News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Basketball Teams Perform Well at National School Championships

18 December 2013

Montevideo Primary School’s under 13 basketball boys and girls made team Western Cape proud as both teams won gold at the National School Championship in Bloemfontein last week. Read More

Many Accolades for Sevens Rugby School Sports Championships

18 December 2013

Team Western Cape Sevens Rugby were in fine form at the Western Cape School Sports Championships last week. Coming away with one silver and three gold medals the teams lit up the field with some exciting running Rugby. New Orleans High School... Read More

Western Cape Athletes Shine at National Schools Championships

18 December 2013

Thousands of learners from across the country in the age group 13–18 years competed for honours in a variety of sporting codes at the National School Sports Championship. The championship is hosted annually by Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA... Read More

Madiba’s Spirit Honoured at Reconciliation Day Celebrations

18 December 2013

The vibrant and multicultural spirit of Cape Town was celebrated at the Reconciliation Day festival held in Green Point on 16 December 2013 Read More

“Adopt a Nation” Ahead of CHAN Showpiece

17 December 2013

Four soccer teams playing in the colours of South Africa, Somalia, Uganda and Zambia squared off against each other at the Day of Reconciliation “Adopt a Nation” soccer tournament in Gugulethu on Monday, 16 December 2013. Read More

Sport and Recreation Opportunities for Kranshoek Community

17 December 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with the Bitou Municipality to launch the Kranshoek Community Sport and Recreation Club on Saturday, 14 December 2013. Read More

The Western Cape Salutes its Sport Legends

17 December 2013

“You are our legends, have left a lasting legacy and are great leaders in sport.” These were the words of Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer to the 37 senior sportsmen and sportswomen who were honoured at the 9th Sport Legends... Read More

Cape Town Co-Host 2014 African Nations Championship

15 December 2013

South Africa plays against Mozambique at Cape Town Stadium on 11 January 2014 in the first match of the 2014 Orange African Nations Championship (also known as the African Championship of Nations or CHAN). Read More

Western Cape to honour "Sport Legends"

12 December 2013

Tomorrow, 13 December 2013, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr. Ivan Meyer, will host a breakfast to acknowledge a number of former and present senior sportsmen and sportswomen for their contribution to the development of... Read More

WC Athletes Off to National School Sport Champs

10 December 2013

“Be committed to do your best, have discipline, play fair, enjoy yourself, and be graceful in defeat when you represent the Western Cape.” This was the inspirational message to school athletes who will compete at the upcoming National School Sports... Read More

Making a Difference in the Lives of Women Behind Bars

9 December 2013

On Wednesday, 27 November 2013, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with Breederivier Correctional Services and Koraal Women Network to host an event aimed at motivating and uplifting 220 women incarcerated at Worcester.... Read More

Have Fun, Grow Talent and Meet Friends at The MOD Spot This Holiday

6 December 2013

Great good news for parents and children! Across the Western Cape, during the December school holidays, a variety of activities will be offered to keep young people busy and safe at our MOD (Mass participation, Opportunity and access, Development... Read More

Meaningful Sport Exchange at Public Lecture

4 December 2013

A public lecture by two world renowned lecturers addressed key challenges faced in sport and provided meaningful exchange of knowledge between various role players in attendance. The lecture was hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport... Read More

Provincial Heritage Status for Saron Mission Complex

2 December 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and Heritage Western Cape (HWC) declared the Saron Mission Complex a provincial heritage site on Sunday, 1 December 2013. The day marked the 175th anniversary of the Emancipation of the Slaves. Read More

Promoting the MOD Programme at Mitchell's Plain Festival

2 December 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) promoted the Mass participation, Opportunity and access, Development and growth (MOD) programme at the annual Mitchell’s Plain Festival from 29 November to 1 December 2013. Read More

International Day for the Disabled Celebrated in Napier

2 December 2013

Disability sector athletes from across the Western Cape enjoyed a fun-filled day of sport at the International Day for Persons with a Disability event in Napier on Saturday, 30 November 2013. Read More

MOD Centre Learners Enrolled at Western Cape Sport School

2 December 2013

Eleven excited learners will begin 2014 with a passion to excel on the sports field and in the classroom at the Western Cape Sport School in Kuils River. On Thursday, 28 November 2013, they were honoured by the Department of Cultural Affairs and... Read More