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The state of the province address in the Western Cape legislature was suspended for two hours on Friday after the ANC raised a point of order on a ruling made last year. Watch the disruption in the legislature.

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Farmers suffer huge losses due to broken canal

2015-01-21 16:01

Producers in the Olifants River Valley are currently suffering financial losses of up to R30 000 per hectare after a water canal broke.

Damaged canal could spell agricultural disaster

2015-01-08 15:05

The Elephants River Valley is heading for an agricultural disaster after a water canal from the Clanwilliam dam broke, leaving producers without water.

Frustration at rates clearance delays

2014-12-02 07:00

Delays in the issue of rates clearance certificates in the Cape are causing huge frustration among property buyers, sellers, conveyancers and estate agents.

Waterford wins global wine tourism award

2014-11-10 12:03

The Waterford Estate in Stellenbosch has been judged South Africa's winner of the Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards.

Government cannot farm - expert

2014-09-26 19:56

It is through mentorship and other support from industry that those involved in land reform projects are able to make notable progress, according to an expert.

No e-tolls for Cape Town - Sanral

2014-08-10 19:10

Cape Town will not have tolled freeways like Gauteng, says the SA National Roads Agency.

Picketers protest Sanral secrecy bid

2014-08-04 15:33

Campaigners have picketed outside the Western Cape High Court to protest Sanral's application to keep details of the Winelands tolling project out of the public domain.

Zille: DA creates 146 000 jobs in the Cape

2014-05-05 16:30

The Western Cape is the only province which has seen a decline in unemployment, owing to managing the economy properly and cutting corruption, says DA leader Helen Zille.

Fire white civil servants in W Cape - Cosatu

2014-04-17 11:31

If the ANC wins the Western Cape in the 7 May general election, Cosatu will ask it to fire more than half the white senior civil servants.


Outsourcing opportunities showcased

2015-02-13 16:17

The Western Cape will host the world’s leading companies, international investors and analysts for the South African Outsourcing and Offshoring Summit 2015.


Looking at voter figures shows us it's highly unlikely the ANC will take back the Western Cape in the 2016 local government elections. Watch.

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Champing at the bit because of rates system

2014-12-02 14:03

A Fin24 user working for a large law firm shares his views on the problems with the City of Cape Town's new system for obtaining rates clearance certificates.

AG: Gauteng, W Cape performed well

2014-11-26 13:12

Gauteng and the Western Cape have recorded “good and solid performance” in this year’s audit outcomes of national and provincial government departments.

Atlantis aims for industrial development

2014-11-03 17:45

Atlantis has for a long time been viewed as Cape Town’s forgotten community with high unemployment figures and very little access to opportunity.

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.

Metrofile expands property ownership

2014-08-07 15:30

Metrofile Holdings has extended its property ownership to include two more properties located in Gauteng and the Western Cape.

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.

Zille: DA creates 146 000 jobs in the Cape

2014-05-05 16:22

The Western Cape is the only province which saw a decline in unemployment, owing to managing the economy properly and cutting corruption, says DA leader Helen Zille.

Cape economy needs more colour - Cosatu

2014-04-10 22:26

Whites are over-represented in senior posts in the private and public sectors in the Western Cape, says provincial Cosatu secretary Tony Ehrenreich.

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