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Alert Level 3: An appeal to employers and employees to maintain Covid-19 safety

31 May 2020

Tomorrow (1 June 2020), we move to Alert Level 3 which is welcomed as an opportunity to begin to breathe new life into the economy in the Western Cape. Read More

Implementing the Hotspot Strategy to ensure safer workplaces

28 May 2020

On Tuesday (26 May 2020) I visited businesses in Dunoon, one of the Covid-19 hotspots in the Western Cape, to see how these businesses were implementing the necessary safety measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 and hear about the challenges they... Read More

Welcoming Alert Level 3 and opening of the construction sector to save jobs

25 May 2020

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the whole of South Africa will be moving to Alert Level 3 from 1 June 2020, and that all economic activity will resume except for certain sectors.  Read More

Opening private sector construction critical to saving over 100 000 jobs

19 May 2020

An urgent review of the restrictions on the private sector construction is required if we are to avoid a collapse of the construction sector in South Africa. Read More

R1.8 billion in UIF TERS funding disbursed in the Western Cape

15 May 2020

According to the latest information we have received from the Department of Employment and Labour, R1.8 billion of the Unemployment Insurance Fund Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (UIF TERS) funds have been disbursed to 615 188 employees in the... Read More

Free digital and technology advisory support available for SMMEs

14 May 2020

Last week we called on the digital and technology industry in the Western Cape to volunteer for our Tech Volunteer programme which aims to match experts with businesses who need digi Read More

A good decision to open e-commerce during Alert Level 4

14 May 2020

We welcome the directions issued today (14 May 2020) by Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, which, allows all goods, except goods prohibited for sale, to be sold through e-commerce platforms across South Africa. Read More

Minister Maynier visits retail stores in Ceres, Witzenberg

13 May 2020

Yesterday (12 May 2020), together with the Deputy Mayor of Witzenberg, Karriem Adams. I visited retail stores in Ceres, Witzenberg, one of the current Covid-19 hotspots in the Western Cape. I was very impressed with what I saw. Read More

Cape Town International Airport wins best in Africa

11 May 2020

Congratulations go to Cape Town International Airport who have once again won the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Award for best airport in Africa.    Read More

Provincial Treasury committed to a whole-of-government response to Covid-19

10 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic facing South Africa requires a whole-of-government and whole-of-society response. That is why the Provincial Treasury, working together with all departments in the Western Cape government, is working hard to support a full-... Read More

#GoDigitalWC webinar series launched for SMMEs; Tech volunteers wanted

7 May 2020

Today (07 May 2020), we’re officially launching our #GoDigitalWC webinar series, which brings leading experts in digital technology and business transformation to present ideas and advice for SMMEs on how they can adapt and innovate during the Covid... Read More

Helping businesses to open safely and responsibly

6 May 2020

We firmly believe that if done responsibly, the economy in the Western Cape can open up while preventing the spread of Covid-19, and so we are committed to supporting businesses through this crisis. Read More