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News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

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

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R1.85 billion spent on Covid-19

1 February 2021

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

Supporting Stellenbosch Municipality to beat load shedding

28 January 2021

Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier and Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, welcome t Read More

New data shows tourism sector hammered by the Alert Level 3 restrictions

22 January 2021

Data from the tourism industry in December unsurprisingly reflect a sector that has been hammered by the Covid-19 pandemic and the related lockdown restrictions with almost all the top attractions in the Western Cape reflecting a more than 60% drop... Read More

Covid-19 Business Relief Fund assists over 250 businesses in the Western Cape

21 January 2021

Today (21 January 2021), I am pleased to announce that through the Covid-19 Business Relief Fund, we have distributed R38 268 000 to 252 small businesses across the Western Cape, saving at least 2,000 jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read More

UIF TERS extension critical to saving businesses and jobs

19 January 2021

With the announcement last week by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the Alert Level 3 restrictions will remain in place until the 15 February 2020, Read More

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