News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Minister Didiza’s interventions in the Cape Town deeds office welcomed

13 August 2020

We welcome the confirmation today by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, that she has met with the Chief Registrar of Deeds and all provincial registrars to put a concrete plan in place to address challenges... Read More

Entries are open for the 2020 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

12 August 2020

We are calling on the most inspiring and resilient entrepreneurs in the province to enter the annual Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA).  Read More

Minister Didiza must urgently intervene in the Cape Town deeds office

5 August 2020

The repeated and, at times unnecessary, closure of the Cape Town deeds office is having a considerable negative impact on the property and real estate industry in the Western Cape, and so I Read More

Improved operations at the Port of Cape Town welcomed

4 August 2020

The efficient and effective performance of the Port of Cape Town is critical to economic recovery and growth for the Western Cape however, ongoing operational challenges have resulted in poor service levels that are impacting our economy in the... Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report a commitment to clean governance

30 July 2020

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

Accommodation for leisure FINALLY open!

30 July 2020

We can, finally welcome the confirmation by the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane that accommodation for leisure is open for travel within provinces under Alert Level 3.  Read More

Special Adjustment Budget - A Budget to Beat Covid-19 in the Western Cape

27 July 2020

  We could not have imagined the size and the ferocity of the storm on the horizon when we tabled the main budget in Parliament.  When the main budget was tabled, we committed to supporting the health department should Covid-19 reach the Western... Read More

Webinar series launched to support tourism sector

27 July 2020

On Thursday (30 July 2020), the Department of Economic Development and Tourism will be hosting the first of its five-part weekly webinar series for the tourism sector that aims to provide support and advice on opening safely during the Covid-19... Read More

George Airport open for business travel under Alert Level 3

16 July 2020

We welcome the announcement today by Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, that George Airport will open to receive business travellers and cargo under Alert Level 3. Read More

Tourism Product Development Fund launched

15 July 2020

We are excited to announce the launch of the Tourism Product Development Fund which commits a total of R5 million to support new or existing tourism products and experiences in the Western Cape. Read More

Tourism sector dealt a severe blow

13 July 2020

The tourism sector has been dealt a severe blow with the publishing of the amended regulations for Alert Level 3 last night (12 July 2020). Read More

Flip flop by Presidency on accommodation for leisure unacceptable

11 July 2020

Last night, (10 July 2020) the Presidency of South Africa confirmed on Twitter that accommodation for leisure is open for travel within provinces under Alert Level 3.  Read More

Confirmed! Accommodation for leisure is open for travel within provinces

10 July 2020

Note: There is an important update to this statement which you can read here: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/news/flip-flop-presidency-accommodation-leisure-unacceptable Read More

Minister Maynier visits Grabouw, Overberg to oversee the Hotspot Strategy

3 July 2020

On Wednesday, 1 July 2020, I visited Grabouw to meet with local mayors, the disaster management team (Joint Operations Centre - JOC), Joint District Approach (JDA) team, law enforcement, health officials, and other key provincial officials to engage... Read More

Appointment of Transnet Port Terminal Chief Executive welcomed

2 July 2020

We welcome the appointment of Velile Dube as Chief Executive of Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) from 1 July. Velile Dube’s experience of the Cape Town environment will be valuable as we work together to address the significant operational challenges... Read More

Minister Kubayi-Ngubane to urgently confirm accommodation for leisure can open

30 June 2020

The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane needs to urgently confirm that accommodation for leisure at licensed and accredited establishments is permitted under Alert Level 3. Read More

Urgent intervention needed by Minister Pravin Gordhan at Port of Cape Town

29 June 2020

The efficient and effective performance of the Port of Cape Town is critical to economic recovery and growth for the Western Cape.   Read More

Supporting the Long Street Kiosks during the Covid-19 crisis

24 June 2020

Businesses in the Western Cape have been hard hit during the Covid-19 crisis, and so we are doing everything we can to support them, especially entrepreneurs of small to medium enterprises and those in the informal sector. Read More

Broken promises leave provinces short-changed in the fight against Covid-19

24 June 2020

We are on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19, including funding and providing temporary hospital facilities, quarantine and isolation facilities, humanitarian relief, and ensuring that schools can op Read More

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