News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

R120m invested into skills development for young people

15 June 2017

More than R120 million is being invested into skills development programmes for young people in the Western Cape. Speaking ahead of Youth Day tomorrow (16 June 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Western Cape Government... Read More

R120m invested into skills development for young people

15 June 2017

More than R120 million is being invested into skills development programmes for young people in the Western Cape. Speaking ahead of Youth Day tomorrow (16 June 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Western Cape Government... Read More

R120m invested into skills development for young people

15 June 2017

More than R120 million is being invested into skills development programmes for young people in the Western Cape. Speaking ahead of Youth Day tomorrow (16 June 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Western Cape Government... Read More

R120m invested into skills development for young people

15 June 2017

More than R120 million is being invested into skills development programmes for young people in the Western Cape. Speaking ahead of Youth Day tomorrow (16 June 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Western Cape Government... Read More

R120m invested into skills development for young people

15 June 2017

More than R120 million is being invested into skills development programmes for young people in the Western Cape. Speaking ahead of Youth Day tomorrow (16 June 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Western Cape Government... Read More

Latest on impact of fires on Knysna tourism

14 June 2017

The majority of Knysna's tourism offering remains in tact, and the town is welcoming visitors, said Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities. Read More

Tourism sector bands together as fires damage 24 establishments

9 June 2017

The Western Cape’s tourism sector has pulled together in an effort to accommodate displaced travellers affected by this week's fires in the Garden Route. A total of 24 tourism establishments were damaged, the majority of which are in the tourist... Read More

Residents in Delft develop innovative tech businesses

5 June 2017

Tomorrow (5 June 2017), as part of his Youth Month campaign, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will visit Delft where residents are building innovative businesses on the back of the Western Cape Government’s Public Wi-Fi project. Read More

Proposed Western Cape-UK partnerships in tech and rail transport

1 June 2017

Discussions are underway around potential partnerships between the Western Cape and the United Kingdom, following a trade mission to the UK this month. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, led the delegation, which included 10... Read More

Ground-breaking development for SA wine industry to be announced this week

1 June 2017

A major change is coming for the South African wine industry. The landmark development will be announced today. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will attend the announcement, which is set to put our offering on the global map. DETAILS: Read More

Young entrepreneurs are the First Thursday focus

31 May 2017

In line with Youth Month, young entrepreneurs will showcase their businesses at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities this First Thursday. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said young entrepreneurs in a range of sectors would be... Read More

Western Cape Chardonnay is world's best

29 May 2017

A Western Cape Chardonnay has been named as the world’s best. Paul Cluver, an Elgin winery, received the Platinum Best in Show award for its Seven Flags Chardonnay 2016 by the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, which were announced this week. Read More

Ground-breaking development for SA wine industry to be announced this week

29 May 2017

A major change is coming for the South African wine industry. The landmark development will be announced on Thursday, 1 June 2017. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will attend the announcement, which is set to put our offering on the... Read More

Premier Zille to address employers on the Apprenticeship Game Changer

29 May 2017

Tomorrow,  Premier Zille will open the Premier’s Council on Skills engagement at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Read More

Minister Winde leads business delegation to UK

22 May 2017

The Western Cape Government has embarked on a mission to the United Kingdom, one of its biggest trading partners, to further boost tourism, trade and investment between the two regions. Read More

Cross Cape inaugural ride set to end in Stellenbosch

17 May 2017

After cycling 742km through the Western Cape’s scenic small towns and valleys, riders will complete the inaugural Cross Cape ride in Stellenbosch tomorrow (18 May). Read More

African Utility Week brings 7 000 delegates to Western Cape

16 May 2017

Around 7 000 delegates are in the Western Cape this week for the 17th annual African Utility Week. The event, with its focus on energy, starts at the Cape Town International Convention Centre today (16 May 2017) and ends on 18 May 2017. Read More

Thousands of Western Cape Entrepreneurs Connect with Funders

10 May 2017

In excess of 3 000 entrepreneurs registered to attend this year’s Western Cape Funding Fair (WCFF). Read More

Residents invited to join the inaugural Cross Cape cycle ride

9 May 2017

The inaugural ride of the Western Cape’s Cross Cape cycling route kicks off this week. Read More

Western Cape entrepreneurs develop cutting-edge innovations

7 May 2017

A set of Western Cape entrepreneurs have developed cutting-edge innovations which could lead to major advancements in the region’s health and agri processing sectors. Read More