News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Nelson Mandela statue to honour icon's links with the Western Cape

16 July 2018

When he was awarded the Freedom of the City of Cape Town in 1997, Nelson Mandela said ‘Cape Town’s greatness lies not only in its contribution to our economy but in its involvement in our country’s history".    Read More

Media Release: Minister Winde welcomes research into 4th Industrial Revolution

2 July 2018

New research into the Fourth Industrial Revolution has revealed how the Western Cape's agricultural sector can harness water saving technology, drones, genetic development and robotics to develop the industry, contribute to food security and create... Read More

Media Release: 2018 Prestige Awards officially launched

18 June 2018

The 2018 Prestige Agri awards launched to honour excellence among agri-workers Read More

Media Release: 2018 Prestige Awards officially launched

18 June 2018

The 2018 Prestige Agri awards launched to honour excellence among agri-workers Read More

Media Release: 2018 Prestige Awards officially launched

18 June 2018

The 2018 Prestige Agri awards launched to honour excellence among agri-workers Read More

Media Release: Atlantis Special Economic Zone receives official designation

11 June 2018

Joint statement by the Western Cape Ministry of Economic Opportunities, the City of Cape Town and Green Cape on the designation of the Atlantis SEZ Read More

Media Release: Minister Winde marks anniversary of the Garden Route fires

7 June 2018

Today marks the one year anniversary since the devastating Garden Route fires, which tragically claimed many lives and caused damage and hardship for thousands of others. Read More

June First Thursday event to focus on youth entrepreneurship

5 June 2018

Aspiring young entrepreneurs invited to attend First Thursday Read More

Media Release: Minister Winde releases new honeybee strategy

4 June 2018

New strategy to ensure sustainability of bee populations in the Western Cape released. Read More

Media Release: Minister Winde visits water-wise laundry

4 June 2018

This morning, Minister Winde visited the Green Planet Laundry, in Airport Industria to view their water saving setup, which allows the business to wash tonnes of laundry ever Read More

Media Release: Minister Alan Winde welcomes Rainmaker Rollercoaster to WC

29 May 2018

The world's first seven day gravel, point-to-point race to take place in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Release: Minister Alan Winde welcomes Rainmaker Rollercoaster to WC

29 May 2018

The world's first seven day gravel, point-to-point race to take place in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Release: New SMME support platform will give entrepreneurs a digital boost

28 May 2018

A new tool that will help small businesses become more digitally savvy is set to be released by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism later this year.   Read More

Media Release: Women encouraged to enter agricultural entrepreneur awards.

21 May 2018

Western Cape women working in agriculture are encouraged to enter the Female Entrepreneur Awards, which celebrate excellence in this field.   Entries for the awards close on 31 May 2018.   Read More

Media Release: Western Cape once again records lowest unemployment rate

15 May 2018

The Western Cape has the lowest unemployment rate in the country, and despite the continued impact of the drought on the local economy, the province has created 123 000 new jobs since the first quarter of 2017.   Read More

Media Release: Minister Winde launches new cycle route

13 May 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde today launched the second in a series of cycle routes aimed at growing cycle tourism in the province. Minister Winde and a group of riders set off on the inaugural ride this morning.   Read More

Media Release: Baking programme students graduate

7 May 2018

Students who have completed a pilot baking skills course received their certificates at a graduation ceremony in Stellenbosch today. Read More

Media release: PHA study shows major agri growth and jobs contribution of zone

17 April 2018

Media Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities Independent PHA study shows major agro growth and jobs contribution of zone. 17 April 2018 Read More

Minister Winde to release the findings of the PHA study

16 April 2018

In 2017, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture commissioned an independent study into the agricultural value of the Philippi Horticultural Area in order to contribute meaningfully to future decision making around the use of this land. Read More

Media Release: Pick n Pay spaza shop project racks up successes

3 April 2018

Spaza shop modernization project delivers good results Read More