News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

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

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. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the number of culled birds stood at 2.7 million, of which 2.6m were layer hens. Read More

Young Western Cape winemakers win at national awards

18 October 2017

Young winemakers from the Western Cape have scooped top awards at one of the country’s most prestigious competitions. Read More

Update on Agri processing and Agriculture Jobs in the Western Cape

17 October 2017

This morning (17 October 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, hosted a media briefing where he announced the latest jobs and growth numbers in the Western Cape’s agriculture and agri processing sectors. Read More

Update on Agri processing and agriculture jobs in the Western Cape

17 October 2017

This morning (17 October 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, hosted a media briefing where he announced the latest jobs and growth numbers in the Western Cape’s agriculture and agri processing sectors. Highlights include: Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Update on Agri processing and agriculture jobs in the Western Cap

17 October 2017

This morning (17 October 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, hosted a media briefing where he announced the latest jobs and growth numbers in the Western Cape’s agriculture and agri processing sectors. Highlights include: Read More

Western Cape celebrates World Food Day with water-wise food gardens

16 October 2017

World Food Day is celebrated globally today. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Western Cape Department of Agriculture had hosted its World Food Day programme in Villiersdorp last week, with a focus on water-wise food gardens. Read More

Update on Avian Influenza in the Western Cape

13 October 2017

The number of confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape has risen to 50. Since the regional outbreak was first confirmed in the province in August, 2.5 million chickens and ducks have been culled. This includes: 2.4million layer... Read More

Update on agriculture and agri processing jobs; impact of drought on growth

13 October 2017

On Tuesday (17 October 2017), the Western Cape Government will provide an update on the status of jobs and economic growth in the agriculture and agri processing sectors. Read More

Western Cape hotel wins top award

12 October 2017

A Western Cape hotel has been named as the country’s top Wine Country Hotel 2017 at an international travel awards ceremony. Read More

Avian influenza on the rise

12 October 2017

The number of confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape has risen to 50. Since the regional outbreak was first confirmed in the province in August, 2.5 million chickens and ducks have been culled. This includes: Read More

Cape Town International Airport is Africa's best airport

11 October 2017

Cape Town International Airport has been recognised as Africa’s best. Cape Town International Airport won the award for Africa’s leading airport at the 2017 World Travel Awards Africa gala ceremony in Rwanda last night (10 October 2017). Read More

Residents in Atlantis demonstrate support for the Atlantis Special Economic Zone

11 October 2017

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Western Cape Government, City of Cape Town and GreenCape today (11 October 2017) announced that the designation of the Atlantis SEZ for Green Technology received further support from the community and... Read More

Transport Month focus at First Thursday

4 October 2017

Making it easier for residents to travel around the city is the focus of this week’s First Thursday. October is Transport Month, and First Thursday at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities will showcase exciting developments in sustainable... Read More

Residents invited to have their say on Atlantis SEZ

4 October 2017

Western Cape residents are invited to have their say on the designation of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Read More

Province-wide Plan to Respond to Avian Influenza Outbreak

3 October 2017

Today, 2 October 2017, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, and the Western Cape Government team driving the avian influenza recovery plan, b Read More

Latest on avian influenza in the Western Cape

21 September 2017

There are 26 confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (21 September 2017), released the latest on the status of the disease in the province. Read More

Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities on the Robben Island

17 September 2017

Minister Winde, who is responsible for tourism in the Western Cape, yesterday (17 September 2017) visited the V&A Waterfront to meet with the skipper of the Thandi. Read More

Tourism entrepreneurs in Khayelitsha embrace technology to grow their businesses

12 September 2017

Tourism entrepreneurs in Khayelitsha have embraced technology to help them share South African culture with the world, and to grow their businesses. Read More

Tourism Entrepreneurs in Khayelitsha Embrace Technology to Grow their Businesses

12 September 2017

Tourism entrepreneurs in Khayelitsha have embraced technology to help them share South African culture with the world, and to grow their businesses. Read More