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2019
(Provincial Cabinet, Western Cape Government)

Minister Marais to celebrate cultural expression and sporting activity

31 January 2019

MEDIA ALERT: MINISTER MARAIS TO CELEBRATE CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND SPORTING ACTIVITY IN SOUTHERN CAPE 

This evening, 31 January 2019, Minister Anroux Marais will introduce Premier Helen Zille to deliver the opening address at the annual Dias Festival in Mossel Bay.

On Saturday, 2 February 2018, Minister Marais will then officially hand over two netball court facilities: one to the George Municipality and another to the Mossel Bay Municipality

Thereafter, Minister Marais and the Executive Mayor of the Mossel Bay Municipality, Alderman Harry Levendal will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bartolomeu Dias Museum.

The museum was opened on 3 February 1989 as a culmination of the 1988 Dias Festival, which was held to commemorate 500 years after Bartolomeu Dias’ landing in Mossel Bay in 1488. The Portuguese government also donated the life-sized replica of the ship that was used by Dias and his crew members, which is still housed in the Maritime Museum.

The celebration will include the ceremonial cutting of the cake as well as local entertainment.

Minister Marais then travels to Oudtshoorn to deliver the keynote address at the 28th annual Interprovincial Oudtshoorn/Highgate Biathlon (Swimming and Running) Award Ceremony on Saturday.

 

ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND:

 

OPENING OF THE ANNUAL DIAS FESTIVAL
Date:             Thursday, 31 January 2019
Time:             18h30
Venue:         Town Hall, Mossel Bay  

OFFICIAL OPENING OF OUTENIQUA NETBALL COURTS
Date:             Saturday, 2 February 2019
Time:             09h00
Venue:          Netball Courts behind Outeniqua Park, George    

OFFICIAL OPENING OF HARTENBOS NETBALL COURTS
Date:             Saturday, 2 February 2019
Time:             11h00
Venue:          Netball Courts: Opposite Hartenbos Engen Garage, next to Hartenbos Primary School.     

BARTOLOMEU DIAS MUSEUM 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Date:             Saturday, 2 February 2018
Time:             12h00
Venue:          Dias Museum Complex, Mossel Bay    

INTERPROVINCIAL OUDTSHOORN/HIGHGATE BIATHLON
Date:             Saturday, 2 February 2019
Time:             19h00
Venue:          Highgate Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn 

 There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.

Media Enquiries: 

Stacy McLean
Spokesperson for the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais
083 504 1171

and

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Premier Helen Zille
079 694 1113
ewald.botha@westerncape.gov.za