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Heritage Day Celebrations Affirm Our Shared History And Mutual Pride

26 September 2017

On 24 September 2017, national Heritage Day, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and its public entity, the Western Cape Cultural Commission (WCCC) Read More

Final leg of DCAS Drama Festival reveals outstanding talent

21 September 2017

The Franschhoek community was pleasantly surprised at the showcase of local talent at the final adjudication leg of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) Read More

Drama Festival Discovers Young Aspiring Artists

28 August 2017

The community of Zwelethemba in Worcester was astonished by talent from the various drama groups taking part in the DCAS Drama Festival. Read More

Transforming society and uniting the nation

25 August 2017

Since 2012 the National Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and the National Institute Community Development and Management (NICDAM) have been rolling out the Read More

Media release: We mourn the passing of Cape Town musician Errol Dyers

24 July 2017

Statement from Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport: It is with great sadness that I learnt of the passing of one of the Western Cape’s great music talents, Errol Dyers. Read More

MOD Production delights audience

13 July 2017

On Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 85 learners from the Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) Programme thrilled their audience with their display of skills in a production titled “Hats Read More

DCAS Drama Festival Winners Showcase their Talent on Suidooster

12 July 2017

On 10 July 2017, the best actor and actress from the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Tridistrict Drama Festival Read More

DCAS Drama Competition Touched Hearts At Suidoosterfees

2 May 2017

On 28 April 2017 the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais named African Calling with “Question Mark” as the best Read More

Talent On Show At The Best Of DCAS Drama Programme

11 April 2017

On Friday, 7 April 2017 the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), in collaboration with Lunchbox Theatre launched the third showcase of the Best of DCAS drama programme in Oudtshoorn at the Read More

Bringing Stories To Life At The Zabalaza Theatre Festival

22 March 2017

The Zabalaza Theatre festival was launched on 17 March 2017 at the Baxter Theatre, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs Read More

Media Alert: Arts Week And Youth Dialogue To Be Opened By Minister Marais

13 March 2017

Tomorrow, 14 March 2017, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will officially open the 2017 Arts Week and Youth Dialogue in Stellenbosch.   Read More

Eden Drama Festival Showcases Local Talent

29 November 2016

The Garden Route boasted plenty of local talent at the Eden Drama Festival finale in George on Saturday 26 November 2016. Read More

Hard Work And Dedication Shine At Winelands Drama Finale

22 November 2016

Drama groups from across the Cape Winelands took part in the finale of the Cape Winelands Drama Festival on Saturday 19 November 2016 at the Maranatha Christian Centre in Johnson Park, Worcester. Read More

Dynamic Collaboration aims to Develop Songwriters in the province

16 November 2016

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), in collaboration with the Music Exchange, hosted a songwriting workshop in Stellenbosch from 11 to 13 November 2016. Read More

Tri-District Drama Showcases Come To An End In Bredasdorp

6 September 2016

The adjudication of the showcase performances held as part of the Tri-District Drama Programme concluded with the Overberg Drama Festival hosted by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in collaboration with the Read More

Western Cape Choirs Illuminate the Stage at Artscape

6 September 2016

Various choirs from in and around the Western Cape enchanted a jam-packed Artscape Theatre on Sunday, 4 September for the Western Cape Choral Music Association (WeCCMA) 2016 Choral Music Eisteddfod. Read More

Cape Winelands Drama Festival in Stellenbosch draws to a close

31 August 2016

The weekend of 27 and 28 August 2016 saw the conclusion of the Cape Winelands Drama Festival hosted by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in collaboration with the Stellen Read More

Bringing Magic To The Stage At Worcester Drama Showcase

22 August 2016

The stage at the Little Theatre in Worcester was set alight by talent from the various drama groups taking part in the Cape Winelands Drama Festival. Read More

Eden Drama Festival Concludes In Knysna

19 August 2016

The Eden Drama Festival Showcases culminated with the final leg of the adjudication at the Hornlee Civic Centre on Saturday 13 August 2016. Read More

Eden Drama Festival Unfurls the Future for Youngsters

11 August 2016

Seventeen drama groups and one poet took part in the first and second legs of the Eden Drama Festival held at the Riversdale Town Hall and the George Arts Theatre on 5 and 6 August 2016 respectively. Read More

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