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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

Cape Town International Airport ready for international travel

18 September 2020

Today (18 September 2020), Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, and City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James Vos, visited Cape Town International Airport (... Read More

We are ready to welcome business travellers to Cape Town and the Western Cape

16 September 2020

With our innovative hybrid conferencing and meeting facilities, world-class attractions and strict health measures in place, we are ready to welcome business travellers back to the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape. Read More

Mantashe to urgently finalise and gazette Section 34 Determinations

11 September 2020

We welcome the announcement yesterday (10 September 2020), by Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has provided its concurrence to three Section 34 Ministerial... Read More

Tourism Month: World-class West Coast a great option for families

10 September 2020

Yesterday (09 September 2020), Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited tourism attractions on the West Coast to highlight the great experiences that we have to offer in the Western Cape. Read More

Tourism Month: Western Cape tourist guide registration system goes online

9 September 2020

We are excited to announce a new online system launched to make it easier for the 5 000 tourist guides in the Western Cape to register, renew and update their details.  Read More

GDP contraction: We will urgently rebuild our economy in the Western Cape

8 September 2020

The massive 51% real GDP contraction in the second quarter of this year shows just how devastating the lockdown has been on the economy across South Africa.     Read More

Tourism Month: Western Cape receives global Safety Stamp

1 September 2020

To mark the start of Tourism Month, we are excited to announce that the Western Cape has been awarded the prestigious Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals 47% of Covid-19 expenditure spent on SMMEs

1 September 2020

We are pleased to publish the second edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury. This edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report expands on the previous report to include a snapshot of the Covid-19 expenditure spent on... Read More

“We Are Open” domestic tourism campaign launched

27 August 2020

Today (27 August 2020), the Western Cape government, together with Wesgro, launched the “We Are Open” domestic tourism campaign to urge South Africans to take advantage and explore the beauty and diversity of the many affordable and world-class... Read More

Entrepreneurs critical to economic recovery in the Western Cape

21 August 2020

21 August is World Entrepreneurs’ Day - an opportunity to celebrate our pioneers in business. Read More

Deepsea Stavanger welcomed to Cape Town

19 August 2020

Yesterday (18 August 2020), the provincial Minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited the Port of Cape Town to observe the crew change of the Deepsea Stavanger oil and gas drill rig. Read More

Alert Level 2: We are ready to start doing business again in the Western Cape

16 August 2020

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the whole of South Africa will be moving to Alert Level 2. This is a good first step to supporting economic recovery in the Western Cape.  Read More

Minister Didiza’s interventions in the Cape Town deeds office welcomed

13 August 2020

We welcome the confirmation today by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, that she has met with the Chief Registrar of Deeds and all provincial registrars to put a concrete plan in place to address challenges... Read More

Entries are open for the 2020 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

12 August 2020

We are calling on the most inspiring and resilient entrepreneurs in the province to enter the annual Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA).  Read More

Minister Didiza must urgently intervene in the Cape Town deeds office

5 August 2020

The repeated and, at times unnecessary, closure of the Cape Town deeds office is having a considerable negative impact on the property and real estate industry in the Western Cape, and so I Read More

Improved operations at the Port of Cape Town welcomed

4 August 2020

The efficient and effective performance of the Port of Cape Town is critical to economic recovery and growth for the Western Cape however, ongoing operational challenges have resulted in poor service levels that are impacting our economy in the... Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report a commitment to clean governance

30 July 2020

We are pleased to publish the first edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury.  Read More

Accommodation for leisure FINALLY open!

30 July 2020

We can, finally welcome the confirmation by the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane that accommodation for leisure is open for travel within provinces under Alert Level 3.  Read More

Special Adjustment Budget - A Budget to Beat Covid-19 in the Western Cape

27 July 2020

  We could not have imagined the size and the ferocity of the storm on the horizon when we tabled the main budget in Parliament.  When the main budget was tabled, we committed to supporting the health department should Covid-19 reach the Western... Read More

Webinar series launched to support tourism sector

27 July 2020

On Thursday (30 July 2020), the Department of Economic Development and Tourism will be hosting the first of its five-part weekly webinar series for the tourism sector that aims to provide support and advice on opening safely during the Covid-19... Read More

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