Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Anroux Marais presented long-service awards to her department’s officials at a ceremony at the Lagoon Beach Hotel, in Milnerton, on Wednesday February 24.
“The officials received awards for spending 10 to 40 years in service of the public, an indication of the passion and perseverance they have shown in bringing about positive change to the people of the Western Cape,” said Ms Marais.
She added, “Our department makes a significant difference in bringing about positive change to our communities. We improve the self-esteem of our youth and identify in them talents they would otherwise not explore.
“We enable a love for reading, history, culture, heritage and arts which improves educational outcomes, not only for the youth but our province as whole. We open channels of communication so that all in our province are able to access our services, irrespective of their mother tongues because we promote linguistic democracy by elevating the status of all three official languages.”
“We are a fundamental department in the Western Cape Government, but there will be no department and we would not be fundamental without our hardworking and loyal officials”.