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Restrictions Announced - African Horse Sickness

28 February 2014

Restrictions have been placed on all direct horse movements around the Western Cape due the increase of the African Horse Sickness across the country. Read More

Cape Rouleur Kicks Off Bumper Month of Premier Cycling Events

27 February 2014

The multi-stage endurance race, the Cape Rouleur, kicks off this week, marking the start of a series of premier cycling events taking place in the Western Cape this month. Read More

Aid for Drought Stricken Farmers

26 February 2014

The Western Cape Ministry of Agriculture and Transnet continue to secure assistance to transport donated animal feed from the Western Cape to the drought-stricken regions around South Africa. Read More

Minister Pravin Gordhan's 2014 National Budget Must Prioritise Growth, Jobs

25 February 2014

As Minister Pravin Gordhan prepares to present the final budget of his current term, I am confident he will table measures to grow our economy and create more jobs for our people. Read More

Minister Winde Welcomes Design Indaba Delegates

24 February 2014

Thousands of visitors are set to attend the Design Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this week. Read More

Western Cape Celebrates International Tourist Guide Day

21 February 2014

The Western Cape’s tourism sector celebrates International Tourist Guide day tomorrow (21 February 2014).To mark the occasion the Provincial Department of Economic Development and Tourism is co-hosting an event for the province’s tourist guides. Read More

Cape Town International Airport Rated as Africa’s Best

21 February 2014

Cape Town International Airport has been rated as Africa’s top performing airport for the fourth year in a row.Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, commended Cape Town International Airport for scooping the... Read More

Minister Van Rensburg to Inspect Loading of Feed Donation Train

21 February 2014

Minister Gerrit van Rensburg will visit Pools Station, situated between Piketberg and Citrusdal on the N7, approximately 15km outside Piketberg, on Monday morning, 24 February 2014 at 10:00. Read More

Two Provincial Ministers to Address Public Private Health Forum

18 February 2014

Ministers Theuns Botha and Alan Winde will address the last meeting of the Forum for this term. It is expected to be attended by approximately 400 stakeholders from the health sector. Read More

Liquor Authority Shuts Down Errant Establishments

17 February 2014

The Western Cape Liquor Authority swooped in on errant liquor licence holders closing down two establishments.In addition, harsh penalties were handed down to a further two outlets for selling alcohol outside of their trading hours. Read More

Western Cape Feed Donations for North West and Northern Cape

12 February 2014

Minister Van Rensburg will inspect the approximately 640 tons of feed donations already delivered to Rust Station, situated 20 km between Malmesbury and Moorreesburg, off the N7, tomorrow morning at 10:00 . Read More

Western Cape's ICT Sector Expands into Africa

11 February 2014

The Western Cape’s ICT Africa Expansion Strategy received a major boost with the Bandwidth Barn’s induction into a leading network of African tech hubs. Read More

Western Cape Government Launches Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign

10 February 2014

The Western Cape Government is driving a two-month entrepreneurship awareness campaign in the province to highlight the support we offer to new and emerging businesses.In the past year, 30 000 entrepreneurs have accessed Western Cape Government... Read More

Cape Town Carnival an Economic Boost, says Minister Alan Winde

5 February 2014

The Cape Town Carnival, one of the city’s biggest street celebrations, is a key driver for job creation and skills development for hundreds of local residents. Read More

Auditor-General Report Highlights Failure of ANC Government to Manage Contracts

5 February 2014

Today (5 February 2014), the Auditor General of South Africa (AG) tabled in Parliament a performance audit of the use of consultants at the Western Cape Departments of Health and Transport and Public Works between 2008 and 2011. Read More

Minister Alan Winde Welcomes Mining Indaba Delegates

3 February 2014

The Investing in African Mining Indaba kicks off at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 3 February 2014, bringing close to 8 000 delegates to the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape Government Co-funds New African Finance Studies Institute

3 February 2014

Minister Alan Winde attended the official launch ceremony of the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management on 29 January 2014. Read More