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News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

'Creatives at Work' Arts Conference Begins

10 March 2009

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in partnership with the British Council and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in the Western Cape are currently hosting an Arts Conference from 9-13 March 2009 at the Cape Town Lodge. Read More

Art Conference Will Empower Young Artists

5 March 2009

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in partnership with the British Council and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in the Western Cape will be hosting an Arts Conference from 9-13 March 2009 at Artscape, Cape Town. Read More

Library Week 2009 to be launched at Cloetesville Public Library

4 March 2009

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will on Friday, 06 March 2009 host the launch of the annual Library Week. The launch will be held at the Cloetesville Public Library in Stellenbosch. Read More

Announcement of Provincial Sport Summit to be held in February 2009

24 February 2009

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will be hosting the Provincial Sport Summit on Friday 27 February and 28 February 2009 at the Sport School in Kuilsriver. Read More

Music Literacy Workshop Held to Develop Youth Music Bands

1 February 2009

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, in increasing their efforts in curbing anti-social behaviour, job creation and youth development, held a music literacy workshop at their cultural facility in Melkbos from 30 January to 01 February 2009... Read More

Youth Music Competition Winners get Studio Recording Opportunity

13 January 2009

Three Western Cape students who excelled in the 'Battle of MCs', an inaugural music competition held during the Learning Cape Festival last year will be recording their music at the Red Bull South Africa studios this week as their winning prize,... Read More

The Learning Cape Hosts Workshop for Winners of Music Competition

12 January 2009

The Learning Cape Festival, an annual event since 2002 aims to promote a culture of lifelong learning. In 2008, the focus was on 'inspiring learning' through various creative and innovative means. Read More

Restructuring of Department Cultural Affairs and Sport Taking Shape

1 September 2008

Restructuring of Department Cultural Affairs and Sport starting to take shape - Statement by MEC Cameron Dugmore Read More

Joint Statement on Violence in School Rugby

13 August 2008

Joint statement after a meeting today between Western Cape Cultural Affairs And Sport Mec Cameron Dugmore, WP Rugby, WP Schools Rugby And Boland Rugby Union on the issue of violence in sport.  Read More

Nomination Closing Date for Language Board Members Extended

12 August 2008

Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Cameron Dugmore has today announced that the closing date for nominations for Board Members for the Western Cape Language Committee has been extended to 21 August 2008, to provide more time for... Read More

MEC Dugmore begins to Reposition Cultural Affairs and Sport

12 August 2008

"We need to reposition the Western Cape as the creative and wellness capital of South Africa, Africa and the World," says newly appointed Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Cameron Dugmore.Speaking after a two day strategy and planning retreat with the... Read More

Western Cape Authors Call on Government to Enforce Language Policy

8 April 2008

The African languages in South Africa are constantly under serious threat because there is no legislation that enforces their protection and usage, a meeting of authors, aspiring African writers and academics told the Minister of Arts and Culture at... Read More

The Western Cape Musicians Association Launches Benevolent Fund

10 January 2008

During 2005 the Cape Town cultural sector, in particular the jazz community was taken aback when legendary jazzman and saxophonist Robbie Jansen became seriously ill. Family, friends, fans, promoters, deejays, radio personalities, night club owners... Read More

Football Legacy Gains Momentum in the Western Cape

21 November 2007

Media Alert from Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation: Whitey Jacobs Read More

Competition for isiXhosa Writing

14 June 2007

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in cooperation with Oxford University Press, is launching a creative writing competition to stimulate the creation of new isiXhosa literature. Read More

The South African School Games: 03-06 December 2006

12 November 2006

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa in conjunction with the National Department of Education will be joined by the Western Cape Department of Sport and Western Cape Department of Education in hosting the South African Schools Games... Read More

"The Age of Hope" Inspires the Concept & Design for the Age of Hope Trophy

31 October 2006

Commissioned Designer: Guillaume T du ToitNarrative by: Guillaume T du Toit The Age of Hope Trophy Inspiration - The Staff And Knob-Kierrie:-  Read More

Our Musical Heritage: ILifa Lethu leMveli kwezoMculo: Ons Musikale Erfenis

21 September 2006

The theme for the 2006 National Heritage Day celebrations is: Celebrating our music, our Heritage. Music is a universal phenomenon, which in several ways touches the hearts, minds, and souls of the entire humanity. Read More

Presidential Node Project: Transformation of the Beaufort West Museum

12 September 2006

A community's heritage is part of its identity. The role of museums is to create opportunities for individual and communities to identify who they are in the world. Read More

Expression of Interest: Trophies: Arts, Culture, Heritage, Libraries & Archives Awards

11 September 2006

The Centre for Innovation is calling for an Expression of Interest from Western Cape Crafters to design in collaboration and produce 30 Trophies and 1 centre-piece Trophy for the Arts, Culture, Heritage, Libraries & Archives Awards as... Read More

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