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Tackling barriers to tourism recovery in Western Cape, including UK 'red list'

27 September 2021

Today, on World Tourism Day, I have written to the United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, on the decision to keep South Africa on the UK ‘red list' which is deeply... Read More

Tourism Month 2021: !Khwa ttu ‘Food from the Ancestors’ celebrates WC culture

23 September 2021

Today (23 September 2021), I joined the West Coast District Municipality Executive Mayor, Ald. Read More

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

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

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