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DCAS Budget prioritizes youth development; major events as economic catalyst

28 March 2022

Today, Minister Anroux Marais presented the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Budget Appropriation for the 2022/23 financial year at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament.   Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of an ambitious shining star, Athanathi Mashiyi

24 March 2022

It is with great sadness that we have learned that one of the young women murdered in Khayelitsha over the past weekend was a recent graduate of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s YearBeyond programme. Read More

Minister Marais welcomes the easing of audience restrictions at live events

23 March 2022

The Western Cape Government welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that venues will now be allowed bigger audiences at live events. Read More

DCAS disappointed by cancellation of the National School Sport Championship

17 March 2022

On 16 March 2022, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport was informed by the National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) that the National School Sport Championship, scheduled for the weekend of 18-21 March 2022, has... Read More

Zero fatalities during Western Cape summer initiation season

11 March 2022

The Western Cape has maintained the track record of a safe initiation practice as parents proudly take their boys for initiation to prepare them for adulthood. The initiation rite of passage that is predominantly practiced by AmaXhosa, AmaHlubi and... Read More

DCAS Drama Finale ends on high note

8 March 2022

The Eden Drama Festival came to an historic end on Saturday 5 March 2022, with four of the participating groups being invited to perform at the Baxter Theatre’s annual Zabalaza Festival. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais celebrates sporting excellence at Provincial Sport Awards

6 March 2022

Yesterday, 5 March 2022, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) once again hosted the annual Provincial Sport Awards to honour the achievements of the Western Cape’s athletes and technical teams. Read More