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News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

African Agribusinesses set to pitch for multi-billion rand investments

24 November 2016

Agribusinesses will pitch for multi-billion rand investments at the African Agri Investment Indaba in Cape Town next week. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the event is Africa’s largest agriculture investment gathering. Read More

Global cycle team reveal in Western Cape

22 November 2016

Professional cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, will reveal its 2017 team and brand new kit in Cape Town this week. The multi-national squad, known around the world as ‘Africa’s Team’, arrived in the Western Cape at the weekend, ahead of... Read More

Multi-million rand investment into Western Cape tech’s sector

17 November 2016

French Tech Cape Town yesterday (16 November 2016) launched its business incubator at Cape Town. Part of an R11 million investment into the Western Cape, French Tech Labs is based in Century City and will offer a range of services to the local tech... Read More

Young entrepreneurs to attend funding workshops

14 November 2016

Young entrepreneurs from across the city will attend funding workshops this week. On Tuesday (15 November 2016), graduates from the Raymond Ackerman Foundation will attend an Investment Readiness session, hosted by the Western Cape Department of... Read More

Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards finalists announced

14 November 2016

The finalists of the Western Cape’s most prestigious entrepreneurship competition have been announced. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, congratulated the 33 finalists in the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA). Read More

Business support centre to be launched in Mitchells Plain

13 November 2016

Tomorrow, (Monday, 14 November 2016) Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will deliver the keynote address at the launch of a business support centre in Mitchells Plain. Read More

South Africa announced as top outsourcing destination

11 November 2016

South Africa has been announced as the world’s top offshoring destination. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said South Africa was named Best Offshoring Destination at the Global Sourcing Association Awards, hosted in London last... Read More

Drought relief welcomed

8 November 2016

Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities We welcome the R12 million allocation from the National Government for drought relief, to be used to provide fodder for animals. Read More

Creative and design showcase for Ministry First Thursday

2 November 2016

Creativity and design take centre stage at this week’s First Thursday. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Cape Craft and Design Institute would host a Creative Exchange as part of the Ministry’s First Thursday programme. Read More

Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities

1 November 2016

Today (31 October 2016), Minister Winde addressed the World Energy Cities Partnership at the Westin. Minister Winde opened the session, “Developing an Energy Sector Hub”. Please see Minister Winde’s address below: Read More

National Government's gas to power strategy - Statement by Minister Alan Winde

1 November 2016

The Western Cape Government is disappointed that Saldanha Bay was not identified as a port for the importation of natural gas in the Preliminary Information Memorandum released by the Department of Energy on 3 October 2016. Read More

Employment conditions in SA wine industry

25 October 2016

Minister Alan Winde has taken note of a documentary produced by a Danish filmmaker regarding employment conditions in the South African wine industry. Read More

The Central Supplier Database

19 August 2016

The Central Supplier Database The Central Supplier Database (CSD) was launched on 1 September 2015.  It is compulsory for all prospective suppliers to be registered on the CSD with effect from 1 April 2016.  What is the CSD? Read More

Know your rights: Celebrating World Consumer Rights Day

15 March 2016

The Western Cape Office of the Consumer Protector will be joining consumer protection agencies across the world to celebrate World Consumer Rights Day on 15 March. Read More

Western Cape residents' internet behaviour revealed

4 February 2016

4 February 2016 The average Western Cape resident spends more than 20% of their monthly income on connectivity. Read More