South African government working to save wine production sector, says Minister Didiza

Didiza was giving the keynote speech at the CapeWine 2022 event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

FILE: Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Thoko Didiza. Photo: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN – Agriculture, Agrarian Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza said her department is aware of the challenges wine producers face on a daily basis and the government is working to address these issues .

Didiza was giving the keynote speech at the CapeWine 2022 event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

It is the largest wine trade event for the South African wine industry and this year’s theme is ‘Sustainability 360’.

This year, visitors can expect to sample wines from over 400 South African producers.

Didiza said the industry was on the road to recovery and added that his department was working to address a few issues including infrastructure inefficiencies.

“As a government, we continue to view this sector as strategic for creating jobs as well as increasing our incomes and our prosperity as a country. We hope you will step up efforts to sustainably absorb labor while ensuring better working conditions.

Shirley M. Pinder