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News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

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

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

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

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

Tourism month launches with water savings focus

5 September 2017

A Western Cape hotel group has reduced its water consumption by more than 17% over the past year. Read More

Tourism month in the Western Cape launches with water-savings focus

4 September 2017

Today(4 September 2017) Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, kicks off his Tourism Month programme. Minister Winde and Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, will focus on water... Read More

Tourism month in the Western Cape launches with water-savings focus

3 September 2017

September is Tourism Month. Tomorrow (4 September 2017) Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, kicks off his programme for the month. Read More

Update on the Garden Route Rebuild

1 September 2017

Alan Winde, Minster of Economic Opportunities, today (1 September 2017), released an update on the Garden Route Rebuild Initiative. This week, the GRRI steering committee hosted its fourth meeting. Project teams tabled the following updates: Read More

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

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