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News and Speeches for Provincial Cabinet


Tourism continues to grow with visitors to WC attractions topping 3.2 million

10 June 2024

The exciting upward trend we have seen in the Western Cape tourism sector continues, bringing economic and job-creating benefits to the Western Cape. Read More

Ready, get set-up, and grow – WCG’s R9 million 2024 SMME Booster Fund is open

5 June 2024

After assisting more than 950 Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises (SMMEs) across the Western Cape, sustaining 4 977 jobs, and dedicating R85,5 million since 2019, the latest window of the SMME Booster Fund is now open for applications. Read More

Visa chaos puts R1,5bn and 4 530 South African jobs in BPO on the line

21 May 2024

The business process outsourcing (BPO) sector contributes significantly to the national economy, injecting approximately R35 billion into the economy and supporting 100 000 South African jobs nationally, with 60% of those jobs being in the Western Ca Read More

Central Karoo District receives safety boost from Western Cape Government

20 May 2024

This past Friday, 17 May 2024, the Western Cape Government (WCG) continued to boost safety and empower districts, after Provincial Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, handed over a drone to the Central Karoo District... Read More

G4J Strategy turns 1: 1680 businesses supported, 28000 upskilled &15300+ jobs

19 May 2024

Officially approved by the provincial cabinet on 19 April 2023, the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) ambitious plan, ‘Growth For Jobs’ (G4J) has been in action for one year. Read More

Booming BPO sector contributes R35 billion to SA economy

16 May 2024

South Africa and the Western Cape in particular, is a destination of choice for many respected and market-leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. Read More

12 400 young people secure permanent jobs through WCG’s skills programmes

15 May 2024

Since 2020, the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) Experiential Learning programme has helped approximately 12 420 young, unemployed South Africans, mostly from areas such as Mitchells Plain, Delft, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, and Langa, to gain permanent o Read More

National reforms can boost economy by R426bn & create thousands of jobs

13 May 2024

The South African economy can be significantly boosted, and the growth of start-ups and the private sector – through businesses big and small – that create vital jobs, catalysed through two regulatory reforms: lifting exchange controls on the offshor Read More

WC tourism keeps growing - first quarter tourist arrivals via air up by 16%

12 May 2024

"Western Cape, you absolute beauty! Our province continues to shine as a destination in high demand. Tourist arrivals to Cape Town by air recorded a remarkable 16% year-on-year increase between January and March 2024, reaching 336,268 visitors. Read More

Congratulations to the Western Cape winners at the SA Sport Awards

6 May 2024

The SA National Sport Awards took place last night and we are very proud of all the Western Cape nominees, as well as those who won in their categories. Read More

Business events set to bring in a record-setting R1bn, boosting jobs

5 May 2024

The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, at the Western Cape’s tourism, trade and investment promotion agency, Wesgro, has secured 30 new bids for the province in the last financial year (April 2023 – March 2024). Read More

Township & trading hubs go solar:12 SMMEs and 22 jobs saved in Mossel Bay

2 May 2024

As a part of the Western Cape Government’s drive to support Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises (SMMEs) as the engines of job creation in the province, Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, formally handed over a Read More

Cape Town International Airport best in Africa for 9th year in a row

19 April 2024

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) has done it again, clinching the title of Best Airport in Africa for the ninth year in a row, alongside Best Airport Staff Service in Africa for the fourth consecutive year. Read More

50 SMMEs & 100 jobs saved by R12.5 mil Solar PV installations at informal hubs

18 April 2024

Premier Alan Winde, and Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, visited the Arendsness Trading Hub in Wellington, one of 12 such hubs across the province that have been enabled to keep Small, Medium and Micro-Enter Read More

Almost 5 000 SMME jobs boosted with R85 million in funding since 2019

17 April 2024

Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises (SMMEs) are essential to any economy and the driving force behind economic growth and job creation. Read More

Pro-growth interventions save Western Cape economy R2.4 billion since 2019

17 April 2024

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is determined to make it as easy as possible for the private sector to do business and create jobs in the province. Read More

Minister Marais on the death of Peter Veldsman

16 April 2024

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, mourns the death of top chef and author Peter Veldsman, who has passed away at the age of 82 years. Read More

Over 9 300 jobs supported over Western Cape summer tourism season to date

15 April 2024

Preliminary figures from the first three months (Dec-Feb) of the four-month peak summer tourism season, indicate the arrival of almost half a million (466 469) international terminal passengers at Cape Town International Airport (Source: ACSA) alone, Read More

Business confidence in the Western Cape highest in SA

11 April 2024

According to the most recent RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI), business confidence in the Western Cape is higher than any other province and higher than South Africa’s business confidence level. Read More

Open letter to Ministers of Transport and Home Affairs

10 April 2024

Critical shortage of licensing forms will arrest the economy   Dear Ministers Chikunga and Motsoaledi,   Read More