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News and Speeches for Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Minister Marais to open new mini-library for the blind in Riversdale

21 April 2021

Tomorrow, 22 April 2021, together with the Executive Mayor, Cllr Grant Riddles and the Hessequa Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will officially open a new mini-library for the blind at the Riversdale Public Library. Read More

Eden sport federations welcome handover of funding and equipment

20 April 2021

On Monday, 19 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the fifth of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Central Karoo sport federations bolstered through annual funding

16 April 2021

On Thursday, 15 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the fourth of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Minister Marais welcomes Social Cohesion Advocates

15 April 2021

On Tuesday, 13 April 2021the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted a meeting to introduce the Social Cohesion Advocates (SCAs) that were appointed by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. Read More

Metro sport federations urged to safely continue work with funding boost

15 April 2021

On Wednesday, 14 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the third of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

West Coast sport federations receive support to continue their activities

14 April 2021

On Tuesday, 13 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the second of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Cape Winelands sport federations boosted by funding handover

13 April 2021

On Monday, 12 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport embarked on the first of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Minister Marais to present R12.9m financial support to sport federations

12 April 2021

Today, 12 April 2021, will be the first of six ceremonial cheque handovers in which Minister Anroux Marais will present a total of approximately R12.9 million in support of 145 affiliated sport federations across the prov Read More

Statement by minister Marais: We mourn the loss of a leading light for isiXhosa

8 April 2021

The passing of Professor Sizwe Satyo last week has left a void in the sphere of Language development in our province.  Read More

Minister Marais tables R897.5 million budget for Cultural Affairs and Sport

31 March 2021

Yesterday, 30 March 2021, Minister Anroux Marais tabled the 2021/22 budget appropriation of R897 510 000 for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Read More

Western Cape cabinet gives conditional go ahead for initiation practice

29 March 2021

The Cabinet of the Western Cape has in its meeting on the 24th March 2021 taken a decision to lift the suspension on initiation practice in the Western Cape as from 1 June 2021, subject to the following: The status of the COVID-19 pandemic and  Read More

Provincial Sporting Achievers Honoured at Sport Awards

24 March 2021

On Tuesday, 23 March the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a smaller version of its Annual Sport Awards. Read More

Minister Marais visits initiation Covid-19 safety training session

23 March 2021

On Saturday, 20 March 2021, Minister Anroux Marais visited the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s Initiation Programme Training Session, as the Western Cape Government proactively prepares for the sacred practice of Read More

Minister Marais to visit initiation training session

19 March 2021

As initiation practices in the province was suspended in 2020 to save lives and empower cultural practitioners through COVID-19 training, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted consultation sessions with traditional leaders and... Read More

Minister Marais to end National Library Week in the southern Cape

18 March 2021

With National Library Week currently underway, from 15 - 21 March, Minister Anroux Marais will be visiting libraries in the Southern Cape to share the 2021 theme, Libraries Matter.   Read More

DCAS saddened by news that Fugard Theatre will close permanently

17 March 2021

The Western Cape Government is saddened by the news that the Fugard Theatre will close its doors permanently.    Read More

DCAS promotes multilingualism for social inclusivity in the Western Cape

11 March 2021

At the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) we are committed to ensuring the equal treatment of the provincial official languages: Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa and in promoting previously marginalised languages, including South African... Read More

DCAS encourages support for women in sport

9 March 2021

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport invited women to participate in a hybrid event, in which various topics facing women in the sporting industry were discussed. Read More

Former activist meeting point Freedom Square unveiled as Heritage Site

9 March 2021

The socio-political and historic significance of Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel was recognised on Monday, 8 March 2021 when it was officially unveiled as a Provincial Heritage Site. Read More

Minister Marais presents R2.6m netball facility funding to municipalities

8 March 2021

As we gear up to host the 2023 Netball World Cup in the Western Cape, Minister Anroux Marais officially presented ceremonial cheques to municipalities to upgrade netball facilities in their respective regions. Read More

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