News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Follow in the Footsteps of Dr Neville Alexander

28 February 2013

A fitting tribute to the life and work of Dr Neville Alexander, which formed part the International Mother Language Day celebrations, inspired many to follow in his footsteps. Read More

Western Cape to Honour Sport Stars

28 February 2013

On Friday, 1 March 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr. Ivan Meyerwill host the annual Provincial Sport Awards at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. Read More

Pedalling Together Towards a Safer, Healthier and Better Future

26 February 2013

The importance of education and living a healthy lifestyle inspired young cyclists of the 2013 Nedbank Sports Trusts Development Programme to confidently enter the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour this year. Read More

Department and Partners Boost Underprivileged Cyclists

26 February 2013

On Friday, 22 February 2013, the Nedbank Sports Trust Development Cycling Programme donated 165 cycling kits and 60 bicycles to over 165 learners from 13 disadvantaged schools in the Cape Flats and Boland areas. Read More

Proud Western Cape Sporting Contributions Recognised and Celebrated

25 February 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is proud to recognise sporting personalities from all over the Western Cape for their outstanding achievements and contributions to sport in the province. Read More

Creating a Hub for Sporting Excellence on West Coast

21 February 2013

Producing athletes of excellence and giving hope to communities on the West Coast is a long-term vision for the recently established regional sport academy system. An initiative to help achieve this goal was launched at the Protea Hotel in Saldanha... Read More

Massive Makeover Planned for Saldanha Bay Sport Complex

21 February 2013

The desire to participate in sporting activities in a quality complex with upgraded facilities will soon become a reality for enthusiastic athletes on the West Coast. Read More

Platform to Examine the Future of Sport Business

21 February 2013

The Future of Sport Business conference will create a platform for sports representatives, government, academics and all others associated with sport to engage with each other on the future of sport business in South Africa. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer and Dignitaries Hand Over Bicycles and Cycling Kits

21 February 2013

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer will join dignitaries from the Sports Trust and Netbank to hand over bicycles and cycling kits to the 2013 Netbank Sport Trust Development cyclists. Read More

Learners Inspired by Art Fusion Production

20 February 2013

On Valentine’s Day 2013 the St. Augustine Primary School’s hall was filled with children anxiously awaiting the start of the Arts Fusion production. Dressed in red and pink, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, the children were entertained with... Read More

Moving People and Changing Lives at Wheelchair Challenge

19 February 2013

Athletes with physical disabilities tackled the twists and turns of the Outeniqua Mountain Pass with delight at the annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC) in George on Saturday, 16 February 2013. Read More

Moving Together in the Footsteps of Mandela

18 February 2013

The Madiba “magic” triumphed as thousands of participants set off on various routes through the winelands and forest areas at the annual Nelson Mandela 27 for Freedom Run between Paarl and Franschhoek on Saturday, 9 February 2013. Read More

Media Alert: West Coast District Academy System Launch

15 February 2013

The official launch of the West Coast District Academy System will take place at the Protea Hotel in Saldanha Bay on Saturday, 16 February 2013 at 11:00. Read More

Cultural Achievements Appropriately Recognised

14 February 2013

The gracious Grande Dame of the Mother City (City Hall) was just the perfect venue to host an event of cultural significance.  The prestigious Annual Awards Ceremony of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport was held in the City Hall on Monday... Read More

Promoting Chess At All Levels In the Western Cape

11 February 2013

“Chess players in South Africa are satisfied to be the best in their pool instead of aiming to do well internationally. The level of the sport is therefore not of a high standard. Read More

Afcon Celebrations for Nigeria

11 February 2013

The Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament ended in a blaze of glory for Nigeria at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, 10 February 2013. They defeated Burkina Faso 1–0 in the final. Read More

Gear Up for Fantastic Afcon Final on Sunday

8 February 2013

The much-anticipated final of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) will be decided between an underdog and a former powerhouse trying to find its way back to the top. Read More

Grandmaster Inspires Young Chess Players for the Future

8 February 2013

The success of the chess ‘revolution’ in the Western Cape is mainly built around the youth. A simultaneous exhibition by the English Grandmaster Nigel Short inspired a group of chess emerging players from different schools in the province to improve... Read More

Mossel Bay Museum Celebrates 24 Happy Years

8 February 2013

The Bartolomeu Dias Museum in Mossel Bay is a place where cultures meet and where people can experience cultural warmth. The museum celebrated its 24th anniversary with the community on Sunday, 3 February 2013. Read More

Six of the Best

7 February 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport celebrated the success of 6 athletes that received ministerial bursaries at the National School Sports Championships. Read More