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Join International Museum Day Celebrations

15 May 2014

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will celebrate International Museum Day on Sunday, 18 May 2014. The 2014 theme is Museum Collections Make Connections. Read More

Hijackings on the Increase – Do SAPS Have Enough Resources?

15 May 2014

Media statement by Minister of Community Safety Dan Plato. Read More

Keeping South African Kids Safe from Injury

15 May 2014

Approximately 80% of injuries to children occur in or around the home. The Woolworths Childsafe Research and Educational Centre, which officially opens its doors on Thursday, 15 May 2014, will address this devastating statistic. Read More

Figure Skating Talent on Show

15 May 2014

Some of the Western Cape’s best figure skaters performed in the colourful National Figure Skating showcase at the Ice Station, GrandWest on 13 May 2014. Read More

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Supports Local Drama Talent

13 May 2014

Make sure you don’t miss the SABC2 7de Laan episode of 14 May 2014 when emerging actor Thabiso Newman (from Knysna) and actress Samantha Pienaar (Riversdale) are set to make their acting debut in the television series. Read More

Conference Improves Women and Girls’ Sport Development

12 May 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with the Provincial Women and Girls Committee of the Western Cape Sport Confederation to host the inaugural Provincial Women in Sport Coaches’ Conference in Riebeek West on 9 and 10 May... Read More

Mfuleni to Get a Temporary Health Facility

12 May 2014

Following major space constraints at the Mfuleni Community Health Centre, a decision has been taken to erect an interim facility, similar to the temporary Du Noon health facility, which can be used as a community hall by the community once the new... Read More

Elections 2014: Thank You to SAPS for Maintaining Law and Order

9 May 2014

 Media Release by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Read More

International Nurses Day 2014

9 May 2014

Celebrate nurses for their continued dedication and efforts to make a difference in the lives of Western Cape citizens. Read More

Media Alert: The Chess Revolution is Coming Home this Weekend

9 May 2014

The international Grandmaster event will be hosted at Curro Primary School in Century City from 9 to 18 May 2014. Read More

Horror Bus Crash Claims 10 Lives, Leaves Many Injured

8 May 2014

At 1:50 on 8 May 2014, an Intercape bus was involved in a horrific crash claiming the lives of nine passengers and a three-year old child. Read More

Celebrating South African Records Collection and Preservation

8 May 2014

The National Department of Arts and Culture launched the seventh Annual National Archives Week at the National Film, Video and Sound Archives building in Pretoria hosted under the theme “Archives for Democracy, Accountability and Transparency”. The... Read More

Looking Back through the Archives

6 May 2014

National Archives Week was launched at the Western Cape Archives and Records Service in Cape Town on 5 May 2014. Read More

New Sport Facility Brings Joy to Learners in Gugulethu

6 May 2014

A school-based multipurpose sport court was opened at the Nobantu Primary School in Gugulethu on 5 May 2014. Read More

National Burns Awareness Week: How to Prevent Burn Injuries

6 May 2014

A burn is one of the most devastating injuries. It leaves in its wake both physical and mental anguish on a child.Many burn injuries are accidental and are a common cause of unintentional injury – preventative care can reduce the likelihood of an... Read More

MOD Programme Honoured by Regional Softball Federation

5 May 2014

Learners and coaches from the MOD (Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth) programme were honoured at the Western Province Softball Federation (WPSF) awards ceremony on 2 May 2014. Read More

African Horse Sickness Case in Robertson

5 May 2014

There has still only been the one confirmed case of African Horse Sickness (AHS) in the Robertson area. Census and clinical surveillance is still underway by State officials and through the work of private veterinarians. Read More

African Horse Sickness Update

5 May 2014

In total there have been a total of 23 affected properties as a result of the African Horse Sickness (AHS) outbreak in 2014 in the Porterville and Wellington region of the Western Cape. In total, 66 confirmed cases have been identified with 10... Read More

Farmworker Sport is Alive and Well in the Western Cape

5 May 2014

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport collaborated with the Langeberg Municipality to host the annual Western Cape Farmworkers’ Sport and Recreation Day in Robertson on Saturday, 3 May 2014. Read More

StatsSA Confirms Western Cape Creates Most Jobs in South Africa

5 May 2014

StatsSA’s Quarter 1 2014 Labour Force Survey, released today, highlights once again that the Western Cape is the leading province in terms of job creation in South Africa. Read More