News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Over a million inbound seats expected as WCG marks World Tourism Day in Langa

27 September 2023

To mark World Tourism Day, Mireille Wenger, the provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities which includes Tourism, lauded the vital contribution that the province’s tourist guides make to the tourism and hospitality sector at a graduat Read More

PERO: Agricultural growth stands out,but youth unemployment requires bold action

21 September 2023

Note to editors: Minister Wenger’s full PERO speech can be accessed Read More

WC grows air access to 10 new African cities since 2015

13 September 2023

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is determined to further unlock and enable the enormous potential of the tourism and hospitality sector in the Western Cape to grow the economy, because more tourism means more jobs. Read More

Call to Action! Have your say on critical skills shortages to boost business

7 September 2023

The Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) Labour Market Intelligence unit has recently released a survey to identify occupations in high demand, occupational shortages, and skills gaps in South Africa, and at a provincial level. Read More

Ripping off red tape is key to growing private sector investment in WC

6 September 2023

Regulatory ‘red tape’ is a known hindrance to business establishment and expansion, no matter the sector. Read More

Latest tourism figures show 69% increase in international passengers

3 September 2023

International two-way passengers through Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) between January and July 2023 reached 1.6 million, growing by 69% compared to the same period in 2022. Read More