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News and Speeches for Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Congratulations to the Western Cape winners at the SA Sport Awards

6 May 2024

The SA National Sport Awards took place last night and we are very proud of all the Western Cape nominees, as well as those who won in their categories. Read More

Minister Marais on the death of Peter Veldsman

16 April 2024

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, mourns the death of top chef and author Peter Veldsman, who has passed away at the age of 82 years. Read More

Minister Marais mourns the death of Luke Fleurs

4 April 2024

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Cape Town born Kaizer Chiefs soccer star Luke Fleurs, who was killed in an alleged highjacking on the West Rand on Wednesday night. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais' 2024/25 financial year budget speech

27 March 2024

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais 2024/25 DCAS budget appropriation speech 27 March 2024 Read More

Statement by Minister Marais: Cape Town welcomes various events this weekend

15 March 2024

The upcoming weekend will see another great schedule of sporting and cultural events taking place in our province. Read More

YearBeyond opens applications for two additional programmes

12 March 2024

YearBeyond is excited to announce the opening of applications for two more of its programmes:  Read More

Cape Town Cycle Tour brings important boost to province

6 March 2024

This weekend will see the riding of the 46th Cape Town Cycle Tour. This scenic and gruelling event has become a highlight on the annual cycling calendar, drawing cyclists from across the world to join the group of 30 000 riders.   Read More

Minister Marais expresses sorrow at passing of legend Johnny Theunissen

5 March 2024

Minister Anroux Marais expresses sorrow at passing of legend Johnny Theunissen Read More

Western Cape report on summer initiation season

19 February 2024

The Western Cape Provincial Initiation Coordinating Committee (WCPICC) has been established under section 11 of the Customary Initiation Act, No 2 of 2021. WCPICC strives to ensure that every initiation school is legal and in compliance with the Act... Read More

Minister Marais mourns the passing of actress Aletta Bezuidenhout

13 February 2024

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, is deeply saddened by the death of magnificent and incomparable actress, Aletta Bezuidenhout, at the age of 76 years this morning. Read More

We proudly celebrate our country’s Grammy award winner

5 February 2024

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, is proud to congratulate singer Tyla, who last night became the youngest African artist to win a Grammy award. Read More

Minister Marais expresses condolences on the passing of Tony Cedras

1 February 2024

It was with great sadness that the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport learnt of the passing of internationally renowned jazz artist Anthony (Tony) Cedras. He passed away on 29 January 2024 after a battle with emphysema. Read More

Media release: Applications for annual arts and culture funding now open

26 January 2024

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has announced the opening of online applications for arts and culture funding support.   Read More

Media release by Minister Anroux Marais: Work experience opportunities for youth

10 January 2024

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its Youth and After School Programme Office, is calling for unemployed youth, aged 18-25, to apply to be part of the YearBeyond youth service programme for 2024.   Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the death of Fatima Sydow

20 December 2023

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of celebrity cook, Fatima Sydow, at the age of only fifty. Read More

Minister Marais congratulates triumphant Western Cape Summer Games team

13 December 2023

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais has congratulated the Western Cape team for retaining the trophy and ending in first place at the South African National Schools Summer Games Championship, which was held in... Read More

Minister Marais expresses condolences on passing of Kathy Dumbrell

30 November 2023

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Ms. Kathy Dumbrell, a member of the Western Cape Cultural Commission (WCCC). She was a passionate and committed individual who was dedicated to promoting heritage, the arts, and culture in the province. Read More

Nicolaas Cleef House unveiled as Provincial Heritage Site

22 November 2023

One of the oldest buildings in Stellenbosch was officially unveiled as a Provincial Heritage Site on Tuesday 21 November 2023. Read More

Four criminal cases opened against illegal traditional initiation schools

16 November 2023

Officials of the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, accompanied by members of the Provincial Initiation Coordination Committee, have laid criminal charges in terms of the Customary Initiation Act of 2022 (Act) against four... Read More

Western Cape Government and Hisense partner for new Tevolution Museum

30 October 2023

On Monday, 30 October 2023, the Western Cape Government signed a Letter of Intent with Hisense South Africa for the establishment of a Tevolution Museum in Cape Town.     Read More

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