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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Tourism Product Development Fund launched

15 July 2020

We are excited to announce the launch of the Tourism Product Development Fund which commits a total of R5 million to support new or existing tourism products and experiences in the Western Cape. Read More

Tourism sector dealt a severe blow

13 July 2020

The tourism sector has been dealt a severe blow with the publishing of the amended regulations for Alert Level 3 last night (12 July 2020). Read More

Flip flop by Presidency on accommodation for leisure unacceptable

11 July 2020

Last night, (10 July 2020) the Presidency of South Africa confirmed on Twitter that accommodation for leisure is open for travel within provinces under Alert Level 3.  Read More

Confirmed! Accommodation for leisure is open for travel within provinces

10 July 2020

Note: There is an important update to this statement which you can read here: Read More

Minister Maynier visits Grabouw, Overberg to oversee the Hotspot Strategy

3 July 2020

On Wednesday, 1 July 2020, I visited Grabouw to meet with local mayors, the disaster management team (Joint Operations Centre - JOC), Joint District Approach (JDA) team, law enforcement, health officials, and other key provincial officials to engage... Read More

Appointment of Transnet Port Terminal Chief Executive welcomed

2 July 2020

We welcome the appointment of Velile Dube as Chief Executive of Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) from 1 July. Velile Dube’s experience of the Cape Town environment will be valuable as we work together to address the significant operational challenges... Read More

Minister Kubayi-Ngubane to urgently confirm accommodation for leisure can open

30 June 2020

The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane needs to urgently confirm that accommodation for leisure at licensed and accredited establishments is permitted under Alert Level 3. Read More

Urgent intervention needed by Minister Pravin Gordhan at Port of Cape Town

29 June 2020

The efficient and effective performance of the Port of Cape Town is critical to economic recovery and growth for the Western Cape.   Read More

Supporting the Long Street Kiosks during the Covid-19 crisis

24 June 2020

Businesses in the Western Cape have been hard hit during the Covid-19 crisis, and so we are doing everything we can to support them, especially entrepreneurs of small to medium enterprises and those in the informal sector. Read More

Broken promises leave provinces short-changed in the fight against Covid-19

24 June 2020

We are on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19, including funding and providing temporary hospital facilities, quarantine and isolation facilities, humanitarian relief, and ensuring that schools can op Read More

Special Adjustment Budget: Time to deliver on promises made

23 June 2020

Tomorrow (24 June 2020), the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, will table a special adjustment budget in Parliament, which we hope will provide the clarity on the scale of national government’s financial support for the fight against Covid-19 in... Read More

Alert Level 3 lite: Further clarity needed on tourism & intra-provincial travel

18 June 2020

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night of the further relaxation of restrictions on certain sectors of the economy such as personal care services, restaurants, accommodation, business conferences and meetings, and... Read More

11 000 Covid-19 safety kits to be rolled out to Western Cape businesses

17 June 2020

Today (17 June 2020), I visited Calypso Square in Mitchells Plain and handed out the first of the 11 000 Covid-19 Business Safety Kits that will be distributed to businesses across the Western Cape to support them to implement the necessary health... Read More

Tourism for leisure should be allowed under Alert Level 3

12 June 2020

With severe restrictions on international and local travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no doubt that the tourism sector has been hard-hit during this crisis, and will require a great deal of support to ensure its survival. Read More

Cape Town International Airport open for business travel

10 June 2020

Today (10 June 2020), Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier and City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James Vos, visited Cape Town International Airport (CTIA)... Read More

Draft electricity regulations need speed and clarity

7 June 2020

Last week I submitted comments on behalf of the Western Cape Government in response to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe’s draft amendments to electricity regulations to allow for municipalities to establish their own... Read More

Open George Airport under Alert Level 3 to save businesses and jobs

3 June 2020

George Airport has not been listed as one of the airports permitted to open to receive business travellers and cargo under Alert Level 3. Read More

Alert Level 3: An appeal to employers and employees to maintain Covid-19 safety

31 May 2020

Tomorrow (1 June 2020), we move to Alert Level 3 which is welcomed as an opportunity to begin to breathe new life into the economy in the Western Cape. Read More

Implementing the Hotspot Strategy to ensure safer workplaces

28 May 2020

On Tuesday (26 May 2020) I visited businesses in Dunoon, one of the Covid-19 hotspots in the Western Cape, to see how these businesses were implementing the necessary safety measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 and hear about the challenges they... Read More