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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

"One Day" tourism campaign launched to inspire future travellers

28 April 2020

Today (28 April 2020), we are excited to announce the launch of the “One Day” campaign to support the tourism industry in the Western Cape during the Coronavirus crisis.  Read More

Businesses have made their voices heard on the Covid-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy

27 April 2020

In the last 48 hours our teams have worked around the clock to engage with economic stakeholders across the Western Cape to ensure that the many voices of business are heard as part of national government’s consultation on the proposed Covid-19 Risk... Read More

Businesses – have your say on the Covid-19 Risk-Adjusted Strategy

26 April 2020

Yesterday (25 April 2020), the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, released a draft framework setting out the services that will be permitted to operate in key economic sectors under the new risk-adjusted approa Read More

New risk adjusted lockdown welcomed in the Western Cape

24 April 2020

We welcome the commitment by President Cyril Ramaphosa to implement a new approach to the lockdown and ease the current restrictions from 1 May 2020 in South Africa. Read More

Gain new digital skills during lockdown with I-CAN Learn

6 April 2020

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism have a large number of free digital skills training courses available online through the I-CAN Learn platform, and we encourage anyone interested in learning new digital skills during the lockdown... Read More

JUMP app launched to support businesses in the Western Cape

6 April 2020

We are excited to announce the official launch of the new JUMP for entrepreneurs smartphone app – an innovative one-stop-shop for existing and potential business owners in the Western Cape to get all the resources they need to start, scale and grow... Read More

Helping businesses understand and adapt to the lockdown regulations

1 April 2020

UPDATE ON 03 APRIL 2020: Please note that since this statement was issued, further clarity on the interpretations of the lockdown regulations outlined below is required. Premier Alan Winde has released a statement outlining how this matter will be... Read More

Our work to support businesses and the economy in the Western Cape continues

26 March 2020

Yesterday (25 March 2020), the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma published the lockdown regulations, outlining how people and businesses in the Western Cape need to adjust to stop the spread of... Read More

We are working hard to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the WC economy

19 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis and a major risk for the world economy that is inevitably having an impact on the economy in the Western Cape. Read More

Congratulations to the winners of the WC Nedbank Essay Writing Competition

15 March 2020

Congratulations to Anesipho Phiko from Tembelethu Secondary School who was announced as the overall winner of the annual Essay Writing Competition hosted by Nedbank, Provincial Treasury and Western Cape Education at the V& A Waterfront last... Read More

Western Cape Budget 2020 – A Budget for You

10 March 2020

Today I tabled the Western Cape Government’s 2020 Budget which is a budget for you, all of you, in the Western Cape. Read More

Saldanha Bay IDZ lands new investments

9 March 2020

I am pleased to announce that the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) has signed three new investment agreements worth R300m bringing the total number of signed investors to eleven. The SBIDZ has also recently launched several new... Read More

Media Alert: 2020 Western Cape Provincial Budget Address – A Budget for You

5 March 2020

On Tuesday, 10 March 2020, the Western Cape Minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, will be delivering the 2020 Western Cape Budget Address in the provincial legislature. Read More

Western Cape economic growth rate exceeds expectation

3 March 2020

The latest provincial GDP figures from Stats SA, which are a year behind the national figures, reflect the Western Cape economic growth as 0.8 per cent for 2018, even though the province was experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent history. Read More

Minister Maynier's response to Budget 2020

26 February 2020

The Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, has lost control of our public finances and provinces will have to absorb significant budget cuts over the medium term to bailout zombie state-owned enterprises, which risks compromising service delivery in... Read More

Career resilience workshops for AMSA workers in Saldanha Bay a success

25 February 2020

Over 1,000 people visited the Western Cape government’s Career Resilience Outreach Workshops that took place at the White City Multipurpose Centre in Saldanha last week to provide support for those affected by the winding down of the ArcelorMittal... Read More

Career awareness initiative launched to ensure more jobs for Chrysalis graduates

18 February 2020

Yesterday 140 Chrysalis Academy graduates attended the first Work Assessment and Career Awareness Initiative hosted at the Imperial Technical Training Academy in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT). Read More

We welcome Virgin Atlantic's new daily flight from London to Cape Town

12 February 2020

We welcome the announcement by Virgin Atlantic of the new route between London Heathrow and Cape Town International Airport so that more people can experience the best that Cape Town and the Western Cape have to offer. Read More

Load shedding support available for businesses in the Western Cape

6 February 2020

We recognise that load shedding has a major impact to the bottom line of businesses, affects the economy negatively and possibly results in job losses. That is why we are doing everything we can to build energy resilience in the Western Cape and... Read More

Minister Maynier visits I-CAN Elsies River Centre

5 February 2020

[The Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited the I-CAN Elsies River Centre to showcase the work being done at the I-CAN centre and get a first-hand understanding of the digital skills courses & training... Read More