Political controversy around reappointment of Wesgro CEO puts agency at risk
As the Western Cape emerges from the economic devastation of the Covid-19 response, it will need to draw on the strength of Wesgro
The ability of Cape Town and the Western Cape to compete globally puts the region in a class of its own in SA. The uniquely structured provincial parastatal Wesgro — its trade, tourism and investment agency — has played a major role in building the regional brand as a top global destination.
By pooling the resources of the province, Cape Town and many other municipalities, and drawing on private sector management skills, Wesgro has fostered a collaborative development paradigm in the province that has contributed greatly to the relative strength of its economy, including the stellar results of recent years...