The Western Cape government
has launched a bold strategy to double the size of the province’s
agri-processing sector, adding up to a further 100 000 jobs to the economy.
Alan Winde, Minister of
Economic Opportunities, said project Khulisa had identified agri-processing as
a key sector for the province.
Tourism alongside oil and gas
are the Western Cape’s other priority sectors for the next five years.
Spokesperson to Winde,
Bronwynne Jooste explained that the Project include increasing exporting wine
and brandy to China and Angola.
The project will also make sure to improve
local capacity to process agricultural produce.
China has been noted as the
fastest growing emerging market for wine, this would be the best time to tap
into this market, Jooste concluded.
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