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News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Diepkloof Rock Shelter’s World Heritage claim boosted by US fund donation

19 November 2019

The scientific and cultural value of the Diepkloof Rock Shelter is set to be preserved for future generations after Read More

Overberg crafters detail successes of DCAS Craft Museé programme

15 November 2019

The successes of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Craft Museé workshop were highlighted on Thursday, 14 November 2019 when the second phase of the project was launched at the Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the loss of Sandile Dikeni

13 November 2019

MEDIA STATEMENT: MINISTER ANROUX MARAIS MOURNS THE LOSS OF SANDILE DIKENI It is with immense sorrow that we have learnt of the passing of one of the great poets and social commentators of our time, Sandile Dikeni. Read More

EPWP beneficiaries develop new skills at cultural facilities

1 November 2019

Twenty-eight men and women between the ages of 16 and 36 participated in a workshop for Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) beneficiaries at the Groot Drakenstein Cultural Facility in Paarl Read More

Historically important Vergelegen Estate declared provincial heritage site

29 October 2019

The historic significance of Vergelegen Estate in Somerset West will be protected for future generations after the property was declared a provincial heritage site by Heritage Western Cape on Monday, 28 October 2019. Read More

Rain does not dampen spirits at Metro Better Together Games

28 October 2019

Heavy rain could not deter Western Cape Government staff from all the provincial departments who came out to participate in the Metro Better Together Games on Friday, 25 October 2019. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Marais welcome new Heritage Western Cape Council

24 October 2019

On Thursday, 24 October 2019, Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officially welcomed the new council of Heritage Western Ca Read More

Scouting in Schools volunteers welcomed back from USA trip by Minister Marais

24 October 2019

Fourteen young Scout leaders who recently returned from working at summer camps in the USA met the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, this week to share Read More

New Heritage WC Council to be inaugurated by Premier Winde and Minister Marais

23 October 2019

MEDIA ALERT:  NEW HERITAGE WESTERN CAPE COUNCIL TO BE INAUGURATED BY PREMIER WINDE AND MINISTER MARAIS   Read More

DCAS song writing competition winners head into studio

17 October 2019

A group of talented, young musicians are in the midst of recording their own album after receiving a major career boost from the Western Cape Read More

DCAS brings together West Coast government staff to encourage healthy lifestyles

14 October 2019

Hundreds of government officials from the West Coast District gathered in Saldanha Bay on Friday, 11 October 2019, for a day of friendly competition at the annual Better Together Games (BTG). Read More

Minister Marais to submit application to change Zonnebloem to District Six

30 September 2019

As we close Heritage Month 2019, Minister Anroux Marais will today submit the supported application to the National Minister of Arts and Culture, Minister Read More

Better Together Games lifts camaraderie, promotes healthy living in Eden region

30 September 2019

On Friday, 27 September 2019, Western Cape Government officials from the Eden District Municipality gathered in the interest of promoting physical health and team spirit at the Eden Better Together Games (BTG) in Oudtshoorn. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais to promote sport participation in the Karoo

27 September 2019

This weekend Minister Anroux Marais will promote sporting participation at major events in the Karoo district. Read More

Minister Marais appoints experts to assist with name changes

27 September 2019

On 27 September 2019, Western Cape Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Read More

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