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News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Celebrating Tourism Excellence at the Lilizela Tourism Awards 2019

13 September 2019

We are here tonight to celebrate tourism excellence. The Lilizela Tourism Awards recognises and rewards those of you who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product or experience for visitors to the Western Cape. Read More

World Economic Forum Media Tour with Minister Maynier

3 September 2019

Minister of the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, Deputy Minister of the Presidency, Thembi Siweya, Representatives of the media, And special guests, Good morning to you all. Read More

Debate on the “SA’s Great Unravelling” with Minister Maynier

23 August 2019

We are in deep economic trouble in South Africa. We have: stagnant economic growth, with the economy forecast to grow at an average of about 1.5% over the medium term in South Africa. We have: Read More

State of the Province Debate with Minister Maynier

23 July 2019

We have done more than any other province over the past ten years to promote economic growth and to create jobs in the Western Cape. Read More

Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa Annual General Meeting

17 July 2019

Chairperson of FEDHASA National and Cape, Mr Jeff Rosenberg; Chief Executive Officer of FEDHASA, Ms Zama Lee; Executive Officer of FEDHASA Cape, Ms Rema Wiese; Outgoing Members of the FEDHASA Cape Board; Nominees for the new FEDHASA Cape Board; Read More

Singapore Airlines Gala Dinner with Minister Maynier

16 July 2019

We are proud of our award-winning Cape Town International Airport, which was named “Africa’s Leading Airport” this year at the World Travel Awards. Read More

Minister Maynier recognizes "Cape Town Air Access"

2 July 2019

We are proud of “Cape Town Air Access”, which is an award-winning partnership between three spheres of government, six entities, and the private sector, and which has done such great work launching new routes, and expanding existing routes, and... Read More

Minister Maynier at the FEDHASA Lunch

20 June 2019

I would like to thank you for the opportunity of joining you for this informal lunch with representatives the hospitality industry here in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Maynier speaks at the 2019 IATA Slot Conference

19 June 2019

Let me begin, by extending a formal and warm welcome to all of you attending this reception and networking event ahead of the 144th International Air Transport Association Slot Conference, here in the City of Cape Town. Read More

Minister Maynier welcomes all at the Fifth Western Cape Funding Fair 2019

12 June 2019

I would like to begin by extending a warm welcome to you all to the Western Cape Funding Fair. Whether you are looking to start a small business, or whether you are looking to expand a small business.   Read More

SOPA debate speech by Minister Beverley Schäfer

19 February 2019

Mr President, we have what you need Honourable Premier, Honourable Speaker, Read More

Drought relief; Internet access key priorities for Western Cape in year ahead

29 March 2017

Expanding access to affordable Internet and drought relief have emerged as key priorities for the Western Cape Government in the year ahead. Read More

Minister Alan Winde delivers 2017/18 Agriculture Budget Speech

29 March 2017

Mr Speaker, Premier Zille, Cabinet colleagues and Members of the Provincial Legislature, Director-General and Heads of Departments, Our partners in business, civil society and labour, Citizens of the Western Cape, The media, and Read More

Minister Alan Winde delivers 2017/18 Economic Development and Tourism Budget

29 March 2017

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Cabinet Colleagues, Leader of the Opposition, Members of the Provincial Parliament, Heads of Departments, All the staff of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, and Read More

Minister Winde provides status report on Red Tape Reduction Unit

8 May 2015

In the Legislature today, Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, responded to a question about the volume of cases received by the Red Tape Reduction Unit. Read More

Department of Economic Development and Tourism Budget Speech 2015

26 March 2015

Growing the economy and creating jobs is not the easiest job at the best of times. But when you throw in policy uncertainty, unreliable electricity supply and restrictive regulations it becomes almost impossible. Read More

Department of Agriculture 2015 Budget Speech

25 March 2015

Mr Speaker, Premier Zille, Cabinet colleagues and Members of the Provincial Legislature, Director-General and Heads of Departments, Our partners in business, civil society and labour, Residents of the Western Cape, The media. Read More

Minister Winde Welcomes First Year Agricultural Students

23 January 2015

It’s such a pleasure to be here at the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute today. This year 235 first year students enrolled at the college. You find yourselves in this industry at a very exciting time. Read More

Agriculture Budget Speech 2014/15

24 March 2014

Speaker Premier Ministers Members Agricultural role players Special guests and media Welcome to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s 2014/15 budget speech. Read More

Provincial Treasury Budget Speech 2014

19 March 2014

Speech by Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde, at the Provincial Legislature. Read More

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