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News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Entrepreneurs exhibit at Ministry First Thursday

7 December 2017

Today (7 December 2017), entrepreneurs from across the Western Cape will join the Ministry of Economic Opportunities for its final First Thursday exhibition of the year. Read More

Red Tape Unit helps to create 100 jobs in Atlantis

6 December 2017

Cutting red tape is helping Western Cape businesses to create more jobs, and reduce admin costs. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, is highlighting success stories of the Red Tape Reduction Unit this month. Read More

Cape start-up joins UK programme to improve transport systems

4 December 2017

Cape-based start-up, GoMetro, is now part of an international programme to find solutions to the world’s biggest transport problems.   Read More

Water savings campaigns aimed at tourists kick off

4 December 2017

Tourism arrivals are set to increase this peak season. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said online airline bookings showed that tourism arrivals for December and January showed a five percent year-on-year increase. Read More

Call for young people to apply for tourism training programme

1 December 2017

The National Department of Tourism is calling on unemployed young people to participate in a countrywide training programme. To apply, young people in the Western Cape must register on the Department of Labour’s database, the Employment System of... Read More

Atlantis firm to add 100 jobs after red tape intervention

28 November 2017

An Atlantis firm is set to add 100 jobs to the local community, due to an intervention by the Western Cape’s Red Tape Reduction Unit. Read More

US Government awards R10m grant to grow cleaner energy in Western Cape

10 November 2017

The Western Cape Government’s bid to secure cleaner forms of energy received a boost due to a R10 million grant from the United States Government through its Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). Read More

UK trade mission to focus on tourism; Halal investment promotion

5 November 2017

Boosting United Kingdom tourism arrivals to the Western Cape, and the promotion of the province’s Halal industry are the key priorities of Minister Alan Winde’s UK trade mission this week. Read More

R 4 million maintenance plan at Clanwilliam Dam canals stem water losses

26 October 2017

In the current drought conditions, a R4 million maintenance programme to bolster the Clanwilliam Dam canal system to stem unnecessary losses has resulted in a more sustainable water supply to the agriculture sector. 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. 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

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

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

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

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

Innovative tourism entrepreneurs attract tourists to Khayelitsha

11 September 2017

Today (11 September 2017), Khayelitsha-based tourism entrepreneurs will highlight their offering as part of Tourism Month. Read More

First Thursday's Tourism Month exhibition

6 September 2017

Tomorrow (7 September 2017), some of the Western Cape’s world-class tourism products will be showcased at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities First Thursday. Read More