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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

Minister Beverley Schäfer targets 250 000 new opportunities for young people

13 December 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer has announced a target of creating 250 000 new opportunities for the youth in the Western Cape over the next five years.   Read More

Tourism industry working together to ensure visitor safety

11 December 2018

As the province heads into the peak tourism season, partners in the Western Cape’s tourism industry have committed to working together to ensure that tourism safety is a priority. Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer launches Overberg Meander bike route

10 December 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer today launched the fourth in a series of cycling routes being developed by the Western Cape Government, aimed at increasing cycle t Read More

GreenCape nominated for international energy award

5 December 2018

  GreenCape has been named as a finalist in the Grid Edge category for the 2018 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards.   Read More

New water allocations will help the agricultural sector recover from the drought

30 November 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities Beverley Schafer welcomes the new water allocations for agricultural, domestic and industry use.   Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer calls for investigation into catamaran incident

27 November 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer will be requesting a full report from SAMSA and the NSRI to understand the circumstances under which a catamaran carrying five UK tourists capsized last night.   Read More

Western Cape Gambling Board Call for comment

26 November 2018

Applications were received from the following candidates for appointment to the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board in respect of vacancies advertised: Read More

Coronation Double Century contributing to economic development in the Overberg

26 November 2018

Over the weekend, hundreds of cyclists descended on Swellendam for the 26th Coronation Double Century.   The gruelling 202km race is one of the largest team trials in the world.   Read More

Western Cape Government Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2018

22 November 2018

Western Cape Finance Minister, Dr. Read More

Province’s top entrepreneurs honoured at Western Cape Entrepreneurship Awards

22 November 2018

The winners in the Western Cape Entrepreneurship Awards, were crowned last night, with Oco Life, a holistic lifestyle business using traditional African herbs to create organic essential oils, walking away with the overall award and the award for... Read More

Rate hike: consumers carrying the cost of corruption and poor policy decisions

22 November 2018

Today’s decision by the Reserve Bank to increase interest rates will have the biggest impact on the poor and is the result of poor policy decisions made by the national government, Minister of Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape, Beverley... Read More

Statement by Minister Beverley Schäfer on World Fisheries Day

21 November 2018

Today is World Fisheries Day which highlights the important role of fishing in communities around the world.   One in ten people in the world rely on fishing and aquaculture to support their livelihoods.   Read More

Winners of the Villiersdorp food garden competition announced

20 November 2018

This afternoon, the winners of the Department of Agriculture’s annual food garden competition were announced at a ceremony held in Villiersdorp.   Read More

Entrepreneurship in the spotlight this November

19 November 2018

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism has expanded Global Entrepreneurship Week into entrepreneurship month, with talks, workshops and the Read More

Western Cape Medium Term Budget Policy Statement and the 2018 Adjusted Estimates

15 November 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Media Briefing:  2018 Western Cape Medium Term Budget Policy Statement and the 2018 Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Expenditure Read More

West Coast receives R3.49 billion from the Provincial Government

12 November 2018

Earlier today I visited the West Coast where I informed Mayors, Speakers , Mayoral Committee Members of Finance and IDP Managers of municipalities that the West Coast District has been allocated  R3.49 billion of the  2018/19 Western Cape Provincial... Read More

Mobile libraries receive book donation

9 November 2018

Today Minister Ivan Meyer joined cabinet colleague, Minister of Education, Debbie Schafer when she accepted a donation of 23 000 books from Tadashi Hasunama, Director of the South African Primary Educations Support Initiative to be utilised by the... Read More

Statement by Minister Beverley Schäfer on World Responsible Tourism Day

7 November 2018

Today marks World Responsible Tourism Day which aims to encourage the travel and tourism industry and the traveling public to commit to practices which are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.   Read More

Values-based leadership in local government

6 November 2018

Western Cape Finance Minister, Dr Ivan Meyer hosted the fourth annual Municipal Finance Forum on 5 and 6 November 2018 in Caledon themed: Values-based leadership in local government. Read More

Isaac Ntoto of Mossel Bay wins the 2018 Prestige Agri Award

4 November 2018

  This year’s winner of the Prestige Agri Award is Isaac Ntoto, from Garden of Eden Berries in Brandwag, Mossel Bay.   The announcement was made at a gala event held at the Nederburg Wine Estate on Saturday night.   Read More