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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

Clearing of significant Transnet strike backlog must now be top priority

20 October 2022

I welcome the end to the national Transnet strike, now that the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union has accepted the wage settlement. Read More

End to Transnet strike by UNTU is good news for economy

18 October 2022

I welcome the news that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) has agreed to a wage settlement, as proposed by Transnet and facilitated by the Council for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), yesterday evening. Read More

Transnet Strike:12 000 jobs on the line in the Western Cape berry industry

17 October 2022

Over 12 000 jobs in the berry industry in the Western Cape, which include 4 000 permanent jobs and 8 000 seasonal jobs, are on the line should the ongoing Transnet strike not be urgently resolved. Read More

Ports’ Business Continuity Plans must be top priority

10 October 2022

I share the concern of businesses in the Western Cape that a prolonged strike by Transnet workers will severely hurt our economy precisely at a time when we should be creating jobs. Read More

Loadshedding: 96.5% reduction if 5GW of renewable energy had been brought online

4 October 2022

This morning, the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, opened the Green Energy Summit Africa, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Read More

Western Cape celebrates 191 international flights into Cape Town per week

27 September 2022

To mark World Tourism Day, the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, was invited to address attendees at the National Government’s World Tourism Day celebrations, held at the Ecology Lifestyle Estate in Bot River, in the Ov Read More

Nearly half of all Buildings Completed are in the Western Cape

21 September 2022

Almost half of all buildings completed in South Africa, by value, between January and July of this year, were in the Western Cape. Read More

PERO 2022/23: Our Pathway from Recovery to Growth

20 September 2022

Today, the Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, tabled the Western Cape Provincial Economic Review and Outlook 2022/23 (PERO) in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

Port of Cape Town processed R210 billion worth of exports and imports in 2021

15 September 2022

In total R110.49 billion worth of exports and R99.96 billion worth of imports were processed via the Port of Cape Town in 2021, totalling R210.45 billion. Read More

Where is South Africa’s ‘Remote Working VISA’?

8 September 2022

The Western Cape Government has re-submitted constructive recommendations to the Department of Home Affairs, Read More

Improvements at Port of CT could generate R6bn and almost 20 000 additional jobs

6 September 2022

An efficient Port of Cape Town with sufficient capacity and investment in key infrastructure, has the potential to contribute an additional R6bn in exports, roughly 20 000 direct and indirect jobs, over R1.6 bn in additional taxes by 2026, and an add Read More

Tourism recovery rate at CTIA’s international terminal reaches five month high

31 August 2022

The sustained tourism recovery in international arrivals seen over the last few months, when compared to pre-pandemic levels, has continued with recovery rates at Cape Town International Airport’s (CTIA) international terminal reaching the highest... Read More

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