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

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

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