Tag: Western Cape

  • 10 statistics that will leave the rest of South Africa green with envy

    Buried in Premier Helen Zille’s state of the province speech‚ delivered on Friday in the Western Cape legislature‚ were 10 statistics that will leave the rest of South Africa green with envy. Unemployment is 13.8 percentage points lower than the national average‚ and rural unemployment (14%) is the lowest since records began. 56% of mortgage […]

  • “It’s just a jump to the left… And then a step to the right…”

    Recognise that?  It’s from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s astounding Time is fleeting Madness takes its toll… I’ve been somewhat underwhelmed by the announcements about the closure of Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU) — the Western Cape’s provincial tourism authority — and its incorporation into Wesgro — the provincial trade and investment promotion agency.…

  • “This deserves our best shot”

    The first Joint Marketing Initiative (JMI) started 10 years ago when there was a brief DA-led political alignment between the Province and the City.  It lost its way and was watered down during the ANC’s period of tenure — Wesgr0 (the trade promotion agency) was just one of the agencies that pulled out and all…