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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

Employment up by 330 000 and unemployment down by 129 000 in the Western Cape

28 February 2023

I am elated that employment statistics in the Western Cape increased by 330 000 year-on-year, representing an increase of 14.7%. Read More

More building plans passed & completed in the WC in 2022 than any other province

20 February 2023

In 2022, between January and December, the Western Cape passed building plans worth R 37.0 billion, more than any other province in South Africa, including Gauteng. Read More

Wesgro’s performance delivers impressive economic impact for the province

13 February 2023

Amid significant challenges, least of which is the energy crisis which severely compromises economic growth and job creation, it is critical that we explore and implement innovative strategies to attract investment, boost trade and increase tourism i Read More

No more talk, action is needed to implement the remote working VISA

10 February 2023

I welcome the renewed commitment from President Cyril Ramaphosa to “introduce[e] a remote worker VISA and a special dispensation for high-growth start-ups” in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last night. Read More