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Alert Level 4 restrictions: UIF TERS urgently needed to support businesses

28 June 2021

With the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that South Africa will move to Adjusted Alert Level 4 restrictions for the next 14 days it is critical that national government provide a support package for business whose operations are... Read More

Approval of Delta Air Lines flight to Cape Town critical for economic recovery

24 June 2021

We are concerned that the application by Delta Air Lines to the Department of Transport to add a stop to Cape Town International Airport on its Atlanta-Johannesburg service has been pending for over 12 months.   Read More

WCG welcomes the corporatisation of Transnet National Ports Authority

22 June 2021

We welcome President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to the Port of Cape Town today (22 June 2021), which we previously requested, and his announcement that Transnet National Ports Authority will be corporatised and established as an independ Read More

WCG calls for information on renewable energy projects to beat load shedding

11 June 2021

We are pleased to announce the publishing of a Request for Information (RFI) for our Municipal Energy Resilience (MER) Project, calling on all potential private and public sector organisations, including Western Cape municipalities, to provide... Read More

100MW generation threshold a big leap forward for energy resilience in the WC

10 June 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa today (10 June 2021) that Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act will be amended to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW. Read More

Private sector partnerships with government a boost for vaccination rollout

3 June 2021

Today (03 June, 2021) I joined Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, to visit one of the Shoprite stores that have partnered with the City of Cape Town to create awareness of the Covid-19... Read More