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News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

New data shows tourism sector hammered by the Alert Level 3 restrictions

22 January 2021

Data from the tourism industry in December unsurprisingly reflect a sector that has been hammered by the Covid-19 pandemic and the related lockdown restrictions with almost all the top attractions in the Western Cape reflecting a more than 60% drop... Read More

Covid-19 Business Relief Fund assists over 250 businesses in the Western Cape

21 January 2021

Today (21 January 2021), I am pleased to announce that through the Covid-19 Business Relief Fund, we have distributed R38 268 000 to 252 small businesses across the Western Cape, saving at least 2,000 jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read More

UIF TERS extension critical to saving businesses and jobs

19 January 2021

With the announcement last week by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the Alert Level 3 restrictions will remain in place until the 15 February 2020, Read More

UIF/TERS support needs to be extended to the Garden Route and other hotspots

17 December 2020

There is no doubt that the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday 14 December that the Garden Route District would be declared a hotspot and that alongside this, all beaches would be closed in the Garden Route for the festive season ... Read More

Atlantis SEZ land transaction unlocks green energy investment opportunities

9 December 2020

Yesterday (08 December 2020), the Western Cape cabinet approved key amendments to the founding documents of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone Company (ASEZ Co) which enabled the purchase of land on which the ASEZ Co is located from the City of Cape... Read More

Renewed commitment to creating a world-class and competitive Port of Cape Town

7 December 2020

On Friday, 4 December 2020, we held our second Port of Cape Town stakeholder workshop bringing together key representatives of the port logistics supply chain to reflect on the successes of the Port of Cape Town Task Team and identify the challenges... Read More

Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism 2020/21 Budget Adjustments (Vote 12)

3 December 2020

The following speech was delivered by Minister David Maynier in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. I am pleased today to table the adjusted estimates of Vote 12: The Department of Economic Development and Tourism.  Read More

Provincial Treasury 2019/2020 Budget Adjustments (Vote 3)

3 December 2020

The following speech was delivered by Minister David Maynier in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

DashTech programme launched to strengthen tech ecosystem in the Western Cape

2 December 2020

To further strengthen our positioning as ‘Africa’s Tech Capital’, the Digital Economy unit in the Department of Economic Development and Tourism have launched the first Dash-Tech programme to build on the local start-up culture to support the tech... Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R1.7 billion spent on Covid-19

1 December 2020

We are pleased to publish the fifth edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury. Read More

Concerns raised on constitutionality of 2020 DoRA 2 Bill

30 November 2020

On Friday, 27 November 2020, Premier Alan Winde and I submitted a section 79 petition to President Cyril Ramaphosa to bring to his attention material concerns over the constitutionality of certain aspects of the 2020 Division of Revenue Second... Read More

WCERA 2020: A celebration of entrepreneurial resilience

27 November 2020

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) took place as a hybrid virtual event at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) last night (26 November 2020), during which twelve inspiring entrepreneurs were recognised for... Read More

WC MTBPS 2020 - “A Budget to Bounce Back in the Western Cape”

26 November 2020

Today we tabled the Western Cape Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) and the 2020 Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure in the Western Cape provincial parliament. Read More

Municipal Energy Resilience Project launched for a more energy secure future

24 November 2020

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the three-year Municipal Energy Resilience (MER) Project to assist municipalities to take advantage of the new energy regulations, which may include  purchasing of energy directly from Independent... Read More

Appeal to adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols ahead of “Black Friday” sales

19 November 2020

We are calling on all businesses and shoppers to adhere to strict Covid-19 safety protocols during the “Black Friday” sales that peak on the 27 November 2020 so that we avoid creating any super-spreader events during this time in the Western Cape. Read More

Full re-opening of international travel welcomed

12 November 2020

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the ‘red list’ will be scrapped and international travel to all countries will resume, subject to the necessary health protocols and the presentation of a negative Covid-19... Read More

Western Cape wins big at World Travel Awards, Africa 2020

10 November 2020

Congratulations to the Western Cape winners of the World Travel Awards’ Africa 2020 category which were announced yesterday (9 November 2020) and which reaffirm our status as a world-class travel destination.  Read More

First of its kind BPO Academy launched at the College of Cape Town

6 November 2020

Today (06 November 2020), saw the official opening of the BPO Academy at the College of Cape Town, Gardens Campus which will not only provide opportunities for young people to gain the necessary skills to graduate into an exciting career in the BPO... Read More

New brand launched to position Cape Town as Africa’s Tech Capital

5 November 2020

Cape Town and the Western Cape is Africa’s tech capital, and this was reinforced today (05 November 2020) with the official launch of a new brand to unite the tech ecosystem of Cape Town and the Western Cape and present a common message to the world. Read More

SafeTravels.CapeTown website launched to assist tourists visiting the WC

3 November 2020

Today (03 November 2020), we launched the Safe Travels website, which was developed by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism together with our destination marketing and promotion agency, Wesgro, to help domestic and international... Read More

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