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Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport: Overview

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport 

Minister Anroux Marais

Minister Anroux Marais
About Minister Anroux Marais


Minister Anroux Marais started her political career in 2000 when she was elected as a City of Cape Town councillor. In 2004 she was elected to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and served on the Cultural Affairs and Sport Portfolio Committee. She also previously chaired the Portfolio Committees of Health and Social Development and has been a member of several other standing committees, including Community Development, Community Safety, and Education in the province.

In May 2019 she was reappointed to the portfolio of Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, having occupied the position since April 2015.

Minister Marais is committed to making a significant difference in the lives of the people of the Western Cape. She believes that the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has a pivotal role to fulfil in facilitating community conversations, promoting culture, heritage, libraries, archives and language, and using sport and recreation to advance social cohesion.

Contact details:

Head of Ministry: Herman van der Westhuizen

Herman.VanDerWesthuizen@westerncape.gov.za

021 483 2627

Acting Spokesperson to Minister Marais: Tania Colyn

Tania.Colyn@westerncape.gov.za

021 483 9877 / 076 093 4913


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The content on this page was last updated on 5 May 2022