Visa regulations to be revised

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that visa regulations for tourists are to be revised to ease their entry into South Africa. This will make a big difference in the Western Cape which has invested heavily in its thriving tourist industry. The stimulus package is generally […]

Provincial Budget Comment

It is clear from the new provincial budget that the Western Cape continues to lead the way in promoting industrial development and growth. I think this is largely due to the imaginative approach adopted to encourage industries like tourism, renewable energy and modern broad band communication. It is also because the province goes out of its […]

Tourism received record boost in 2016

New direct flights to Cape Town have given the tourist industry a fabulous boost at the time we need it most. Every month from June to December last year saw record numbers of international passengers arriving at the Cape Town Airport. In June international passenger number increased by 21.8% and this was followed by increases […]

Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship Projects

The purpose of the workshop would be to give an overview of enterprise development and entrepreneurship projects in the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. A special focus will be on the Call for Entries for the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards competition. Agenda: •  Enterprise Development •  Ease of Doing Business •  Improve access to […]