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News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Deadline for Premier's Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards extended

31 August 2017

The deadline for entry in the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards has been extended. Business people in the Western Cape now have until 8 September 2017 to enter the awards. Read More

Update on Garden Route Rebuild initiative

20 August 2017

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (20 August 2017), released an update on the Garden Route Rebuild Initiative (GRRI). The GRRI hosts regular meetings during which all working groups report on their progress. Please see below... Read More

Women’s Month: Ministers Fritz and Winde to announce Women Empowerment Initiativ

11 August 2017

Today (11 August 2017), the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, joined by the Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, will announce a groundbreaking women empowerment initiative. Read More

Update on Garden Route Rebuild initiative

7 August 2017

The Garden Route Rebuild initiative has recorded significant progress since its establishment two weeks ago. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (7 August 2017) released an update on the work of the GRR. Read More

Improved weather, stronger rand could decrease food inflation, according to the

4 August 2017

Food inflation is set to decrease this year as improved weather conditions in some parts of the country and a stronger rand are projected, according to the latest analysis from the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy. Read More

Update on emergency intervention to increase water supply to Cape Town

3 August 2017

The Western Cape Government will conduct a site visit to the Leeu River Diversion Weir which diverts water to the Voelvlei Dam, where emergency maintenance work will be done to increase water supply to the Cape Town water supply system. Read More

Economic outlook for SA agriculture to be released this week

2 August 2017

The latest economic outlook for South Africa’s agriculture sector will be released this week. The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy’s (BFAP) Baseline 2017-2026, which is co-funded by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, will be... Read More

Atlantis SEZ to position region as green economy hub

2 August 2017

The Western Cape’s bid to establish Atlantis as a hub for the green tech sector will be up for public participation shortly. Read More

First Thursday to showcase tech developments in agriculture

1 August 2017

The use of drone technology to conserve water in the agriculture sector is one development which will be showcased this First Thursday at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities. Read More