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Tourism fund boosts Western Cape destination offer and supports jobs

26 May 2021

Yesterday (25 May,2021), I visited three businesses near Oudtshoorn that are beneficiaries of our Tourism Product Development Fund which we  Read More

World Bank report ranks SA ports, including Cape Town, at bottom of the list

25 May 2021

At a position of 347 out of 351, the World Bank has placed the Port of Cape Town at the bottom of a list assessing global container port performance, ranking lower than all other ports in Africa which means our port is less efficient than Djibouti,... Read More

Increase threshold for embedded generation to 50MW for an energy secure future

24 May 2021

On Friday, 21 May 2021, I submitted comments on behalf of the Western Cape government to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) in response to the proposed amendments to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006, calling for... Read More

WCG calls for introduction of remote working visa to help tourism recovery

19 May 2021

To support tourism recovery in the Western Cape we are working hard to find innovative ways to attract visitors by embracing new forms of global travel that have emerged with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read More

Applications are open for the SMME Booster Fund 2021

12 May 2021

We are pleased to announce that applications have opened today (13 May, 2021) for the SMME Booster Fund 2021 which will distribute up to R20 million to organisations and municipalities for programmes that focus on supporting small businesses to grow... Read More