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News and Speeches Archive


Unlocking the Western Cape’s Football Talent

31 January 2014

Western Cape football heroes have a vital role to play in unlocking the province’s football potential in partnership with South African Football Association (SAFA) and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). This was one of the key... Read More

Minister Van Rensburg Welcomes First-year Students to Elsenburg

31 January 2014

Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development welcomed the 2014 First Year students to the Elsenburg College on Friday, 24 January. This year saw 64 students enrolling for the Higher Certificate, and 87 for the B.... Read More

Statement by Mr Anton Bredell on the Retirement of Acting CEO Dr Kas Hamman

31 January 2014

Acting Chief Executive Officer at Cape Nature, Dr Kas Hamman, retires on 31 January 2014. Read More

Stage Set for Drama Groups at Suidoosterfees

30 January 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will host the Eden/ Cape Winelands Drama Festival finale at the Artscape Arena Hall in Cape Town on Friday, 31 January 2014 from 12:00. Read More

Western Cape Economy is Real Winner of J&B Met, Says Minister Alan Winde

30 January 2014

The Western Cape will once again host South Africa’s most historical horse race, the J&B Met, at the Kenilworth Race track on Saturday, 1 February 2014. Read More

Minister Meyer Visits two Mitchells Plain MOD Centres

29 January 2014

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer visited MOD Centres at Wavecrest Primary School and Cedar High School in Rocklands on 27 January 2014. The acronym MOD stands for “Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and... Read More

Soccer Seminar: Remembering our Pioneers in Soccer

29 January 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will be hosting a Soccer Seminar entitled “Remembering our Pioneers in Soccer” at Athlone Stadium, 18:30 on Thursday, 30 January 2014. Read More

Minister Van Rensburg to Retire

28 January 2014

Gerrit van Rensburg announced that he will retire as Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development after the 2014 elections. Read More

First intake of athletes at Eden Sport Academy in Oudtshoorn

28 January 2014

It was a memorable day as the Eden Sport Academy opened its office at the De Jager Sport Complex in Oudtshoorn on 25 January 2014. It also admitted its first intake of athletes, marking the first such intake into the District Academy System in the... Read More

Minister Theuns Botha Visits Construction Site of New Clinic In Rawsonville

27 January 2014

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today (24 January 2014) visited the building site of the new Rawsonville Clinic. Minister Botha also met the contractors and health managers. Local councillors and media accompanied him. Read More

Department Hosts Junior Soccer Festival in Bonteheuwel

27 January 2014

It was all about putting the ball in the back of the opponent’s net for 16 five-a-side junior soccer teams from Bonteheuwel on Friday, 24 January 2014. Each team represented one of the participating nations in the Orange African Nations Championship... Read More

Minister Alan Winde Welcomes Queen Mary 2 to Cape Town

26 January 2014

One of the world’s most luxurious cruise liners, the Queen Mary 2, docks in Cape Town tomorrow (27 January 2014). Read More

Department to Host Street Soccer Festival in Bonteheuwel

24 January 2014

On 24 January 2014, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will host a street soccer festival in Bonteheuwel to mobilise community interest in the Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN). Read More

Virgin Group CEO Encourages Active Lifestyle at Lavender Hill High

24 January 2014

Paul Woolf, Group CEO of the international Virgin Active corporation, visited Lavender Hill High School’s Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) Centre gym on 22 January 2014. Read More

Hospital Trust Gives Victoria Children's Ward a New Beginning

23 January 2014

Today is the official opening of the upgraded Paediatric Ward at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg, Cape Town. Young patients from the largest sub-district in the Cape Metro area will now receive specialist medical care in modernised, spacious facilities... Read More

Western Cape Tourism Sector Reports Best Start to Peak Season Yet

23 January 2014

The Western Cape’s most popular tourism attractions reported major increases at the start of peak summer season, says Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism. Read More

Minister Plato to Visit Clarke Estate, Elsies River to Discuss Safety Concerns

23 January 2014

Today, Thursday, 23 January 2014, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will visit the community of Clarke Estate in Elsies River to discuss various safety concerns that have been raised. Read More

Minister Madikizela Opens Renovated Community Hall in Paarl

23 January 2014

Minister of Human Settlement, Bonginkosi Madikizela in partnership with Mbekweni community members will today handover over 90 pairs of shoes to Mboniselo Primary School and Mbekweni Higher Primary School at the opening of the newly renovated... Read More

Western Cape Municipalities Receive Best Financial Governance Outcomes

22 January 2014

Put together, the Western Cape’s 30 municipalities have received their best municipal governance report card yet, according to the audit reports issued to the province’s municipalities.   Read More

Reaching out to Isolated Communities

22 January 2014

Minister van Rensburg pledges more support to the Bitterfontein farming community. Read More