Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport: Overview
Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport
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.