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News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Arts, culture and sport practitioners encouraged to apply to Relief Fund

3 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on individuals in both the arts and the sporting spheres. The lockdown regulations have led to individuals in these fields having to face a loss of income over the next few weeks and months. Read More

Media statement: Winter customary initiation season suspended to stop the spread

29 March 2020

In consideration of the magnitude and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, in its meeting of 15 March 2020, Cabinet resolved to declare a National State of Disaster, which was duly declared under Government Gazette No. 43096. Read More

DCAS' measures to stop the spread of Covid-19

23 March 2020

MEDIA STATEMENT: DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPORT’S MEASURES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 Read More

Minister Anroux Marais to symbolically handover remains from CP Nel Museum

23 March 2020

At the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport we are committed to realising our vision of a socially inclusive Western Cape for all who call it home. Read More

Minister Marais symbolically presents remains from CP Nel Museum to community

23 March 2020

MEDIA STATEMENT: MINISTER MARAIS SYMBOLICALLY PRESENTS REMAINS FROM CP NEL MUSEUM TO OUDTSHOORN COMMUNITY Read More

Media Alert: Minister Marais to launch National Library Week in Paternoster

16 March 2020

Today, 16 March 2020, together with the Saldanha Bay Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will officially launch National Library Week in Paternoster. Read More

DCAS drama programme products win big at Zabalaza Festival

16 March 2020

The annual Zabalaza Festival concluded with a proud moment for the Read More

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

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