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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

World Travel Awards: Make your vote count for the Western Cape

22 August 2022

Each year, the World Travel Awards rewards and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the tourism and hospitality sector. Read More

WC encourages local travellers to get and out and support tourism sector

29 July 2022

Despite being in our annual ‘winter low-season’, the Western Cape’s tourism statistics continue to show a recovery, when compared to the same month in 2019. This is however at slower rates when compared to our summer peak months. Read More

Nearly R18 billion of FDI into Renewable Energy in the Western Cape

28 July 2022

According to FDI Intelligence 2022, the Renewable Energy sector in the Western Cape has received the second highest level of foreign direct investment, by CAPEX, when compared to other sectors, over the last 10 years. Read More

WC welcomes Transnet’s RFI for private sector participation in Port

25 July 2022

I welcome the publication of Transnet’s Request For Information (RFI) for the private sector to participate in renewable energy projects at eight commercial ports, including the Port of Cape Town and the Port of Saldanha. Read More

A third Western Cape restaurant makes it into global ranking

19 July 2022

I am ecstatic that a third Western Cape restaurant, Fyn in Cape Town, has made it into the top 100 list of restaurants in the world for 2022, breaking into the top 50 category (37th position). Read More

May 2022 Tourism Report:The WC's tourism & hospitality sector recovery continues

29 June 2022

Off the back of the impressive tourism recovery statistics from April 2022, I am pleased to announce that the May 2022 statistics confirm the recovery is continuing. This is good news for our tourism and hospitality sector, which employs tens of... Read More

The WCG calls on residents to get out and support events across the province

26 June 2022

I join Premier Alan Winde in celebrating the removal of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions, which will provide a major boost to our province’s events industry in particular. Read More

Apprenticeships give hope to 43 previously unemployed youth at GABS

23 June 2022

Our top priority is to create economic opportunities for young people in the Western Cape by creating the right conditions for economic growth and job creation. Read More

All 30 WC municipal budgets successfully passed

21 June 2022

All 30 municipalities in the Western Cape have successfully approved their 2022/23 budgets before the start of the municipal financial year.  Read More