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News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Duke Ngcukana

19 April 2011

A son to the grandfather of jazz in Cape Town, Christopher "Columbus" Ngcukana and the eldest to the Ngcukana brothers including the late Ezra Ngcukana, a trumpeter and a mathematician, Duke Ngcukana was born in Langa township in 1947. Read More

Media Alert: Upper-Austrian Brass Band to Play in Western Cape

14 April 2011

The Upper-Austrian Band will be visiting the Western Cape from 16 to 20 April 2011 as part of the formal cultural exchange between the provinces of the Western Cape and Upper-Austria. Read More

Khayelitsha Mountain Climbers Conquer Kilimanjaro

5 April 2011

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has welcomed Loyiso Koyana and Luwanda Mxosana, two mountain climbers from Khayelitsha, back to Cape Town at the Cape Town International Airport. Read More

Dr Ivan Meyer Visits the District Six Museum

4 April 2011

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, delivering speech at the District Six Museum Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer to Visit District Six Museum

4 April 2011

On Wednesday, 6 April 2011, Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, will be visiting the District Six Museum where he will also discuss the importance of the role of museums in communities. Read More

Condolences on the Death of Vernie Petersen, DG of Sport and Recreation South Africa

26 February 2011

It is with a great sense of sadness that the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), senior management and staff note the sad passing of Vernie Petersen, Director General of the National Department of Sport and Recreation. Read More

International Mother Language Day

22 February 2011

From the very first to the last moments of our lifespan, through generations and on all continents, language forms part of our daily existence and that is but only one of the reasons why we are inviting you to celebrate International Mother Language... Read More

Annual Cultural Awards

17 February 2011

Arts, Culture, Heritage, Language, Libraries, Museums and Archives - these are the fibres of the fabric that define our identity, the practices that create images from words, and the services, which preserve the history of our origins, development... Read More

Music Development, Promotion and Preservation

3 January 2011

"The fact that music can express the invisible; the ineffable makes it a particularly rich form of creativity - this mysterious and unique capacity to express. What other art forms cannot do gives it both endless potential and an intense sensitivity. Read More

Database for the Deaf Community

16 December 2010

In an attempt to implement the Western Cape Language Policy and with specific reference to the promotion of South African Sign Language, the Department of Cultural Affairs has to liaise with several organisations, schools, societies and associations... Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer Expresses Condolences for the Passing of Tony Schilder

9 December 2010

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, expressed his condolences today after hearing about the passing of Jazz Legend, Tony Schilder, on Thursday, 9 December 2010. Read More

Cultural Awards 2010/11

9 December 2010

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) seeks to recognise outstanding achievements and contributions in the areas of Arts, Culture, Heritage, Language, Libraries and Archives Services in the Western Cape. Read More

50th Anniversary of the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chief Albert Luthuli

8 December 2010

On 10 December 2010, Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs & Sport, and Dr Albertinah Luthuli, representative of the Luthuli Foundation and daughter of Chief Albert Luthuli, will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the... Read More

2010 Sport Legends

8 December 2010

The Annual Sport Legend Ceremony that is hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) grants an opportunity to honour legends, heroes and icons, who have contributed uncompromisingly to the development, transformation and growth of... Read More

Joint Media Release: Western Cape Provincial Government and City Of Cape Town Announce Details Regarding Dates and Routes for 2010/2011 Minstrels and Choirs Festivities

7 December 2010

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and the City of Cape Town, after consultation with the Minstrels, Christmas and Malay Choir boards, can announce the date and route of the Traditional Nuwejaar Street March for 2011. Read More

Reflecting on the 2010 Footclic Legacy

22 November 2010

The 2010 Footclic participants in Burgundy compiled a stunning coffee table book on the recent exchange project for aspiring journalists between the Western Cape and Burgundy. Read More

Province and City joins forces to promote Minstrels

22 November 2010

A new plan to preserve, develop and grow the Cape minstrel heritage and associated events was announced by the Provincial Government and City of Cape Town today. Read More

Khayelitsha Climbers to Ascend Kilimanjaro

14 November 2010

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, invited two mountain climbers from Khayelitsha, Loyiso Koyana and Luwanda Mxosana, to meet him 11 November 2010 on top of Table Mountain minutes before he and Jenny Hartnick, Chairperson of the... Read More

Media Release: Minister Meyer Encourages Fans to Get Behind the George Sevens Rugby Tournament

11 November 2010

Following the recent International Rugby Board (IRB) announcement of the pools and match schedule for the South African leg of the 2010/11 HSBC Sevens World Series, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, is encouraging... Read More

Minister Meets SA's Got Talent Top Three

10 November 2010

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport congratulated the humble winner of SA's Got Talent, James Bhemgee, the runner up, Constable Madalene Abrahams and the Limited Drum Corps who ended up in the 3rd place in this competition at the... Read More

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