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News and Speeches for Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Swellendam to be empowered with state-of-the-art brand-new library

26 November 2020

Together with Mayor Nicholas Myburgh, Municipal Manager: Mr. Read More

YearBeyond equips youth to become economically active

25 November 2020

As part of the Western Cape’s drive to boost the local economy and jobs sectors, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its YearBeyond Programme, has been working to equip young people with the necessary skills and opportunities to... Read More

DCAS supported Black Powder Championships hits the bullseye

16 November 2020

The resumption of sport in the Western Cape continued successfully this weekend as the annual Black Powder Shooting South African National Championships was hosted at the Atlantis Military Shooting range. Read More

Cape’s best junior sprint paddlers compete at DCAS-supported event

16 November 2020

Some of the Western Cape’s best junior sprint paddlers received an experience boost over the weekend when they competed in the in the Kayak Sprint competition at the Paarl Canoe Club on Saturday, 14 November 2020. Read More

Minister Marais congratulates participants of first Virtual Metropole Big Walk

9 November 2020

On Saturday, 7 November 2020, Minister Anroux Marais congratulated those who participated in the first of its kind Metropole Virtual Big Walk as they collected their medals and shields at Fairmount High School in Grassy Par Read More

Minster Marais prioritizes internet connectivity in Matzikama and Cederberg

4 November 2020

As the Western Cape safely moves forward, Minister Anroux Marais visited libraries in the Matzikama District and Cederberg Municipality last week to assess their readiness as the sector is now reopened. Read More

DCAS supported Freedom Paddle takes place safely

26 October 2020

The third annual Freedom Paddle took place in Table Bay on Saturday 24 October 2020, with 250 paddlers from around the Western Cape taking part. The surski race usually takes place on Freedom Day, 27 April, but was postponed this year due to the... Read More

Media Statement: Minister Marais shines the light on after school programmes

23 October 2020

As the sun set yesterday, 22 October 2020, a small gathering joined together at the Lavender Hill Shared Sport Facility to celebrate the global “Lights on Afterschool” Campaign. Read More

Media Statement: Laingsburg receives over R700 000 in sport facility funding

20 October 2020

Yesterday, 19 October 2020, Minister Anroux Marais presented R717 350.00 to the Laingsburg Municipality to improve the JJ Ellis Sports Ground, catering for the codes of Netball, Rugby, Cricket, Track and Field Marathons and Read More

Media Alert: Laingsburg to receive over R700 000 in sport facility funding

19 October 2020

On Monday, 19 October 2020, Minister Anroux Marais will officially present R 717 350.00 to the Laingsburg Municipality to improve the JJ Ellis Sports Ground, catering for the codes of Netball, Rugby, Cricket, Track and Field Marathons and Soccer in... Read More

Media Statement: Rocklands Community Hall declared a national heritage site

14 October 2020

Following Heritage Western Cape’s submission to the South African Heritage Resource Authority, Minister Anroux Marais is happy to announce the Rocklands Community Hall has been declared a National Heritage Site. Read More

Media Statement: Minister Marais visits recently reopened museums and libraries

13 October 2020

As all museums across the province have now been reopened, Minister Anroux Marais, yesterday, visited the Shipwreck Museum and the public library in Bredasdorp, as well as the Caledon Museum and Public Library in the Overberg District Municipality... Read More

Minister Marais empowers Drakenstein municipality with four new libaries

6 October 2020

As we safely move forward in the sector, together with the Executive Mayor of the Drakenstein Municipality: Mr. Conrad Poole, Executive Director of Community Services: Mr. Read More

Media alert: Minister Anroux Marais to open four new libraries in Drakensten

5 October 2020

As we safely move forward in the sector, together with the Drakenstein Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will open 4 libraries in the region on Monday, 5 October 2020.   Read More

Overberg sports clubs encouraged to resume service to their communities

1 October 2020

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) completed its annual sport funding cycle on Wednesday, when the last of six cheque handover ceremonies took place in the Overberg town of Swellendam. Read More

Minister Marais financially supports WC sport federations with over R6.3m

1 October 2020

Sports clubs and federations in the Western Cape will be able to safely resume their activities following an investment of R6 356 450 by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). Read More

Cape Town sport to resume safely following DCAS funding allocations

30 September 2020

Sports clubs and federations in Cape Town will be able to safely resume their activities following an investment of just over R2.3 million rand by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of humanitarian and activist Dr Anwah Nagia

29 September 2020

The Western Cape has lost another great voice with the passing of Dr Anwah Nagia. Dr Nagia committed his life to the telling and preserving of the stories of those people who suffered under the oppression of the apartheid system. Read More

Heritage Western Cape declares five new Provincial Heritage sites

29 September 2020

As we reach the end of Heritage Month in South Africa, the Heritage Western Cape Council has approved the classification of five sites in the province as Provincial Heritage Sites (PHS). Read More

Importance of sport and recreation highlighted as DCAS invests in Cape Winelands

29 September 2020

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) invested just over R1 000 000 into the promotion and development of sport in the Cape Winelands on Monday, 28 September 2020, marked by a cheque handover ceremony held in Fran Read More

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