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News and Speeches for Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Green skills focus at Ministry First Thursday

2 May 2017

Skills in the green economy will be showcased at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities this First Thursday. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the First Thursday programme for May was a partnership between the Ministry and... Read More

Minister Alan Winde's Workers' Day message

1 May 2017

Today, as we celebrate Workers’ Day, I would like to acknowledge the men and women who take our country forward. Read More

Thirty tonnes of cheese; 30 000 attendees at SA Cheese Festival

28 April 2017

Around 30 000 people are expected to attend the SA Cheese Festival this weekend. Organisers estimate 30 tonnes of cheese will be consumed at the three-day festival, which kicks off at Sandringham today (28 April 2017). Read More

Residents invited to join the inaugural Cross Cape cycle ride

26 April 2017

The inaugural ride of the Western Cape’s Cross Cape cycling route kicks off next month. Read More

Western Cape producers to exhibit at SA Cheese Festival

26 April 2017

The Western Cape’s top food producers will be exhibiting at the SA Cheese Festival at the weekend. This year the 16th Cheese Festival takes place between 28 April and 30 April at Sandringham. Read More

Thousands in city for World Travel Market Africa

18 April 2017

More than 5 000 delegates are in the Western Cape this week for the World Travel Market (WTM) Africa trade show. Read More

Swellendam is named as South Africa's top eco-friendly destination

4 April 2017

Investment readiness for entrepreneurs is the focus of First Thursday in April, at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities. Businesses will be able to engage with Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde and his team in the Western Cape Department... Read More

Western Cape developers to pitch innovative digital games to judges

3 April 2017

The winner of a digital game aimed at empowering residents to uplift their communities, will be announced tomorrow. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will announce the winner of the Serious About Games initiative at the Bandwidth Barn... Read More

Drought visit to West Coast farms

24 March 2017

Today (24 March 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will visit farms affected by the drought. Read More

Western Cape peak events period continues this weekend

17 March 2017

The Western Cape’s peak events period continues, with a range of events taking place across the province this weekend. Read More

Minister Winde to surf with Airbnb founder and local Experience host

15 March 2017

Tomorrow (16 March 2017), Minister Alan Winde will take to the waves for a surfing lesson with one of the province’s Airbnb Experience hosts. Tourism entrepreneur and activist, Apish Tshetsha, will teach Minister Winde and Airbnb’s global CEO and Co... Read More

Western Cape youth gear up for global skills competition

14 March 2017

Young people from the Western Cape will represent South Africa at a global skills competition.   Read More

Statement by Minister Alan Winde on the cancellation of the Cape Town Cycle Tour

13 March 2017

I would like to commend the Cape Town Cycle Tour team for their management of a difficult situation yesterday (12 March, 2017). Read More

Western Cape youth win big at SA skills competition

13 March 2017

Young people from the Western Cape will represent the province at an international skills competition. Read More

City youth partner with cyclists to complete Cape Town Cycle Tour

7 March 2017

Four differently-abled young people will participate in this year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour as part of an awareness drive around the importance of accessibility at major events. Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Province's entrepreneurs secure multi-million rand deals through

27 February 2017

Entrepreneurs will network with major funders at this year’s Western Cape Funding Fair. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the 2017 Western Cape Funding Fair (WCFF) is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention... Read More

Minister Alan Winde to discuss tourism opportunities with local entrepreneurs

22 February 2017

Tomorrow (23 February 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will address tourism entrepreneurs from across the province on the state of the sector. Read More

Green energy saves city mall 2 200 electricity units each day

16 February 2017

A Cape Town shopping mall is saving 2 200 units of electricity each day due to the installation of renewable energy systems. Read More

City shopping mall set to save thousands of electricity units each day

15 February 2017

A city shopping mall is on track to save 2 000 units of electricity each day. This week, Bayside Mall takes centre stage in the Western Cape Government’s month-long energy efficiency awareness campaign. Read More