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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

UK travel ‘red list’ decision a blow to tourism recovery in the Western Cape

20 September 2021

The United Kingdom (UK) is a key source market for tourism, trade and investment and so the continued restriction on travel via the “red list” is having a negative impact on economic recovery in the Western Cape.    Read More

Tourism Month 2021: Reigniting the WC’s tourism attractions and experiences

8 September 2021

On Tuesday, 07 September 2021, I had the pleasure of joining the Executive Mayor of the Overstrand Municipality, Dudley Coetzee, to open a new family-friendly exhibition at the Whale House Museum in Hermanus.  Read More

Fund launched to support municipalities to prepare for renewable energy projects

2 September 2021

I am pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Western Cape Municipal Energy Resilience Fund. This fund will make available almost R13 million to qualifying municipalities for research and planning to determine the requirements and... Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R214 million spent on Covid-19 in 2021/22

1 September 2021

We are pleased to publish the fourteenth edition of our monthly Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury which affirms our commitment to transparency and clean government in the Western Cape. Read More

Tourism Month 2021: Time to ease restrictions to support tourism recovery in WC

1 September 2021

Tourism Month 2021 marks the start of what will hopefully be a period of welcome relief for the tourism and hospitality sector, however the success of our summer season remains dependant on the opening of the economy in the Western Cape.  Read More

Unemployment stats: Economic recovery depends on successful vaccine rollout

24 August 2021

The Stats SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released today (24 August 2021) reveals that at 25.8%, the Western Cape continues to have the lowest official unemployment rate and at 29.1%, the Western Cape continues to have the lowest expanded... Read More

Western Cape government maintains good track record of supplier payments

19 August 2021

A recent report by National Treasury shows that the Western Cape government has maintained its track record of paying suppliers timeously and was the only provincial government to have no invoices older than 30 days outstanding by the end of 2020/21... Read More

Energy regulations a positive move, but further clarity still required

13 August 2021

We welcome the gazetting of Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, which gives effect to the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to increase the licensing th Read More

U.S and WC mark six month anniversary of trade and investment partnership

11 August 2021

The U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town and the Western Cape Government marked the first six months of the Trade and Investment Promotion Partnership, launched in February 2021. Read More

Cape Town International Airport wins best in Africa – again!

10 August 2021

Congratulations to Cape Town International Airport who have once again won the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Award for Best Airport in Africa for the 6th consecutive year.  Read More

Don’t miss the deadline for our Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

3 August 2021

Today we visited two entrepreneurs who are previous winners of the Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) and who are inspiring business women creating opportunities for those living in their communities. Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R22.6 million spent on Covid-19 in June 21

1 August 2021

We are pleased to publish the thirteenth edition of our monthly Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury which affirms our commitment to transparency and clean government in the Western Cape. Read More

Stakeholder engagement addresses concerns of efficiencies at Port of Cape Town

27 July 2021

Yesterday (27 July 2021), we held our third Port of Cape Town stakeholder engagement bringing together key representatives of the port logistics chain to provide an update on t Read More

Adjusted Alert Level 3 a welcome lifeline for businesses in the Western Cape

26 July 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the whole of South Africa will be moving to Adjusted Alert Level 3 with immediate effect, which includes the easing of restrictions on the economy which will be a lifeline for... Read More

Pfizer/BioNTech collaboration with Biovac a boost to the economy in the WC

21 July 2021

We welcome the announcement today by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE that they have signed a letter of intent with the Biovac Institute (Pty) Ltd. Read More

Alert Level 4 restrictions: Businesses need more financial support to save jobs

15 July 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of the reopening of the UIF Covid-19 TERS scheme which we have been calling for and which will be a lifeline to many businesses and employees in South Africa.  Read More

Permanent residency permit delays an unnecessary blocker to economic recovery

8 July 2021

Today I wrote to the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Read More

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