News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Media release: New qualification equips After School practitioners

15 January 2019

On Saturday, 12 January 2019, 53 after-school practitioners became the first group to receive their short course certificates for completing the Extended Education Practitioner Training Programme (EEPTP) through Stellenbosch University (SU). Read More

Jazzathon shines spotlight on Western Cape’s talented musos

11 January 2019

Some of the Western Cape’s most talented musicians and singers will take to the stage at the V&A Waterfront amphitheatre this weekend, after the 22nd annual Jazzathon was officially opened on Thursday, 10 January 2019. Read More

Media Alert: Newly initiated men welcomed home by Minister Marais

7 January 2019

Following the current 2018/19 Summer initiation season, Minister Anroux Marais welcomed home the newly initiated men in Gugulethu at the Initiates Homecoming Read More

Western Cape sports pioneers honoured at Legends Awards ceremony

14 December 2018

Some of the most important figures in Western Cape sports history were honoured for their contributions on Thursday, 13 December 2018 when they were officially named as Sport Legends by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). Read More

Media Alert: Sport Legends to be honoured by Minister Marais

12 December 2018

Tomorrow, 13 December 2018, Minister Anroux Marais will deliver the keynote address at the 14th Annual Western Cape Sport Legends Awards ceremony in Wellin Read More

Van nêrens tot êrens: MOD showcase lights up Bellville Civic Centre

10 December 2018

Almost six months of coaching, talent identification and mentoring came to a climax on Friday night as some of the Western Cape’s most talented young performers took to the stage in a showcase hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Read More

DCAS shines at Service Excellence awards

6 December 2018

On Tuesday, 4 December 2018, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) once again demonstrated the impact of its programmes by winning two awards at the annual Western Cape Premier’s Service Excellence Awards. Read More

Mossel Bay’s history preserved for future generations

6 December 2018

The history of Mossel Bay has been preserved for generations to come after the Western Cape Government’s Oral History Initiative was launched in the Garden Route town on Monday.   Read More

New book documents Ceres earthquake experiences

6 December 2018

The story of the earthquake that devastated three Western Cape towns in 1969 can now be viewed from the perspective of survivors, following the release of Ons Onthou, 29 September 1969 (We Remember, 29 September 1969) on Wednesday, 5 December 2018. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Marais to roll out Oral History Initiative in Mossel Bay

30 November 2018


Overberg District Academy opens at refurbished Glaskasteel Sports Complex

21 November 2018

The Overberg’s most talented young athletes are one step closer to reaching the top after the upgraded Glaskasteel Sports Complex in Bredasdorp was officially reopened on Monday following a R700 000 refurbishment. Read More

New Western Cape Cultural Commission welcomed by Minister Marais

16 November 2018

On Thursday, 15 November 2018, the newly appointed Western Cape Cultural Commission (WCCC) members were welcomed to office by Western Cape Minister of Cultural Aff Read More

Statement: Diazville Public Library damaged during service delivery protests

16 November 2018

On Thursday, 15 November 2018, the Diazville Public Library suffered severe loss and damage as it was looted during service delivery protests in the Saldanha Bay area. Read More

Oral History Initiative rolled out in Wupperthal

16 November 2018

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Read More

Year Beyond (YEBO) Social Innovation Challenge 2018

14 November 2018

Year Beyond (YEBO) Social Innovation Challenge 2018: Finding solutions to one of our wicked problems Read More

Archives honoured for helping preserve history

8 November 2018

The Western Cape Archives and Records Service (WCARS) has been recognised for not only helping to preserve the history of South Africa but also making it accessible to members of the public. Read More

Media Alert: WC Archives and Records Service to receive silver medal award

7 November 2018

Tomorrow, 8 November 2018, Minister Anroux Marais will receive the VOC Foundation’s Silver Medal awarded to the Western Cape Archives and Records Service. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Marais bids farewell to SA Homeless Street Soccer Team

6 November 2018


Central Karoo athletes achieve gold and silver at Provincial RSDP

31 October 2018

On Saturday 27 October 2018 the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) co-hosted the Provincial Rural Sport Development Programme (RSDP) Game Read More