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News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Minister Marais empowers Swartland sport clubs with much needed equipment

24 February 2021

As we safely move forward in the Western Cape, Minister Anroux Marais handed over much needed sport equipment to sport clubs in the Swartland Municipality at the Malmesbury Care Facility yesterday, 23 February 2021. Read More

DCAS takes Social Cohesion Conversations, Writers Workshop to Khayelitsha

23 February 2021

The role of arts culture and the true value of writing and reading were the focus at Harare Library in Khayelitsha on Friday, 19 February 2021, as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted two separate events. Read More

DCAS launches groundbreaking isiXhosa netball rulebook

23 February 2021

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport launched the Xhosa Netball rulebook on 22 February 2021. Read More

Minister Marais celebrates International Mother Language Day

22 February 2021

Annually on 21 February we commemorate International Mother Language Day and in celebration, Minister Anroux Marais delivered the welcoming address at the Pan South African Language Board (PANSALB) and partners virtual conf Read More

Minister Marais launches first of its kind isiXhosa netball rulebook

22 February 2021

In celebration of International Mother Language Day commemorated yesterday, Minister Marais, today, launched the very first isiXhosa Netball Rulebook, the third code to be published in the Western Cape, following chess and Read More

DCAS call for annual funding project applications officially opens tomorrow

4 February 2021

Minister Anroux Marais is happy to announce that the call for annual funding project applications for 2021/22 by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) officially opens on Friday, 5 February 2021.  Read More

DCAS working to forge new norm for safe initiation once nationally permitted

21 January 2021

While customary initiation in the Western Cape is still suspended under the adjusted Alert Level 3 regulations (promulgated under the Disaster Management Act), the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has proactively Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the passing of a giant of SA rugby

23 December 2020

The sudden passing of Arthob Petersen, who served in various positions in SA rugby, has left a gaping hole in this sphere. Mr. Read More

DCAS-supported sport climbing event sees two qualify for Tokyo Olympics

21 December 2020

South Africa’s best male and female climber are headed to Tokyo in 2021 after qualifying for Olympic Games at a Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport-supported event in Cape Town over the weekend. Read More

DCAS-supported Dressage Championships hosted in Stellenbosch

14 December 2020

The Western Cape Dressage Championships took place at the Stellenbosch Riding Club from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 December 2020. Read More

Minister Marais launches new netball facility in Darling

9 December 2020

As we proactively prepare to host the 2023 Netball World Cup in the Western Cape, in the City of Cape Town particularly, Minister Anroux Marais, yesterday, launched a new netball facility at the Gabriel Pharo Sportsgrounds Read More

YearBeyond graduates ready to take on the world of work

4 December 2020

On Thursday, 3 December 2020, 300 youth graduated from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s YearBeyond Academic Programme. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais' second adjustment budget vote speech

3 December 2020

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais 2020/21 Second Adjustment Budget Vote Speech  3 December 2020 Good day, goeiemore, molweni nonke, all protocol observed.  Read More

Minister Marais announces suspension of 2020 summer initiation season

2 December 2020

With the resurgence of positive COVID-19 cases in the province, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officially confirms that the sacred practice of initiation has been suspended in the provin Read More

Swellendam to be empowered with state-of-the-art brand-new library

26 November 2020

Together with Mayor Nicholas Myburgh, Municipal Manager: Mr. Read More

YearBeyond equips youth to become economically active

25 November 2020

As part of the Western Cape’s drive to boost the local economy and jobs sectors, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its YearBeyond Programme, has been working to equip young people with the necessary skills and opportunities to... Read More

DCAS supported Black Powder Championships hits the bullseye

16 November 2020

The resumption of sport in the Western Cape continued successfully this weekend as the annual Black Powder Shooting South African National Championships was hosted at the Atlantis Military Shooting range. Read More

Cape’s best junior sprint paddlers compete at DCAS-supported event

16 November 2020

Some of the Western Cape’s best junior sprint paddlers received an experience boost over the weekend when they competed in the in the Kayak Sprint competition at the Paarl Canoe Club on Saturday, 14 November 2020. Read More

Minister Marais congratulates participants of first Virtual Metropole Big Walk

9 November 2020

On Saturday, 7 November 2020, Minister Anroux Marais congratulated those who participated in the first of its kind Metropole Virtual Big Walk as they collected their medals and shields at Fairmount High School in Grassy Par Read More

Minster Marais prioritizes internet connectivity in Matzikama and Cederberg

4 November 2020

As the Western Cape safely moves forward, Minister Anroux Marais visited libraries in the Matzikama District and Cederberg Municipality last week to assess their readiness as the sector is now reopened. Read More