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4 Feb 2019
Cape Town overtakes Johannesburg as city with most and best-paying jobs - Adzuna
Adzuna – a search engine for job ads – analysed more than 140 000 jobs currently advertised in South Africa.The money, it seems, is moving to the Mother City. Read more
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31 Jan 2019
Red Tape Reduction Unit achieves R 1 billion savings target
The Western Cape Government has achieved its strategic goal of generating R1 billion in economic savings and benefits from interventions aimed at reducing red tape and improving th... Read more
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31 Jan 2019
Urban farmers to be trained in organic farming in Philippi
The City of Cape Town and the Philippi Economic Development Forum signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) this week that sets out key deliverables for the organisation to achieve ov... Read more
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31 Jan 2019
Over 17 000 people have disembarked from cruise liners in Cape Town this cruise season
January marks the peak of cruise ship season in Cape Town which traditionally runs from October to April, and this month, vessels have made a total of 17 stops in the city’s port. Read more
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31 Jan 2019
MEDIA RELEASE City’s investment and job creation partnerships yield positive results
The City of Cape Town’s funding support of a number of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) to facilitate investment and job creation has yielded positive results. Read more
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30 Jan 2019
Wesgro hosts stakeholder engagement to discuss investment potential of medicinal cannabis industry
Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, today hosted a first-of-its-kind discussion on the economic potential of ... Read more
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22 Jan 2019
R4 billion in trade deals secured for Cape Town and the Western Cape in 2018/19 financial year to date
A total of 16 global export business agreements amounting to an estimated R338 million in export value has been secured by Cape companies in Quarter 3 of the 2018/19 financial year... Read more
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16 Jan 2019
Brexit & its implications for Cape businesses
As the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, Wesgro is keeping a keen eye on unfolding events around Brexit and the implicati... Read more
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14 Jan 2019
International passenger numbers at Cape Town International grow by 9,6% in 2018
In 2018 2,6 million international passengers were recorded by Cape Town International Airport, representing a 9,6% growth from 2017, despite the drought and other challenges exp... Read more
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14 Dec 2018
V&A Waterfront joins Cape Town Air Access partnership, as private sector supporter
Cape Town Air Access welcomes the V&A Waterfront, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Africa, as a private sector supporter. Read more
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12 Dec 2018
South Africa's manufacturing output jumps, boosting rand
South Africa's manufacturing output on the rise, reaching its highest level since June 2016. Read more
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11 Dec 2018
Mother City to host Agritech conference & exhibition in 2020, with R15m economic boost
Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, together with the support of the South African National Convention Bureau, are proud to announce that the Mother City will play h... Read more
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10 Dec 2018
A final push to drive FDI to Cape Town and the Western Cape in 2018
This week Wesgro’s Investment Promotion (IP) Unit will be shoring up investor confidence in the Netherlands, whilst the Agribusiness Investment Unit will be in India, in a final... Read more
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10 Dec 2018
Opportunity abounds in Atlantis SEZ
Atlantis SEZ to create a host of opportunities for residents of Atlantis & Western Cape businesses Read more
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10 Dec 2018
Over R1 billion in business tourism attracted to Cape Town and the Western Cape
Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, part of the tourism unit at Wesgro, has managed to secure business events to the value of R1 billion. Read more
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4 Dec 2018
A final push to drive FDI to Cape Town and the Western Cape in 2018
Wesgro’s Investment Promotion (IP) Unit will be shoring up investor confidence in the Netherlands, whilst the Agribusiness Investment Unit will be in India, in a final push to dr... Read more
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3 Dec 2018
WCG and Liquid Telecom expand public Wi-Fi services in Western Cape
The Western Cape’s 6,6 million residents will welcome the news that the successful Public Wi-Fi service is being expanded and upgraded. Read more
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28 Nov 2018
RwandAir increases capacity following popular demand between Kigali-Harare & Cape Town
RwandAir has announced that between 28 November 2018 & 14 January 2019, it will be introducing the Airbus A330-200 to support an additional 88 seats per flight in a response to the... Read more
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27 Nov 2018
Cape Town to host biggest & 1st gaming festival of its kind in Africa
The Mother City is gearing up to host the first and biggest gaming festival of its kind this week – Africa Games Week 2018. Read more
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26 Nov 2018
City signs loan with German bank for wastewater treatment plant upgrades
The City of Cape Town signed an urban wastewater management loan to the value of approximately R1,3 billion with the German government-owned KfW Development Bank. Read more
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26 Nov 2018
Auditor General confirms Western Cape as cleanest government
The Western Cape once again received by far the highest number of clean audits in South Africa in 2017/18 across all entities and departments, with 83% clean audit outcomes achieve... Read more
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26 Nov 2018
Western Cape Government Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2018
The following statement provides the economic and policy context within which the upcoming Provincial budget will be presented. Read more
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20 Nov 2018
Amazon announces major new investment into Cape Town
Cape Town and the Western Cape welcomes Amazon’s announcement today of a significant new investment into the establishment of three data centres in Cape Town.Amazon is one of th... Read more
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20 Nov 2018
Cape Town & the Western Cape launches recovery plan to the drought with the ‘Nowhere Does It Better’ campaign
The Nowhere Does it better Campaign is a collaborative industry initiative showcasing the breadth & depth of various activities within the Western Cape and the proximity these ar... Read more