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Cape Town and the Western Cape – open for business

We are a region of unlimited potential. And this translates into unlimited opportunity. Whether you’re interested in travel, investment, film or exporting, Cape Town and the Western Cape have something for you. Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, can help you uncover these opportunities.

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What does Wesgro do?

As the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, Wesgro assists investors and businesses looking to branch out into the province.

Regardless of the sector your company operates in – be it wine, technology, agriculture or another sector – Cape Town and the Western Cape have all the elements necessary to make your investment a success.

We are a region of unlimited potential, and this translates into unlimited opportunity. We offer expertise and assistance to those looking to travel, invest, film or trade in Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Let Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, help you uncover these opportunities. Talk to us today.

Meet the Wesgro board

As a schedule 3C public entity, the agency is governed by the Wesgro Act, 1996, as amended in 2013, and is managed by a board of directors, appointed by the executive authority. The roles and responsibilities of the board are clearly articulated in the Wesgro Act.

Prof. Brian Figaji
Chairperson
Mr Michael Spicer
Deputy chairperson
Mr Ian Bartes
Chairperson of the Audit, IT and Risk Committee/​director
Ms Andrea Böhmert
Director
Mr Paul Bannister
Director
Mr Johnny Copelyn
Director
Ms Ruwaida Eksteen
Director
Ald. (Dr) Helena von Schlicht
Director
Mr John van Rooyen
Director
Mr Solly Fourie
Ex-officio member of the board representing the provincial government
Mr Lance Greyling
Ex-officio member of the board representing the City of Cape Town/chairperson of the Human Resource and Remuneration Committee
Mr Tim Harris
Chief executive officer

Download the full staffing organogram for the Wesgro team here:

Organisation documents

With the operationalisation of its new strategy, focusing on growth, job creation and marketing the destination, Wesgro has implemented various initiatives that have yielded positive results. We report on our performance through a number of reports and reviews. Download the documents below to learn more.