Cultural Affairs and Sport

Western Cape Department Budget for 2017-18


A socially inclusive, creative, active and connected Western Cape.


We encourage excellence and inclusiveness in sport and culture through the effective, efficient and sustainable use of our resources, and through creative partnerships. In moving to excellence and making the Western Cape the sports and cultural centre of South Africa, we will create the conditions for access and mass participation, talent identification and skills development.

Main services and core functions

Cultural Affairs and Sport is a tool that is used to assist with the building of a socially inclusive Western Cape community. The Department’s four Programmes provide the following main services and core functions:

  • Programme 1: Administration provides overall financial and strategic management and administrative support for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport.

  • Programme 2: Cultural Affairs provides arts and culture, museum, heritage and language-related services to the inhabitants of the Western Cape.

  • Programme 3: Library and Archive Services provides comprehensive library and archive services in the Western Cape.

  • Provide library and information services and promote the culture of reading and lifelong learning in partnership with municipalities.

  • Provides access to archival heritage and promotes proper management and care of public records.

  • Programme 4: Sport and Recreation provides sport and recreation activities for the inhabitants of theWestern Cape and After School Programmes to low and no-fee schools.

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