News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Devote a Day to Persons With Disabilities

29 November 2012

Disability does not only affect persons with disabilities, it affects everyone in society. The inability of some able-bodied people to treat people with disabilities as their equals is where the real disability lies. Read More

Museum and Community Act Against Abuse

28 November 2012

The Simon’s Town Museum is working together with the Ocean View Trauma Centre and members of the community to increase awareness of the abuse of women and children, and to build support for victims and survivors of abuse. Read More

Western Cape Government to Support the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

28 November 2012

Following the signing of an agreement between the Western Cape Government’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, met with David Howman, ... Read More

Western Cape Government Concludes Agreement with the World Anti-Doping Agency

27 November 2012

Following the signing of an agreement between the Western Cape Government’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer will today, Thursday 27... Read More

The Best of WP Sport Crowned at Awards

26 November 2012

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport strengthened its sporting partnership with the Western Province (WP) Sport Council, City of Cape Town and various sport federations when sports stars were crowned at the Metropole Sports Awards at Barron’... Read More

Successful Terminology Development Workshop for Language Practitioners

26 November 2012

Language practitioners from across the Western Cape gathered in Cape Town on 23 November 2012 to attend a terminology skills development workshop facilitated by Dr Mariëtta Alberts. Read More

Dreaming of a Professional Acting Future

21 November 2012

Dreams of performing on a professional stage may become a reality for two groups of actors at the final showdown of the Eden Drama Festival in Heidelberg on Saturday, 24 November 2012. Read More

A "Wheat" Experience in the Overberg

21 November 2012

Members of the public came together to learn about the production processes of wheat and bread at Beaumont Wines in Botriver on Saturday, 17 November 2012. Read More

Celebrating Excellence in SWD Sport

20 November 2012

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport partnered with the South Western Districts (SWD) Sport Council and Oudtshoorn Municipality to crown sport stars from the region at the SWD Sport Awards. Read More

Museum Policy in for more Development

20 November 2012

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport seeks to strengthen partnerships with all museums, communities and other stakeholders in the Western Cape. A draft Museum Bill is currently being compiled in collaboration with stakeholders. Read More

Extended Date for Nominations for Awards for Cultural Excellence Announced

20 November 2012

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has extended the deadline for nominations for the annual Cultural awards to 30 November 2012. Read More

Elite Sports People Honoured at Boland Sport Awards

16 November 2012

Glittering lights and proud triumphs created a lively atmosphere at the Boland Sport Awards at Goudini Spa in Rawsonville on Thursday, 15 November. Read More

Khayelitsha Street Soccer and Netball Inspires Young People

15 November 2012

The launch of the street soccer and netball project on 10 November 2012 at Ikhusi Primary School brightened the day for the youth of Khayelitsha Site B. Young people took great enjoyment from participating in the various arts, sports and cultural... Read More

A “Better Together” Western Cape and Shandong

15 November 2012

The Western Cape and Shandong Province in China are in partnership to create a better sports future together. Read More

Big Walkers Open Their Warm Hearts to Charity

12 November 2012

Thousands of participants in the Discovery Cape Times Big Walkput their tekkies on to support local charities in one of Cape Town’s largest community participation events on Sunday, 11 November 2012. Read More

76th SAMA Annual Conference

6 November 2012

Exhibitions of artefacts and records at museums will soon go digital through the application of new technologies. Read More

Minister Meyer Spreads Cycling Cheer on the West Coast

6 November 2012

Cyclists on the West Coast are now pedalling together towards a safer and better future. Read More

76th SAMA Annual Conference: Museums in a Changing World

2 November 2012

A wide range of presentations and discussions focusing on sub-themes around museums took place at the 76th SAMA National Conference in Paarl. Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Encouraged Through Fitness Improvement Initiative

2 November 2012

Sunshine and relaxed musical vibes welcomed participants at the public aerobics session in Cape Town’s Company Gardens on Friday, 2 November 2012. This was the final session of the fitness improvement movement at this venue before it is rolled out... Read More

Successful West Coast Rugby Development Tournament

1 November 2012

The 25th annual Fish Industry Rugby Tournament provided opportunities for fishermen and aspiring rugby players to play the game at a higher level. Sixteen teams from the region participated in the tournament at the Sport Grounds in Velddrif on... Read More