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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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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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24 Jan 2019
New York Times Travel Show to hear why there is Nowhere Better than Cape Town & the Western Cape
Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris, accompanied by Wesgro’s Head of Leisure Tourism, Inge Dykman, have touched down in New York to promote Cape Town and the Western Cape at the New York Tim... 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 y... 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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18 Jan 2019
Cape Textile businesses are in France to partake in Paris's leading fashion tradeshow
Cape Town and the Western Cape Textile businesses seek to expand their global footprint at Paris’s leading fashion tradeshow, TRANOÏ. Read more
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17 Jan 2019
Lights, camera, action: Cape films to feature on the international stage
The Cape Town film sector is geared to make its mark at a number of prestigious international festivals over the coming weeks, including the International Film Festival in Rotte... 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 implica... 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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13 Jan 2019
International passenger numbers at Cape Town International grow by 9,6% in 2018
This is a joint statement between the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government Read more
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14 Dec 2018
Visit Knysna en route to attracting international travellers at Vakantiebeurs in the Netherlands
Visit Knysna will be exhibiting at the annual Vakantiebeurs 2019 in Utrecht in the Netherlands from 9 to 13 January 2019. 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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13 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... Read more
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13 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... 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
Cape Tech Start-up Sector Establishes Immigration Policy Advocacy Panel
Yesterday the tech start-up sector in the Western Cape came together to establish a panel of volunteers to raise the sector’s collective voice in the national policy dialogue re... Read more
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10 Dec 2018
Creating business opportunities & celebrating creativity with Knysna’s annual Pop-Up Shop
Yesterday, Executive Mayor Mark Willemse and Wesgro CEO Tim Harris, officially opened the annual ‘Knysna Loving Local Collective Pop-Up Shop’. 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
Tourism promotion in Knysna on track for the season
Today, Wesgro exco members visited Knysna and Sedgefield to review the work done after the first month of the contracted relationship with local government to provide local tour... Read more