20 August 2015
The Western Cape’s top female entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector have been crowned. The winners of the Western Cape leg of the Female Entrepreneur Awards, were announced last night (19 August 2015). The competition is a partnership between the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and F... ...read more
7 August 2015
The European Union has lifted the four-year ban on South African ostrich exports. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the European Commission this week lifted the ban on the export of fresh ostrich meat into the EU, which will come into effect in late August 2015. “This is excellent... ...read more
7 August 2015
JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT BY DONALD GRANT AND ALAN WINDE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS MINISTER OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES Recent reports alleging that the Department of Transport and Public Works has issued eviction notices on 50 families are inaccurate. The matter relates to households occupyi... ...read more
3 August 2015
Lien Visagie, the first winner of an initiative celebrating excellence in the Western Cape’s agricultural sector, is a woman on a mission. Speaking after winning the Witzenberg regional 2015 Farmworker Competition of the Year, Lien, who works at Donkerbos near Rietfontein, had an inspiring message f... ...read more
31 July 2015
A Western Cape winery has launched the world’s first Sulphite-free white wine, made using Honeybush and Rooibos chips. Economic Opportunities Minister, Alan Winde, joined Audacia director Trevor Strydom and wine-maker Neil Patterson for the launch of the pioneering new wine this morning. Speaking at... ...read more
30 July 2015
The latest projections for the Western Cape and South Africa agricltural sector will be released this week. The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) baseline will be launched at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West on Friday, 31 July 2015. Researchers from the Universities of Pretoria,... ...read more
29 July 2015
The first regional winner in an initiative celebrating excellence in the Western Cape’s agricultural sector will be announced this week. The first regional winner of the 2015 Farmworker Competition, co-sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and Shoprite, South Africa’s largest retai... ...read more
29 July 2015
Western Cape winery, Audacia, is set to extend its Rooibos-wooded range with the launch of another world-first, a  “No Sulphites Added” Rooibos wooded white wine. To showcase innovation in the agri-processing sector, Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde will join Audacia director, Trevor Stryd... ...read more
27 July 2015
A R1 billion Halaal agri-processing food park is proposed for the Western Cape, as part of the province’s Project Khulisa growth strategy. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Western Cape Government in partnership with the Western Cape Fine Foods Initiative and the private secto... ...read more
15 July 2015
Premier Helen Zille and Economic Opportunities Minister, Alan Winde, today (15 July 2015) officially opened entries for the Western Cape’s 2015 Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. The province’s top entrepreneurs are invited to enter the competition, which celebrates innovative people who are drivi... ...read more
14 July 2015
Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, has welcomed the Western Cape High Court’s ruling declaring “garnishee orders” against farm workers unlawful. The application was brought by the University of Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic and 15 residents against a range of lenders. At the core of the... ...read more
25 June 2015
Around 600 school learners from across the province attended the Western Cape Government’s career exhibition showcasing the agricultural sector’s innovative career options. The two-day career exhibition was hosted by the Provincial Department of Agriculture in partnership with Boschendal. It kicked... ...read more
24 June 2015
Western Cape wine producers have been ranked as South Africa’s best, according to results published in the latest industry index. SA Wine Index this week released its 2015 Wine Awards Report, a comparison of the results of 84 global competitions, wine reviews and listings reworked into a single scor... ...read more
24 June 2015
As part of Youth Month, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will address high school learners at a career awareness exhibition, hosted at Boschendal in Franschhoek. The two-day exhibition starts tomorrow (24 June 2015) and will showcase innovative career choices in the agricultural secto... ...read more
28 May 2015
The search is on for the best employees of the Western Cape’s agricultural sector. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, this week officially launched the search for the 2015 Farmworker of the Year. The event is co-sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and Shoprite. Winne... ...read more
7 May 2015
A set of ground-breaking innovations for the South African agricultural sector were showcased in the Western Cape on the 5th of May 2015. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, this morning (5 May 2015) delivered the keynote address at a technology exhibition hosted by the Western Cape Depa... ...read more
30 April 2015
Minister Winde calls for entrepreneurs to apply for R6m Cape Capital Fund   22 April 2015   Applications are open for the new Western Cape Government R6.6 million fund to grow small businesses in the agri-processing and oil and gas sectors. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, encouraged... ...read more
29 April 2015
The Western Cape Government’s official visit to Angola has paved the way for 17 local businesses to establish trade partnerships with our African counterpart. Premier Helen Zille and Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, aided by Wesgro, this week led a business delegation to Angola to enh... ...read more
21 April 2015
On Friday, 20th March 2015, Mr Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities of the Western Cape Provincial Government attended the launch of the Chamomile Enterprise Project, an egg farming operation headed by Wadea Japie and her family, husband Achmat Brinkhuis and their two sons. The project had... ...read more
9 April 2015
Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde’s mission to the United Arab Emirates has boosted bilateral relations between the regions. Following Minister Winde’s visit to the UAE, plans have been put in place to strengthen partnerships in Project Khulisa’s areas of strategic focus, including increasi... ...read more