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News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Nelson Mandela statue to honour icon's links with the Western Cape

16 July 2018

When he was awarded the Freedom of the City of Cape Town in 1997, Nelson Mandela said ‘Cape Town’s greatness lies not only in its contribution to our economy but in its involvement in our country’s history". Read More

Western Cape and France to build South Africa's First Solar Powered Desalination

16 July 2018

Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, M. Nicolas Hulot, and the Western Cape Government’s MEC for Finance, Dr Ivan Meyer, announced today the funding of the first solar powered desalination unit in South Africa, totalling R8.6... Read More

Dr Ivan Meyer, Confirms That No Western Cape Municipality Invested with VBS Bank

11 July 2018

Recent media reports of municipalities that have invested tax payers hard earned money in VBS Bank is and should be a matter of great concern. Read More

Media Release: Western Cape and Bourgogne Franche Comté renew partnership

10 July 2018

The Western Cape and the Bourgogne Franche Comté region of France, have extended their highly successful partnership by renewing their agreement to co-operate in the areas of agriculture, tourism and the economy, for another five year period.   Read More

Media Release: Kalk Bay named in Forbes list of coolest neighbourhoods

9 July 2018

The quaint seaside village of Kalk Bay in Cape Town has been recognized as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world in a new list by Forbes magazine, which features neighbourhoods in Amsterdam, Washington DC and Seoul.   Read More

Media Release: Minister Winde welcomes research into 4th Industrial Revolution

2 July 2018

New research into the Fourth Industrial Revolution has revealed how the Western Cape's agricultural sector can harness water saving technology, drones, genetic development and robotics to develop the industry, contribute to food security and create... Read More

Media Release: 2018 Prestige Awards officially launched

18 June 2018

The 2018 Prestige Agri awards launched to honour excellence among agri-workers Read More

Media Release: 2018 Prestige Awards officially launched

18 June 2018

The 2018 Prestige Agri awards launched to honour excellence among agri-workers Read More

Media Release: 2018 Prestige Awards officially launched

18 June 2018

The 2018 Prestige Agri awards launched to honour excellence among agri-workers Read More

Media Release: Atlantis Special Economic Zone receives official designation

11 June 2018

Joint statement by the Western Cape Ministry of Economic Opportunities, the City of Cape Town and Green Cape on the designation of the Atlantis SEZ Read More

Media Release: Minister Winde marks anniversary of the Garden Route fires

7 June 2018

Today marks the one year anniversary since the devastating Garden Route fires, which tragically claimed many lives and caused damage and hardship for thousands of others. Read More

June First Thursday event to focus on youth entrepreneurship

5 June 2018

Aspiring young entrepreneurs invited to attend First Thursday Read More

Media Release: Minister Winde releases new honeybee strategy

4 June 2018

New strategy to ensure sustainability of bee populations in the Western Cape released. Read More

Media Release: Minister Winde visits water-wise laundry

4 June 2018

This morning, Minister Winde visited the Green Planet Laundry, in Airport Industria to view their water saving setup, which allows the business to wash tonnes of laundry ever Read More

Creating opportunities for our youth

1 June 2018

The Western Cape Government is committed to improving education outcomes and creating opportunities for the youth living in the Province. Read More

Media Release: Minister Alan Winde welcomes Rainmaker Rollercoaster to WC

29 May 2018

The world's first seven day gravel, point-to-point race to take place in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Release: Minister Alan Winde welcomes Rainmaker Rollercoaster to WC

29 May 2018

The world's first seven day gravel, point-to-point race to take place in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Release: New SMME support platform will give entrepreneurs a digital boost

28 May 2018

A new tool that will help small businesses become more digitally savvy is set to be released by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism later this year.   Read More

Media Release: Women encouraged to enter agricultural entrepreneur awards.

21 May 2018

Western Cape women working in agriculture are encouraged to enter the Female Entrepreneur Awards, which celebrate excellence in this field.   Entries for the awards close on 31 May 2018.   Read More

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