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Minister Marais tables R897.5 million budget for Cultural Affairs and Sport

31 March 2021

Yesterday, 30 March 2021, Minister Anroux Marais tabled the 2021/22 budget appropriation of R897 510 000 for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Read More

Western Cape cabinet gives conditional go ahead for initiation practice

29 March 2021

The Cabinet of the Western Cape has in its meeting on the 24th March 2021 taken a decision to lift the suspension on initiation practice in the Western Cape as from 1 June 2021, subject to the following: The status of the COVID-19 pandemic and  Read More

Provincial Sporting Achievers Honoured at Sport Awards

24 March 2021

On Tuesday, 23 March the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a smaller version of its Annual Sport Awards. Read More

Minister Marais visits initiation Covid-19 safety training session

23 March 2021

On Saturday, 20 March 2021, Minister Anroux Marais visited the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s Initiation Programme Training Session, as the Western Cape Government proactively prepares for the sacred practice of Read More

Minister Marais to visit initiation training session

19 March 2021

As initiation practices in the province was suspended in 2020 to save lives and empower cultural practitioners through COVID-19 training, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted consultation sessions with traditional leaders and... Read More

Minister Marais to end National Library Week in the southern Cape

18 March 2021

With National Library Week currently underway, from 15 - 21 March, Minister Anroux Marais will be visiting libraries in the Southern Cape to share the 2021 theme, Libraries Matter.   Read More

DCAS saddened by news that Fugard Theatre will close permanently

17 March 2021

The Western Cape Government is saddened by the news that the Fugard Theatre will close its doors permanently.    Read More

DCAS promotes multilingualism for social inclusivity in the Western Cape

11 March 2021

At the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) we are committed to ensuring the equal treatment of the provincial official languages: Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa and in promoting previously marginalised languages, including South African... Read More

DCAS encourages support for women in sport

9 March 2021

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport invited women to participate in a hybrid event, in which various topics facing women in the sporting industry were discussed. Read More

Former activist meeting point Freedom Square unveiled as Heritage Site

9 March 2021

The socio-political and historic significance of Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel was recognised on Monday, 8 March 2021 when it was officially unveiled as a Provincial Heritage Site. Read More

Minister Marais presents R2.6m netball facility funding to municipalities

8 March 2021

As we gear up to host the 2023 Netball World Cup in the Western Cape, Minister Anroux Marais officially presented ceremonial cheques to municipalities to upgrade netball facilities in their respective regions. Read More

Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel to receive provincial heritage site plaque

8 March 2021

Minister Anroux Marais will officially unveil the Provincial Heritage Site plaque at the Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel on Monday, 08 March. Read More

Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel officially declared a Provincial Heritage Site

8 March 2021

Today, 8 March 2021, Minister Anroux Marais officially unveiled the Provincial Heritage Site plaque at the Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel. Read More

Minister Marais to present netball facility funding to municipalities

4 March 2021

  As we gear up to host the 2023 Netball World Cup in the Western Cape, Minister Anroux Marais will officially present ceremonial cheques to municipalities to upgrade netball facilities in their respective regions.  Read More

Minister Marais sends Yeboneers to work placements as training is complete

4 March 2021

This afternoon, Minister Anroux Marias celebrated the Year Beyond data, better known as the YeBo Data cohort, after successfully completing their training and now moving into their work placements until December.  Read More

DCAS Year Beyond programme equips youth with skills to start work experience

3 March 2021

Tomorrow, 04 March 2021, Minister Anroux Marais will officially congratulate and send off the Year Beyond Data cohort who successfully completed their career-readine Read More

Minister Marais declares the old Langa Pass office a provincial heritage site

1 March 2021

Minister Anroux Marais declared Erf 661, the old Langa Pass Office a Provincial Heritage Site as the official plaque was unveiled on Friday afternoon, 26 February 2021. Read More