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Stellenbosch Wine Routes reflect on a challenging, but ultimately rewarding 2019 harvest

Stellenbosch Wine Routes reflect on a challenging, but ultimately rewarding 2019 harvest

14/05/2019 - 09:51
In 2018, the Western Cape experienced the crescendo of one of its most severe droughts in decades. On average crops were 15% lower than the previous year, and it is safe to say that most farmers entered 2019 with a sense of trepidation.  read more
Western Cape has high hopes for marijuana market

Western Cape has high hopes for marijuana market

11/02/2019 - 10:32
The Western Cape believes the medical cannabis market has significant potential to boost the local economy and is moving fast to position itself as the country’s main hub for this new industry. read more
Western Cape agribusiness sector set for growth which will in turn boost tourism

Western Cape agribusiness sector set for growth which will in turn boost tourism

07/11/2018 - 08:46
The Western Cape’s agribusiness sector looks set for growth in the coming years with the province’s trade and investment promotion agency announcing that it has landed committed investments in the sector amounting to R756m.  read more
Innovative winemakers raise the profile of local wines

Innovative winemakers raise the profile of local wines

12/07/2018 - 09:36
Although the impact from the drought experienced in the Western Cape may be less severe on the 2018 wine grape harvest than previously estimated, it has challenged local winemakers to be more innovative. read more
Wine industry honours best vineyard practices

Wine industry honours best vineyard practices

31/01/2018 - 10:26
The best wine grape vineyards in the Western Cape have one thing in common – they are managed according to the wine the grapes are destined for. Vinpro and Winetech recently announced the five regional winners of their annual Vineyard Block Competition.  read more
Zille targets free WiFi for all in the Western Cape

Zille targets free WiFi for all in the Western Cape

23/06/2014 - 15:47
The Western Cape government, the State Information Technology Agency (Sita), and Neotel signed a strategic agreement to provide broadband services to approximately 2,000 government sites. read more
WiFi on South African train carriages

WiFi on South African train carriages

16/05/2014 - 09:44
Metrorail, in the Western Cape, is reportedly rolling out free WiFi internet access at train stations, with Cape Town Station coming online next week. read more
Retailers line up for position at Heidelberg Mall, Gauteng

Retailers line up for position at Heidelberg Mall, Gauteng

08/10/2013 - 08:02
Heidelberg Mall, set to open in October 2014, is already attracting a powerhouse of leading retailers a full year before it opens, including some of South Africa’s most popular national stores.  read more
Use W Cape as African gateway, China told

Use W Cape as African gateway, China told

04/07/2013 - 09:34
Cape Town - China should use the Western Cape as an investment gateway into Africa, the provincial agriculture and rural development department said on Wednesday. read more
Liquor traders to battle Zille, MEC in court

Liquor traders to battle Zille, MEC in court

14/12/2012 - 09:13
A body of liquor traders is set to do battle with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and Finance MEC Alan Winde, heading to court to challenge new legislation in the province surrounding the sale of liquor.  read more
Western Cape economy cools down

Western Cape economy cools down

13/07/2012 - 08:05
Cape Town – Together with the chilly Cape weather the Western Cape economy is also cooling down, as is evident from the May Sake24 and BoE Private Clients Western Cape Barometer.  read more
Further growth in demand for industrial property in Western Cape

Further growth in demand for industrial property in Western Cape

07/06/2012 - 10:11
Against a backdrop of sobering global economic factors, which include the ongoing European debt crisis and slowdown in China’s economy, the local manufacturing sector in South Africa appears to be maintaining a positive outlook which has spin-offs for the industrial property sector.  read more
Consumers boost Western Cape

Consumers boost Western Cape

10/04/2012 - 08:05
Cape Town – The overarching economic picture in the Western Cape is positive, with some of the strongest consumer spending in the country.  read more
Shoprite to use funds to cut debt

Shoprite to use funds to cut debt

26/03/2012 - 09:25
Shprite Holdings , Africa’s largest food retailer, plans to use a substantial portion of the R8bn it is raising in a sale of stock and convertible bonds to repay debt.  read more
Durban Road, Belville gets a fresh new business: Freshstop

Durban Road, Belville gets a fresh new business: Freshstop

02/02/2012 - 09:23
FreshStop Oakdale located in Durban Road Tygervalley Western Cape opened on the 26th Jan 2012 and is “FreshStop at Caltex” number 67. read more
Cape fuel supply starts to dry up

Cape fuel supply starts to dry up

12/12/2011 - 09:37
A major fuel company says it has urgently diverted a fuel tanker on its way to Durban to Cape Town to alleviate a growing fuel shortage across the province and parts of SA. read more
Boost for W Cape clothing sector

Boost for W Cape clothing sector

12/12/2011 - 09:34
The Western Cape’s beleaguered textile and clothing industry has been given a lifeline by the government’s new procurement policy and the promise of thousands of jobs over the next two years. read more