Call for Cultural Affairs Awards nominations

Actor Abduragman Adams received a ministerial commendation from MEC Anroux Marais and head of department, Guy Redman, at last year’s awards. PICTURE: WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is calling on the public to submit nominations for individuals or organisations to be honoured at this year’s Cultural Affairs Awards.

According to the department, these awards are hosted annually and honour those making significant contributions in a range of categories in the arts, culture, language, heritage, museums, libraries and archives environments.

The public have until Friday July 21 to nominate an individual or organisation who they feel has done excellent work in any of the categories. All nominations are evaluated by independent adjudication panels, and the winners will be announced at an awards evening in September this year.

Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Anroux Marais also bestows ministerial commendations on selected recipients at the awards event.

Ms Marais said: “The Cultural Affairs Awards celebrate those who are making significant impacts in these important fields. We have seen the value of these spheres in not only bringing mental wellbeing and spaces of connectivity for people in our province, but they also create crucial job opportunities for many. The awards honour the industry and ensure that we can acknowledge the important work being done.”

Nomination forms and more information on the various categories and criteria can be found at and the public should note that