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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

Visa chaos puts R1,5bn and 4 530 South African jobs in BPO on the line

21 May 2024

The business process outsourcing (BPO) sector contributes significantly to the national economy, injecting approximately R35 billion into the economy and supporting 100 000 South African jobs nationally, with 60% of those jobs being in the Western Ca Read More

G4J Strategy turns 1: 1680 businesses supported, 28000 upskilled &15300+ jobs

19 May 2024

Officially approved by the provincial cabinet on 19 April 2023, the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) ambitious plan, ‘Growth For Jobs’ (G4J) has been in action for one year. Read More

Booming BPO sector contributes R35 billion to SA economy

16 May 2024

South Africa and the Western Cape in particular, is a destination of choice for many respected and market-leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. Read More

12 400 young people secure permanent jobs through WCG’s skills programmes

15 May 2024

Since 2020, the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) Experiential Learning programme has helped approximately 12 420 young, unemployed South Africans, mostly from areas such as Mitchells Plain, Delft, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, and Langa, to gain permanent o Read More

National reforms can boost economy by R426bn & create thousands of jobs

13 May 2024

The South African economy can be significantly boosted, and the growth of start-ups and the private sector – through businesses big and small – that create vital jobs, catalysed through two regulatory reforms: lifting exchange controls on the offshor Read More

WC tourism keeps growing - first quarter tourist arrivals via air up by 16%

12 May 2024

"Western Cape, you absolute beauty! Our province continues to shine as a destination in high demand. Tourist arrivals to Cape Town by air recorded a remarkable 16% year-on-year increase between January and March 2024, reaching 336,268 visitors. Read More

Business events set to bring in a record-setting R1bn, boosting jobs

5 May 2024

The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, at the Western Cape’s tourism, trade and investment promotion agency, Wesgro, has secured 30 new bids for the province in the last financial year (April 2023 – March 2024). Read More

Township & trading hubs go solar:12 SMMEs and 22 jobs saved in Mossel Bay

2 May 2024

As a part of the Western Cape Government’s drive to support Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises (SMMEs) as the engines of job creation in the province, Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, formally handed over a Read More