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WC govt launches economic growth plan

Project Khulisa is set to lobby national government on issues including the new visa regulations.

FILE: MEC Alan Winde says they have plans to increase tourism growth and improve the South African economy. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde says they have plans to increase tourism growth and improve the South African economy.

He has officially launched Project Khulisa which aims to lobby national government on issues including the new visa regulations and the introduction of new and direct flights.

Winde says the tourism sector is the main driver of the Western Cape economy.

"And I think there is just a general difficulty around visas at the moment; and obviously we have got to try and streamline that competing with the rest of the world in that space and I think that's where the work needs to happen. We need to be ahead of the game and not behind the game."