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News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Test Kitchen’s unique drought approach helping to save jobs

26 February 2018

The world-renowned restaurant, The Test Kitchen has introduced an innovative Drought Kitchen menu which is aimed at saving water, and will secure jobs at the restaurant. Read More

Apprenticeships an important tool in tackling youth unemployment

15 February 2018

In a bid to make it easier for businesses to take on apprentices, the Western Cape Government has enlisted the help of its highly successful Red Tape Reduction Unit. Read More

Western Cape shows highest job gains in South Africa in latest employment data

13 February 2018

Statistics South Africa jobs data for the last quarter of 2017, released today, shows that the Western Cape created the most jobs last quarter of any province, at 92 000 jobs created. We also recorded the highest year-on-year increase in the number... Read More

Red tape reduction focus at Ministry First Thursday

29 January 2018

This First Thursday, the Western Cape Ministry of Economic Development will focus on reducing red tape for businesses. The Western Cape’s Red Tape Reduction Unit will be launching their new look website and their small business start-up guide at... Read More

Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde on cruise ship season

26 January 2018

The arrival in Cape Town today of the luxurious Queen Mary ocean liner marks the peak of a strong cruise season for Cape Town. Read More

Local animation studio Triggerfish does the Western Cape proud

24 January 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, has congratulated local animation studio Triggerfish for their superb work on the Oscar nominated film Revolting Rhymes. Read More

DEDAT Congratulates Green Cape on international awards

23 January 2018

The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), run by Green Cape, has been recognised for its sterling and innovative work at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Read More

Avian Influenza update: Spread amongst poultry has halted.

9 January 2018

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (9 January 2018) announced that no new cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed at previously uninfected poultry farms in the province since 31 October 2017. Read More