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News and Speeches for Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Media Statement: Minister Anroux Marais honours long serving officials

10 March 2020

On Friday evening, 6 March 2020, Minister Anroux Marais presented Long Service Awards to officials of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in Paarl. Read More

Media Statement: Minister Anroux Marais celebrates youth in music excellence

9 March 2020

Yesterday, 8 March 2020, Minister Anroux Marais addressed participating students at the Youth in Music Excellence Initiative hosted by the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) as part of the Toyota US Woordf Read More

Talented youth pull out all the stops at Zabalaza Festival

9 March 2020

Youth from across the Western Cape showed off their drama talent at the tenth anniversary of the Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the loss of Nolufefe Philpina Mtshabe

27 February 2020

It is with great sorrow that we have learnt of the passing of one of our well- known choral practitioners, Nolufefe Philpina Mtshabe. Read More

Media alert: Minister Marais to open new multipurpose fields in Khayelitsha

27 February 2020

Tomorrow, Friday 28 February 2020, Minister Anroux Marais will officially open the new multipurpose fields, funded by the Gary Kirsten Foundation and Multichoice, at Chris Hani Arts and Culture High School in Khayelitsha. Read More

Garden Route’s young theatre stars make history at Eden Drama Festival

24 February 2020

The Eden Drama Festival came to an historic end on Saturday 22 February 2020, with four of the participating groups invited to perform at the Baxter Theatre’s annual Zabalaza Festival. Read More

DCAS and stakeholders highlight importance of mother languages

24 February 2020

The importance of indigenous languages was brought into focus this past weekend as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with several other organisations to celebrate International Mother Language Day. Read More

Cape Winelands drama talent a step closer to SA’s biggest stages

17 February 2020

Some of the Western Cape’s brightest young stage talents are a step closer to performing at the Zabalaza Festival and the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) after taking part in the Read More

Minister Marais celebrates the legacy of Joseph Shabalala

12 February 2020

The Western Cape Government is deeply saddened by the passing of Joseph Shabalala. Read More

Minister Marais encourages young riders to participate in Cape Roleur Prologue

10 February 2020

HotChillee is once again inviting young riders from across the Western Cape to compete at the Cape Rouleur Young Rider Prologue, which takes place in Franschhoek on 1 March 2020. Read More

Sports Academy tennis stars going from strength to strength

23 January 2020

Junior tennis players from the Cape Winelands Sports Academy were once again recognised for their impressive performances and talent, with three called up to represent South Africa at international tournaments. Read More

Minister Marais to engage on Eden’s 2019/20 sporting spend

21 January 2020

Tomorrow, 22 January 2020, Minister Anroux Marais will attend the Eden Trilateral Agreement Feedback engagements in George. Read More

DCAS Neighbourhood Development Programme wins big at Service Excellence Awards

5 December 2019

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) was recognised at the annual Western Cape Premier’s Service Excellence Awards once again on Wednesday 4 December 2019, as a programme run out of the Read More

Historic moment as first Khoekhoegowab language students graduate from UCT

2 December 2019

The University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Western Cape Read More

DCAS literature workshop boosts teachers’ and writers’ analytical skills

27 November 2019

More than 60 teachers and up-and-coming writers from around the Western Cape will end 2019 with expanded knowledge and improved analytical skills for literature, after attending a Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) workshop on Fri Read More

DCAS and partners invest in after-school space

26 November 2019

Five after-school practitioners from the Western Cape are set to travel to the United States for training and workshops as part of a programme run by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and its partners. Read More

DCAS Initiation Coordination Programme expected to boost safety of initiates

25 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) launched its annual Initiation Coordination Programme on Friday, 22 November 2019. Read More

Media Statement: Minister Marais assures WCG is Summer Initiation Season Ready

22 November 2019

Today marks the official start of the summer initiation season whose duration is from the 1 November 2019 till the 31 January 2020. Read More

Minister Marais to brief media on WCG's Summer Initiation Season Readiness

21 November 2019

MEDIA ALERT: MINISTER MARAIS TO BRIEF MEDIA ON WCG'S SUMMER INITATION SEASON READINESS  Read More

DCAS dance programme culminates in innovative outdoor solo dance show

20 November 2019

An intensive dance training course culminated in an extraordinary performance on Friday 15 November, as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a production not inside, but on the veranda of the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town Read More

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