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Almost half of all buildings completed in SA in 2022 are in the Western Cape

18 November 2022

Nearly half (42%) of all buildings completed in South Africa between January and September 2022, are in the Western Cape, with a total value of R21.39 billion, representing a year-on-year growth rate of 30.30%. Read More

Exciting NASA investment to enable communications with deep space welcomed

9 November 2022

The Western Cape Government (WCG) welcomes the official commencement of the impressive collaboration between the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), and the USA’s National Aeronaut Read More

Speed is key as Operation Vulindlela report on Remote Working VISA is completed

9 November 2022

I welcome the confirmation by the Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs, Mr L.T. Read More

4.35 million two-way domestic travellers through Cape Town Airport this year

31 October 2022

A total of 4.35 million two-way passengers passed through the Cape Town International Airport’s (CTIA) domestic terminal in 2022 so far, representing a recovery of 71% for the year to date, when compared to the same period in 2019. Read More

WC comes out on top on building plans passed and completed for third month

21 October 2022

Between January and August 2022, the value of buildings completed in the Western Cape was R19.6 billion, representing a year-on-year growth rate of 42.1%, compared to R13.2 billion in Gauteng, with a year-on-year growth rate of 8.7%. Read More

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

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