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We will support businesses to open safely in the Western Cape

30 April 2020

We note the release last night (29 April 2020) of the Covid-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy regulations by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Cooperative Affairs (COGTA), which will allow for the start of the opening up of our economy following... Read More

"One Day" tourism campaign launched to inspire future travellers

28 April 2020

Today (28 April 2020), we are excited to announce the launch of the “One Day” campaign to support the tourism industry in the Western Cape during the Coronavirus crisis.  Read More

Businesses have made their voices heard on the Covid-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy

27 April 2020

In the last 48 hours our teams have worked around the clock to engage with economic stakeholders across the Western Cape to ensure that the many voices of business are heard as part of national government’s consultation on the proposed Covid-19 Risk... Read More

Businesses – have your say on the Covid-19 Risk-Adjusted Strategy

26 April 2020

Yesterday (25 April 2020), the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, released a draft framework setting out the services that will be permitted to operate in key economic sectors under the new risk-adjusted approa Read More

New risk adjusted lockdown welcomed in the Western Cape

24 April 2020

We welcome the commitment by President Cyril Ramaphosa to implement a new approach to the lockdown and ease the current restrictions from 1 May 2020 in South Africa. Read More

JUMP app launched to support businesses in the Western Cape

6 April 2020

We are excited to announce the official launch of the new JUMP for entrepreneurs smartphone app – an innovative one-stop-shop for existing and potential business owners in the Western Cape to get all the resources they need to start, scale and grow... Read More

Gain new digital skills during lockdown with I-CAN Learn

6 April 2020

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism have a large number of free digital skills training courses available online through the I-CAN Learn platform, and we encourage anyone interested in learning new digital skills during the lockdown... Read More

Helping businesses understand and adapt to the lockdown regulations

1 April 2020

UPDATE ON 03 APRIL 2020: Please note that since this statement was issued, further clarity on the interpretations of the lockdown regulations outlined below is required. Premier Alan Winde has released a statement outlining how this matter will be... Read More