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Unemployment stats: Economic recovery depends on successful vaccine rollout

24 August 2021

The Stats SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released today (24 August 2021) reveals that at 25.8%, the Western Cape continues to have the lowest official unemployment rate and at 29.1%, the Western Cape continues to have the lowest expanded... Read More

Western Cape government maintains good track record of supplier payments

19 August 2021

A recent report by National Treasury shows that the Western Cape government has maintained its track record of paying suppliers timeously and was the only provincial government to have no invoices older than 30 days outstanding by the end of 2020/21... Read More

Energy regulations a positive move, but further clarity still required

13 August 2021

We welcome the gazetting of Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, which gives effect to the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to increase the licensing th Read More

U.S and WC mark six month anniversary of trade and investment partnership

11 August 2021

The U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town and the Western Cape Government marked the first six months of the Trade and Investment Promotion Partnership, launched in February 2021. Read More

Cape Town International Airport wins best in Africa – again!

10 August 2021

Congratulations to Cape Town International Airport who have once again won the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Award for Best Airport in Africa for the 6th consecutive year.  Read More

Don’t miss the deadline for our Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

3 August 2021

Today we visited two entrepreneurs who are previous winners of the Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) and who are inspiring business women creating opportunities for those living in their communities. Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R22.6 million spent on Covid-19 in June 21

1 August 2021

We are pleased to publish the thirteenth 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