NEW MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, WESTERN CAPE
Mr Alan Winde was appointed as the new Minister of Agriculture, Economic Development and Tourism last week.
Minister Winde previously headed the Finance, Economic Development and Tourism portfolios and has been a Member of the Provincial Legislature since 2000.
In a new innovation Minister Winde will lead the two departments (Agriculture as well as Economic Development and Tourism) to maximise economic growth and job creation potential in the Western Cape. Agriculture and Tourism constitute the backbone of the Western Cape’s economy, with many other rapidly developing sectors in ascendency. As such, he views Agriculture as a serious business.
He will be visiting farmers, unions and agricultural role-players in the Province over the next month and a half to familiarise himself with the sector.