News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

Blockchain provides opportunities to improve government efficiency

6 March 2019

Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille and Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer both gave key note addresses at the Blockchain Africa conference held in Cape Town today, focusing on the possibilities blockchain technology holds for... Read More

South Africa’s first floating solar PV installation unveiled in the Western Cape

3 March 2019

Marlenique, a fruit farm and wedding venue just outside of Franschhoek has unveiled a state of the art, floating solar PV system. Read More

Western Cape youth win big at national skills competition

28 February 2019

The Western Cape bagged 21 medals, including five golds, at the World Skills SA competition held in Durban.   Read More

Department of Agriculture embraces 4IR with cutting edge technology

26 February 2019

The Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape is at the forefront of using technology to enhance sustainable farming, and as part of its initiative to embrace the fourth industrial revolution, has introduced Sentinel-2 earth observation... Read More

Drought support stepped up in the West Coast District

21 February 2019

Drought support to farmers in the West Coast District, Matzikama and Cederberg will be intensified, while in Swartland, farmers do not require fodder support, the annual summer season veld assessment has revealed.   Read More

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer responds to the 2019 budget

21 February 2019

Finance Minister Tito Mobweni’s budget speech yesterday did nothing to outline how this country intends to grow employment and was non-committal on major issues facing the economy. Read More

Minister Schäfer congratulates WC winners in international entrepreneur awards

18 February 2019

Two Western Cape women in agriculture have been named among the world’s top women entrepreneurs in the 2019 Enterprising Women Awards.   Read More

Official opening of the first solar powered desalination plant in South Africa

15 February 2019

The first solar powered desalination plant in South Africa was officially launched on Monday the 11th February 2019 at Witsand, Hessequa Municipality, in the Western Cape. Read More

72% of land reform projects supported by the Department of Agriculture a succes

14 February 2019

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer today released the results of an independent evaluation done to determine the success of agricultural land reform projects in the province which receive support from the Department of Agriculture... Read More