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News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Our work to support businesses and the economy in the Western Cape continues

26 March 2020

Yesterday (25 March 2020), the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma published the lockdown regulations, outlining how people and businesses in the Western Cape need to adjust to stop the spread of... Read More

We are working hard to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the WC economy

19 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis and a major risk for the world economy that is inevitably having an impact on the economy in the Western Cape. Read More

Congratulations to the winners of the WC Nedbank Essay Writing Competition

15 March 2020

Congratulations to Anesipho Phiko from Tembelethu Secondary School who was announced as the overall winner of the annual Essay Writing Competition hosted by Nedbank, Provincial Treasury and Western Cape Education at the V& A Waterfront last... Read More

Western Cape Budget 2020 – A Budget for You

10 March 2020

Today I tabled the Western Cape Government’s 2020 Budget which is a budget for you, all of you, in the Western Cape. Read More

Saldanha Bay IDZ lands new investments

9 March 2020

I am pleased to announce that the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) has signed three new investment agreements worth R300m bringing the total number of signed investors to eleven. The SBIDZ has also recently launched several new... Read More

Media Alert: 2020 Western Cape Provincial Budget Address – A Budget for You

5 March 2020

On Tuesday, 10 March 2020, the Western Cape Minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, will be delivering the 2020 Western Cape Budget Address in the provincial legislature. Read More

Western Cape economic growth rate exceeds expectation

3 March 2020

The latest provincial GDP figures from Stats SA, which are a year behind the national figures, reflect the Western Cape economic growth as 0.8 per cent for 2018, even though the province was experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent history. Read More

Minister Maynier's response to Budget 2020

26 February 2020

The Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, has lost control of our public finances and provinces will have to absorb significant budget cuts over the medium term to bailout zombie state-owned enterprises, which risks compromising service delivery in... Read More

Career resilience workshops for AMSA workers in Saldanha Bay a success

25 February 2020

Over 1,000 people visited the Western Cape government’s Career Resilience Outreach Workshops that took place at the White City Multipurpose Centre in Saldanha last week to provide support for those affected by the winding down of the ArcelorMittal... Read More

Career awareness initiative launched to ensure more jobs for Chrysalis graduates

18 February 2020

Yesterday 140 Chrysalis Academy graduates attended the first Work Assessment and Career Awareness Initiative hosted at the Imperial Technical Training Academy in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT). Read More

We welcome Virgin Atlantic's new daily flight from London to Cape Town

12 February 2020

We welcome the announcement by Virgin Atlantic of the new route between London Heathrow and Cape Town International Airport so that more people can experience the best that Cape Town and the Western Cape have to offer. Read More

Load shedding support available for businesses in the Western Cape

6 February 2020

We recognise that load shedding has a major impact to the bottom line of businesses, affects the economy negatively and possibly results in job losses. That is why we are doing everything we can to build energy resilience in the Western Cape and... Read More

Minister Maynier visits I-CAN Elsies River Centre

5 February 2020

[The Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited the I-CAN Elsies River Centre to showcase the work being done at the I-CAN centre and get a first-hand understanding of the digital skills courses & training... Read More

Free start-up investor course launched to boost digital economy growth

3 February 2020

The vibrant start-up scene in the Western Cape offers exciting opportunities for those who understand the risks and rewards of early-stage investing. Read More

Career resilience workshops planned for AMSA workers in Saldanha

27 January 2020

We are committed to supporting the workers affected and the Saldanha Bay community. Read More

Engagement Notes: PG MTEC 2 engagements commence

23 January 2020

Yesterday, we kicked off the first of the Provincial Government Medium Term Expenditure Committee (PG MTEC) 2 engagements hosted by Provincial Treasury and chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier. Read More

Peak season report sees promising growth in domestic tourism

8 January 2020

We welcome initial reports from the tourism industry that indicate a good season, with a promising growth in domestic tourism thanks to an increase in visitors from Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng and the North West to the Western Cape. Read More

Task team established to address congestion issues at the Port of Cape Town

9 December 2019

We are concerned by the significant issues at the Port of Cape Town particularly with regards to congestion at the container terminal. Read More

The Western Cape is ready to welcome visitors ahead of tourism season

5 December 2019

The tourism sector remains the backbone of the Western Cape economy, supporting over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs in our province alone thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to the region annually to enjoy some of the most scenic and... Read More

Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism 2019/2020 Budget Adjustments (Vote 12)

3 December 2019

I am pleased today to table the adjusted estimates of Vote 12: The Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Read More

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