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New library facility opens in Tesselaarsdal

19 June 2018

On 15 June 2018, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais and the Executive Mayor of Theewaterskloof Municipality, Councillor Christelle Vosloo, opened the new library facility in Tesselaarsdal. Tesselaarsdal is tucked away in the mountains of the Overberg region and is located approximately 23km from Caledon.   

The new facility was welcomed by the local community and Pastor Jordan Gardener said: “Within a month the library became the heart of our town. Children have study space and access to computers.”

In her keynote address Minister Marais stressed the value of libraries and said: “Libraries involve communities with social issues and encourage social integration. I believe that this facility will be a meeting place where social integration will be advanced. Libraries open the windows to the world and inspire us to explore, achieve and to improve our quality of life.”

DCAS provides libraries to communities and encourage children to read. Let us create well-informed, literate communities, BETTER TOGETHER. 

Media Enquiries: 

Dr Tania Colyn
Head of Communication Service
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Tel: 021 483 9877 / 076 093 4913
E-mail: Tania.Colyn@westerncape.gov.za