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Wine tourism can accelerate SA's economic growth say Cape mayors

May 22nd, 08:22

Wine tourism can accelerate SA's economic growth say Cape mayors

Cape wine tourism can help boost the overall economic growth generated by tourism, a sector that has been flagged by national government as a priority contributor to GDP. This is according to Alderman Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town and Alderman Cornelius de Bruyn, Executive Mayor of the Cape Winelands District Municipality.

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