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News and Speeches for Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

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

Minister Marais congratulates Springboks on spectacular World Cup win

29 October 2023

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais has congratulated the Springboks on their spectacular single point victory over New Zealand in the final of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Read More

Minister Marais wishes Springboks well ahead of Rugby World Cup final

27 October 2023

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais has extended her best wishes to the Springbok rugby team ahead of the World Cup final against New Zealand. Read More

Provincial Sport Stars honoured by Minister Marais

22 October 2023

On Saturday, 21 October 2023, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, hosted the Provincial Sport Awards at the Cape Sun hotel. Read More

Media accreditation: Western Cape Sports Awards

16 October 2023

The annual Western Cape Provincial Sports Awards is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 21 October 2023, at the Cape Sun Hotel, Strand Street, Cape Town. Read More

Minister Marais raises concerns over flag and anthem issues

6 October 2023

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais has raised grave concerns over the possibility that the Springboks and the Proteas may not be able to participate under the South African flag or sing the anthem at awards’ ceremonies... Read More

Minister Anroux Marais refutes rumours of a name change for George

5 October 2023

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has taken note of erroneous claims that the town of George has changed its name to Goringhaikona. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais congratulates Hamiltons and UCT rugby clubs

3 October 2023

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais has congratulated Hamiltons Rugby Club and the University of Cape Town Rugby Club on bringing two global trophies back to the Western Cape last week and maki Read More

Minister Marais launches Lights On After School

3 October 2023

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is proud to announce the launch of October as "Lights On After School Month”. Read More

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