Western Cape wine harvest smaller, but better

2018-05-09 17:05

Despite challenging drought conditions, and bouts of frost in certain areas, this year’s wine grape harvest has the potential to produce excellent wines.

Drought impact on W Cape economy worse than anticipated - minister

2018-03-01 21:00

Compared to the previous season, aggregate income after costs in the Western Cape agriculture sector is estimated to have declined by up to R5.9bn.

Bird flu: W Cape set to get poultry sector going again

2017-11-26 18:20

There have been no new infections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Western Cape, according to the provincial government.

Over 2 million birds now dead in Western Cape's worst bird flu outbreak

2017-10-02 17:42

The impact of avian influenza on the province's economy is estimated to be in the region of R800m.

Bird flu costs RCL Foods R26m

2017-09-20 15:29

One of South Africa’s largest food producers RCL Foods has incurred R26m in losses from culling chickens due to an outbreak of bird flu.

MEC to give update on avian flu control measures

2017-09-07 05:44

Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde will give an update on the status of avian flu in the province as well as control measures in place, says his spokesperson.

Foreign tourists spend more than R18bn in Western Cape

2017-07-14 16:02

The Western Cape attracted 1.5 million foreign tourists, who spent in excess of R18bn in the province, in 2016.

Drought already cost Western Cape grape farmers R500m – MEC

2017-05-24 20:43

Western Cape Agriculture MEC Alan Winde says the ongoing drought in the province will cost grape producers an estimated R500m.

Western Cape declared disaster area over drought

2017-05-22 15:15

The Western Cape government has declared the entire province a disaster area to deal with the ongoing drought, MEC Alan Winde says.

Jobs in WC agriculture sector grows

2017-02-14 18:25

About 250 000 people were employed in the Western Cape’s agriculture sector in the last quarter of 2016, but more still needs to be done, says Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde.

 

Drought worries prominent in Western Cape agriculture budget

2018-03-28 06:01

It is impossible to speak about the budget for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture without mentioning the drought, provincial legislature told.

Cape animation studio project up for Oscar

2018-01-24 11:55

A film on which local animation studio Triggerfish did some work, has been nominated for an Oscar.

Wesgro secures R17.5bn for Cape economy

2017-10-03 15:24

Wesgro generated at least R17.5bn for the Western Cape economy and created 6 625 direct and temporary jobs during the 2016/17 financial year.

GoMetro secures R100m export deals in UK

2017-09-27 16:20

GoMetro, a Cape Town-based business, has secured export deals worth more than R100m following a Western Cape Government trade mission earlier this year.

200 000 chickens culled in Western Cape as province tackles bird flu

2017-09-07 21:00

More than 200 000 chickens have died or been culled in the Western Cape as a result of an outbreak of bird flu, leading to over 100 job losses.

Cooperative bank for healthcare sector launched

2017-07-26 11:35

The health economy received a boost with the launch of MediCoop CFI, a cooperative bank which is exclusive to the healthcare sector.

5 ways Cape Town and Western Cape plan to maintain investor confidence

2017-06-25 19:30

After engaging with stakeholders, the Western Cape's investment agency Wesgro has set out five ways in which investor confidence can be maintained.

Don't panic about Western Cape 'drought disaster' - Zille

2017-05-22 17:31

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has declared the entire province a disaster area, in an attempt to prevent it from running out of water.

Funding Fair offers opportunities for entrepreneurs

2017-02-27 11:07

Businesses and entrepreneurs seeking funding are invited to attend the 2017 Western Cape Funding Fair at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Kenilworth Race Course could become quarantine station

2017-02-06 16:08

Currently horses exported from the Western Cape are required to serve a three month quarantine period in Mauritius before going on to their final destination.

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