News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Western Cape Government to launch energy efficiency awareness campaign

31 January 2017

On Wednesday (1 February 2017), Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde will visit the Lansdowne Bottling Company as part of the Western Cape Government’s energy efficiency awareness campaign. Read More

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup comes to the Western Cape in 2018

27 January 2017

The Western Cape has landed another world cycling showpiece event – the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano race. Read More

Cape cruise season sails into full swing

26 January 2017

Today (26 January 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, officially welcomed the Queen Mary 2 as it docked in Cape Town, Western Cape. Queen Mary 2 has a maximum capacity of 3 090 passengers and 1 238 crew, and is running at about 90... Read More

State of tourism: Western Cape

24 January 2017

The Western Cape has taken its place as a global big-hitter amongst tourists, with arrivals and infrastructure spend reaching record levels. Read More

Western Cape official summer tourism report to be released

18 January 2017

The Western Cape’s official tourism report for the summer season will be released next week. Read More

Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities

15 January 2017

The forecast for Western Cape tourism in 2017 is very encouraging.  Early indications are that our region is enjoying a bumper peak tourism period. Read More

Cape Town International Airport welcomes 10 millionth passenger

10 January 2017

On 28 December 2016, the Cape Town International Airport welcomed its 10th million passenger, the first time the airport has hit this milestone number within a calendar year. Read More