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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Cape Town International Airport best in Africa for 9th year in a row

19 April 2024

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) has done it again, clinching the title of Best Airport in Africa for the ninth year in a row, alongside Best Airport Staff Service in Africa for the fourth consecutive year. Read More

50 SMMEs & 100 jobs saved by R12.5 mil Solar PV installations at informal hubs

18 April 2024

Premier Alan Winde, and Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, visited the Arendsness Trading Hub in Wellington, one of 12 such hubs across the province that have been enabled to keep Small, Medium and Micro-Enter Read More

Almost 5 000 SMME jobs boosted with R85 million in funding since 2019

17 April 2024

Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises (SMMEs) are essential to any economy and the driving force behind economic growth and job creation. Read More

Pro-growth interventions save Western Cape economy R2.4 billion since 2019

17 April 2024

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is determined to make it as easy as possible for the private sector to do business and create jobs in the province. Read More

Over 9 300 jobs supported over Western Cape summer tourism season to date

15 April 2024

Preliminary figures from the first three months (Dec-Feb) of the four-month peak summer tourism season, indicate the arrival of almost half a million (466 469) international terminal passengers at Cape Town International Airport (Source: ACSA) alone, Read More

Business confidence in the Western Cape highest in SA

11 April 2024

According to the most recent RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI), business confidence in the Western Cape is higher than any other province and higher than South Africa’s business confidence level. Read More

Record-breaking 200 000 international air arrivals in 2024

3 April 2024

“Tourism in the Western Cape continues to grow and strengthen. Read More

Private sector participation at Port of Cape Town critical for growth and jobs

15 February 2024

This week, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, together with officials from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, hosted the Western Cape Government’s fifth annual Port Stakeholder Engagement. Read More

Remote Working Visa loading: have your say on proposed amendments

9 February 2024

The Department of Home Affairs has released the draft second amendment of the Immigration Regulations, dealing with two key categories of visas - Read More

Western Cape hotel occupancy up & outshines South African averages over December

6 February 2024

Hotel occupancy in the Western Cape in December 2023 stood at 73.4%, up from 71.6% in December 2022, compared to 62.4% for South Africa in December 2023, slightly up from 62.2% in the same month in 2022. Read More

New Digital Enablement Fund to boost economic growth and jobs in the WC

31 January 2024

Applications are now open for the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s (DEDAT) new Digital Enablement Fund. Read More

Record-breaking 400 000+ visitors to Western Cape attractions in December

21 January 2024

“Across the Western Cape, and especially in Cape Town, our expectations of a record-breaking summer season have been realised. Read More