, Geographical Names, Archives and Libraries sectors in the province over the years. Read More

First Aid Training for Khayelitsha Initiation Carers

16 October 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will partner with the City of Cape Town to provide carers and traditional surgeons from Khayelitsha with important information about making initiation rituals safer and more environmentally... Read More

Conference With A Difference in Cape Town

8 October 2013

Cape Town hosts the annual African Creative Economy Conference from 6 to 9 October 2013. Among the 300 international delegates, there are a significant number from African countries. Read More

My Culture, Your Culture, Our Heritage

11 September 2013

The National Heritage Day celebrations on 24 September 2013 are an opportunity to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and diversity that has the power to help build our nation. Read More

Singing the National Anthem With Pride

23 August 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is giving about 40 young artists from six districts in the Western Cape the opportunity to learn the national anthem. Read More

High-Level Meeting Brings Cultural Leaders Together

21 August 2013

The Inter-Ministerial Cultural Groups meeting that took place at Spier, Stellenbosch on 16 August 2013 aimed to share the cultural wealth of South Africa and support cultural groups in the Western Cape. Read More

National Anthem Programme Promotes Common Identity and Pride

13 August 2013

About 40 youth artists from six districts in the Western Cape are expected to participate in the National Anthem training programme in Melkbosstrand from 18 to 23 August 2013. The training is facilitated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and... Read More

Cultural Affairs Awards to Honour Community Heroes

31 July 2013

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport seeks to recognise outstanding achievements and contributions in the Arts and Culture, Language, Heritage, Geographical Names, Museums, Libraries and Archives fields in the Western Cape for... Read More

Zolani Artists Display Their Work at Literary Festival

8 July 2013

During the first week of July a group of emerging visual artists from Zolani attended the Cape Winelands Advanced Visual Arts Skills workshop in Ashton. The aim of the workshop was to prepare these artists for a professional exhibition. Read More

Western Cape Kicks Off Initiation Season

25 June 2013

On Friday, 21 June 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, and the Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, handed over first-aid certificates and protective clothing to initiation carers in Guga S’... Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Prepares For Upcoming Initiation Season

20 June 2013

Tomorrow, 21 June 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, together with the Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha will hand over first-aid certificates and protective clothing to initiation carers. Read More

Promoting and Developing Drama in the Cape Winelands

13 June 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will host the Cape Winelands Drama Festival. Read More

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport to Celebrate Youth Day

12 June 2013

This year the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will celebrate Youth Day (16 June) by launching the Western Cape jazz legends mural booklet at Artscape in Cape Town. Read More

Western Cape Government Helps Make Male Initiation Safer

6 June 2013

The Western Cape Government is committed to working with communities to improve the safety of traditional male initiation in the province. This was the key message at a consultative workshop on initiation in Cape Town on Thursday, 30 May 2013. Read More

Africa Day 2013

17 May 2013

Africa Day is celebrated around the world on 25 May every year to commemorate the establishment in 1963 of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union). Read More

Jazz Festival Workshops Inspire Emerging Musicians

9 April 2013

“African’s grandest gathering”, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), hosted a variety of workshops in and around the city from 30 Mar Read More

Getting a Taste of Cape Town International Jazz Festival

5 April 2013

Thousands of music-loving Capetonians were bitten by the jazz bug at a free community concert on Greenmarket Square on Wednesday, 3 April 2013. Read More

DCAS Lines Up “Tussen Grafte” and Hip Hop Dancing at KKNK

25 March 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has ensured that an award-winning theatre production and two dance troupes will be performing at the ABSA Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKN Read More

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