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Innovative Western Cape residents in the spotlight

6 July 2017

Today, Alan Winde’s month-long programme focusing on innovation continues at the Barn Khayelitsha.

The Barn Khayelitsha provides a space for young innovators from Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain to work on their concepts. The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is supporting 40 entrepreneurs to develop their ideas, many of whom are seeking to respond to challenges in their own communities.


Date: Thursday, 6 July

Time: 11:30am

Venue: corners of Spine and Mew roads, Khayelitsha

Minister Winde’s programme for July includes:

  • Elsenburg drone demonstration

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is playing a leading role in innovation in the sector. Minister Winde will attend a demonstration of the drone technology currently being piloted on the farm.

Date: Thursday, 19 July

Time: 9am

Venue: Western Cape Department of Agriculture, Muldersvlei Road, Elsenburg

  • Absa Aliens 

Absa Aliens, Absa’s development centre, is a training ground for talented young software developers.

Date: Monday, 24 July 2017

Time: 11:30am

Venue: Absa, Block B, Ground Floor, Longkloof Studios, Darters Road, Gardens

Media Enquiries: 

Bronwynne Jooste

Spokesperson: Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities

Responsible for Tourism, Economic Development and Agriculture

Western Cape Government


142 Long Street, Cape Town


Tel: 021 483 3550

Cell: 060 970 4301



Twitter: bronwynnejooste