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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

Minister Kubayi-Ngubane to urgently confirm accommodation for leisure can open

30 June 2020

The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane needs to urgently confirm that accommodation for leisure at licensed and accredited establishments is permitted under Alert Level 3. Read More

Urgent intervention needed by Minister Pravin Gordhan at Port of Cape Town

29 June 2020

The efficient and effective performance of the Port of Cape Town is critical to economic recovery and growth for the Western Cape.   Read More

Supporting the Long Street Kiosks during the Covid-19 crisis

24 June 2020

Businesses in the Western Cape have been hard hit during the Covid-19 crisis, and so we are doing everything we can to support them, especially entrepreneurs of small to medium enterprises and those in the informal sector. Read More

Broken promises leave provinces short-changed in the fight against Covid-19

24 June 2020

We are on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19, including funding and providing temporary hospital facilities, quarantine and isolation facilities, humanitarian relief, and ensuring that schools can op Read More

Special Adjustment Budget: Time to deliver on promises made

23 June 2020

Tomorrow (24 June 2020), the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, will table a special adjustment budget in Parliament, which we hope will provide the clarity on the scale of national government’s financial support for the fight against Covid-19 in... Read More

Alert Level 3 lite: Further clarity needed on tourism & intra-provincial travel

18 June 2020

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night of the further relaxation of restrictions on certain sectors of the economy such as personal care services, restaurants, accommodation, business conferences and meetings, and... Read More

11 000 Covid-19 safety kits to be rolled out to Western Cape businesses

17 June 2020

Today (17 June 2020), I visited Calypso Square in Mitchells Plain and handed out the first of the 11 000 Covid-19 Business Safety Kits that will be distributed to businesses across the Western Cape to support them to implement the necessary health... Read More

Tourism for leisure should be allowed under Alert Level 3

12 June 2020

With severe restrictions on international and local travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no doubt that the tourism sector has been hard-hit during this crisis, and will require a great deal of support to ensure its survival. Read More

Cape Town International Airport open for business travel

10 June 2020

Today (10 June 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 (CTIA)... Read More

Draft electricity regulations need speed and clarity

7 June 2020

Last week I submitted comments on behalf of the Western Cape Government in response to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe’s draft amendments to electricity regulations to allow for municipalities to establish their own... Read More

Open George Airport under Alert Level 3 to save businesses and jobs

3 June 2020

George Airport has not been listed as one of the airports permitted to open to receive business travellers and cargo under Alert Level 3. Read More

Alert Level 3: An appeal to employers and employees to maintain Covid-19 safety

31 May 2020

Tomorrow (1 June 2020), we move to Alert Level 3 which is welcomed as an opportunity to begin to breathe new life into the economy in the Western Cape. Read More

Implementing the Hotspot Strategy to ensure safer workplaces

28 May 2020

On Tuesday (26 May 2020) I visited businesses in Dunoon, one of the Covid-19 hotspots in the Western Cape, to see how these businesses were implementing the necessary safety measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 and hear about the challenges they... Read More

Welcoming Alert Level 3 and opening of the construction sector to save jobs

25 May 2020

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the whole of South Africa will be moving to Alert Level 3 from 1 June 2020, and that all economic activity will resume except for certain sectors.  Read More

Opening private sector construction critical to saving over 100 000 jobs

19 May 2020

An urgent review of the restrictions on the private sector construction is required if we are to avoid a collapse of the construction sector in South Africa. Read More

R1.8 billion in UIF TERS funding disbursed in the Western Cape

15 May 2020

According to the latest information we have received from the Department of Employment and Labour, R1.8 billion of the Unemployment Insurance Fund Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (UIF TERS) funds have been disbursed to 615 188 employees in the... Read More

Free digital and technology advisory support available for SMMEs

14 May 2020

Last week we called on the digital and technology industry in the Western Cape to volunteer for our Tech Volunteer programme which aims to match experts with businesses who need digi Read More

A good decision to open e-commerce during Alert Level 4

14 May 2020

We welcome the directions issued today (14 May 2020) by Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, which, allows all goods, except goods prohibited for sale, to be sold through e-commerce platforms across South Africa. Read More

Minister Maynier visits retail stores in Ceres, Witzenberg

13 May 2020

Yesterday (12 May 2020), together with the Deputy Mayor of Witzenberg, Karriem Adams. I visited retail stores in Ceres, Witzenberg, one of the current Covid-19 hotspots in the Western Cape. I was very impressed with what I saw. Read More

Cape Town International Airport wins best in Africa

11 May 2020

Congratulations go to Cape Town International Airport who have once again won the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Award for best airport in Africa.    Read More