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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

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

Provincial Treasury committed to a whole-of-government response to Covid-19

10 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic facing South Africa requires a whole-of-government and whole-of-society response. That is why the Provincial Treasury, working together with all departments in the Western Cape government, is working hard to support a full-... Read More

#GoDigitalWC webinar series launched for SMMEs; Tech volunteers wanted

7 May 2020

Today (07 May 2020), we’re officially launching our #GoDigitalWC webinar series, which brings leading experts in digital technology and business transformation to present ideas and advice for SMMEs on how they can adapt and innovate during the Covid... Read More

Helping businesses to open safely and responsibly

6 May 2020

We firmly believe that if done responsibly, the economy in the Western Cape can open up while preventing the spread of Covid-19, and so we are committed to supporting businesses through this crisis. Read More

We will support businesses to open safely in the Western Cape

30 April 2020

We note the release last night (29 April 2020) of the Covid-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy regulations by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Cooperative Affairs (COGTA), which will allow for the start of the opening up of our economy following... Read More

"One Day" tourism campaign launched to inspire future travellers

28 April 2020

Today (28 April 2020), we are excited to announce the launch of the “One Day” campaign to support the tourism industry in the Western Cape during the Coronavirus crisis.  Read More

Businesses have made their voices heard on the Covid-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy

27 April 2020

In the last 48 hours our teams have worked around the clock to engage with economic stakeholders across the Western Cape to ensure that the many voices of business are heard as part of national government’s consultation on the proposed Covid-19 Risk... Read More

Businesses – have your say on the Covid-19 Risk-Adjusted Strategy

26 April 2020

Yesterday (25 April 2020), the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, released a draft framework setting out the services that will be permitted to operate in key economic sectors under the new risk-adjusted approa Read More

New risk adjusted lockdown welcomed in the Western Cape

24 April 2020

We welcome the commitment by President Cyril Ramaphosa to implement a new approach to the lockdown and ease the current restrictions from 1 May 2020 in South Africa. Read More

Gain new digital skills during lockdown with I-CAN Learn

6 April 2020

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism have a large number of free digital skills training courses available online through the I-CAN Learn platform, and we encourage anyone interested in learning new digital skills during the lockdown... Read More

JUMP app launched to support businesses in the Western Cape

6 April 2020

We are excited to announce the official launch of the new JUMP for entrepreneurs smartphone app – an innovative one-stop-shop for existing and potential business owners in the Western Cape to get all the resources they need to start, scale and grow... Read More

Helping businesses understand and adapt to the lockdown regulations

1 April 2020

UPDATE ON 03 APRIL 2020: Please note that since this statement was issued, further clarity on the interpretations of the lockdown regulations outlined below is required. Premier Alan Winde has released a statement outlining how this matter will be... Read More

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