We firmly believe that if done responsibly, the economy in the Western Cape can open up while preventing the spread of Covid-19, and we are committed to supporting businesses through this crisis.
The sector employees at least 40 000 people in South Africa, and given the fact that e-commerce can facilitate trade with minimal human interaction, it could potentially employ a lot more if allowed to expand under Alert Level 4.
We firmly believe that if done responsibly, the economy in the Western Cape can open up while preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Media release by David Maynier, Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities.
The Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures are placing an enormous strain on our economy and on our business community. In a bid to provide a degree of economic relieve, national government launched a suite of business support programmes, targeting various sectors and segments of the economy (please see the list here).
The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) has signed three new investment agreements worth R300-million, bringing the total number of signed investors to eleven.
The positive growth rate in the Western Cape shows that this is a great place to invest and we will do everything we can to support businesses despite the challenging environment.
The Red Tape Reduction Unit was established by DEDAT in 2011. Its main objective was to remove bureaucratic blockages to make it easier and more cost-effective to do business in the Western Cape.
The task team have ten priority issues to deal with, ranging from a shortage of cranes to traffic flows and effective communications throughout the logistics chain. Synchronisation of working hours in the logistics chain will also be addressed.
Key highlights from the Auditor General’s PFMA 2018-19 Consolidated General Report.
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