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
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
23 March 2015
Premier Helen Zille and Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, this week launched a multi-million rand business incubator to support tech entrepreneurs and drive job creation in Khayelitsha and Mitchell's Plain. Premier Zille and Minister Winde this month officially launched the Barn Khayel... ...read more
19 March 2015
In her annual State of the Province Address, tabled in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on 20 February, Premier Helen Zille elaborated on the Western Cape Government's vision for improving the province over the next five years.   This vision is contained in the Western Cape Government’s Provin... ...read more
19 March 2015
Western Cape fruit and wine exports are on the rise as the government drives increased market access for the province’s high-quality produce. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (19 March 2015) provided an update on the 2014/15 harvest season for the fruit and wine industries. Mini... ...read more
18 March 2015
The Western Cape Government is passionate about giving more people in our province the opportunity escape poverty and live better lives. We believe that the best and most sustainable way to do this is to create an environment in which businesses can grow – because growing economies create jobs. In t... ...read more