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Western Cape Business 2018 edition

  • Text
  • Nedbank
  • Sectors
  • Growth
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Africa
  • Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
  • Opportunities
  • Energy
  • Development
  • Wesgro
  • Vodacom
  • Investment
  • Cape
  • Business
  • Tourism
  • Economic
  • Municipality
The 2018 edition of Western Cape Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2005, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Western Cape. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on the growth of tourism (spurred by an innovative programme designed to create more direct flights to Cape Town), medical technology as a growth sector and the pursuit of excellence that drives the Cape Winemakers Guild. The journal contains a message from Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, and contributions from significant business leaders from Accelerate Cape Town, the Cape Chamber of Commerce and the Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum. An interview with Tim Harris, Wesgro’s CEO, reveals some of the recipe for the province’s economic success. Updated information on the Western Cape is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to online at, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business title.


PROFILE WECBOF fosters entrepreneurship in the Western Cape The Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum (WECBOF) celebrates its 23rd year as one of the Western Cape’s longest standing business associations. During its lifespan WECBOF has supported many entrepreneurs in moving from their start-up phase to becoming very successful organisations with many of these still operating, and contributing meaningfully to the economy. WECBOF has had to adapt and keep pace with an ever-changing economic, commercial, technological, political and socio-economic environment. The organisation today Arifa Parkar, CEO has as its central focus the sustainable growth and development of a community of young, successful entrepreneurs who will be able to lead businesses which will contribute in a positive way to growing and prospering our economy and creating much-needed jobs in our communities. Support to young entrepreneurs, through its 10x Growth Programme, comes in the form of: • Access to financial and other business support services • The identification of, and assistance with entry into, lucrative markets for entrepreneurs’ products and services. Contact us today if you wish to sign up as a member. Our member packages are affordable, and are tiered from the more established corporate business to the new start-up. CONTACT INFO Physical address: 3 Irene Street, Bellville 7530 Postal address: PO Box 707, Kasselsvlei 7533 Tel: +27 21 946 2519 Email addresses General enquiries: CEO: Administration: Website: Facebook: wecbof/ Twitter: @wecbof WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018 56

WECBOF makes it happen! The Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum (WECBOF) provides a platform for businesses to establish and maintain contact with fellow entrepreneurs; to have access to opportunities, information and training; and to have representation on a number of relevant forums of government and other associations focussed on growing and enhancing the commercial sector, with a specific focus on small, medium, and micro enterprises (SMMEs). WECBOF is widely recognised and respected as a powerful voice for business in the Western Cape; we are a provincial service organisation with our focus and attention firmly on the national and international business pulse. CALL US TODAY. +27 21 946 2519 @wecbof A powerful voice for business. Where entrepreneurs excel.

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