News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Western Cape Sport Mourns the Loss of Isaac "Shakes" Kungwane

29 May 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport mourns the loss of the iconic soccer legend, Mr Isaac "Shakes" Kungwane. Read More

Active Seniors Shine at Eden Regional Golden Games

28 May 2014

Hundreds of senior citizens, or “mature citizens” as they prefer to be called, brought their sporting and competitive prowess to the annual Eden Regional Golden Games in Oudtshoorn on 27 May 2014. The games were hosted by the Department of Cultural... Read More

Cannon Firings at the Taalmonument in Paarl

27 May 2014

A cannon firing will take place at the Afrikaanse Taalmonument in Paarl on Saturday 31 May 2014. This will be the first of a series of firings to be held at the monument on the last Saturday of the month in partnership with the Cannon Association of... Read More

Learn More About Our Farm Animals at Worcester Museum

27 May 2014

Since 6 May 2014, the Worcester Museum has been hosting its annual farm animals school programme. It is suitable for playgroups, pre-primary learners, learners from special needs schools and foundation phase learners. Read More

African Sport Stars Honoured in Cape Town

26 May 2014

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) recognised outstanding sportspeople at the Africa Day Sport Star Recognition Awards ceremony in Cape Town on 23 May 2014. Read More

West Coast Sport Academy Kicks off

26 May 2014

There were smiles everywhere as 31 athletes were admitted into the West Coast Sport Academy in Saldanha on 24 May 2014. The academy is a partnership between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), West Coast Sport Council, South African... Read More

Fun at Three Regional Indigenous Games Events

26 May 2014

Hundreds of Western Cape athletes participated in indigenous games events in the Overberg, Metropole and West Coast on 24 May 2014. Participants were competing for a place in their regional teams in contests organised by the Department of Cultural... Read More

Department Boosts Sport Participation for Youth at Risk

23 May 2014

Hundreds of learners from crime-stricken communities in the Cape Metropole region are expected to benefit from a generous investment of sport equipment and attire from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). The handover ceremony held... Read More

Western Cape Celebrates Africa Day

22 May 2014

The Western Cape Government pays tribute to Africa’s rich heritage, diverse languages, ethnicity and cultural backgrounds this weekend when it hosts a series of events to commemorate Africa Day celebrated annually on 25 May. Read More

Intake of Athletes at West Coast District Sport Academy in Saldanha

22 May 2014

The West Coast District Sport Academy will have its first intake of athletes in Saldanha on 24 May 2014. The induction of the athletes will form part of a ceremony at the Protea Hotel at 10:00 that will celebrate this historic moment. Read More

Laydin Andrews Brings the Heat at the National Provincial Championships

21 May 2014

Pitcher Laydin Andrews became the first rural Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) Centre baseball player to make a national team. Read More

An Opportunity to Celebrate Our African Heritage

20 May 2014

The continent pays tribute to our rich heritage, diverse languages, ethnicity and cultural backgrounds as we celebrate Africa Day on 25 May. Read More

Top Athletes at District Indigenous Games Head to Western Cape Play-offs

19 May 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted District Indigenous Games events in Cape Winelands, Central Karoo and Eden on Saturday, 17 May 2014. Participants from the three districts took part in dibeki, diketo, marabaraba, jukskei,... Read More

International Museum Day Celebrations in Paarl

19 May 2014

The Afikaanse Taalmuseum en –monument (ATM) in Paarl will present a free panel discussion on the creation of new words and expressions, word play and metaphors on Saturday, 24 May 2014 Read More

Department Supports the Steinitz Chess Festival 2014

19 May 2014

The Steinitz Chess Club hosted the Steinitz International Chess Festival from 9 to 18 May 2014 with the support of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. A total of 273 players participated in the event. Read More

Join International Museum Day Celebrations

15 May 2014

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will celebrate International Museum Day on Sunday, 18 May 2014. The 2014 theme is Museum Collections Make Connections. Read More

Figure Skating Talent on Show

15 May 2014

Some of the Western Cape’s best figure skaters performed in the colourful National Figure Skating showcase at the Ice Station, GrandWest on 13 May 2014. Read More

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Supports Local Drama Talent

13 May 2014

Make sure you don’t miss the SABC2 7de Laan episode of 14 May 2014 when emerging actor Thabiso Newman (from Knysna) and actress Samantha Pienaar (Riversdale) are set to make their acting debut in the television series. Read More

Conference Improves Women and Girls’ Sport Development

12 May 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with the Provincial Women and Girls Committee of the Western Cape Sport Confederation to host the inaugural Provincial Women in Sport Coaches’ Conference in Riebeek West on 9 and 10 May... Read More

Media Alert: The Chess Revolution is Coming Home this Weekend

9 May 2014

The international Grandmaster event will be hosted at Curro Primary School in Century City from 9 to 18 May 2014. Read More