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News and Speeches for Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Minister Marais empowers Drakenstein municipality with four new libaries

6 October 2020

As we safely move forward in the sector, together with the Executive Mayor of the Drakenstein Municipality: Mr. Conrad Poole, Executive Director of Community Services: Mr. Read More

Media alert: Minister Anroux Marais to open four new libraries in Drakensten

5 October 2020

As we safely move forward in the sector, together with the Drakenstein Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will open 4 libraries in the region on Monday, 5 October 2020.   Read More

Overberg sports clubs encouraged to resume service to their communities

1 October 2020

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) completed its annual sport funding cycle on Wednesday, when the last of six cheque handover ceremonies took place in the Overberg town of Swellendam. Read More

Minister Marais financially supports WC sport federations with over R6.3m

1 October 2020

Sports clubs and federations in the Western Cape will be able to safely resume their activities following an investment of R6 356 450 by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). Read More

Cape Town sport to resume safely following DCAS funding allocations

30 September 2020

Sports clubs and federations in Cape Town will be able to safely resume their activities following an investment of just over R2.3 million rand by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of humanitarian and activist Dr Anwah Nagia

29 September 2020

The Western Cape has lost another great voice with the passing of Dr Anwah Nagia. Dr Nagia committed his life to the telling and preserving of the stories of those people who suffered under the oppression of the apartheid system. Read More

Heritage Western Cape declares five new Provincial Heritage sites

29 September 2020

As we reach the end of Heritage Month in South Africa, the Heritage Western Cape Council has approved the classification of five sites in the province as Provincial Heritage Sites (PHS). Read More

Importance of sport and recreation highlighted as DCAS invests in Cape Winelands

29 September 2020

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) invested just over R1 000 000 into the promotion and development of sport in the Cape Winelands on Monday, 28 September 2020, marked by a cheque handover ceremony held in Fran Read More

DCAS supports District Six museum with over R330 000 relief funding

23 September 2020

The unprecedented actions taken to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the complete lockdown of museums across the country since 23 March 2020 until 6 July 2020, after which they could apply to the national Minister of Sports,... Read More

Minister Marais launches volume two of After School Treasure Box

22 September 2020

On Monday, 21st September 2020, Minister Anroux Marais was warmly welcomed to Thembani Primary School in Langa for the launch of the second volume of the Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of champion for language and human rights

21 September 2020

The passing of Danny Titus, former CEO of the ATKV and part-time commissioner of the SA Human Rights Commission, has left our country poorer in many aspects, as he was a true champion in promoting language, as well as his important work as part of... Read More

DCAS relief funding enables museums to safely move forward

17 September 2020

The unprecedented actions taken to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the complete lockdown of museums across the country since 23 March 2020 until 6 July 2020, after which they could apply to the national Minister of Sports,... Read More

First of six cheque handovers boosts West Coast sport federations

15 September 2020

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its Sport Promotion Directorate, has embarked on cheque handovers across the various districts in order to support sporting federations in their re-opening of the sector. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais' West Coast sport federation cheque handover speech

15 September 2020

WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPORT, ANROUX MARAIS WEST COAST CHEQUE HANDOVER: PIKETBERG 14 SEPTEMBER 2020 Good day, goeiemore, molweni nonke, Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of Gawie Fagan

15 September 2020

The Western Cape architectural and heritage landscape has lost a great voice with the passing of Gawie Fagan. Read More

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

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