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News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Encouraging partnerships for sustainable sport development

25 February 2019

Working together to ensure a sustainable future for sport during the drought in the Western Cape was the message at the Sport Water Summit. Read More

South Africa's linguistic and cultural diversity celebrated

25 February 2019

Celebrating South Africa’s cultural and linguistic diversity was the focus as three spheres of the nation’s government partnered to commemorate Read More

Cape Winelands' young drama stars light up Ceres Town Hall

18 February 2019

Some of the Western Cape’s brightest young stage talents are a step closer to performing at the Zabalaza Festival and the KKNK after taking part in the Read More

Community Conversations well received by Moorreesburg participants

14 February 2019

A cross section of residents from Moorreesburg and surrounds were happy to have their voices heard on Wednesday, as the second of three Read More

Socially and architecturally significant Rex Trueform declared heritage site

12 February 2019

The Rex Trueform Factory Complex in Salt River was officially unveiled as a provincial heritage site on Monday 11 February 2019, as a result of its economic, social and architectural significance to Cape Town. Read More

Photo exhibit opens at house where Madiba was imprisoned

12 February 2019

The house that was once home to president Nelson Mandela will for the foreseeable future serve as home to 30 of the most iconic images of his lifetime, as part of an exhibition that opened at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre on Monday, 11... Read More

Residents to impact national policy through Community Conversations

11 February 2019

A group of Capetonians will have their voices heard by the presidency of South Africa after taking part in the first of three Nation Building and Social Cohesion Community Conversations events in 2019 on Friday 8 February. Read More

Athletes brave the hot sun to commemorate Madiba

11 February 2019

Runners of all fitness levels took part in the Read More

Media Alert: Madiba's prison release to be commemorated by Minister Marais

8 February 2019

Ahead of the 29th annual commemoration of Tata Madiba’s release from Victor Verster Prison on 11 February 1990, Minister Anroux Marais will officially celebrate his legacy while acknowledging our shared heritage in the coming days. Read More

Bartolomeu Dias Museum celebrates its 30th birthday

6 February 2019

On Saturday, 2 February 2019, the Bartolomeu Dias Museum celebrated its 30th birthday, almost 531 years to the day after the Portuguese explorer first set foot on South African soil. Read More

Minister Marais to celebrate cultural expression and sporting activity

31 January 2019


New Language Committee welcomed by Minister Anroux Marais

25 January 2019

On Thursday, 24 January 2019, the new members of the Western Cape Language Committee (WCLC) officially took up their role of promoting and monitoring the use of the three official languages as well as previously mar Read More

Minister Marais welcomes hope inspiring Cycling Academy in Kwano

23 January 2019

On Monday, 21 January 2019, Minister Anroux Marais visited the Kwano Cycling Academy at Murray High School in the Bitou Municipality. Read More

Media release: New qualification equips After School practitioners

15 January 2019

On Saturday, 12 January 2019, 53 after-school practitioners became the first group to receive their short course certificates for completing the Extended Education Practitioner Training Programme (EEPTP) through Stellenbosch University (SU). Read More

Jazzathon shines spotlight on Western Cape’s talented musos

11 January 2019

Some of the Western Cape’s most talented musicians and singers will take to the stage at the V&A Waterfront amphitheatre this weekend, after the 22nd annual Jazzathon was officially opened on Thursday, 10 January 2019. Read More

Media Alert: Newly initiated men welcomed home by Minister Marais

7 January 2019

Following the current 2018/19 Summer initiation season, Minister Anroux Marais welcomed home the newly initiated men in Gugulethu at the Initiates Homecoming Read More

Western Cape sports pioneers honoured at Legends Awards ceremony

14 December 2018

Some of the most important figures in Western Cape sports history were honoured for their contributions on Thursday, 13 December 2018 when they were officially named as Sport Legends by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). Read More

Media Alert: Sport Legends to be honoured by Minister Marais

12 December 2018

Tomorrow, 13 December 2018, Minister Anroux Marais will deliver the keynote address at the 14th Annual Western Cape Sport Legends Awards ceremony in Wellin Read More

Van nêrens tot êrens: MOD showcase lights up Bellville Civic Centre

10 December 2018

Almost six months of coaching, talent identification and mentoring came to a climax on Friday night as some of the Western Cape’s most talented young performers took to the stage in a showcase hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Read More

DCAS shines at Service Excellence awards

6 December 2018

On Tuesday, 4 December 2018, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) once again demonstrated the impact of its programmes by winning two awards at the annual Western Cape Premier’s Service Excellence Awards. Read More