News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Statement by Minister Beverley Schäfer on World Responsible Tourism Day

7 November 2018

Today marks World Responsible Tourism Day which aims to encourage the travel and tourism industry and the traveling public to commit to practices which are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.   Read More

Isaac Ntoto of Mossel Bay wins the 2018 Prestige Agri Award

4 November 2018

  This year’s winner of the Prestige Agri Award is Isaac Ntoto, from Garden of Eden Berries in Brandwag, Mossel Bay.   The announcement was made at a gala event held at the Nederburg Wine Estate on Saturday night.   Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer welcomes the adjustment of rock lobster TAC

2 November 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer, notes the adjusted Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of West Coast Rock Lobster by the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in the lead up to the 2018/19 recreational... Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer sworn in as Minister of Economic Opportunities

1 November 2018

This morning, Western Cape Judge President John Hlope conducted the swearing in ceremony for Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer. Read More

Western Cape has created 95 000 new jobs in the past year

30 October 2018

The Stats SA quarterly labour force survey, released today, shows that the Western Cape has created 95 000 new jobs in the past year, with the drought-hit agricultural sector showing promising signs of recovery.   Read More

Journey to Service Excellence winners announced

25 October 2018

Gilbert Muchanyara, from Gilbert’s Catering in Hermanus is this year’s Journey to Service Excellence hero. Muchanyara runs a restaurant, takeaway and catering business in Mount Pleasant. Read More

Media Release: Elsenburg winemaking students launch 2018 wines

18 October 2018

  Today, nine final year winemaking students at the Department of Agriculture’s Elsenburg College showcased the wines that they have made as part of their studies.   Read More

Media Release: African horse sickness vaccinations season to end soon

18 October 2018

    Horse owners are reminded that the African Horse Sickness vaccination season will end on October 31. Read More

Media Release: Western Cape gearing up for Africa Halal Week

10 October 2018

  Next week, the inaugural Africa Halal Week kicks off in Cape Town- offering local Halal businesses and international buyers a platform to meet and interact.   Read More

Media Release: Western Cape wins big at national LandCare awards

4 October 2018

The Western Cape walked away with several awards at the recent LandCare conference held in Bloemfontein.   LandCare refers to the use of sustainable practices to protect the natural environment and resources.   Read More

Statement by Minister Alan Winde ahead of the jobs summit

3 October 2018

Tomorrow, government, business and labour will head into President Cyril Ramaphosa’s jobs summit. While we welcome the President’s focus on jobs as a priority, we cannot allow this summit to become yet another talk shop, while the country’s... Read More

Minister Alan Winde congratulates Zeitz Mocaa on international award

2 October 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde congratulates Cape Town’s Zeitz MOCAA, which has just won the award for overall Cultural Destination of the Year in the Leading Cultural Destinations Awards.   Read More

Media Release: Statement by Minister Alan Winde on World Tourism Day

27 September 2018

Today marks World Tourism Day, which this year highlights the importance of digital technology in the tourism sector.   Read More

Media Release: Prestige Agri Worker awards reach half way mark

12 September 2018

More than half of the 16 regional winners in the Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker Awards who will go on to compete for the grand prize in November, have been announced so far.   Read More