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News and Speeches for Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Over R600 000 presented to West Coast sport federations as sector reopens

15 September 2020

Alert Level 2 Regulations now allow for the resumption of sporting activities, including professional and non-professional matches, authorised by recognised sporting bodies, subject to the following: Read More

Minister Marais mourns with Bonteheuwel over the loss of beloved Flori Skrikker

14 September 2020

It is with great sadness that Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport heard of the passing of the legendary “Auntie Flori” Skrikker from Bonteheuwel over the weekend. Read More

Minister Marais visits reopened libraries during National Book Week

9 September 2020

As we celebrate National Book Week, Minister Anroux Marais, together with City of Cape Town’s Mayco Member for Community Services and Health, Dr. Zahid Badroodien, visited Brackenfell and Belville libraries on Monday, both open to the public on a... Read More

First of its kind online National Book Week to be launched on Monday

4 September 2020

National Book Week, the Western Cape Library Service's second longest running reading awareness week, is heading online this year. Read More

Minister Marais welcomes the re-opening of Archives and Record Service

31 August 2020

Following the President’s address and the Alert Level 2 Regulations gazetted by the Department of Co-operative Governance, provided that all mandatory health protocols are in place, the National Department has now granted permission for the Western... Read More

As sector reopens, Minister Marais visited Togryers museum to engage on readines

27 August 2020

Yesterday, Minister Anroux Marais visited the Togryers Museum in Ceres, one of the many museums reopened across the province following national government’s approval of their compliance to the mandatory health protocols now to be instituted. Read More

Minister Marais donates 1700 facemasks to the Greater Tygerberg Partnership

21 August 2020

Yesterday, Minister Anroux Marais handed over 1700 face masks to The Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP) who have been proactively assisting the Bellville community during the Covid-19 lockdown period. Read More

Minister Marais welcomes re-opening of cultural affairs and sports sector

20 August 2020

Following the President’s address and the Alert Level 2 Regulations gazetted by the Department of Co-operative Governance, provided that all mandatory health protocols are in place, the following restrictions have now been lifted in the cultural... Read More

Minister Marais extends condolences after passing of Abrie de Swardt

18 August 2020

The Western Cape Government is saddened by the passing of one of the sporting community’s greatest champions, Abrie de Swardt. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais: We mourn the loss of a champion of the arts

28 July 2020

The news of the passing of Dr David Piedt has been a shock for the community of Oudtshoorn, as well as the organisers of the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK).   Read More

Minister Anroux Marais saddened by the passing of journalist Peter Daniels

27 July 2020

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of the great Peter Daniels who selflessly used the power of sport to empower not only the Cape Winelands but the province and country at large.  Read More

WCG calls for minute of remembrance to honour those who have gone before us

27 July 2020

As Covid-19 related fatalities are recorded across the province and South Africa, the Western Cape Government with the support of our Faith Based Organisations (FBO) Network and various stakeholders call for a minute of silence every Wednesday at... Read More

Minister Marais launches Tygerberg and Northern District’s mask activation

22 July 2020

Yesterday, Minister Anroux Marais launched the Tygerberg and Northern District’s Mask Activation, scheduled to take place every week in the area. Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of Cape Town icon Mr Shafiek April

22 July 2020

The Cape Town cultural sphere has lost an icon with the passing of the president of the Cape Malay choir board, Shafiek April. Read More

Minister Marais mourns the passing of anti-apartheid hero Andrew Mlangeni

22 July 2020

We have lost another great voice in our country’s history with the passing of Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid stalwart Andrew Mlangeni. Read More

Minister Marais mourns the passing of stage and screen legend Elize Cawood

20 July 2020

The Arts and Culture sector has lost a true legend with the passing of actress Elize Cawood. Read More

DCAS relief funding transfer process to officially commence next week

17 July 2020

As the independent adjudication process has now officially concluded and the findings presented to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), outcomes of relief funding applications will be communicated to all applicants next week, 20 July... Read More

Capitec donates food parcels to MOD coaches and learners across the province

7 July 2020

Yesterday, 6 July 2020, Minister Anroux Marais accepted Capitec's generous donation of food parcels to our MOD and Neighbouring Schools Programme coaches a Read More

WCG develops cultural and religious guide for managing Covid-19 fatalities

6 July 2020

As the number of fatalities increase across the province due to COVID-19, the Western Cape Government through the Department of Local Government and in consultation with our Faith Based Organisations (FBO) Network and various stakeholders developed... Read More

WCG launches enrichment portal for afterschool practitioners

24 June 2020

To thrive every child needs access to at least one caring adult in their lives. In almost every no and low fee school across the province, there exists a network of dedicated individuals and organisations who work after school each day. Read More

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