News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Cultural Affairs Awards to Honour Community Heroes

31 July 2013

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport seeks to recognise outstanding achievements and contributions in the Arts and Culture, Language, Heritage, Geographical Names, Museums, Libraries and Archives fields in the Western Cape for... Read More

Creating A Culture of Anti-Doping in Sport on the West Coast

30 July 2013

On Saturday, 27 July 2013, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) collaborated with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) to host the West Coast substance abuse seminar in... Read More

Netball Comes Alive at Clanwilliam SuperSpar Tournament

30 July 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and the Clanwilliam Netball Club hosted the 39th Super Spar Clanwilliam Netball Tournament at the Augsburg Agricultural Gymnasium from 26 to 27 July 2013. Read More

Indaba Aims to Create an Active and Winning Nation

25 July 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with the City of Cape Town (CoCT) to host the 2013 Western Cape Municipal Sport and Recreation Indaba in Somerset West on 22 and 23 July 2013. Read More

Local School Hosts Chess Grandmasters at DSK International Chess Open

19 July 2013

Today, Friday, 19 July, Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sport Minister Ivan Meyer will open the DSK International Chess Open 2013, which will see over 400 chess players, including six Grandmasters, four International Masters and five Fide Masters... Read More

Madiba Sculpture Strengthens Meaningful Partnerships

19 July 2013

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer took 67 minutes of his time on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2013 to deliver a message of hope at the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch. The museum has been home to a sculpture of... Read More

Reconciliation Book Launched on Mandela Day

19 July 2013

The book, Worcester Hope and Reconciliation Process ... A Journey of Hope by Jan Ungerer and Paul Briers, will take its rightful place at the Western Cape Archives Building in Cape Town so that future generations can be reminded of this... Read More

67 Minutes at MOD Centre for Tata Madiba

19 July 2013

The Premier of the Western Cape Ms Helen Zille and the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer spent their 67 minutes for Madiba in the classroom and on the sports field at the Cavalleria Primary School in Kraaifontein. They joined... Read More

Unique Visual Entertainment at the Gym for Life Challenge

15 July 2013

On 11 July 2013 Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport officially opened the The Second World Gym for Life Challenge at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Read More

Department Creates Opportunities For Township Badminton Players

12 July 2013

A group of Gugulethu badminton players represented a Western Province Invitation team in the Interprovincial C section of the under-19 South African Open Championship in Belhar this week. They were assisted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and... Read More

Invitation to Young Musicians and Emerging Bands

11 July 2013

Exciting opportunity for young musicians and emerging bands to audition to perform at the Moshito Music Conference in Johannesburg. Read More

Development Canoeists Show Their Mettle in Berg River Canoe Marathon

10 July 2013

Among the competitors in this year’s Berg River Canoe Marathon are 20 development canoeists, who will take part in one of the most challenging water races in the Western Cape this month. Read More

National Badminton Championships in Cape Town

10 July 2013

The Interprovincial Badminton Tournament in Belhar co-hosts the u.19 South African Open Championship and teams from Zambia and Namibia. The event, taking place from 7 to 13 July 2013, is hosted by the Western Province Badminton Association,... Read More

Western Cape Indigenous Games Team Announced

10 July 2013

Hundreds of participants from various districts across the Western Cape competed in the Provincial Indigenous Games, hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in Kuils River on Saturday, 6 July 2013. Read More

Zolani Artists Display Their Work at Literary Festival

8 July 2013

During the first week of July a group of emerging visual artists from Zolani attended the Cape Winelands Advanced Visual Arts Skills workshop in Ashton. The aim of the workshop was to prepare these artists for a professional exhibition. Read More

“Mal Oor Dans” Competition Inspires Local Dancers

4 July 2013

The exciting “Mal Oor Dans” competition was hosted by The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and City of Cape Town (CoCT) during the month of June to give Western Cape learners the opportunity to showcase their dancing and musical... Read More

Touching the Hearts of HIV/Aids Orphans

1 July 2013

The Simon’s Town Museum’s campaign for disadvantaged children, the annual knit-a-jersey and donate-a-soft toy campaign, starts this month and ends in November. Read More