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News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Media Alert: Western Cape to host Shandong Sailing Team

30 March 2015

On Wednesday, 1 April, a sailing team from the Qingdao province in Shandong will be arriving in Cape Town for a week-long engagement with Western Cape Sailing. Read More

Most Promising Stars Awarded at the 5th Zabalaza Festival

30 March 2015

Nearly 50 productions from over 30 suburbs, regions and provinces took part in the annual Zabalaza theatre festival. Read More

MEDIA ALERT:Presentation of budget vote for Cultural Affairs and Sport 2015/2016

25 March 2015

In his first parliamentary appearance after a sick leave period, Minister Theuns Botha will this week announce the budget allocations for the Cultural Affairs and Sport portfolio. Read More

Great Ideas Shared When Different Cultures Get Together

25 March 2015

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted an interaction with its registered cultural councils from various communities in the Western Cape. Read More

Human Rights Softball and Baseball Festival

25 March 2015

The 2015 Annual Human Rights Inter-District Schools Softball and Baseball Festival, which was hosted by the Western Cape Softball Federation and the Western Cape Baseball Federation and was funded by the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation (... Read More

Focus Schools set the stage alight at the Artscape

23 March 2015

It was an afternoon of singing, rhythm, blues, brass and all that jazz when the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) Training and Development programme kicked off this past weekend, starting with the Arts and Culture Focus Schools Live Perfo Read More

SA Library Week Celebrates 'connect @ your library

16 March 2015

Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, launched the South African Library Week in Cape Town on Friday, 13 March 2015. Read More

Western Cape celebrates its sports stars’ achievements at Sport Awards

16 March 2015

The annual Western Cape Sports Awards, hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), took place on Friday 13 March 2015 in Paarl. Read More

MOD students add colour to Cape Town Carnival

16 March 2015

70 pupils from three city high schools, who are part of the Mass participation Opportunity and access Development (MOD) programme – Lavender Hill High, Phoenix High and Oscar Mpetha High (who included four seniors from Read More

A Message of Support for South African Library Week

13 March 2015

A Message of Support for South African Library Week by Acting Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anton Bredell Read More

DCAS announces Western Cape Sport Awards 2015 nominees

10 March 2015

On Tuesday, 10 March 2015, a media launch was held in Pinelands to announce the nominees in the 19 categories for the 19th annual Western Cape Sport Awards. Read More

Media Alert: Announcement of Western Cape's Sport Awards 2015 nominees

9 March 2015

Acting Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anton Bredell, will be announcing the nominees for this year’s Sport Awards, in collaboration with our financial partners – Read More

Traditional Leaders and Coordinators Conclude Summer Initiation Season

9 March 2015

A meeting of 30 representatives of initiation forums from across the Western Cape took place at Schoemanspoort Cultural Facility outside Oudtshoorn on Friday, 6 March 2015. Read More

Building Dreams with the Sports Trust Development Programme

3 March 2015

Cycling clubs from 12 schools and one development club from across the Western Cape took part in the handover of cycling kits and equipment to students on Friday 27 February 2015 at Scottsville High School. Read More

Learning opportunities for youth at festival

25 February 2015

Jazz music lovers are gearing up for the trek to the pristine Cape Columbine Nature Reserve’s Tietiesbaai beach, just outside Paternoster, for the 2015 Jazz on the Rocks outdoor music festival from Thursday, 26 February to Sunday, 1 March 2015. Read More

The rise of Grandmaster Kenny Solomon

24 February 2015

Chess South Africa handed over Protea colours to Kenny Solomon, South Africa’s very first chess Grandmaster, at a gala event on 23 February 2015 in Cape Town. This is a significant achievement. Read More

Media Alert: Loss of a Western Cape icon – Zayn Adams

23 February 2015

Statement by Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of one of South Africa’s musical legends, Zayn Adams. Read More

Groot Drakenstein Arts Week Creating New Possibilities for the Youth of Today

20 February 2015

This week, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted the annual Groot Drakenstein Arts Week at the Groot Drakenstein Cultural Centre in Simo Read More

Nedbank Sports Trust Development Cycling Nominated for a DSIA 2015 Award

18 February 2015

The Nedbank Sports Trust Development Cycling programme was nominated for the prestigious 2015 Discovery Read More

Encouraging Active and Healthy Lifestyles in Nyanga

16 February 2015

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports, in partnership with various local organisations, hosted a soccer and netball event on 14 February at the Nyanga Rugby Stadium. Read More