Impact of drought on Swartland

2015-10-26 18:38

Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde has conducted a visit to Swartland to assess the impact of low rainfall on the agricultural sector.

About 300 new businesses in W Cape per month

2015-08-31 14:09

On average, more than 300 new businesses were registered in the Western Cape each month, since the start of this year, according to an economic update.

Eskom hikes create move from maize to rice

2015-08-02 13:36

The hike in Eskom electricity costs is making an impact on the food choices of South African households, shows a new report.

We have 'innovative' ideas to keep Cape mountain users safe - MEC

2015-07-27 19:15

Using social media, technology, tour guides, cameras and drones in different ways are some of the proposals to make mountains safer in the Western Cape, Tourism MEC Alan Winde says.

Visa hot potato provokes emotional responses

2015-07-03 20:30

The impact of SA's new visa regulations continues to be a hot topic in the local tourism industry and has provoked a variety of opinions.

WATCH: Brand Western Cape the place to do business

2015-06-04 10:05

Western Cape minister of economic opportunity Alan Winde is cutting red tape, trying to make the province business-friendly and getting hip with techies.

SA tourism braces for disaster with new visa rules - minister

2015-05-31 11:31

With one day to go until the Department of Home Affairs implements new visa regulations, the SA tourism sector is bracing for disaster, warns a minister.

Western Cape exploring opportunities in Angola

2015-04-28 06:00

A delegation to Angola will aim to strengthen trade and investment between that region and the Western Cape.

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.


W Cape eyes 100 000 jobs with new tourism plan

2015-09-01 16:03

A new tourism growth strategy aims to create 100 000 jobs in the Western Cape, says provincial Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde.

EU lifts 4-year ban on fresh SA ostrich meat

2015-08-07 21:00

The European Union has lifted a four-year ban on fresh ostrich meat as SA is declared free of bird flu.

New tourism markets in SA 'will simply fall away'

2015-07-28 14:19

SA's new visa regulations requiring unabridged birth certificates will result in the country simply not being seen as a family destination over time, says a minister.

'Madiba journey' proposed to boost Cape heritage tourism

2015-07-16 15:33

A heritage tourism route tracing former president Nelson Mandela’s journey in the Western Cape will be submitted to Cabinet for approval next month.

SA closing doors to tourists - minister

2015-06-22 13:32

SA's new visa regulations are destroying opportunities and killing hope in the industry, says Western Cape minister of economic opportunities Alan Winde.

SA's new visa rules slam brakes on travel - airline body

2015-06-01 20:15

SA's new visa requirements will negatively impact the sustainability of air services, trade and travel, warns an airline body.

W Cape govt announces internet competition winners

2015-05-13 17:30

The Western Cape Provincial Government has revealed the six winners of the provinces internet competition.

Funding fair for growing businesses

2015-03-10 16:36

A wide range of options available to entrepreneurs from public and private funding institutions will feature at the Western Cape Funding Fair.

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.

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