WC govt sets sights on creating trillion-rand economy by 2035

Western Cape Infrastructure MEC Tertuis Simmers and Premier Alan Winde want the province's economy to grow between 4% and 6% a year.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde (right), Finance MEC Mireille Wenger (centre) and Infrastructure MEC Tertuis Simmers (left) launched the province's growth for jobs strategy in Cape Town on 24 July 2023. Picture: @alanwinde/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - The Infrastructure MEC in the Western Cape, Tertuis Simmers, said his department would be key to achieving the cape's goal of becoming a trillion-rand economy by 2035.

Premier Alan Winde launched the province's Growth for Jobs Strategy in Cape Town on Monday, alongside his MECs.

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Winde and Simmers want the cape's economy to eventually grow between 4% and 6% a year, generating some 600,000 jobs.

"We have projects that are implementation ready. Some of them are already hitting the ground from a road perspective, where we launched a R532 million project that will create well over 2,000 job opportunities as part of that journey towards our contribution to the G4J [Growth for Jobs] Strategy."