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Call for Minister Mthethwa to reconsider proposed name change

21 May 2022

MEDIA STATEMENT BY MINISTER ANROUX MARAIS: WE URGE MINISTER MTHETHWA TO RECONSIDER THE PROPOSED NAME CHANGE FOR THE AFRIKAANSE TAAL MONUMENT Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the loss of “Galloping Granny” Mavis Hutchinson

20 May 2022

It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Mavis Hutchinson – a legend of the running community. Read More

Opportunity for youth to gain work experience at museums

18 May 2022

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its YearBeyond Programme, has been working to offer unemployed youth in the province opportunities to gain work exp Read More

Eden sport federations and facilities supported

17 May 2022

On Monday, 16 May 2022, Minister Anroux Marais handed over funding and opened a new facility to support sporting federations in the Eden region. Read More

We mourn the loss of creative icon, Aleit Swanepoel

17 May 2022

It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the passing of one of the icons of our creative and entertainment industry – Aleit Swanepoel. Read More

Support a local museum this International Museum Day

17 May 2022

On 18 May we celebrate International Museum Day. This year, the global theme is “The Power of Museums”. Read More

Cape Metro sporting federations receive financial boost

13 May 2022

On Thursday, 12 May 2022, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais symbolically handed over funding amounting to a total of R4 172 000 to affiliated sporting federations in the Cape Metro district. Read More

Heritage Western Cape invites stakeholders to meeting

6 May 2022

During the 2022-2023 financial year, Heritage Western Cape (HWC) intends hosting meetings and where appropriate, workshops, with conservation bodies, local municipalities, relevant government departments and other interested and affected parties, in... Read More

Western Cape Government mourns the passing of Fred Mouton

5 May 2022

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of the legendary cartoonist, Fred Mouton. Read More

Minister Marais to present approximately R13 million to sport federations

21 April 2022

Following the first of the six ceremonial cheque handovers in Malmesbury on Tuesday, Minister Anroux Marais will present a total of approximately R13 000 000 in support of 153 affiliated sport federations across the province.   Read More

Premier Winde, Minister Marais welcome newly-appointed WC Initiation Committee

20 April 2022

Yesterday, 19 April 2022, The Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, attended the first meeting of the Western Cape Provinicial Initiation Coordinating Committee t Read More

Minister Marais congratulates our kickboxing champion from Saldanha Bay

19 April 2022

It is with immense pride that the Western Cape Government congratulates Gregory Gans from Saldanha Bay on his recent crowning as the Ring Contact Fighting Arts International (RCFAI) Super Welterweight Low Kick World Champion. Read More

DCAS Budget prioritizes youth development; major events as economic catalyst

28 March 2022

Today, Minister Anroux Marais presented the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Budget Appropriation for the 2022/23 financial year at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament.   Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of an ambitious shining star, Athanathi Mashiyi

24 March 2022

It is with great sadness that we have learned that one of the young women murdered in Khayelitsha over the past weekend was a recent graduate of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s YearBeyond programme. Read More

Minister Marais welcomes the easing of audience restrictions at live events

23 March 2022

The Western Cape Government welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that venues will now be allowed bigger audiences at live events. Read More

DCAS disappointed by cancellation of the National School Sport Championship

17 March 2022

On 16 March 2022, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport was informed by the National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) that the National School Sport Championship, scheduled for the weekend of 18-21 March 2022, has... Read More

Zero fatalities during Western Cape summer initiation season

11 March 2022

The Western Cape has maintained the track record of a safe initiation practice as parents proudly take their boys for initiation to prepare them for adulthood. The initiation rite of passage that is predominantly practiced by AmaXhosa, AmaHlubi and... Read More

DCAS Drama Finale ends on high note

8 March 2022

The Eden Drama Festival came to an historic end on Saturday 5 March 2022, with four of the participating groups being invited to perform at the Baxter Theatre’s annual Zabalaza Festival. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais celebrates sporting excellence at Provincial Sport Awards

6 March 2022

Yesterday, 5 March 2022, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) once again hosted the annual Provincial Sport Awards to honour the achievements of the Western Cape’s athletes and technical teams. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Marais empower Velddrift with new Noordhoek Library

16 February 2022

Today, following the 2022 State of the Province Address, together with Executive Mayor: Alderman Ray Van Rooyen, Premier Alan Winde and Minister Anroux Marais officially opened the new Noordhoek Public Library in Velddrif. Read More

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