News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Jazz Festival Workshops in Cape Town

28 March 2014

“African’s grandest gathering”, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), will be hosting various workshops at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town on 28 and 29 March 2014. The programme includes urban master classes, music business... Read More

Accredited Training for EPWP Beneficiaries at KKNK

27 March 2014

About 100 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) beneficiaries will receive training in Arts and Culture Management on Community Level at the ABSA Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) in Oudtshoorn from 30 March to 4 April 2014. Read More

Batter Up for MOD Learners

27 March 2014

A total of 405 junior baseball players from across the Western Cape gathered in Cape Town for a festival of baseball on 23 and 24 March 2014. Fourteen MOD (Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth) Centre teams were joined... Read More

Department Lines Up “Life After Hurt” at KKNK

26 March 2014

A rural drama group from Knysna will be performing its award-winning theatre production at the ABSA Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) in Oudtshoorn from 29 March to 5 April 2014. Read More

Bhongolethu Slamdunks for Women’s Rights

25 March 2014

Two selected Oudtshoorn basketball teams from Bhongolethu Primary and High School and Fezekile High School MOD (Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth) Centre participated in the Women’s Rights Basketball Tournament at... Read More

Youth Musicians Mentored at Jazz Festival

25 March 2014

Four talented young musicians have been receiving a valuable learning opportunity after being chosen to provide behind-the-scenes support to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) on 28 and 29 March 2014. The four all participate in... Read More

Celebrating Human Rights Day in the Streets

24 March 2014

Galjoen Street in Diazville came to life with people participating in a number of fun-filled sport events at the West Coast Region Community Sport Festival on 21 March 2014. Read More

MOD Flag Flies High at National Softball Championships

24 March 2014

On 21 March 2014, 18 Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) softball teams competed against each other in Athlone on Human Rights Day. The event formed part of the National Softball Championships that took place... Read More

Club Chess Champs at its Best

24 March 2014

The Steinitz Chess Club from Belhar continued its dominance in the Western Cape by winning the Ample Club Chess Championships held in Cape Town from 20 to 24 March 2014. The tournament was hosted by Chess Western Cape and supported by the Department... Read More

Human Rights Day Event in Mitchells Plain

20 March 2014

Human Rights Day will be celebrated with a multi-code sports festival and 5km fun walk at the Portlands Indoor Centre and Sport Fields in Mitchells Plain on 21 and 22 March 2014. Read More

Arts and Culture Focus Schools Workshop in Cape Town

19 March 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will be supporting the upcoming Arts and Culture Focus Schools Live Workshop in Newlands on Sunday, 23 March 2014. Read More

MOD Coaches Learn First Aid

19 March 2014

The MOD centre programme prepares coaches with an in-depth training through a first aid Level One course which was held on 14, 15 and 16 March 2014. Read More

Winning Formulas at Science, Technology and Sport Conference

18 March 2014

Coaches and administrators who are engaged in talent identification and high-performance sport development in the Western Cape benefitted from the Science, Technology and Sport Conference in Stellenbosch from 12 to 14 March 2014. Read More

Chess Takes Centre Stage in Gugulethu

17 March 2014

The Gugulethu Chess Open on 15 March 2014 showed that grassroots chess development is alive and well in the Western Cape. Over 50 Cape Metropole development players between the ages of 6 and 18 competed in the tournament hosted by the Department of... Read More

Major Boost for South African Libraries

17 March 2014

The national Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) announced a massive R3 billion cash injection for libraries at the launch of South African Library Week in Cape Town on 15 March 2014. The event was a partnership between DAC, the National Library of... Read More

Western Cape Honours Best at Sport Awards

17 March 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport celebrated the best sporting achievements of 2013/14 at the Western Cape Sport Awards in Paarl on 14 March 2014. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Hosts Provincial Sport Awards

13 March 2014

Tomorrow, 14 March 2014, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer and Chairperson of the Western Cape Sport Confederation Goliath Munro will host the Western Cape Sport Awards. Read More

South African Library Week Launch

13 March 2014

Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Dr Joseph Phaahla will be launching South African Library Week in Cape Town on 15 March 2014. The event is a partnership between the national Department of Arts and Culture, National Library of South Africa, the... Read More

Media Alert: Chess Tournament in Gugulethu

13 March 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and the City of Cape Town will host a chess tournament in Gugulethu on Saturday, 15 March 2014. Read More

Heritage Review Committee Rules in Favour of Bo-Kaap

12 March 2014

The independent review committee which considers appeals on heritage matters has upheld a decision to refuse permission for the demolition of a building in Bo-Kaap. The outcome of the appeal can be described as a victory for people with a long... Read More