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News and Speeches for Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Massive Makeover Planned for Saldanha Bay Sport Complex

21 February 2013

The desire to participate in sporting activities in a quality complex with upgraded facilities will soon become a reality for enthusiastic athletes on the West Coast. Read More

Platform to Examine the Future of Sport Business

21 February 2013

The Future of Sport Business conference will create a platform for sports representatives, government, academics and all others associated with sport to engage with each other on the future of sport business in South Africa. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer and Dignitaries Hand Over Bicycles and Cycling Kits

21 February 2013

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer will join dignitaries from the Sports Trust and Netbank to hand over bicycles and cycling kits to the 2013 Netbank Sport Trust Development cyclists. Read More

Learners Inspired by Art Fusion Production

20 February 2013

On Valentine’s Day 2013 the St. Augustine Primary School’s hall was filled with children anxiously awaiting the start of the Arts Fusion production. Dressed in red and pink, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, the children were entertained with... Read More

Moving People and Changing Lives at Wheelchair Challenge

19 February 2013

Athletes with physical disabilities tackled the twists and turns of the Outeniqua Mountain Pass with delight at the annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC) in George on Saturday, 16 February 2013. Read More

Moving Together in the Footsteps of Mandela

18 February 2013

The Madiba “magic” triumphed as thousands of participants set off on various routes through the winelands and forest areas at the annual Nelson Mandela 27 for Freedom Run between Paarl and Franschhoek on Saturday, 9 February 2013. Read More

Media Alert: West Coast District Academy System Launch

15 February 2013

The official launch of the West Coast District Academy System will take place at the Protea Hotel in Saldanha Bay on Saturday, 16 February 2013 at 11:00. Read More

Cultural Achievements Appropriately Recognised

14 February 2013

The gracious Grande Dame of the Mother City (City Hall) was just the perfect venue to host an event of cultural significance.  The prestigious Annual Awards Ceremony of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport was held in the City Hall on Monday... Read More

Afcon Celebrations for Nigeria

11 February 2013

The Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament ended in a blaze of glory for Nigeria at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, 10 February 2013. They defeated Burkina Faso 1–0 in the final. Read More

Promoting Chess At All Levels In the Western Cape

11 February 2013

“Chess players in South Africa are satisfied to be the best in their pool instead of aiming to do well internationally. The level of the sport is therefore not of a high standard. Read More

Mossel Bay Museum Celebrates 24 Happy Years

8 February 2013

The Bartolomeu Dias Museum in Mossel Bay is a place where cultures meet and where people can experience cultural warmth. The museum celebrated its 24th anniversary with the community on Sunday, 3 February 2013. Read More

Grandmaster Inspires Young Chess Players for the Future

8 February 2013

The success of the chess ‘revolution’ in the Western Cape is mainly built around the youth. A simultaneous exhibition by the English Grandmaster Nigel Short inspired a group of chess emerging players from different schools in the province to improve... Read More

Gear Up for Fantastic Afcon Final on Sunday

8 February 2013

The much-anticipated final of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) will be decided between an underdog and a former powerhouse trying to find its way back to the top. Read More

Six of the Best

7 February 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport celebrated the success of 6 athletes that received ministerial bursaries at the National School Sports Championships. Read More

Dr Ivan Meyer to Host the 2012/13 Western Cape Cultural Awards

7 February 2013

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport , Dr Ivan Meyer, will on Monday, 11 February 2013 host the Western Cape’s Annual Cultural Awards at 18:00 at the Cape Town City Hall. Read More

Life-Changing Opportunities for Aspiring Theatre Performers at Suidoosterfees

6 February 2013

“7de Laan, here we come.” This dream has become a reality for two aspiring young actors who took part in the Eden/ West Coast Drama Festival at the Artscape Fugard Theatre in Cape Town on Sunday, 3 February 2013. Read More

Inclusive Physical Activity Welcomed By Learners with Disabilities

6 February 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport partnered with the Boland Sport Culture Union and others to host an Intellectual Disability Schools Sport Day in Paarl on Tuesday, 29 January 2013. This athletics event included track and field activities... Read More

Olympic Dreams Ignited with West Coast Sport Awards

4 February 2013

A richly deserved certificate and a trophy brought delight to sport personalities at the West Coast Sport Awards ceremony held at the Longacres Wine Estate in Langebaan on Friday, 1 February 2013. Read More

Turn your Saturday into a Bafana Day

1 February 2013

Bafana Bafana, buoyed by their home support, will be eager to clip the wings of Mali (Eagles) when they play one of their biggest matches in recent history — the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) quarter-final in the Moses Read More

Eden and West Coast Drama Festival Winners Announced

1 February 2013

On Thursday, 31 January 2013, the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer announced the winners of the Eden and West Coast Festival showcased at the Artscape, Suidoosterfees. Read More