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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

Engagement Notes: PG MTEC 2 engagements commence

23 January 2020

Yesterday, we kicked off the first of the Provincial Government Medium Term Expenditure Committee (PG MTEC) 2 engagements hosted by Provincial Treasury and chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier. Read More

Peak season report sees promising growth in domestic tourism

8 January 2020

We welcome initial reports from the tourism industry that indicate a good season, with a promising growth in domestic tourism thanks to an increase in visitors from Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng and the North West to the Western Cape. Read More

Task team established to address congestion issues at the Port of Cape Town

9 December 2019

We are concerned by the significant issues at the Port of Cape Town particularly with regards to congestion at the container terminal. Read More

The Western Cape is ready to welcome visitors ahead of tourism season

5 December 2019

The tourism sector remains the backbone of the Western Cape economy, supporting over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs in our province alone thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to the region annually to enjoy some of the most scenic and... Read More

Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism 2019/2020 Budget Adjustments (Vote 12)

3 December 2019

I am pleased today to table the adjusted estimates of Vote 12: The Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Read More

WCERA 2019: A hotbed of innovation and impact

29 November 2019

Now in its second year, the Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) celebrates the hard work of entrepreneurs and their contribution to job creation and economic growth in the Western Cape. Read More

Audit results confirm Western Cape the top performing province in South Africa

20 November 2019

The Auditor General of South Africa’s consolidated audit results for the 2018/19 financial year officially confirms that the Western Cape is once again the top performing province in South Africa. Read More

Congratulations to Wesgro on facilitating R10.73bn into the WC’s economy

19 November 2019

[The following is an extract from the opening remarks delivered by Minister Maynier at the Wesgro Annual Review] Read More

National Lilizela Tourism Awards - Congratulations to the Western Cape winners

13 November 2019

We are proud of the Western Cape tourism businesses who shone at the National Lilizela Tourism Awards, taking home 12 coveted trophies on Saturday, 9 November.    Read More

Scrapping of unabridged birth certificates welcomed; campaign planned

12 November 2019

We welcome the recent announcement by the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, that the requirement for unabridged birth certificates for visitors travelling to South Africa is officially scrapped. Read More

ArcelorMittal announcement: WCG will work hard to grow the economy in Saldanha

11 November 2019

​We are devastated by the news, announced today by ArcelorMittal South Africa, that the steel works plant in Saldanha will be wound down and put into a state of care and maintenance. Read More

We will fight potential deep provincial budget cuts to fund SOE's

29 October 2019

The full horror of national government’s mismanagement of the economy, mismanagement of the public finances and mismanagement of state-owned enterprises will be revealed when the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, tables the Medium-Term Budget... Read More

MTBPS2019: We will fight potential deep provincial budget cuts to bailout SOEs

29 October 2019

The full horror of national government’s mismanagement of the economy, mismanagement of the public finances and mismanagement of state-owned enterprises will be revealed when the Minist Read More

Congratulations to the winners of the Journey to Service Excellence Awards

28 October 2019

The Journey to Service Excellence (J2SE) Awards, held at the Nelson Wine Estate on Thursday, 24 October, recognised and rewarded those who work passionately and with pride to deliver service excellence to those visiting Paarl and Wellington.  Read More

R50 million emergency funding for drought stricken farms in the Western Cape

23 October 2019

On Tuesday, the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Minister David Maynier, authorised the release of R50 million in emergency drought relief in terms of section 25 of the Public Finance Management Act (Act 6 of 2000). Read More

Speedy resolution of flight delays at CT International Airport anticipated

22 October 2019

[Joint statement by David Maynier and James Vos] Earlier today we were informed of the delay of flights at Cape Town International airport due to the grounding of several aircraft by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). Read More

Eskom’s stage 2 load shedding will cost the WC economy R150 million per day

16 October 2019

The fact is that the load shedding announced by Eskom today will damage the economy in the Western Cape.    The impact of load shedding is currently estimated to be R75 million per stage, per day for the Western Cape.    Read More

Eskom’s stage 2 load shedding will cost the Western Cape economy R150 million pe

16 October 2019

The fact is that the load-shedding announced by Eskom today will damage the economy in the Western Cape.    The impact of load-shedding is currently estimated to be R75 million per stage, per day for the Western Cape.    Read More

Western Cape Government pays 99% of suppliers within 30 days

13 October 2019

In both the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years, the Western Cape Government departments paid on average 99.4% of all invoices for goods and services within 30 days.  Read More

Engagement Notes: PG MTEC 1 Engagements Commence

8 October 2019

Today, we kicked off the first of the Provincial Government Medium Term Expenditure Committee (PG MTEC) 1 engagements, hosted by Provincial Treasury, and chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier. Read More

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