News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Minister David Maynier welcomes World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa

30 August 2019

As the Western Cape Government we welcome the delegates attending the World Economic Forum Read More

Media Release: July is Savings Month

5 July 2019

July is savings month in South Africa. Read More

Test Kitchen’s unique drought approach helping to save jobs

26 February 2018

The world-renowned restaurant, The Test Kitchen has introduced an innovative Drought Kitchen menu which is aimed at saving water, and will secure jobs at the restaurant. Read More

Apprenticeships an important tool in tackling youth unemployment

15 February 2018

In a bid to make it easier for businesses to take on apprentices, the Western Cape Government has enlisted the help of its highly successful Red Tape Reduction Unit. Read More

Western Cape shows highest job gains in South Africa in latest employment data

13 February 2018

Statistics South Africa jobs data for the last quarter of 2017, released today, shows that the Western Cape created the most jobs last quarter of any province, at 92 000 jobs created. We also recorded the highest year-on-year increase in the number... Read More

Red tape reduction focus at Ministry First Thursday

29 January 2018

This First Thursday, the Western Cape Ministry of Economic Development will focus on reducing red tape for businesses. The Western Cape’s Red Tape Reduction Unit will be launching their new look website and their small business start-up guide at... Read More

Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde on cruise ship season

26 January 2018

The arrival in Cape Town today of the luxurious Queen Mary ocean liner marks the peak of a strong cruise season for Cape Town. Read More

Local animation studio Triggerfish does the Western Cape proud

24 January 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, has congratulated local animation studio Triggerfish for their superb work on the Oscar nominated film Revolting Rhymes. Read More

DEDAT Congratulates Green Cape on international awards

23 January 2018

The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), run by Green Cape, has been recognised for its sterling and innovative work at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Read More

Avian Influenza update: Spread amongst poultry has halted.

9 January 2018

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (9 January 2018) announced that no new cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed at previously uninfected poultry farms in the province since 31 October 2017. Read More

Entrepreneurs exhibit at Ministry First Thursday

7 December 2017

Today (7 December 2017), entrepreneurs from across the Western Cape will join the Ministry of Economic Opportunities for its final First Thursday exhibition of the year. Read More

Red Tape Unit helps to create 100 jobs in Atlantis

6 December 2017

Cutting red tape is helping Western Cape businesses to create more jobs, and reduce admin costs. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, is highlighting success stories of the Red Tape Reduction Unit this month. Read More

Cape start-up joins UK programme to improve transport systems

4 December 2017

Cape-based start-up, GoMetro, is now part of an international programme to find solutions to the world’s biggest transport problems.   Read More

Water savings campaigns aimed at tourists kick off

4 December 2017

Tourism arrivals are set to increase this peak season. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said online airline bookings showed that tourism arrivals for December and January showed a five percent year-on-year increase. Read More

Call for young people to apply for tourism training programme

1 December 2017

The National Department of Tourism is calling on unemployed young people to participate in a countrywide training programme. To apply, young people in the Western Cape must register on the Department of Labour’s database, the Employment System of... Read More

Atlantis firm to add 100 jobs after red tape intervention

28 November 2017

An Atlantis firm is set to add 100 jobs to the local community, due to an intervention by the Western Cape’s Red Tape Reduction Unit. Read More

US Government awards R10m grant to grow cleaner energy in Western Cape

10 November 2017

The Western Cape Government’s bid to secure cleaner forms of energy received a boost due to a R10 million grant from the United States Government through its Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). Read More

UK trade mission to focus on tourism; Halal investment promotion

5 November 2017

Boosting United Kingdom tourism arrivals to the Western Cape, and the promotion of the province’s Halal industry are the key priorities of Minister Alan Winde’s UK trade mission this week. Read More

R 4 million maintenance plan at Clanwilliam Dam canals stem water losses

26 October 2017

In the current drought conditions, a R4 million maintenance programme to bolster the Clanwilliam Dam canal system to stem unnecessary losses has resulted in a more sustainable water supply to the agriculture sector. Read More

Update on avian influenza

20 October 2017

There are 56 confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape . This is up from 50 confirmed cases last week. Read More