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2015/2016 Cultural Affairs Awards Ceremony Addressed By Minister Marais

1 February 2016

On Wednesday, 3 February 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais will deliver the keynote address at the annual provincial Cultural Affairs Awards ceremony in Paarl.

The Western Cape Cultural Affairs Awards are held annually to celebrate individuals and organisations in the Western Cape who are making a positive contribution in the Cultural Affairs sector.  Awards have previously been given to organisations and individuals who have made a profound impact within the Arts, Culture, Language, Heritage, Museums, Archives, Geographical Names and Libraries sectors in the province over the years.

The nominees for 2015/2016 include:

Best Contribution to Performing Arts: Dance

  • Dance for All                             
  • Duncan Maphanga     
  • Sbonakaliso Ndaba      

Best Contribution to Performing Arts: Music

  • Mr David Wickham       
  • Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay     
  • Mr Lungile Jacobs                    
  • Musiquelaine SA           

Best Contribution to the Promotion of Cultural Activities

  • Balu Nivison        
  • Brenda Skelenge                      
  • Happy Boy Sonyati       
  • Nosisana Nama             

Best New Museum Project

  • Montagu Museum        
  • Music van de Caab Exhibition, Solms-Delta Wine Estate  
  • South African Sendinggestig Museum                     

Best Public Library: Children’s Services

  • Brooklyn Public Library             
  • Mount Pleasant Openbare Biblioteek                      
  • Valhalla Public Library 

Best Large Public Library (9+ staff members)

  • Bellville Public Library   
  • Milnerton Public Library                       
  • Wellington Public Library         

Neville Alexander Award for the Promotion of Multilingualism

  • Professor Abner Nyamende   
  • Bulelwa Basse    
  • Ria Olivier                       

Best Heritage Project

  • Education Museum, Wynberg            
  • Dr Jayson Orton            
  • Nicola Irving, Carr Hill, Wynberg        

Best Contribution to the Standardisation and/ or Public Awareness of Geographical Names

  • Prof Bertie Neethling    
  • Mr Elsworth McPherson                       
  • The Naming Committee, (Brett Herron, chair) and the Public Participation Unit of the City of Cape Town        

MINISTER’S SPECIAL AWARDS

Outstanding Achievement of Women in Arts and Culture, Language, Heritage, Geographical Names, Museums, Libraries or Archives

  • Balu Nivision       
  • Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay     
  • Sister in Solidarity South Africa                       

Outstanding Achievement of Youth in Arts and Culture, Language, Heritage, Geographical Names, Museums, Libraries or Archives

  • Bulelwa Basse    
  • Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay     
  • Die Nuwe Graskoue Trappers            

Lifetime Achievement in Arts and Culture, Language, Heritage, Geographical Names, Museums, Libraries or Archives

  • Jennifer van Papendorp         
  • Lyrical Base Project      
  • Rylands Public Library  

The Programme will be directed by Katlego Maboe. Guests will be entertained with traditional music and dancers: Thandi Mandela’s Traditional Music, Art and Event Emporium and Die Nuwe Graskoue Trappers, to name a few.  

ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Date:           Wednesday, 3 February 2016.

Time:           18:00

Venue:        Rhebokskloof Estate, Paarl

There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.

Media Enquiries: 

Stacy McLean
Spokesperson for Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Tel: 021 483 4426
Cell: 083 504 1171
Email: Stacy.McLean@westerncape.gov.za