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Procurement Disclosure Report: 01 February 2022 to 28 February 2022

1 April 2022

The Provincial Treasury is pleased to publish the twenty first monthly edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report for the period 01 February 2022 to 28 February 2022. Read More

#QLFS Reax: We welcome 37 000 more jobs in the Western Cape

29 March 2022

Too many people, especially young people, do not have jobs, or have given up looking for jobs, in the Western Cape. However, we welcome the fact that 37 000 more jobs have been created quarter-on-quarter and that we have the lowest expanded... Read More

R10 million Ease of Doing Business Fund launched

24 March 2022

We have officially launched the R10 million Municipal Ease of Doing Business Fund, which will provide capacity and funding support to municip Read More

Intergovernmental dispute reinstituted in Delta Air Lines’ application

17 March 2022

I am disappointed and alarmed by the continued silence of the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, to the request to urgently grant Delta A Read More

Western Cape Budget 2022: ‘A Budget to Push Forward’

14 March 2022

Today, we table “A Budget to Push Forward” so that we can get up, so that we can get out, so that we can push forward and so that we can do e Read More

Path to financial sustainability for Beaufort West approved

11 March 2022

The Western Cape Government took coordinated action this week to assist Beaufort West Municipality to address its financial crisis and put it on the path to financial sustainability and improved service delivery. Read More

WCG takes action to get procurement going again

10 March 2022

We will not allow procurement to seize up and so we took action this week to ensure that we can continue to deliver services and infrastructu Read More

All government tenders at risk of grinding to a halt

28 February 2022

I have written to the Minister of Finance, Mr. Enoch Godongwana, to request that a note [attached] issued by the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) on 25 February 2022, be withdrawn immediately.  Read More

#SONA: Why no ‘private partners’ for the Port of Cape Town?

11 February 2022

The Port of Cape Town continues to face multiple challenges including insufficient infrastructure investment and poor maintenance, causing significant inefficiencies, and compromising economic growth and job creation in the Western Cape. Read More

Under-expenditure on infrastructure compromises the Port of Cape Town

8 February 2022

On Friday (4 February 2022), we held ou Read More

SA’s removal from the UK ‘red list’ is a boost for economic recovery in WC

7 October 2021

The fact that South Africa has been removed from the United Kingdom’s ‘red list’ is great news for the Western Cape. This decision brings an end to a baffling diplomatic shamble that risked the economic recovery of the tourism and hospitality... Read More

Tackling barriers to tourism recovery in Western Cape, including UK 'red list'

27 September 2021

Today, on World Tourism Day, I have written to the United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, on the decision to keep South Africa on the UK ‘red list' which is deeply... Read More

Tourism Month 2021: !Khwa ttu ‘Food from the Ancestors’ celebrates WC culture

23 September 2021

Today (23 September 2021), I joined the West Coast District Municipality Executive Mayor, Ald. Read More

UK travel ‘red list’ decision a blow to tourism recovery in the Western Cape

20 September 2021

The United Kingdom (UK) is a key source market for tourism, trade and investment and so the continued restriction on travel via the “red list” is having a negative impact on economic recovery in the Western Cape.    Read More

Tourism Month 2021: Reigniting the WC’s tourism attractions and experiences

8 September 2021

On Tuesday, 07 September 2021, I had the pleasure of joining the Executive Mayor of the Overstrand Municipality, Dudley Coetzee, to open a new family-friendly exhibition at the Whale House Museum in Hermanus.  Read More

Fund launched to support municipalities to prepare for renewable energy projects

2 September 2021

I am pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Western Cape Municipal Energy Resilience Fund. This fund will make available almost R13 million to qualifying municipalities for research and planning to determine the requirements and... Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R214 million spent on Covid-19 in 2021/22

1 September 2021

We are pleased to publish the fourteenth edition of our monthly Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury which affirms our commitment to transparency and clean government in the Western Cape. Read More

Tourism Month 2021: Time to ease restrictions to support tourism recovery in WC

1 September 2021

Tourism Month 2021 marks the start of what will hopefully be a period of welcome relief for the tourism and hospitality sector, however the success of our summer season remains dependant on the opening of the economy in the Western Cape.  Read More

Unemployment stats: Economic recovery depends on successful vaccine rollout

24 August 2021

The Stats SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released today (24 August 2021) reveals that at 25.8%, the Western Cape continues to have the lowest official unemployment rate and at 29.1%, the Western Cape continues to have the lowest expanded... Read More