News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Recognising Women, Girls and Disabled People During Women’s Month

27 August 2013

The unique contribution of women, girls and disabled people to Western Cape communities was recognised during a provincial Women’s Month event at the N Otto Hall in Porterville on Saturday, 24 August 2013. Read More

Creating Cycling Opportunities at Porterville Festival

26 August 2013

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer joined development cyclists and members of the Porterville community in two mountain bike races on 23 and 24 August 2013. The visit coincided with the town's 150-year anniversary. Read More

Library and Museum Celebrate Porterville’s 150th Anniversary

26 August 2013

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer visited the Porterville community library and the Jan Danckaert Museum on Friday, 23 August 2013. The visit coincided with the 150-year anniversary of this historic West Coast town. Read More

Singing the National Anthem With Pride

23 August 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is giving about 40 young artists from six districts in the Western Cape the opportunity to learn the national anthem. Read More

Focus on Women, Girls and Disabled People in Sport

22 August 2013

The Provincial Women and Girls Committee Disability Sport Western Cape and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will jointly host a provincial Women’s Month event on Saturday 24 August 2013 in Porterville. Read More

High-Level Meeting Brings Cultural Leaders Together

21 August 2013

The Inter-Ministerial Cultural Groups meeting that took place at Spier, Stellenbosch on 16 August 2013 aimed to share the cultural wealth of South Africa and support cultural groups in the Western Cape. Read More

Sharing a Love of Reading at National Book Week

21 August 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is encouraging people to engage with books and share the joy of reading during this year’s National Book Week from 2 to 7 September 2013. Read More

Sign Language Training for Parents and Caregivers

20 August 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is again running basic South African Sign Language training at the Noluthando School for the Deaf in Khayelitsha. The training aims to assist parents, guardians and caregivers to communicate more... Read More

Promoting Sport Development in the Western Cape and Shandong Province

16 August 2013

Western Cape sport federations have confirmed their support for a sport development partnership between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and its counterpart in Shandong Province, China. Read More

Annual Museum Symposium – “Take museums from good to great”

16 August 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted its Annual Museum Symposium from 12 – 15 August 2013 in Rawsonville. Read More

Empowering Youth Through Recreational Camps

14 August 2013

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will be hosting four youth recreation camps during 2013 in partnership with Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA). Read More

National Anthem Programme Promotes Common Identity and Pride

13 August 2013

About 40 youth artists from six districts in the Western Cape are expected to participate in the National Anthem training programme in Melkbosstrand from 18 to 23 August 2013. The training is facilitated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and... Read More

Support Museum to Assist Drakenstein Women’s Clubs

8 August 2013

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en –monument is organising a collection in aid of two women’s clubs in Drakenstein. Read More

Swimming Event Against Woman Abuse

7 August 2013

Western Province Aquatics will partner with Virgin Active South Africa and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) to host a Women’s Day event (starting at 9:00) at the Blue Downs Swimming Pool on Friday, 9 August 2013. Read More

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Celebrates Women

6 August 2013

On 9 August 1956, 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the pass laws. Read More

CHAN 2014 Delegation Visits Cape Town

5 August 2013

A delegation from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) visited the Cape Town Stadium and the Athlone Stadium last week to assess their readiness to host matches in the CHAN 2014 African Nations Championship. Read More

Western Cape Netball Teams Given Inspirational Send-Off

2 August 2013

“Go to Rustenburg and make our province proud”. This was the message by the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer to provincial netball teams that will represent their regions in the upcoming Spar National Championships... Read More