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Western Cape passes 27% more buildings plans in 2022 than in 2021

20 January 2023

Between January and November 2022, the Western Cape passed R34.81 billion worth of building plans, representing an increase of 27% compared to the same period in 2021.

This is according to the latest ‘Selected building statistics of the private sector’ released by Statistics South Africa today.

The reports further shows that the Western Cape continues to lead in the value of building plans passed, putting it ahead of the county’s economic hub, Gauteng. It is even more impressive to note that the Western Cape is responsible for nearly one third of the total value of buildings plans passed in South Africa over this time.

Additionally, the Western Cape continues to lead in the value of buildings completed, which is an important metric for job creation down-the-line, recording R25.25 billion worth of completed buildings between January and November 2022, representing 40% of the total value of buildings completed over this period.

Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunity, Mireille Wenger said: “These impressive statistics speak for themselves, especially considering that building plans passed is a leading economic indicator of confidence in our economy. This news is even more impressive when we consider the impact that loadshedding had on our economy in 2022, with the more than 200 days of rolling blackouts citizens were forced to endure. It also shows us how important it is to enable the private sector so that building plans convert into building sites and create thousands of new jobs in the province.”

 

 

 

Building Plans Passed

Value Jan – Nov 2022

% Contribution to the total value of building plans passed Jan – Nov 2022

Building Plans Passed

% Change between Jan – Nov 2021 and Jan – Nov 2022

Buildings Completed

Value Jan – Nov 2022

% Contribution to the total value of buildings completed Jan – Nov 2022

Buildings Completed

% Change between Jan – Nov 2021 and Jan – Nov 2022

Western Cape

R34,81 billion

32%

27.0%

R25,25 billion

40.8%

21.8%

Gauteng

R33,24 billion

31%

-0.30%

R19,28 billion

31.2%

6.0%

KwaZulu-Natal

R18,26 billion

17%

3.80%

R9,14 billion

14.8%

28.5%

Eastern Cape

R6,88 billion

6%

-14.10%

R2,79 billion

4.5%

-7.6%

Mpumalanga

R4,97 billion

5%

40.60%

R1,11 billion

1.8%

3.7%

North West

R3,79 billion

4%

-0.80%

R2,01 billion

3.2%

-11.0%

Limpopo

R2,59 billion

2%

14.60%

R0.99 billion

1.6%

41.9%

Northern Cape

R1,43 billion

1%

45.50%

R0.72 billion

1.2%

21.4%

Free State

R2,23 billion

2%

-5.90%

R0.54 billion

0.9%

-17.9%

South Africa

R108,25 billion

100%

8.10%

R61,88 billion

100.0%

13.8%

 

“As a provincial government, we are moving with urgency to ramp up the Western Cape’s energy resilience and to reduce our reliance on Eskom because, if we want this upward construction trend to continue and to contribute to the kind of break-out economic growth we need to create thousands more jobs, we must have a stable and reliable power supply.” Concluded Minister Wenger

Media Enquiries: 

Georgina Maree

Spokesperson for the Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities

(Responsible for the Provincial Treasury and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism)

Cell: 076 423 7541

Email: georgina.maree@westerncape.gov.za