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News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Lessons on Good Financial Governance

8 December 2015

Minister Ivan Meyer and the Director of Local Government Budget Office attended a winter school on Good Financial Governance in Germany between 7 and 11 December. Read More

Mid-term budget allocations to boost job creation

2 December 2015

Today (2 December 2015), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, delivered his mid-term budget speeches for the Departments of Agriculture and Economic Development and Tourism. Read More

Best performance nationally: Audit Outcomes

27 November 2015

After the Auditor General of South Africa release the audit findings of various national and provincial departments, the Western Cape Government is proud to have achieved the best audit outcome in South Africa for the financial year 2014/2015. Read More

Taking budget to Swartland

23 November 2015

Minister Meyer’s “taking the budget to the people” campaign took another step closer to “the people” in the Swartland recently when he accompanied by Treasury economists, Malcolm Booysen and Dian Cronje presented the Western Cape Government’s 2015... Read More

SA Fiscal Policy: A Reflection on the Appropriation of Government Resources

5 November 2015

Professor Rossouw was one the speakers of the Western Cape Provincial Treasury's inaugural Fiscal Policy Seminar held today. Read More

Oudtshoorn Municipality update

3 November 2015

The process of identifying the financial challenges facing the Oudtshoorn Municipality and responding to them effectively is progressing well and will do much to restore public confidence in the municipality.  This is the key message emanating from... Read More

Taking the Budget to Beaufort West

3 November 2015

In line with his undertaking to “take the budget to the people” Minister of Finance, Dr Ivan Meyer, last week during his address to the full council of the Beaufort West Municipality confirmed that the Western Cape Government will contribute ... Read More

Minister Meyer visits the Youth Hub in Beaufort West

3 November 2015

During a recent visit to Beaufort West, Minister of Finance, Dr Ivan Meyer visited the Beaufort West Youth Hub Main which was built at a cost of R40 million by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Read More

Taking Budget to the People- Overstrand

3 November 2015

Taking budget to the people recently came to Overstrand Municipality when Minister Meyer accompanied by Provincial Treasury officials, Malcolm Booysen, Dian Cronje and Elton addressed the full council of the Overstrand Municipality. Read More

Provincial Treasury: Chartered Accountants Academy

3 November 2015

The Western Cape Treasury: Chartered Accountants Academy (CAA) provides an avenue for prospective chartered accountants to receive accredited training inside public sector – they receive their training through Provincial Treasury and not through... Read More

Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, on visa law changes

23 October 2015

I welcome the news that the National Government has revised its onerous visa regulations. Read More

Ministerial oversight visit to Water Reclamation Plant in Beaufort West

19 September 2015

Finance Minister, Dr Ivan Meyer recently visited the Beaufort West Reclamation Plant which is the first of its kind in South Africa. Read More

Minister Meyer attends MGRO 1 session

16 September 2015

Provincial Treasury yesterday kicked off the 2015 round of the now well established Municipal Governance, Review and Outlook 1 (MGRO1) contact sessions between Provincial Treasury and municipalities in the Western Cape. Read More

Oversight Visits

16 September 2015

Minister Meyer recently paid an oversight visit to a number of infrastructure projects in the Langeberg Municipality.  The municipal water works project in Montagu which upon completion will certainly add much needed sewerage capacity in the... Read More

Provincial Economic Review and Outlook (PERO) Research Seminar

11 September 2015

This week the Western Cape Treasury presented the 2015 PERO seminar themed Inclusive growth within a spatial context.  The seminar aims to provide an objective review and analysis of past, current and estimated future economic developments across... Read More

Minister Meyer engaging with SMME’s

11 September 2015

Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMME) contribute an estimated 50% to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product and is a major job creator in the Western Cape. Read More

Implementing the National Development Plan – A Province at Work

27 August 2015

The R1.43 billion allocated to the Drakenstein Municipality by the Western Cape Government for the 2015/16 financial year and further indicative amounts of R1.51 billion and R1.63 billion in the respective 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years is a... Read More

Role of Provinces and Municipalities 20 Years into Democracy

19 August 2015

Master of Ceremonies Colleagues Ladies and gentlemen Good evening Read More

WCG achieves 100% in audit outcomes

13 August 2015

I am particularly pleased to announce that the Western Cape Government has once again returned an excellent set of audit results for the period 2014/2015 Read More

Keep fit, keep healthy

3 August 2015

The Western Cape on Wellness, or better known as WoW! is a provincial government project promoting a healthy lifestyle by building a culture of wellness. The project involves healthy eating and keeping fit. Read More