Threat of renewed farm strikes in W Cape

2014-10-07 18:35

Cosatu and a number of farm workers' organisations in the Western Cape have cautioned farm owners to stop evictions of farm workers.

Western Cape eyes universal internet with free Wi-Fi

2014-08-27 09:35

The Western Cape provincial government intends to offer universal access to the internet to all its residents as it drives public access Wi-Fi.

Parliament to be petitioned on visa regulations

2014-08-20 12:32

Western Cape economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde plans to petition parliament to suspend the new visa regulations due to come into effect on October 1.

Cape can be top call-centre hub - Winde

2014-05-28 16:03

The Western Cape is ideally placed to become a leading call-centre hub, which can further boost growth and jobs, says economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde.

British Airways increases Cape Town flights

2014-04-02 17:05

British Airways officially opened its new R19.8m lounge at Cape Town International Airport and says it is increasing its winter schedule to the Mother City.

Cut red tape, give more for jobs, Gordhan told

2014-02-25 14:27

Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde lists the issues he would like to see addressed in the National Budget.

Saldanha zone investments to create 300 jobs

2014-01-16 10:25

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone is drawing strong international interest, with several lease agreements signed and a surge of joint ventures with SA firms.

Reunion partnership to boost WCape agriculture

2013-09-11 15:19

The Western Cape is partnering with the French island Reunion to lift innovation in the province’s R12bn agro-processing industry.

Ship runs aground off Knysna coast

2013-08-08 16:26

Nineteen people have been rescued after a ship ran aground off the Knysna coast near a nature reserve.

Cape Town tavern loses liquor licence

2013-04-04 19:09

A Cape Town tavern has had its liquor licence revoked, Western Cape Finance and Economic Development MEC Alan Winde says.

Cape Town airport best in Africa

2013-03-12 15:35

The Cape Town International Airport has been rated the best in Africa for the third year in a row, Western Cape tourism MEC Alan Winde says.

Man gets 8 years for robbing MEC

2013-03-04 10:17

A man convicted of robbing Western Cape finance MEC Alan Winde of his cellphone while he was cycling in Cape Town has been sentenced to eight years in jail.

Zille tackles Western Cape brain drain

2013-02-12 18:32

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the province must retain its best skills and capital to attract investors while targeting job creation.

Western Cape green hub to create jobs

2012-08-06 16:39

The Western Cape's so-called green economy is expected to create 12 000 jobs in the next three years, says Economic Development MEC Alan Winde.

'Juice' box wine causes a stir

2012-06-27 22:36

A local wine company has altered the packaging of its "Mal Piet" wine cartons after it was criticised for looking like children's cooldrink.

Give us half of youth subsidy, Zille says

2012-05-21 16:28

The Western Cape would make good use of half of the R5bn that has been set aside for a national youth subsidy, Premier Helen Zille says.

Western Cape govt aims to be best in world

2012-03-27 21:38

The Western Cape's results in the last financial year reconfirmed its position as South Africa's best-run administration, Finance MEC Alan Winde said on Tuesday.

Cosatu takes on Zille over forum

2011-12-13 20:10

Cosatu is to report Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to the Public Protector over her government's closure of the Provincial Development Council, a platform for social dialogue in the province.

No fools - Cape booze law set for April

2011-09-09 22:15

The Western Cape Liquor Act, aimed at reducing drinking spots in residential areas, will come into effect on April 1 2012, the province says.

Murdered woman on honeymoon in Cape Town

2010-11-14 17:40

The British woman killed during a hijacking in Cape Town was on her honeymoon, the office of the Western Cape tourism MEC says.

W Cape approves governance bill

2010-07-14 22:27

The Western Cape cabinet has given the green light to a bill that seeks to limit provincial employees' business dealings with the province.


W Cape must ramp up business image

2014-09-25 17:47

The business brand and ease of doing business of the Western Cape must and can be improved, according to Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde.

Top woman entrepreneur in agri-processing named

2014-08-25 10:17

A Western Cape entrepreneur has clinched top honours in the agri-processing category of national awards to honour women in agriculture.

W Cape horse sickness restrictions lifted

2014-06-18 12:17

Movement restrictions on Western Cape horses have been lifted following the resolution of a bout of African Horse Sickness.

SA up for international award

2014-05-28 12:08

South Africa’s business process outsourcing industry has been nominated for the European Outsourcing Association's offshore destination of the year award.

Vision to improve Western Cape govt

2014-03-05 16:43

The Western Cape budget aims to make government work better, according to the provincial minister of finance, economic development and tourism.

W Cape economy shines as tourists pour in

2014-01-23 20:08

The tourism industry contributes more than R18bn to the Western Cape's economy annually and employs 150 000 people, says MEC Alan Winde.

SAA flight decision a blow to WCape - minister

2013-11-05 19:34

The Western Cape minister of tourism has called for an urgent meeting with SAA following cancellation of the Buenos Aires route.

Possible redesign of Cape Town port

2013-08-27 19:35

Apart from a proposal to redevelop Cape Town's port precinct, the outcome of a possible industrial development zone in Saldanha might be known soon.

Western Cape continues to attract FDI

2013-06-30 17:20

In South Africa foreign direct investments have declined between 2011 and 2012, yet investors still seem interested in certain key growth areas.

Cape beefs up finances, corruption fight

2013-03-22 14:34

The Western Cape provincial treasury is stepping up efforts to improve financial management and curb corruption, Finance MEC Alan Winde says.

R140m for Western Cape jobs

2013-03-07 18:16

The Western Cape government will spend almost R140m over the next three years on creating jobs in the province, Finance MEC Alan Winde says.

Joburg City Power welcomes Eskom tariff

2013-03-01 17:33

Johannesburg City Power has welcomed the National Energy Regulator of SA's decision to limit an electricity tariff hike to 8% a year over the next five years.

Cause of boat accident still unknown

2012-10-16 20:21

It will take a bit of time before the cause of the charter boat accident in Hout Bay is revealed, Western Cape Tourism MEC Alan Winde says.

Western Cape attracts foreign money

2012-08-02 22:00

The Western Cape has garnered over R30bn in foreign direct investment projects in the last three years, says Economic Development MEC Alan Winde.

DA didn't develop wage subsidy, says ANC

2012-05-21 22:34

The DA's claim that it developed a wage subsidy system in the Western Cape is untrue, the ANC in the province says.

Cape puts squeeze on shebeen suppliers

2012-04-01 17:51

The Western Cape government is to clamp down on illegal liquor sales, Finance, Economic Development and Tourism MEC Alan Winde says.

Western Cape raking in visitors

2012-01-12 19:48

More travellers are visiting the Western Cape and its attractions than in previous years, the province's tourism MEC says.

MEC to paraglide off mountain for votes

2011-11-07 12:30

Western Cape Economic Development and Tourism MEC Alan Winde will paraglide off Signal Hill in a last attempt to get people to vote for Table Mountain in the "New Seven Wonders of Nature" campaign.

Cape Town flights back to normal

2011-06-20 14:06

Cape Town flights have returned to normal after an ash cloud created by a volcanic eruption in Chile halted air travel at the weekend.

WC gets clean audit sweep

2010-08-25 19:09

The Western Cape Government has received a clean sweep of 25 unqualified audits, says the province's MEC for finance Alan Winde.

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