News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

DCAS Launches IsiXhosa Terminology Booklet

28 February 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has launched a booklet that has been developed for government-specific Xhosa terms. Read More

MOD Coach with Latin Flavour

28 February 2014

Shanee de Beer, one of South Africa’s top dancers, is a dance coach in the Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) Programme at the Bokmakierie Primary School in Athlone, Cape Tow Read More

Cape Town Corporate Games Officially Launched

28 February 2014

On Thursday, 27 February 2014, Minister Ivan Meyer joined the launch of the Cape Town Corporate Games as the patron of these games for 2014. The third annual Cape Town Corporate Games will be held from 5 to 8 June 2014 at the V&A Waterfront and... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer to Launch isiXhosa Terminology Booklet

27 February 2014

A pocket-size booklet of isiXhosa terms will be launched on 28 February 2014 by Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport. The publication is the product of five years of terminology development work by members of the Western Cape... Read More

Partners Invest in Young Western Cape Cyclists

27 February 2014

With the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour rapidly approaching, the Nedbank Sports Trust Cycling Development Programme handed over bicycles and cycling kits to promising young cyclists on Wednesday, 26 February 2014. The programme is... Read More

Media Alert: Department and Partners to Boost Western Cape Cyclists

25 February 2014

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer and dignitaries from Nedbank and the Sports Trust will hand over bicycles to about 140 Western Cape learners who will be participating in the 2014 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour at a... Read More

2014 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

21 February 2014

The Western Cape Government supports the 37th annual Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour which will be on Sunday, 9 March 2014. Read More

DCAS Celebrates International Mother Language Day

21 February 2014

A joyous celebration of Afrikaans and isiXhosa storytelling, reading and poetry marked International Mother Language Day at Iziko Museum on 19 February 2014. Read More

Successful Western Cape Choral Music Indaba held in Cape Town

18 February 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a successful Cape Choral Music Indaba on 15 and 16 February 2014 in Cape Town.  The purpose of the workshop was to gain a better understanding of the choral music landscape in the Western... Read More

Western Cape Choral Music Indaba in Cape Town

13 February 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will be hosting the Western Cape Choral Music Indaba at the Fountains Hotel in Cape Town on 15 and 16 February 2014. Through this event, DCAS is seeking to understand the choral music sector across... Read More

Media Statement: Western Cape Mourns the Death of SA Track Cycling Champion

12 February 2014

It is with much sadness that I note the passing of multiple track cycling champion Jeanne Nell. His tragic fall during the Keiran race at the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town last night and his subsequent death is a devastating blow to cycling. Read More

MOD Centre Performers Leave a Mark at Cultural Affairs Awards

11 February 2014

Learners from Cedar High School Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) Centre were part of a host of performers that entertained guests at the annual Western Cape Cultural Affairs Awards at Artscape on Monday, 10... Read More

Department Recognises Cultural Affairs Achievements

11 February 2014

The Western Cape’s rich and vibrant cultural affairs landscape was celebrated at the 2013/14 Cultural Affairs Awards ceremony on Monday, 10 February 2014. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) handed out awards to individual and... Read More

Chess and Cycling Achievers to Represent South Africa

10 February 2014

Leading Western Cape chess and cycling achievers were honoured by Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer on Friday, 7 February 2014. Read More

Minister Meyer to Host Lunch for SA Chess Champions and Elite Track Cycling Team

7 February 2014

Today, Friday 7 February 2014, Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sport Minister, Dr Ivan Meyer, will host a light lunch for the male and female South African Chess champions and members of the South African Elite Cycling Track team. Read More

Media Alert: The Designer Behind the 2013/2014 Cultural Affairs Award

6 February 2014

Talented Capetonian industrial designer Burghen Siebert (24) found working on the 2014 Cultural Affairs Award to be a very inspiring experience. Read More

Spectacular Performances at Rapport/ATKV Choral Competition

4 February 2014

The Rapport/ATKV Choral Competition was a spectacular show with an enormous variety of music, from classical and folk to hallelujah praise songs. The competition was hosted by the Afrikaans Taal en Kultuur Vereeniging (ATKV) and Rapport at the City... Read More

CHAN 2014 Unites Communities

3 February 2014

The curtain may have closed on the 2014 African Nations Championship, but for many first-time spectators, this tournament was an experience they will carry for a very long time. Libya claimed the title after defeating Ghana on a penalty shootout in... Read More

Local Drama at its Best at Suidoosterfees

3 February 2014

Local stories were shared and four talented community theatre groups were promoted on the professional stage at the Eden/ Cape Winelands Drama Festival finale held at the Artscape Arena Hall in Cape Town on 31 January 2014. Read More