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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Promoting Business with Government

30 January 2019

The Provincial Treasury is committed to supplier development and assist local businesses to register on the Central Supplier Database which will enable these businesses to become suppliers to government. Read More

Red Tape Reduction Unit achieves R 1 billion savings target

30 January 2019

The Western Cape Government has achieved its strategic goal of generating R1 billion in economic savings and benefits from interventions aimed at reducing red tape and improving the ease of doing business in the province. Read More

Over 17 000 people have disembarked from cruise liners in Cape Town this cruise

28 January 2019

January marks the peak of cruise ship season in Cape Town which traditionally runs from October to April, and this month, vessels have made a total of 17 stops in the city’s port.   Read More

Atlantis youth tutoring programme reaps results

23 January 2019

Note to editors: This joint press release was originally issued by the IkamavaYouth Programme and GreenCape. Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer visits Laingsburg farmers to engage on drought issues

21 January 2019

The Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape has disbursed R 8.3 million in drought support to 586 farmers in the Central Karoo in January, and will continue to provide support in the region which continues to experience severe drought... Read More

Companies urged to consider taking on CapaCiti interns for 2019

17 January 2019

Employers in Cape Town and Johannesburg looking to grow their tech teams in 2019 could benefit from hiring CapaCiti graduates as apprentices.   Read More

December peak season feedback shows positive signs of recovery for the province

16 January 2019

Tourism operators in the Western Cape have reported a generally good December season, with many local tourism offices and attractions seeing increased numbers, although the drought did have an impact.   Read More

Foot and mouth disease detection in Limpopo could impact the Western Cape

9 January 2019

The National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Tuesday that foot and mouth disease (FMD) has been detected in the Vhembe district of Limpopo, and reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health.     Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer targets 250 000 new opportunities for young people

13 December 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer has announced a target of creating 250 000 new opportunities for the youth in the Western Cape over the next five years.   Read More

Tourism industry working together to ensure visitor safety

11 December 2018

As the province heads into the peak tourism season, partners in the Western Cape’s tourism industry have committed to working together to ensure that tourism safety is a priority. Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer launches Overberg Meander bike route

10 December 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer today launched the fourth in a series of cycling routes being developed by the Western Cape Government, aimed at increasing cycle t Read More

GreenCape nominated for international energy award

5 December 2018

  GreenCape has been named as a finalist in the Grid Edge category for the 2018 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards.   Read More

New water allocations will help the agricultural sector recover from the drought

30 November 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities Beverley Schafer welcomes the new water allocations for agricultural, domestic and industry use.   Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer calls for investigation into catamaran incident

27 November 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer will be requesting a full report from SAMSA and the NSRI to understand the circumstances under which a catamaran carrying five UK tourists capsized last night.   Read More

Western Cape Gambling Board Call for comment

26 November 2018

Applications were received from the following candidates for appointment to the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board in respect of vacancies advertised: Read More

Coronation Double Century contributing to economic development in the Overberg

26 November 2018

Over the weekend, hundreds of cyclists descended on Swellendam for the 26th Coronation Double Century.   The gruelling 202km race is one of the largest team trials in the world.   Read More

Western Cape Government Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2018

22 November 2018

Western Cape Finance Minister, Dr. Read More

Province’s top entrepreneurs honoured at Western Cape Entrepreneurship Awards

22 November 2018

The winners in the Western Cape Entrepreneurship Awards, were crowned last night, with Oco Life, a holistic lifestyle business using traditional African herbs to create organic essential oils, walking away with the overall award and the award for... Read More

Rate hike: consumers carrying the cost of corruption and poor policy decisions

22 November 2018

Today’s decision by the Reserve Bank to increase interest rates will have the biggest impact on the poor and is the result of poor policy decisions made by the national government, Minister of Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape, Beverley... Read More

Statement by Minister Beverley Schäfer on World Fisheries Day

21 November 2018

Today is World Fisheries Day which highlights the important role of fishing in communities around the world.   One in ten people in the world rely on fishing and aquaculture to support their livelihoods.   Read More