News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Magnificent Olympic Friday at Cape Town Train Station

26 July 2012

On 27 July 2012, a range of activities which formed part of the Magnificent Friday campaign took place at the Cape Town Train Station. Read More

Major Boost for Netball

26 July 2012

The Western Cape Government gave netball a major boost by supporting the Spar Netball Challenge that kicked off at the Good Hope Centre on Monday, 9 July 2012. Read More

Commuters Encouraged to Rally behind SA Olympic Team

25 July 2012

On Friday, 27 July 2012, early morning commuters are encouraged to wear South African colours, sing the national anthem, fly the SA flag and support the South African Olympic team on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. Read More

Touching and Inspiring Hearts in 67 Minutes

23 July 2012

The Siyabonga Care Village partnered with the Western Cape Government and community organisations to celebrate International Nelson Mandela Day (18 July 2012) by taking 67 minutes of action to help disadvantaged people in Vredenburg. Read More

Madiba Bust Unveiled on International Nelson Mandela Day

17 July 2012

On 18 July 2012, the dedication of 67 minutes on International Nelson Mandela Day was celebrated by the unveiling of a bust of the iconic South African at the V&A Conference Centre in Cape Town. Read More

Paddling out Together at Berg River Canoe Marathon

12 July 2012

The Western Cape Canoe Union, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and the Drakenstein Municipality, brought together hundreds of paddlers and supporters at the opening stage of the 2012 Windhoek Berg River Canoe Marathon... Read More

Minister Meyer Sends Team Western Cape off to Olympics

12 July 2012

On 10 July 2012, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, greeted the Western Cape members of the South African Olympic team. Read More

Minister Meyer Sends Team Western Cape Off to 2012 Olympics

11 July 2012

On 10 July 2012 Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, greeted the Western Cape members of the South African Olympic team. Read More

Minister Meyer to Send off Western Cape Participants to 2012 Olympic Games

5 July 2012

On Tuesday, 10 July 2012, Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, will send off the Western Cape participants to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.This event will take place between 10:00 and 11:00 at the Athlone Stadium,... Read More

Knysna Oyster Festival Broadens Horizons for Social Inclusion

4 July 2012

A wide variety of activities has been arranged to promote social inclusion in the Western Cape at the Pick 'n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival which runs from 6 to 15 July 2012. Read More

Netball Students to Show Their Skills at Championships

2 July 2012

Aspiring top-level netball students from eight countries will be will be showing off their skills at the inaugural World University Netball Championships to take place from 2 July 2012 at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town. Read More