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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

President Ramaphosa, the Port of Cape Town requires your urgent attention

21 April 2021

We are encouraged by the recent commitment made by President Cyril Ramaphosa to make our ports more efficient and competitive and his recent visit to the Port of Durban. Read More

Businesses stepped up to support over 1 000 students affected by Cape Town fire

19 April 2021

The immense response to the Cape Town fire from across government, civil society and the private sector has been incredible. Read More

Small towns prove popular as travellers explore the Western Cape over Easter

16 April 2021

An increase in domestic travel over the Easter weekend across the Western Cape and especially to small towns is a welcome and much-needed boost for the tourism and hospitality sector in the Western Cape.  Read More

Survey ranking SA as top BPO destination a boost for the sector in the WC

11 April 2021

We welcome the announcement that South Africa has been voted the most favoured offshore Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) destination in 2021, according to the annual Ryan Strategic Advisory Fron Read More

1 166 jobs created in the BPO sector through skills development programme

8 April 2021

I am pleased to announce that 1 166 full-time jobs were created in the Business Process Operating (BPO) sector through the Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s Work and Skills programme in the last financial year. Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R1.95 billion spent on Covid-19

1 April 2021

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

Western Cape maintains top spot in provincial audit outcomes

31 March 2021

The Auditor General of South Africa’s consolidated audit results for the 2019/20 financial year confirms that the Western Cape continues to be the top performing province in South Africa. Read More

Travel safe and support businesses over the Easter weekend

30 March 2021

The tourism and hospitality industry has been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and so we encourage those who can afford to do so, to head out over the long weekend and safely support businesses, especially small businesses in the Western Cape.    Read More

Mantashe’s announcement provides certainty, but urgency still needed

19 March 2021

We welcome the announcement made by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, last night (18 March 2021) of the preferred bidders for the Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) and the release of Renewable Energy IPP... Read More

Municipal Energy Resilience Project: Here are the six candidate municipalities

17 March 2021

When I delivered my Budget 2021 Address in the Provincial Parliament yesterday (16 March 2021), I announced that we will spend R48.8 million over the medium term and provide a further R20 million in the pr Read More

Western Cape Budget 2021 - “A Budget for Hope”

16 March 2021

Today we tabled the Western Cape Budget 2021 in the Provincial Parliament. Read More

Support available to help businesses stay open and keep operating safely

3 March 2021

With the move to Alert Level 1 this week we appeal to all employers and employees to please continue to adhere to the critical safety measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.  Read More

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