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Elsenburg Graduation 2012

21 December 2012

Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development recently attended the 2012 Elsenburg College graduation ceremony. Elsenburg College falls under the mandate of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. Read More

Have Fun, but be Safe and Responsible

14 December 2012

Over this summer season, we would like to welcome all visitors to the Western Cape.  The enjoyment and wellbeing of our guests, and locals alike, is of paramount importance to us. We encourage all visitors to have fun while in the Western Cape, but... Read More

Media Alert: Dysselsdorp Food Garden Competition

13 December 2012

Minister Gerrit van Rensburg will be awarding the 2012 Dysselsdorp Food Garden Awards on Friday, 14 December 2012 at the Dysselsdorp Community Hall.   Read More

Western Cape Red Tape Call Centre Resolves 89% of All Calls Logged

13 December 2012

Since its inception in August 2011, the Western Cape’s Red Tape Reduction Call Centre has received 921 calls at a resolution rate of 89.3%.The breakdown of calls received between August 2011 and December 2012 is as follows: Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Visit Western Cape Red Tape Call Centre

12 December 2012

Tomorrow, Thursday 13 December 2012, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde will visit the Western Cape’s Red Tape to Red Carpet Call Centre. Read More

Rebuilding Empowerment Farms After Violent Strike Action

10 December 2012

Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development recently facilitated the first hand over of a generous compost donation by Reliance Compost, as part of rebuilding efforts on farms in the Western Cape which suffered... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Provide Status Update on Liquor Regulation in the Western Cape

6 December 2012

On Thursday, 6 December 2012, the Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde will provide a status update on liquor regulation in the Western Cape.Minister Winde will be addressing the Quarterly Western Cape Liquor Conference. Read More

Western Cape Intensifies Fight Against Liquor Abuse

6 December 2012

The Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde today announced that the Western Cape Liquor Authority will launch a Social and Education Fund during the 2013/14 financial year, in a move that will significantly intensify the... Read More

Media Alert: Update on Marketing Western Cape as a Film Destination

5 December 2012

Today, Wednesday 5 December 2012, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde will provide a status update on the marketing of the Western Cape as a film destination. Read More

Wesgro now the Western Cape’s Film Destination Marketing Agency

5 December 2012

On Wednesday, 5 December 2012, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde, announced that promoting Cape Town and the Western Cape as a film destination is part of Wesgro's mandate. Read More

Minister Winde to Conduct Business Door-to-Door Visits in Khayelitsha

30 November 2012

On Monday, 3 December 2012, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde, will visit businesses in the Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU) precinct in Harare, Khayelitsha. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Shark Dive to Launch Summer Campaign

29 November 2012

On Thursday, 29 November 2012, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde will shark dive at the Two Oceans Aquarium to launch the Western Cape’s Summer Campaign.Date: Thursday, 29 November 2012 Read More

Western Cape Summer Campaign – Adventurously Yours and Naturally Ours

29 November 2012

Statement by Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development & Tourism, Alan Winde Read More

Media Alert: Damaged Farms to Receive Compost Lifeline

27 November 2012

Minster Gerrit van Rensburg will tomorrow accept a generous donation of compost from a major compost manufacturer. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Deliver Mini Budget Speech

21 November 2012

Thursday 22 November 2012, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Alan Winde will deliver the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement speech. Read More

Western Cape Welcomes First Cruise Liner of the Season

20 November 2012

At 08:30 today, the first major international cruise liner of the season. The MSC Opera docked at E-berth at Cape Town Harbour carrying 1284 passengers from the Mediterranean and Namibia. Read More

Media Alert: Launch of 60-day Public Consultation on IDZ Designation for Saldanha Bay

19 November 2012

Today, Monday 19 November 2012, Minister of Trade & Industry, Rob Davies, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development & Tourism, Alan Winde, CEO of Wesgro, Nils Flaatten and the Executive Mayor of Saldanha Bay Municipality,... Read More

Minister Van Rensburg Urges Agricultural Community to Remain Calm

19 November 2012

“South Africa is a country where we take food and fibre security for granted. The past two weeks therefore came as a shock when this critical sector was burned and destroyed in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape Farm Worker of the Year 2012

13 November 2012

Willem Paulse from the Witzenberg region was announced as the Western Cape Farm Worker of the Year on Friday evening at the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s annual gala event, held at the Cape Town International Conference Centre. Read More

Talks Crucial for Restoring Peace in De Doorns

7 November 2012

Statement by Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Read More

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