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News and Speeches for Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Minister Marais on the death of Peter Veldsman

16 April 2024

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, mourns the death of top chef and author Peter Veldsman, who has passed away at the age of 82 years. Read More

Minister Marais mourns the death of Luke Fleurs

4 April 2024

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Cape Town born Kaizer Chiefs soccer star Luke Fleurs, who was killed in an alleged highjacking on the West Rand on Wednesday night. Read More

Statement by Minister Marais: Cape Town welcomes various events this weekend

15 March 2024

The upcoming weekend will see another great schedule of sporting and cultural events taking place in our province. Read More

YearBeyond opens applications for two additional programmes

12 March 2024

YearBeyond is excited to announce the opening of applications for two more of its programmes:  Read More

Cape Town Cycle Tour brings important boost to province

6 March 2024

This weekend will see the riding of the 46th Cape Town Cycle Tour. This scenic and gruelling event has become a highlight on the annual cycling calendar, drawing cyclists from across the world to join the group of 30 000 riders.   Read More

Minister Marais expresses sorrow at passing of legend Johnny Theunissen

5 March 2024

Minister Anroux Marais expresses sorrow at passing of legend Johnny Theunissen Read More

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