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News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R1,92 billion spent on Covid-19

2 March 2021

We are pleased to publish the eighth edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury which affirms our commitment to transparency and clean government in the Western Cape. Read More

Red Tape Reduction Unit saves project and supports jobs in the Western Cape

26 February 2021

Yesterday (25 February 2021), I met with representatives from De Beers Marine to hear how our Red Tape Reduction Unit had assisted a major maintenance project for the Gariep mining vessel that created jobs and brought investment into the economy in... Read More

Unemployment Stats: Encouraging signs of economic recovery in the Western Cape

23 February 2021

The Stats SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released today (23 February 2021), reveals encouraging early signs of economic recovery with an increase in employment of 121 000 jobs in the last quarter in the Western Cape, the highest increase... Read More

Community Economic Recovery Project injects R3 million into the informal economy

15 February 2021

Today Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited Lingelethu Cash Store and Mpumi’s Kitchen, a spaza shop and community kitchen in Khayelitsha that are participants in the Community Economic Recovery... Read More

U.S and Western Cape trade and investment partnership launched

5 February 2021

On 5 February 2021, the U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town and the Western Cape government jointly launched a Trade and Investment Promotion Partnership which will build on the momentum of the existing economic relationship to promote shared... Read More

Commitment from Minister Mboweni on public sector wage bill a win for provinces

4 February 2021

We received a letter from President Cyril Ramaphosa on 15 January 2021, in response to the section 79 petition that the Premier and I submitted in November last year, which include Read More

Easing of Alert Level 3 restrictions welcomed; UIF TERS vital to save businesses

2 February 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night of the relaxation of the Alert Level 3 Restrictions, which will be a lifeline to many businesses in the Western Cape, especially those in the tourism, hospitality and liquor... Read More

Wishing Cape Town International Airport GM, Deon Cloete, well on his retirement

1 February 2021

After more than 12 years of service, it is with immense gratitude that we wish the General Manager of Cape Town International Airport (CTIA), Deon Cloete, well as he embarks on his retirement.  Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R1.85 billion spent on Covid-19

1 February 2021

We are pleased to publish the seventh edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury which affirms our commitment to transparency and clean government in the Western Cape. Read More

Supporting Stellenbosch Municipality to beat load shedding

28 January 2021

Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier and Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, welcome t Read More

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

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

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