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News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

DCAS Neighbourhood Development Programme wins big at Service Excellence Awards

5 December 2019

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) was recognised at the annual Western Cape Premier’s Service Excellence Awards once again on Wednesday 4 December 2019, as a programme run out of the Read More

Historic moment as first Khoekhoegowab language students graduate from UCT

2 December 2019

The University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Western Cape Read More

DCAS literature workshop boosts teachers’ and writers’ analytical skills

27 November 2019

More than 60 teachers and up-and-coming writers from around the Western Cape will end 2019 with expanded knowledge and improved analytical skills for literature, after attending a Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) workshop on Fri Read More

DCAS and partners invest in after-school space

26 November 2019

Five after-school practitioners from the Western Cape are set to travel to the United States for training and workshops as part of a programme run by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and its partners. Read More

DCAS Initiation Coordination Programme expected to boost safety of initiates

25 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) launched its annual Initiation Coordination Programme on Friday, 22 November 2019. Read More

Media Statement: Minister Marais assures WCG is Summer Initiation Season Ready

22 November 2019

Today marks the official start of the summer initiation season whose duration is from the 1 November 2019 till the 31 January 2020. Read More

Minister Marais to brief media on WCG's Summer Initiation Season Readiness

21 November 2019

MEDIA ALERT: MINISTER MARAIS TO BRIEF MEDIA ON WCG'S SUMMER INITATION SEASON READINESS  Read More

DCAS dance programme culminates in innovative outdoor solo dance show

20 November 2019

An intensive dance training course culminated in an extraordinary performance on Friday 15 November, as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a production not inside, but on the veranda of the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town Read More

Diepkloof Rock Shelter’s World Heritage claim boosted by US fund donation

19 November 2019

The scientific and cultural value of the Diepkloof Rock Shelter is set to be preserved for future generations after Read More

Overberg crafters detail successes of DCAS Craft Museé programme

15 November 2019

The successes of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Craft Museé workshop were highlighted on Thursday, 14 November 2019 when the second phase of the project was launched at the Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the loss of Sandile Dikeni

13 November 2019

MEDIA STATEMENT: MINISTER ANROUX MARAIS MOURNS THE LOSS OF SANDILE DIKENI It is with immense sorrow that we have learnt of the passing of one of the great poets and social commentators of our time, Sandile Dikeni. Read More

EPWP beneficiaries develop new skills at cultural facilities

1 November 2019

Twenty-eight men and women between the ages of 16 and 36 participated in a workshop for Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) beneficiaries at the Groot Drakenstein Cultural Facility in Paarl Read More

Historically important Vergelegen Estate declared provincial heritage site

29 October 2019

The historic significance of Vergelegen Estate in Somerset West will be protected for future generations after the property was declared a provincial heritage site by Heritage Western Cape on Monday, 28 October 2019. Read More

Rain does not dampen spirits at Metro Better Together Games

28 October 2019

Heavy rain could not deter Western Cape Government staff from all the provincial departments who came out to participate in the Metro Better Together Games on Friday, 25 October 2019. Read More

Scouting in Schools volunteers welcomed back from USA trip by Minister Marais

24 October 2019

Fourteen young Scout leaders who recently returned from working at summer camps in the USA met the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, this week to share Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Marais welcome new Heritage Western Cape Council

24 October 2019

On Thursday, 24 October 2019, Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officially welcomed the new council of Heritage Western Ca Read More

New Heritage WC Council to be inaugurated by Premier Winde and Minister Marais

23 October 2019

MEDIA ALERT:  NEW HERITAGE WESTERN CAPE COUNCIL TO BE INAUGURATED BY PREMIER WINDE AND MINISTER MARAIS   Read More

DCAS song writing competition winners head into studio

17 October 2019

A group of talented, young musicians are in the midst of recording their own album after receiving a major career boost from the Western Cape Read More

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