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

News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Media Release: Statement by Minister Alan Winde on World Tourism Day

27 September 2018

Today marks World Tourism Day, which this year highlights the importance of digital technology in the tourism sector.   Read More

Media Release: Prestige Agri Worker awards reach half way mark

12 September 2018

More than half of the 16 regional winners in the Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker Awards who will go on to compete for the grand prize in November, have been announced so far.   Read More

Media Release: Statement on South Africa's economic recession

4 September 2018

Statistics South Africa announced today that the country has slipped into a technical recession, following a 0.7% decline in the second quarter GDP figures.   Read More

Media Release: Tourism Month- Tourism drives economic growth and job creation

4 September 2018

Projects aimed at growing the Western Cape tourism sector and creating new jobs are starting to show dividends. According to Stats SA, in South Africa, 1 in 23 people is employed in the tourism sector. Read More

Media Release: Western Cape developing first Computer Technician apprenticeship

21 August 2018

The Western Cape government is developing the first ever apprenticeship for computer technicians, which will serve as a pilot project for many more ICT related occupations in the future.   Read More

BFAP annual agricultural baseline report released

17 August 2018

The impact of policy uncertainty Read More

Western Cape Female Entrepreneur Award winners announced

8 August 2018

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture held its prize ceremony for the Female Entrepreneur Awards in Stellenbosch last night, honouring the many hard-working women in the Read More

Western Cape leads the way in citrus exports

7 August 2018

If the Western Cape were a country, it would be the world’s fifth largest exporter of citrus fruits. Read More

Media Release: The Western Cape has created 77 000 new jobs over the past year

31 July 2018

The Western Cape, which contributes less than 15% to the national economy, created 40.7% of all new jobs in the past year.   Read More

Witzenberg region selects top agri worker in Western Cape Prestige Agri-Awards

31 July 2018

The first of the regional winners in the Western Cape Prestige Agri-Awards of 2018  has been announced.   Read More

Media Alert: First Thursdays to focus on careers for women in Agriculture

31 July 2018

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Ministry of Economic Opportunities will be hosting an informative session about career possibilities for women in agriculture this First Thursday.   Read More

Media Release: Western Cape dominates in World Travel Awards

26 July 2018

Cape Town and the Western Cape have dominated in the World Travel Awards nominations for Africa, with dozens of tourism sites and facilities making the 2018 shortlist.   Read More

Media Release: New Madiba statue unveiled at Cape Town City Hall

24 July 2018

Joint Statement by the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape government:   The iconic moment in which Nelson Mandela gave his first speech as a free man in Cape Town in February 1990 has been captured forever in a new monument which was unveiled... Read More

Serving others Through Madiba

18 July 2018

The Western Cape Provincial Treasury, Radio Tygerberg 104fm and Spar combined forces this year to donate 1500 bags filled with stationery and VitaKidz porridge to learners at the Dietrich Moravian Primary School in Philippi and as well as the Shiloh... Read More