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WCG mourns the loss of a champion of the arts sector, Anele Maki

23 December 2021

The Western Cape Government is saddened at the news of the death Mr Anele Maki, a passionate supporter of the arts in the country. Read More

WCG mourns the loss of an industry giant, Herman Binge

22 December 2021

The Western Cape Government is saddened at the news of the death of film producer and director Herman Binge late last week. Read More

Provincial Sport Legends officially acknowledged by Minister Marais

15 December 2021

Today, 15 December 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, honoured 18 sporting legends at an award ceremony in Paarl. Read More

Minister Marais to honour 18 provincial Sport Legends

14 December 2021

Tomorrow, 15 December 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will honour 18 sporting legends at an award ceremony in Paarl. Read More

DCAS allocates R15.45m to holiday programmes for youth over the festive period

9 December 2021

Today, Minister Anroux Marais presented the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s Adjusted Estimates budget for the 2021/22 financial year, foregrou Read More

Old Harbour Museum returns human remains for dignified reburial

29 November 2021

On Friday, 26 November 2021, Minister Anroux Marais was honoured to symbolically handover the human remains from the Old Harbour Museum back to the Hermanus community for a dignified and respectful burial as consultatively Read More

Facilities management course graduates celebrated by DCAS, CPUT

19 November 2021

A group of municipal facilities management staff from around the Western Cape have been empowered to continue serving their communities, through a partnership between the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) Read More

WC Government saddened by the loss of musical giant, Theuns Jordaan

18 November 2021

A golden voice has been silenced: We mourn the loss of Theuns Jordaan. The Western Cape Government is saddened at the news of the death of singer Theuns Jordaan after a brave battle against cancer. Read More

WCG shines #LightsOnAfterSchool programmes at Provincial Legislature Building

18 November 2021

In celebration of the recent #LightsOnAfterSchool (LOAS) celebrations in South Africa, together with Head of Department, Mr Guy Redman and Chief Director: Youth and After School Programme, Ms. Read More

YeBoneers supported to take the next step at annual YearBeyond Career Fairs

11 November 2021

Just under 700 young people from the YearBeyond Programme benefited from the annual YearBeyond Career Fairs which took place on 05 and 10 November 2021 at UCT Business School Conference Centre and Pearl Valley, Val de Vie Estate. Read More

Minister Marais congratulates Damon Galgut on prestigious Booker Prize

4 November 2021

Minister Anroux Marais is proud to congratulate South African author and Cape Town resident, Damon Galgut, on winning the revered Booker Prize for his novel, “The Promise”.  Read More

DCAS empowers forums for safe rite of passage ahead of Summer Initiation season

25 October 2021

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has persevered on its endeavour to empower cultural practitioners on the COVID-19 Infection Prevention Control to ensure safety whilst practicing the rite of passage.  Since March 2021, the... Read More

Minister Marais opens R1m new library in Brandwag, Mossel Bay

21 October 2021

On Wednesday, 20 October 2021, together with Acting Executive Mayor: Alderman Dirk Kotze and the Mossel Bay Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais officially opened a new library in Brandwag. Read More

Guy Redman nominated for Satma 'Best Provincial Cultural Affairs Chief Director'

21 October 2021

Minister Anroux Marais is excited to announce that our newly appointed Head of Department: Mr. Read More

Minister Marais saddened by the passing of Provincial Sport Legend, Joe Pillay

20 October 2021

It is with great sadness that Minister Anroux Marais learnt of the passing of the Provincial Sport Legend Joseph Pillay. Read More

Brandwag in Mossel Bay to be empowered with a new library

19 October 2021

On Wednesday, 20 October 2021, together with Acting Executive Mayor, Alderman Dirk Kotze and the Mossel Bay Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will officially open a new library in Brandwag. Read More

Western Cape Olympians and Paralympians celebrated

18 October 2021

On Saturday, 16 October 2021, Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, hosted an appreciation ceremony for Western Cape-based Olympic and Paralympic participants. Read More

Princess Vlei Heritage Site the result of work and commitment from stakeholders

13 October 2021

The cultural, spiritual, recreational, and environmental significance of Princess Vlei Eco Park will now be protected for future generations after it was unveiled as a Provincial Heritage Site (PHS) on Tuesday 12 October 2021. Read More

Minister Marais declares Princess Vlei Eco Park a Provincial Heritage Site

12 October 2021

Today, 12 October 2021, Minister Anroux Marais officially unveiled the Provincial Heritage Site plaque at Princess Vlei Eco Park, off the M5 in Retreat.   Read More

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