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WCG calls for information on renewable energy projects to beat load shedding

11 June 2021

We are pleased to announce the publishing of a Request for Information (RFI) for our Municipal Energy Resilience (MER) Project, calling on all potential private and public sector organisations, including Western Cape municipalities, to provide... Read More

100MW generation threshold a big leap forward for energy resilience in the WC

10 June 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa today (10 June 2021) that Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act will be amended to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW. Read More

Private sector partnerships with government a boost for vaccination rollout

3 June 2021

Today (03 June, 2021) I joined Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, to visit one of the Shoprite stores that have partnered with the City of Cape Town to create awareness of the Covid-19... Read More

Tourism fund boosts Western Cape destination offer and supports jobs

26 May 2021

Yesterday (25 May,2021), I visited three businesses near Oudtshoorn that are beneficiaries of our Tourism Product Development Fund which we  Read More

World Bank report ranks SA ports, including Cape Town, at bottom of the list

25 May 2021

At a position of 347 out of 351, the World Bank has placed the Port of Cape Town at the bottom of a list assessing global container port performance, ranking lower than all other ports in Africa which means our port is less efficient than Djibouti,... Read More

Increase threshold for embedded generation to 50MW for an energy secure future

24 May 2021

On Friday, 21 May 2021, I submitted comments on behalf of the Western Cape government to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) in response to the proposed amendments to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006, calling for... Read More

WCG calls for introduction of remote working visa to help tourism recovery

19 May 2021

To support tourism recovery in the Western Cape we are working hard to find innovative ways to attract visitors by embracing new forms of global travel that have emerged with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read More

Applications are open for the SMME Booster Fund 2021

12 May 2021

We are pleased to announce that applications have opened today (13 May, 2021) for the SMME Booster Fund 2021 which will distribute up to R20 million to organisations and municipalities for programmes that focus on supporting small businesses to grow... Read More

President Ramaphosa, the Port of Cape Town requires your urgent attention

21 April 2021

We are encouraged by the recent commitment made by President Cyril Ramaphosa to make our ports more efficient and competitive and his recent visit to the Port of Durban. Read More

Businesses stepped up to support over 1 000 students affected by Cape Town fire

19 April 2021

The immense response to the Cape Town fire from across government, civil society and the private sector has been incredible. Read More

Small towns prove popular as travellers explore the Western Cape over Easter

16 April 2021

An increase in domestic travel over the Easter weekend across the Western Cape and especially to small towns is a welcome and much-needed boost for the tourism and hospitality sector in the Western Cape.  Read More

Survey ranking SA as top BPO destination a boost for the sector in the WC

11 April 2021

We welcome the announcement that South Africa has been voted the most favoured offshore Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) destination in 2021, according to the annual Ryan Strategic Advisory Fron Read More

1 166 jobs created in the BPO sector through skills development programme

8 April 2021

I am pleased to announce that 1 166 full-time jobs were created in the Business Process Operating (BPO) sector through the Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s Work and Skills programme in the last financial year. Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R1.95 billion spent on Covid-19

1 April 2021

We are pleased to publish the ninth 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

Western Cape maintains top spot in provincial audit outcomes

31 March 2021

The Auditor General of South Africa’s consolidated audit results for the 2019/20 financial year confirms that the Western Cape continues to be the top performing province in South Africa. Read More

Travel safe and support businesses over the Easter weekend

30 March 2021

The tourism and hospitality industry has been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and so we encourage those who can afford to do so, to head out over the long weekend and safely support businesses, especially small businesses in the Western Cape.    Read More

Mantashe’s announcement provides certainty, but urgency still needed

19 March 2021

We welcome the announcement made by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, last night (18 March 2021) of the preferred bidders for the Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) and the release of Renewable Energy IPP... Read More

Municipal Energy Resilience Project: Here are the six candidate municipalities

17 March 2021

When I delivered my Budget 2021 Address in the Provincial Parliament yesterday (16 March 2021), I announced that we will spend R48.8 million over the medium term and provide a further R20 million in the pr Read More

Western Cape Budget 2021 - “A Budget for Hope”

16 March 2021

Today we tabled the Western Cape Budget 2021 in the Provincial Parliament. Read More

Support available to help businesses stay open and keep operating safely

3 March 2021

With the move to Alert Level 1 this week we appeal to all employers and employees to please continue to adhere to the critical safety measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.  Read More