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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

Don’t miss the deadline for our Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

3 August 2021

Today we visited two entrepreneurs who are previous winners of the Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) and who are inspiring business women creating opportunities for those living in their communities. Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R22.6 million spent on Covid-19 in June 21

1 August 2021

We are pleased to publish the thirteenth edition of our monthly Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury which affirms our commitment to transparency and clean government in the Western Cape. Read More

Stakeholder engagement addresses concerns of efficiencies at Port of Cape Town

27 July 2021

Yesterday (27 July 2021), we held our third Port of Cape Town stakeholder engagement bringing together key representatives of the port logistics chain to provide an update on t Read More

Adjusted Alert Level 3 a welcome lifeline for businesses in the Western Cape

26 July 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the whole of South Africa will be moving to Adjusted Alert Level 3 with immediate effect, which includes the easing of restrictions on the economy which will be a lifeline for... Read More

Pfizer/BioNTech collaboration with Biovac a boost to the economy in the WC

21 July 2021

We welcome the announcement today by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE that they have signed a letter of intent with the Biovac Institute (Pty) Ltd. Read More

Alert Level 4 restrictions: Businesses need more financial support to save jobs

15 July 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of the reopening of the UIF Covid-19 TERS scheme which we have been calling for and which will be a lifeline to many businesses and employees in South Africa.  Read More

Permanent residency permit delays an unnecessary blocker to economic recovery

8 July 2021

Today I wrote to the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Read More

WCG initiates formal action against Central Karoo District and Kannaland

1 July 2021

Despite every effort by both the Provincial Treasury and the Department of Local Government to support both the Central Karoo District Municipality and the Kannaland Municipality to adopt budgets for the new municipal financial year by today (01... Read More

Alert Level 4 restrictions: UIF TERS urgently needed to support businesses

28 June 2021

With the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that South Africa will move to Adjusted Alert Level 4 restrictions for the next 14 days it is critical that national government provide a support package for business whose operations are... Read More

Approval of Delta Air Lines flight to Cape Town critical for economic recovery

24 June 2021

We are concerned that the application by Delta Air Lines to the Department of Transport to add a stop to Cape Town International Airport on its Atlanta-Johannesburg service has been pending for over 12 months.   Read More

WCG welcomes the corporatisation of Transnet National Ports Authority

22 June 2021

We welcome President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to the Port of Cape Town today (22 June 2021), which we previously requested, and his announcement that Transnet National Ports Authority will be corporatised and established as an independ Read More

WCG calls for information on renewable energy projects to beat load shedding

11 June 2021

We are pleased to announce the publishing of a Request for Information (RFI) for our Municipal Energy Resilience (MER) Project, calling on all potential private and public sector organisations, including Western Cape municipalities, to provide... Read More

100MW generation threshold a big leap forward for energy resilience in the WC

10 June 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa today (10 June 2021) that Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act will be amended to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW. Read More

Private sector partnerships with government a boost for vaccination rollout

3 June 2021

Today (03 June, 2021) I joined Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, to visit one of the Shoprite stores that have partnered with the City of Cape Town to create awareness of the Covid-19... Read More

Tourism fund boosts Western Cape destination offer and supports jobs

26 May 2021

Yesterday (25 May,2021), I visited three businesses near Oudtshoorn that are beneficiaries of our Tourism Product Development Fund which we  Read More