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News and Speeches for Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Minister Marais prioritises safety and dignity plan for women in sport

4 August 2021

As we commemorate National Women’s Month, we understand that the plight of women and the girl child is not only bound to the month of August. Read More

Minister Marais welcomes public back to facilities under adjusted alert level 3

27 July 2021

Following the announcement by President Ramaphosa on Sunday, 25 July 2021, that the country will move to Adjusted Alert Level 3, Minister Anroux Marais welcomes the public safely back to our archive and record management se Read More

Minister Marais invites federations to apply for sport funding

21 July 2021

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) annually empowers sport federations in the Western Cape to support talent identification and development across the province. Read More

Minister Marais congratulates Western Cape participants ahead of Tokyo Olympics

15 July 2021

Following SASCOC’s official announcements, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, congratulates the participants from the Western Cape who were selected to represent South Africa at the 2020 Sum Read More

Most Western Cape libraries still available for vaccination registrations

9 July 2021

As per the National Adjusted Alert Level 4 announced by President Ramaphosa on 27 June 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs has closed some of our facilities to members of the public, inclusive of our libraries. Read More

Minister Marais working to reopen vaccination registration at libraries

30 June 2021

In line with Regulation No 11299 of 27 June 2021, and as per the Adjusted Alert Level 4 announced by President Ramaphosa on 27 June 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs has closed some of our facilities to members of the pu Read More

Minister Marais announces Mr Guy Redman as new HOD: Cultural Affairs and Sport

29 June 2021

It gives Minister Anroux Marais great pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr. Read More

WCG strengthens resolve to support our youth in a tough economy

28 June 2021

As Youth Month now draws to a close, we reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing young people in South Africa.  Read More

R1.3m boost for netball in Central Karoo and Eden districts

23 June 2021

Wrapping up the ceremonial cheque handovers to districts across the province in support of developing the code of netball through the 2023 Netball World Cup Legacy Programme, Minister Marais presented R300 000 and R1 005 00 Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of stage and screen icon Shaleen Surtie-Richards

7 June 2021

It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the passing of one of our country’s biggest names in the acting industry: the legendary Shaleen Surtie-Richards. Read More

Minister Marais attends training camp showcasing youth talent and leadership

7 June 2021

Launching Youth Month activities for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), Minister Marias attended the last of seven 3-day training workshops for 550 youth on the Read More

DCAS to submit reviewed Western Cape initiation risk adjusted plan

1 June 2021

On 24 March 2021, while under Alert Level 1, the Cabinet of the Western Cape had taken the decision to lift the suspension on initiation practices in the province as from 1 June 2021, subject to: Read More

Minister Marais to join Adidas Run For The Oceans campaign against plastic waste

28 May 2021

Tomorrow, 29 May 2021, in a bid to end plastic waste, Minister Anroux Marais will join adidas for a 5km walk as part the global sustainability campaign: Run For The Oceans. Read More

Minister Marais empowers West Coast with R2.1m netball facility funding

26 May 2021

As we prepare to host the 2023 Netball World Cup in the Western Cape, the first on African soil, Minister Anroux Marais officially presented ceremonial cheques to West Coast municipalities to upgrade netball facilities in Read More

Elim to be empowered with a new library

21 May 2021

On Monday, 24 May 2021, together with Mayor Paul Swart and the Cape Agulhas Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will officially open a new library in Elim. Read More

Public libraries available to assist with vaccination registration

20 May 2021

Minister Anoux Marais is happy to announce that public libraries in the Western Cape are actively assisting residents 60 years and older with vaccination registration.   Read More