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News and Speeches for Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

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' 2020/21 Adjustment Budget Vote Speech

31 July 2020


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

Youth empowered by WCG YearBeyond programme

22 June 2020

As we nationally commemorate youth this month, the Western Cape Government has developed an innovative Youth Service Programme, YearBeyond, which provides youth between the ages of 18 and 25 an opportunity to gain meaningful work experience, build... Read More

DCAS relief funding application process progresses to adjudication phase

18 June 2020

In response to the adverse implications the global health pandemic and subsequent national lockdown imposed on the cultural and sport sector, the Western Cape Government resolved to fund provincial athletes and artists through a Read More

Minister Marias announces #Slam4urlife winners on Youth Day

17 June 2020

The Slam4urLife competition, coordinated by the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, in partnership with Community Chest, FunDza Literacy Trust, Assitej South Africa and Harambee concluded yesterday, June 16 Youth Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the untimely loss of the Kirvan Fortuin

15 June 2020

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of the dancer and choreographer, Kirvan Fortuin. Read More