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Minister Wenger encourages South Africans to explore the Western Cape

29 August 2022

Today, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, Minister of Mobility, Daylin Mitchell, Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde and the Mayor of George, Leon van Wyk, kicked off the start of Minister Wenger’s Tourism Month Tour Read More

Building Plans passed: Western Cape now in top spot

25 August 2022

Total building plans passed in the Western Cape between January and June 2022 increased by 33.2% in value compared to the same period last year, translating to a value of R17.86 billion and surpassing Gauteng both in value as well as percentage growt Read More

46 000 jobs created in the Western Cape over last quarter

23 August 2022

I welcome the news that 46 000 jobs were created in the province over the last quarter. This is an increase from the 37 000 jobs created in the previous quarter-on-quarter reporting period. Read More

World Travel Awards: Make your vote count for the Western Cape

22 August 2022

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

WC encourages local travellers to get and out and support tourism sector

29 July 2022

Despite being in our annual ‘winter low-season’, the Western Cape’s tourism statistics continue to show a recovery, when compared to the same month in 2019. This is however at slower rates when compared to our summer peak months. Read More

Nearly R18 billion of FDI into Renewable Energy in the Western Cape

28 July 2022

According to FDI Intelligence 2022, the Renewable Energy sector in the Western Cape has received the second highest level of foreign direct investment, by CAPEX, when compared to other sectors, over the last 10 years. Read More

WC welcomes Transnet’s RFI for private sector participation in Port

25 July 2022

I welcome the publication of Transnet’s Request For Information (RFI) for the private sector to participate in renewable energy projects at eight commercial ports, including the Port of Cape Town and the Port of Saldanha. Read More

A third Western Cape restaurant makes it into global ranking

19 July 2022

I am ecstatic that a third Western Cape restaurant, Fyn in Cape Town, has made it into the top 100 list of restaurants in the world for 2022, breaking into the top 50 category (37th position). Read More

May 2022 Tourism Report:The WC's tourism & hospitality sector recovery continues

29 June 2022

Off the back of the impressive tourism recovery statistics from April 2022, I am pleased to announce that the May 2022 statistics confirm the recovery is continuing. This is good news for our tourism and hospitality sector, which employs tens of... Read More

The WCG calls on residents to get out and support events across the province

26 June 2022

I join Premier Alan Winde in celebrating the removal of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions, which will provide a major boost to our province’s events industry in particular. Read More

Apprenticeships give hope to 43 previously unemployed youth at GABS

23 June 2022

Our top priority is to create economic opportunities for young people in the Western Cape by creating the right conditions for economic growth and job creation. Read More

All 30 WC municipal budgets successfully passed

21 June 2022

All 30 municipalities in the Western Cape have successfully approved their 2022/23 budgets before the start of the municipal financial year.  Read More

Applications for 2023 Provincial Treasury Bursary programme now open

20 June 2022

Applications for the 2023 Western Cape Provincial Treasury Bursary programme are now open for young people between the ages of 17 and 35, including Grade 12 learners and post- and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in: Read More

Cape Town International Airport the best in Africa

17 June 2022

Last night, at the 2022 World Airport Awards, in Paris, France, the Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) won the best ‘Airport in Africa’, the ‘Best Staff in Africa’ and ‘Cleanest Airport in Africa’ awards. Read More

Provincial Treasury cuts red tape to boost opportunities for small businesses

2 June 2022

The Western Cape Government is committed to reducing red tape for businesses, especially small businesses who are interested in becoming Western Cape Government suppliers. Read More

The Western Cape’s tourism & hospitality sector showing impressive recovery

31 May 2022

The April 2022 tourism performance statistics report by Wesgro point to a solid recovery for the Western Cape’s tourism and hospitality sector over the Easter season. Read More

Collaboration key to improving Port of Cape Town performance

27 May 2022

It is with great concern that I note the Port of Cape Town’s ranking at 365th out 370 ports measured by the World Bank's Container Port Performance Index report 2021, released this week. Read More

Applications for R16 million SMME Booster Fund now open

26 May 2022

I am proud to confirm that the application process for Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s (DEDAT) R16 million SMME Booster Fund is now open. Read More

Western Cape Government to launch R16 million SMME Booster Fund

24 May 2022

One of my key priorities is to back entrepreneurs and small businesses, who are the engines of our economy. As a part of our plans to do this, I am pleased to announce that applications for the SMME Booster Fund 2022 will open this Thursday, 26 May... Read More

I am on the job to create jobs in the Western Cape

16 May 2022

It is a great honour to be sworn-in as the Western Cape’s Minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities. Read More