News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Department gives SWD Federations a Financial Boost

11 April 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport boosted resources for talent development and sport participation in the South Western District (SWD) region by funding local federations at the region’s annual cheque handover ceremony. Read More

Netball Revolution Underway in SWD

11 April 2013

“This was only the beginning. Read More

Minister Meyer Unveils Plaque at Pinnacle Point

11 April 2013

On Tuesday, 9 April 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, and the Mayor of Mossel Bay, Alderwoman Marie Ferreira, unveiled the Heritage Western Cape plaque which identifies the archaeological site at Pinnacle... Read More

“From Past to Present” as Pacaltsdorp Celebrates 200 Years of Existence

11 April 2013

"We should not be ashamed of our culture. We should embrace it with pride.” This was the message by the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer to guests in George at the bicentennial celebrations of Pacaltsdorp on Saturday, 6 April... Read More

Jazz Festival Workshops Inspire Emerging Musicians

9 April 2013

“African’s grandest gathering”, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), hosted a variety of workshops in and around the city from 30 Mar Read More

Department to Fund Provincial Sport Federations

9 April 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is proud to support sport federations who are willing to work together and engage in meaningful partnerships with the community and other role-players in the Western Cape. Read More

Partners Plan to Control Bad Behaviour at Newlands

8 April 2013

The Western Cape Government and Western Province Rugby are expected to work together to decisively deal with fan misbehaviour at the DHL Newlands Rugby Stadium in Cape Town. Read More

Getting a Taste of Cape Town International Jazz Festival

5 April 2013

Thousands of music-loving Capetonians were bitten by the jazz bug at a free community concert on Greenmarket Square on Wednesday, 3 April 2013. Read More

Let us Exercise Together in Public Spaces

5 April 2013

Physical activity should be more accessible and appealing to a wide range of people in the Cape Town community. Read More

“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

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

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

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

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

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