News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Media Alert: Western Cape Government Takes Action on Initiation Deaths

29 November 2013

Statement by Head of Department, Mr Brent Walters Following the death of two initiates at an initiation site in Stellenbosch and the hospitalisation of a further five, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, in consultation with the Department... Read More

Land Act Centenary Exhibition Opens at Slave Lodge

29 November 2013

A travelling exhibition on the occasion of the centenary of the Natives’ Land Act of 1913 opened at the Iziko Slave Lodge on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. The exhibition will be hosted at a variety of Western Cape museums over the next few months. Read More

Crafters Inspired Through the Arts

28 November 2013

“Droom groot. Dink groot. Doen groot.” (Dream big. Think big. Do big things.) This inspirational message appears on one of the beautiful mosaics on display in the Pop-Up Shop at the West Coast Mall in Vredenburg. The works were produced by people... Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Government Rewards MOD Centre Learners

28 November 2013

Later today, 28 November 2013, Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sport Minister, Dr. Ivan Meyer will host an event to recognise eight Mass Participation, Opportunity and Access, Development and Growth (MOD) Centre learners, who following their... Read More

EPWP Beneficiaries Certified as Site-Specific Guides

28 November 2013

Eighteen beneficiaries of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) at various Western Cape museums were certified as site-specific guides on 25 September 2013. The beneficiaries had successfully completed a course accredited at Level 4 of the... Read More

EPWP Beneficiaries Graduate From Artscape Technicical Training

27 November 2013

There were big smiles all round as seven Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) beneficiaries received their certificates in technical stage practice at Artscape on 25 November 2013. Read More

Media Alert: Sod turning ceremony to mark the upgrade of the De Doorns Sport Complex

26 November 2013

Later today, Tuesday 26 November, Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sport Minister, Dr. Read More

Media Alert: Opening of Exhibition Land and Resistance 1913-2013: The Natives Land Act of 2013

26 November 2013

On Wednesday, 27 November 2013, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer will officially open the new travelling exhibition, Land and Resistance 1913-2013: The Natives Land Act of 1913 at the Iziko Slave Lodge in Cape Town. Read More

New R4.5 Million Library for Nkqubela

26 November 2013

A long-awaited dream came true for the 6 000 residents of Nkqubela in Robertson when their own public library opened on Monday, 25 October 2013. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with the Langeberg Municipality and the... Read More

New R4,5 m Library for Nkqubela

26 November 2013

A long-awaited dream came true for the 6 000 residents of Nkqubela in Robertson when their own public library opened on Monday, 25 October 2013. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with the Langeberg Municipality and the... Read More

Sport Stars Crowned at Annual Metropole Awards

25 November 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and the Western Province (WP) Sport Council honoured notable sport achievers at the annual Metropole Sport Awards in Goodwood on Friday, 22 November 2013. Read More

Boland Sport Stars Crowned in Paarl

22 November 2013

The best regional sport achievers were crowned at the Boland Sport Awards in Paarl on Thursday, 21 November 2013. The ceremony was hosted by the Cape Winelands District Municipality, in partnership with the Boland Sport Council and the Department of... Read More

Successful Sport Mediation Workshop Held in Cape Town

20 November 2013

Mediation and arbitration are quicker, more effective and cheaper mechanisms for resolving disputes in sport than going to court. This was a key message from Chairperson of the Western Cape Sport Arbitration Forum, Adv. André Oosthuizen at a... Read More

Department to Honour Metropole Sport Stars

20 November 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is honouring elite sports people in the Western Cape for outstanding achievements at a number of regional Sports Awards events this month. Read More

Cultural Affairs Awards 2013/2014

19 November 2013

The Western Cape Cultural Awards acknowledge organisations and individuals who have made an impact within the Arts, Culture, Language, Heritage, Museums, Geographical Names, Archives and Libraries sectors in the province over the years. Read More

Celebrating Excellence in South Western District Sport

19 November 2013

Athletes, coaches, administrators, technical officials and federations in the South Western Districts (SWD) region were acknowledged for achievements at the SWD Sport Awards in George. Read More

West Coast Top Sport Achievers Crowned

19 November 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with the West Coast Sport Council and Saldanha Bay Municipality to honour sports achievers at the West Coast Sport Awards held on Friday, 15 November 2013. Read More

Western Cape Chess Sport Stars Crowned

18 November 2013

Chess Western Province (CWP) crowned elite sport stars and awarded regional colours at its annual awards ceremony in Durbanville on Saturday, 16 November 2013. Read More

Indaba Revives Netball in the Western Cape

18 November 2013

Several Western Cape netball stakeholders gathered at an Indaba held in Kuils River over the weekend and participated in discussions about structure and management, selection, players, coaching and umpiring for the next year. Read More

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Honours Our Sport Legends

15 November 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) avails the opportunity to honour legends, heroes and icons who have uncompromisingly contributed to the development, transformation and growth of sport in South Africa and, more specifically, in... Read More