Economic Sector Support - About us | Western Cape Government

Economic Sector Support - About us


About us


What is Economic Development?

Economic development is the creation of wealth from which community benefits are realised. It is more than a jobs program, it's an investment in growing the economy and enhancing the prosperity and quality of life for all residents.

Who are we?

The Economic Sector Support (ESS) Chief Directorate is within the branch Economic Operations in the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The ESS Chief Directorate is responsible for boosting investments and exports as well as sector development in priority industries within the Western Cape.


Our services   

In additon to boosting investments and exports, the ESS Chief Directorate also provides the following services within the Sector Development programme:

Our Team                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

For more information on the ESS Chief Directorate, please contact us:       

Ilse van Schalkwyk

Chief Director

O21 483 9494

Honjiswa Malawu

Administration Officer

021 483 8767

Alexis Maneveld

Personal Assistant

 021 483 5535

The content on this page was last updated on 19 April 2023