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Cape Town International scoops 8th consecutive ‘Best Airport in Africa’ award

16 March 2023

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) won their eighth consecutive award for ‘Best Airport in Africa’ and third consecutive award for ‘Best Airport Staff in Africa’ at the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards, held last night at the Passenger Te Read More

Employment up by 330 000 and unemployment down by 129 000 in the Western Cape

28 February 2023

I am elated that employment statistics in the Western Cape increased by 330 000 year-on-year, representing an increase of 14.7%. Read More

More building plans passed & completed in the WC in 2022 than any other province

20 February 2023

In 2022, between January and December, the Western Cape passed building plans worth R 37.0 billion, more than any other province in South Africa, including Gauteng. Read More

Wesgro’s performance delivers impressive economic impact for the province

13 February 2023

Amid significant challenges, least of which is the energy crisis which severely compromises economic growth and job creation, it is critical that we explore and implement innovative strategies to attract investment, boost trade and increase tourism i Read More

No more talk, action is needed to implement the remote working VISA

10 February 2023

I welcome the renewed commitment from President Cyril Ramaphosa to “introduce[e] a remote worker VISA and a special dispensation for high-growth start-ups” in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last night. Read More

Hotel occupancy surpasses pre-pandemic levels in December 2022

27 January 2023

Data from the South African Hotel Review, complied by STR, which gathers data directly from hotels across South Africa, has confirmed that hotel occupancy for the Western Cape stood at 72% in Read More

Western Cape passes 27% more buildings plans in 2022 than in 2021

20 January 2023

Between January and November 2022, the Western Cape passed R34.81 billion worth of building plans, representing an increase of 27% compared to the same period in 2021. Read More

Spectacular recovery at Cape Town International Airport over December 2022

16 January 2023

Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger today warmly welcomed preliminary statistics received from Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), which showed that Cape Town International Airport recorded a spectacular... Read More