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78% of businesses rate SA VISA regime as ‘very poor’

29 May 2023

In almost every interaction I have with businesses in the Western Cape, a topic which is raised consistently as a key obstacle to attracting investment and to expanding existing businesses is the broken South African visa regime. Read More

WTA: Voting closes tonight for Western Cape gems nominated in 25 categories

22 May 2023

Each year, the World Travel Awards Africa recognises and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the tourism and hospitality sector. Read More

Red Tape Reduction interventions saves Western Cape economy R1.85 billion

17 May 2023

Between May 2019 and September 2022, the Western Cape Government’s red tape reduction and ease of doing business interventions resulted in a saving of R1.85 billion to the Western Cape economy. Read More

QLFS: 360 000 more jobs in the Western Cape than in 2022

16 May 2023

According to the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey released by Statistics South Africa this morning, 360 000 more jobs were created in the Western Cape in quarter 1 of 2023 than in the same quarter in 2022. Read More

WCG matches 1 000 youth with employment opportunities

15 May 2023

As part of the Western Cape Government’s drive to create opportunities for youth employment, the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), together with 12 employers in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector hosted a recruitment Read More

Africa’s Travel Indaba: A great opportunity to unlock tourism's full potential

10 May 2023

The Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, will attend the annual Africa’s Travel Indaba, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on 10 and 11 May 2023, which provides a global platform for the promotion of Southern African tourism product Read More

Data intelligence dashboard launched to improve efficiency of Port of Cape Town

9 May 2023

This morning, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, together with officials from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) and key stakeholders representing the port logistics value chain, including Transne Read More

Western Cape Government launches R5 million Tourism Challenge Fund

4 May 2023

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) is excited to announce the launch of the first ever Growth for Jobs Tourism Challenge Fund, and requests organisations implementing tourism development projects or programmes in the... Read More

58% of e-visas rejected because date of travel already passed

3 May 2023

In the National Council of Provinces, the National Department of Home Affairs has revealed that of the 6 329 e-visas it rejected, 3 687 (58%) were rejected as a result of the date of travel already having passed. Read More