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

News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

South African Cheese Festival promotes local agricultural produce

26 April 2019

The annual South African Cheese Festival, which celebrates some of the Western Cape’s finest agricultural produce, takes place at Sandr Read More

Blockchain provides opportunities to improve government efficiency

6 March 2019

Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille and Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer both gave key note addresses at the Blockchain Africa conference held in Cape Town today, focusing on the possibilities blockchain technology holds for... Read More

South Africa’s first floating solar PV installation unveiled in the Western Cape

3 March 2019

Marlenique, a fruit farm and wedding venue just outside of Franschhoek has unveiled a state of the art, floating solar PV system. Read More

Western Cape youth win big at national skills competition

28 February 2019

The Western Cape bagged 21 medals, including five golds, at the World Skills SA competition held in Durban.   Read More

Department of Agriculture embraces 4IR with cutting edge technology

26 February 2019

The Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape is at the forefront of using technology to enhance sustainable farming, and as part of its initiative to embrace the fourth industrial revolution, has introduced Sentinel-2 earth observation... Read More

Drought support stepped up in the West Coast District

21 February 2019

Drought support to farmers in the West Coast District, Matzikama and Cederberg will be intensified, while in Swartland, farmers do not require fodder support, the annual summer season veld assessment has revealed.   Read More