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News and Speeches for Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has New Acting Head of Department

5 December 2005

MEC Jacobs has welcomed the Acting Head of Department, Dr Lorraine Platzky who effectively took office on Monday, 5 December 2005 in an acting capacity until a suitable candidate is found. Read More

Inaugural Christmas Tinto Under-15 Soccer Tournament to be Launched

4 December 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 launch the inaugural Tinto Under-15 soccer tournament at Athlone stadium. Read More

International Disabilty Day Celebrated

1 December 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in partnership with the Department of the Premier is organizing a major sporting event for the Disabled sector to celebrate the International Day for Disabled. Read More

MEC Jacobs Sends his Condolences to the Family of Deon van der Walt

29 November 2005

"I have learnt with shock the untimely death of Deon Van der Walt, a proudly South African opera star who was born and bred in our province and brought his extensive knowledge on culture back to the soil of the Western Cape. Read More

Social Incubator at Schools to be Launched

23 November 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will on Friday, 25 November 2005, launch a Social Incubator Programme aimed at addressing social-ills in our communities utilizing schools as the center for community life. Read More

2005 Arts and Culture Awards

22 November 2005

The Western Cape Provincial Arts and Cultural Awards was initiated by the MEC in 1999. Read More

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Donates to People Affected and Infected with HIV/Aids

22 November 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will be distributing large bungles of clothing and food parcels to the people affected and infected by the HIV/Aids in the informal settlements of the Cape Flats on Friday, November 25, 2005. Read More

Provincial Cultural Awards Ceremony

22 November 2005

Western Cape Arts and Cultural practitioners that have made outstanding contributions towards the development of the cultural landscape in the province will be recognized and honoured at a fitting function to be held at Kirstenbosch gardens this... Read More

Western Cape Government Congratulates IDOLS Finalists

21 November 2005

MEC Jacobs wishes to congratulate the two-IDOLS finalist from the Western Cape, Gift and Karin for their perseverance and consistent performance throughout the IDOLS competition. Read More

Xhosa Festival - Siyazingca ngesiXhosa "We are Proud of isiXhosa"

16 November 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in conjunction with the Western Cape Language Committee will be celebrating isiXhosa language at a Festival to be held at Langa Township outside Cape Town from the 22 - 27 November 2005. Read More

Western Cape Sport Summit Concluded

13 November 2005

The 2005 Sport Summit held at Saldanha Bay, comprising of all federations of the Western Cape including SAFA regions unanimously resolved that Cape Town shall have one venue for 2010 FIFA World Cup ending many months of conflicting reports on the... Read More

Western Cape 2005 Sport Summit

8 November 2005

Media Alert-immediate: Wednesday, November 9, 2005 Read More

National Children's Day Celebration

4 November 2005

On 5 November 2005 the annual National Children's day was celebrated in the province of KwaZulu Natal. Read More

Media Alert: Arts, Culture and Heritage Policy Summit

2 November 2005

Approximately 300 arts, cultural, language and heritage practitioners from across the Western Cape will be putting their heads together, discussing and making last changes to the Department's Cultural Policy at a summit to be held at the Ritz Hotel... Read More

Invitation for Input to the Arts, Culture and Heritage Policy

26 October 2005

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is busy with a cultural transformation process. Read More

New Western Cape Language Committee (WCLC)

25 October 2005

The Standing Committee of the provincial parliament invited the general public to nominate persons to serve as members on the WCLC. Read More

Team Western Cape leaves for Durban

20 September 2005

Premier Ebrahim Rasool, MEC Jacobs, sport leaders and parents will bid TEAM WESTERN CAPE farewell at a function to be held at the City of Cape Town. Read More

Heritage Month Events

7 September 2005

MEC Whitey Jacobs on Thursday, 8 September unveiled the month-long activities of the Department aimed at celebrating the Heritage Month at a function attended by stakeholders. Read More

New Western Cape Cultural Commission

30 August 2005

"The term of office of the Western Cape Cultural Commission (WCCC) expires today, 31 August 2005 following a six-month extension period. Read More

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