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

News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

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

Tourism sector shows jobs and revenue gains, according to official mid-term repo

27 July 2017

A mid-term report-back on the Western Cape’s tourism sector has found significant increases in arrivals, revenue and airline seats in the past three years. More than 20 000 jobs have been added and foreign tourist spend increased by R4billion in the... Read More

Update on job gains and economic growth in Western Cape tourism

26 July 2017

Tomorrow (27July 2017), more details on job gains and economic growth in the Western Cape’s tourism sector will be released. Read More

Young city programmers using tech to solve water crisis

25 July 2017

Young computer programmers are helping to develop answers to the water crisis, and create systems for families to better manage household tasks. Read More

Young city software developers to showcase their latest concepts

24 July 2017

Young software developers will have the chance to showcase their concepts as part of Minister Alan Winde’s focus on innovation this month. Today (24 July 2017), Minister Winde will visit Absa Aliens, a training ground for talented young software... Read More

Garden Route Rebuild initiative making headway

23 July 2017

Western Cape Government, Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde, Minister of Transport & Public Works Donald Grant, and the Mayors of Eden District, Knysna, and Bitou Municipalities met yesterday for a progress meeting on the Garden Route... Read More

Entrepreneurs invited to Investment Readiness Sessions

20 July 2017

Entrepreneurs from across the province are invited by the Western Cape Government to targeted sessions aimed at preparing them to make funding applications. Read More

Statement issued by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities

13 July 2017

Establishment of special committee to rebuild Garden Route Since the Garden Route fires of June, many people and organisations have come to the aid of those affected and have initiated projects to help the area get back on its feet. Read More

Call for entries for 2017 Premier’s Recognition Entrepreneurship Awards

13 July 2017

Entries for the 2017 Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards have opened. Business people are invited to enter the competition, which seeks to celebrate entrepreneurs who are making a contribution to growth and jobs in the province. Read More

Barn Khayelitsha trains close to 1000 residents; boosts local tech start-ups

9 July 2017

Over 900 people in Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain have completed training courses at the Barn Khayelitsha. Read More

Innovative Western Cape residents in the spotlight

6 July 2017

Today, Alan Winde’s month-long programme focusing on innovation continues at the Barn Khayelitsha. Read More

18 000 visits recorded at Elsies River ICAN centre

5 July 2017

About 18 000 visits have been recorded at the ICAN centre in Elsies River, a multi-million rand government investment seeking to equip residents with digital skills. Read More

Talented young chefs in cooking challenge at Ministry First Thursday

5 July 2017

The Western Cape’s talented young chefs-in-training will challenge each other to a cook-off at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities this First Thursday. Read More

Innovative Western Cape residents in the spotlight

3 July 2017

Tomorrow, Alan Winde, will kick off a month-long programme focusing on innovation in the province’s public and private sector. There will be a special focus on how residents are using innovation to respond to challenges and grow opportunities in... Read More

Innovative Western Cape residents in the spotlight

2 July 2017

Innovation in the Western Cape will be showcased this month. During July, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will visit projects in the public and private sector which focus on innovation. Read More

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

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