News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

“Mal Oor Dans” Competition Focused on Changing Lives

28 March 2013

They say it loud and proud: “Ons is mal oor dans” (We love to dance). Read More

Taking Chess to the Streets in Observatory

28 March 2013

A giant chess board, hidden behind a wall covered in graffiti artwork and under a bridge, is bringing people together while activating public space in the heart of the Observatory community. Read More

Athletes and Team Officials Happy to Receive Tracksuits

28 March 2013

Wearing the sporting colours of their province instils a sense of pride for all athletes and officials. It recognises their achievements and serves as a motivation to strive for excellence and it also inspires others. Read More

Taking Chess to the Streets in Observatory

27 March 2013

A giant chess board, hidden behind a wall covered in graffiti artwork and under a bridge, is bringing people together while activating public space in the heart of the Observatory community. Read More

IsiXhosa Reading Competition Glides to Success

26 March 2013

The Library Services auditorium in Cape Town was packed to capacity with eager learners from Khayelitsha, Philippi, Delft and Athlone at the first Siyazingca Reading Competition held on 26 March 2013. Read More

Remembering the Heroes of the Sport Struggle

26 March 2013

Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) is working together with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and others to help preserve the history of South African sport through exhibitions and educational programmes. Read More

Local Chess Hero Encourages Youth to Make A Move

26 March 2013

Typically modest about his achievements, local chess Grandmaster-elect Kenny Solomon fulfilled his lifelong dream when he played a simultaneous exhibition match against 20 promising young players at the Rocklands Library in Mitchells Plain, Cape... Read More

DCAS Lines Up “Tussen Grafte” and Hip Hop Dancing at KKNK

25 March 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has ensured that an award-winning theatre production and two dance troupes will be performing at the ABSA Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKN Read More

Media Statement: Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Budget Address 2013

25 March 2013

The budget of R445.309m which has been allocated to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is aligned with the Premier’s statement. Read More

“Mal Oor Dans” Competition

22 March 2013

On 22 March 2013, as part of the weeks’ Human Rights Day activities, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in partnership with the City of Cape Town will be hosting a dance competition at the Athlone Civic Centre. Read More

Tannie Evita Launches Library Week in Darling

20 March 2013

“Grab the future and run with it”, said Evita Bezuidenhout as she launched Library Week at the Darling North Public Library. Her well-known brand of humour had the audience laughing out loud. Read More

Supporting Women’s Sporting Excellence Through Women’s Leadership

18 March 2013

Women and girls took charge of their sports affairs by appointment of the Western Cape Women and Girls’ Committee of the Western Cape Sport Confederation on Saturday, 16 March 2013. Read More

Strengthening Ties with Corporate Sponsors

18 March 2013

Corporate social investment in sport changes people’s lives for the better. This was the key message from Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, at a sponsors’ dinner held in Cape Town on Wednesday, 13 March 2013. Read More

New Sport Facility at School Adds Value to Belhar Community

15 March 2013

Joyful emotions ran high as the Western Cape’s first school-based multipurpose sport court was officially opened at Dr Van Der Ross Primary School in Belhar on Thursday, 14 March 2013. Read More

Public Aerobics for Everyone

15 March 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is again encouraging healthy lifestyles through public aerobics sessions in the Cape Town city centre. On Friday, 15 March 2013, participants met for the first session for the year at the Provincial... Read More

Cape Town Carnival to Colour the Imagination

15 March 2013

Colourful costumes, fabulous floats, live music, energetic dancing and fun like no other are expected to invigorate the City of Cape Town this weekend. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Ivan Meyer to Launch Library Week

14 March 2013

Tomorrow, 15 March 2013, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, together with the Mayor of Swartland Municipality, Alderman Tijmen van Essen and Darling’s most famous citizen, Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout will officially... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer and Others to Open Belhar School Multipurpose Sport

14 March 2013

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer will join dignitaries from the Sports Trust and Pareto Limited, owners of the Tygervalley Shopping Centre, to officially open the Multipurpose Sport Court at Dr Van Der Ross Primary School in... Read More

Safety First and Fun in the Sun at Argus Cycle Tour

12 March 2013

Thousands of spectators lined the streets to cheer for the 30 000 cyclists participating the 36th annual Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour on Sunday, 10 March 2013. Read More

Bringing Sport and Business Together

11 March 2013

Sport can help reduce crime and create jobs, according to Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer. Read More