Department of Economic Development and Tourism - Public Information: P
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PERA 2017 FINALISTS
The 15 finalists in the Western Cape’s most prestigious entrepreneurship awards, the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA) have been announced for 2017.
Premier’s Council on Skills: 30 September 2014
Premier Helen Zille hosted the Premier’s Council on Skills on 30 September 2014 in Saldanha Bay. The purpose of this Skills Council was to raise awareness of the developments taking place on the West Coast and to address skills requirements to ensure that the region has the skills supply it requires, with a particular focus on Artisan Development, Oil and Gas and Marine Repairs Sectors.
During October and November 2014 the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) hosted an incentives roadshow. The raodshow brought togethet various national departments and business development support agencies and toured the various regions of the province. The roadshow created awareness regarding funding, incentives and other forms of support offered by government and its agencies to established businesses.
PRIZE MONEY PER CATEGORY
The respective category winners will be awarded as follows:
Categories of business
Number of Finalists per Category
Provincial Skills and Partnerships (PSP)
The key role of the Provincial Skills Partnerships sub-programme is the coordination of skills development which facilitates a shift of the imbalance and mismatches between the current shortage of high-level skills required by a competitive global economy and large supply of low-level skills. Overcoming this imbalance will directly increase economic growth and reduce poverty.