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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

The Western Cape Enjoys Bumper Events Month

16 May 2014

It’s a bumper month for the Cape Town International Convention Centre, with the venue hosting a range of diverse events.Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, said the venue’s schedule for this month showcased its... Read More

StatsSA Confirms Western Cape Creates Most Jobs in South Africa

5 May 2014

StatsSA’s Quarter 1 2014 Labour Force Survey, released today, highlights once again that the Western Cape is the leading province in terms of job creation in South Africa. Read More

Multi-million Rand Digital Access Centre Headed for Elsies River

22 April 2014

The Western Cape Government, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, today (22 April 2014) announced that a R2.8 million digital access centre is set to be launched in Elsies River. Read More

Increased Air Access to Boost Growth and Jobs

15 April 2014

Increased air access between Cape Town and strategic locations could create 3 950 jobs and generate R392 million for the local economy.These are the findings of the business case used to develop the province’s Air Access strategy. Read More

Minister Alan Winde to Attend Business Incubator Launch

9 April 2014

Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, will today (9 April 2014) attend the launch of a city-based business incubator supporting emerging entrepreneurs.Shanduka Black Umbrellas have branches across the country and will... Read More

Minister Winde Officially Welcomes 2014 PAY Project Interns

4 April 2014

This year, the Western Cape Government will invest a further R27 million in work experience internships for matriculants, through the Premier’s Advancement for Youth (PAY)Project. Read More

Minister Van Rensburg Challenges Farm Worker Abuse Allegations

2 April 2014

Minister Gerrit van Rensburg seeks strong evidence from the National Minister of Agriculture in regards to the allegations made about farm workers human rights being violated in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Alan Winde Welcomes International Congress Delegates

2 April 2014

Delegates of the 16th International Congress on Infectious Diseases are in Cape Town – marking the first time in 22 years the conference is being held in Africa. Read More

British Airways Opens R19.8 Million Lounge at Cape Town International Airport

2 April 2014

Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde, says the new multi-million rand airport lounge is set to boost the tourism industry in the Western Cape. Read More

School Learners Win Bursaries to Further Finance, Economic Degrees

31 March 2014

In 2009, Lucas entered the Nedbank, Western Cape Provincial Treasury and Western Cape Department of Education Essay Writing Awards and was one of its first winners. Read More

Delft Residents to Reap Benefits of Broadband Access

31 March 2014

Delft residents are using technology to start and expand their own businesses, delivering a valuable contribution to the local economy.The Home of Compassion Ministries, based in Delft, is connecting residents to economic opportunities through a... Read More

Financial Skills Shortage is Critical, Province Intervenes to Meet Demand

26 March 2014

A lack of skills in the financial services sector in the Western Cape has been listed as a critical issue, according to a joint report released last night. Read More

Minister Winde to Meet Entrepreneurs Benefitting from Online Access

26 March 2014

Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, will conduct a site visit tomorrow (27 March 2014) to a Delft-based non-profit organisation which is using internet connectivity to help entrepreneurs expand their businesses. Read More

Power Failures Take Toll on the Economy

25 March 2014

Power outages represent a significant cost to the South African economy, and by implication the Western Cape economy, especially in our labour-intensive industries. Read More

Minister Alan Winde Welcomes Cape Town International Jazz Festival Fans

24 March 2014

More than 35 000 jazz enthusiasts from across the world will be in the city this weekend for the 15th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Read More

School Learners Win Bursaries to Further Finance, Economic Degrees

20 March 2014

Craig Lucas, a former Elsies River High School learner, has just started his internship at the Western Cape Provincial Treasury, after a life-changing decision five year ago. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Department of Agriculture Budget 2014/15

19 March 2014

You are kindly invited to join Minister Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, for a pre-budget press briefing and a cup of coffee. Read More

Free Wi-Fi Pilot Project Connects 90 000 Residents

19 March 2014

More than 90 000 residents will be able to access wireless internet through the Western Cape Government’s free Wi-Fi pilot project. Read More

Western Cape Budget Speech 2014

18 March 2014

The Western Cape Minister of Finance, Alan Winde, delivered his budget speech for the province on Wednesday, 5 March 2014, at the Provincial Legislature. Read More