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

News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Western Cape tourism sector showcase at Ministry First Thursday

2 February 2017

The Western Cape’s tourism sector will be showcased at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities First Thursday event tonight. Read More

Horse movement restrictions come into effect today

1 February 2017

The annual ban on the direct movement of horses into the Western Cape’s African Horse Sickness (AHS) Controlled Area zones comes into effect today (1 February 2017). Read More

Western Cape Government to launch energy efficiency awareness campaign

31 January 2017

On Wednesday (1 February 2017), Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde will visit the Lansdowne Bottling Company as part of the Western Cape Government’s energy efficiency awareness campaign. Read More

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup comes to the Western Cape in 2018

27 January 2017

The Western Cape has landed another world cycling showpiece event – the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano race. Read More

Cape cruise season sails into full swing

26 January 2017

Today (26 January 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, officially welcomed the Queen Mary 2 as it docked in Cape Town, Western Cape. Queen Mary 2 has a maximum capacity of 3 090 passengers and 1 238 crew, and is running at about 90... Read More

State of tourism: Western Cape

24 January 2017

The Western Cape has taken its place as a global big-hitter amongst tourists, with arrivals and infrastructure spend reaching record levels. Read More

Western Cape official summer tourism report to be released

18 January 2017

The Western Cape’s official tourism report for the summer season will be released next week. Read More

Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities

15 January 2017

The forecast for Western Cape tourism in 2017 is very encouraging.  Early indications are that our region is enjoying a bumper peak tourism period. Read More

Cape Town International Airport welcomes 10 millionth passenger

10 January 2017

On 28 December 2016, the Cape Town International Airport welcomed its 10th million passenger, the first time the airport has hit this milestone number within a calendar year. Read More

African Agribusinesses set to pitch for multi-billion rand investments

24 November 2016

Agribusinesses will pitch for multi-billion rand investments at the African Agri Investment Indaba in Cape Town next week. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the event is Africa’s largest agriculture investment gathering. Read More

Global cycle team reveal in Western Cape

22 November 2016

Professional cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, will reveal its 2017 team and brand new kit in Cape Town this week. The multi-national squad, known around the world as ‘Africa’s Team’, arrived in the Western Cape at the weekend, ahead of... Read More

Multi-million rand investment into Western Cape tech’s sector

17 November 2016

French Tech Cape Town yesterday (16 November 2016) launched its business incubator at Cape Town. Part of an R11 million investment into the Western Cape, French Tech Labs is based in Century City and will offer a range of services to the local tech... Read More

Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards finalists announced

14 November 2016

The finalists of the Western Cape’s most prestigious entrepreneurship competition have been announced. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, congratulated the 33 finalists in the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA). Read More

Young entrepreneurs to attend funding workshops

14 November 2016

Young entrepreneurs from across the city will attend funding workshops this week. On Tuesday (15 November 2016), graduates from the Raymond Ackerman Foundation will attend an Investment Readiness session, hosted by the Western Cape Department of... Read More

Business support centre to be launched in Mitchells Plain

13 November 2016

Tomorrow, (Monday, 14 November 2016) Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will deliver the keynote address at the launch of a business support centre in Mitchells Plain. Read More

South Africa announced as top outsourcing destination

11 November 2016

South Africa has been announced as the world’s top offshoring destination. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said South Africa was named Best Offshoring Destination at the Global Sourcing Association Awards, hosted in London last... Read More

Drought relief welcomed

8 November 2016

Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities We welcome the R12 million allocation from the National Government for drought relief, to be used to provide fodder for animals. Read More

Creative and design showcase for Ministry First Thursday

2 November 2016

Creativity and design take centre stage at this week’s First Thursday. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Cape Craft and Design Institute would host a Creative Exchange as part of the Ministry’s First Thursday programme. Read More

National Government's gas to power strategy - Statement by Minister Alan Winde

1 November 2016

The Western Cape Government is disappointed that Saldanha Bay was not identified as a port for the importation of natural gas in the Preliminary Information Memorandum released by the Department of Energy on 3 October 2016. Read More