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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Unemployment stats: We will work hard to save jobs in the Western Cape

29 September 2020

The Stats SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released today (29 September 2020), reveals that at 27.3%, the Western Cape continues to have the lowest expanded unemployment rate in South Africa.  Read More

Signing and gazetting of Section 34 a welcome step towards energy resilience

25 September 2020

We welcome the signing and gazetting of the Section 3 Read More

Perdekraal East Wind Farm - a case study for our green energy future

23 September 2020

Yesterday (22 September 2020), I visited the Perdekraal East Wind Farm in the Western Cape to see the development of this utility-scale renewable energy project. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Maynier launch new Karoo Crossing cycle route

23 September 2020

Today Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, launched the Karoo Crossing Route in the Cape Karoo gem of Prince Albert. Read More

R27 million relief fund launched to help small businesses hard-hit by Covid-19

22 September 2020

We are pleased to launch the Western Cape Covid-19 Business Relief Fund which commits R27 million to supporting small businesses in both the formal and informal sectors who have been hard-hit by Covid-19 restrictions. Read More

Alert Level 1 – Campaign launched to help businesses to open safely

21 September 2020

We welcome the move to Alert Level 1 from today, 21 September 2020, as this further relaxation of restrictions and opening of the economy is exactly what we need to save jobs and the economy in the Western Cape.    Read More

Cape Town International Airport ready for international travel

18 September 2020

Today (18 September 2020), Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, and City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James Vos, visited Cape Town International Airport (... Read More

We are ready to welcome business travellers to Cape Town and the Western Cape

16 September 2020

With our innovative hybrid conferencing and meeting facilities, world-class attractions and strict health measures in place, we are ready to welcome business travellers back to the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape. Read More

Mantashe to urgently finalise and gazette Section 34 Determinations

11 September 2020

We welcome the announcement yesterday (10 September 2020), by Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has provided its concurrence to three Section 34 Ministerial... Read More

Tourism Month: World-class West Coast a great option for families

10 September 2020

Yesterday (09 September 2020), Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited tourism attractions on the West Coast to highlight the great experiences that we have to offer in the Western Cape. Read More

Tourism Month: Western Cape tourist guide registration system goes online

9 September 2020

We are excited to announce a new online system launched to make it easier for the 5 000 tourist guides in the Western Cape to register, renew and update their details.  Read More

GDP contraction: We will urgently rebuild our economy in the Western Cape

8 September 2020

The massive 51% real GDP contraction in the second quarter of this year shows just how devastating the lockdown has been on the economy across South Africa.     Read More

Tourism Month: Western Cape receives global Safety Stamp

1 September 2020

To mark the start of Tourism Month, we are excited to announce that the Western Cape has been awarded the prestigious Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals 47% of Covid-19 expenditure spent on SMMEs

1 September 2020

We are pleased to publish the second edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury. This edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report expands on the previous report to include a snapshot of the Covid-19 expenditure spent on... Read More

“We Are Open” domestic tourism campaign launched

27 August 2020

Today (27 August 2020), the Western Cape government, together with Wesgro, launched the “We Are Open” domestic tourism campaign to urge South Africans to take advantage and explore the beauty and diversity of the many affordable and world-class... Read More

Entrepreneurs critical to economic recovery in the Western Cape

21 August 2020

21 August is World Entrepreneurs’ Day - an opportunity to celebrate our pioneers in business. Read More

Deepsea Stavanger welcomed to Cape Town

19 August 2020

Yesterday (18 August 2020), the provincial Minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited the Port of Cape Town to observe the crew change of the Deepsea Stavanger oil and gas drill rig. Read More

Alert Level 2: We are ready to start doing business again in the Western Cape

16 August 2020

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the whole of South Africa will be moving to Alert Level 2. This is a good first step to supporting economic recovery in the Western Cape.  Read More

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

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