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Dear members and stakeholders,

Please find below various business opportunities and updates.  Let's Work this Wednesday!
Garden Route District Municipality RFQ – Life Insurance Scheme
The Garden Route District Municipality is inviting accredited financial institutions and brokers to tender...  More info here.
Global Economic Priorities for Cape Town and the Western Cape in 2021
Wesgro’s Janine Botha set out the prospects - and risks - for the Western Cape economy and tourism...  Link to recording and presentation below.
President Ramaphosa keeps the country on Lockdown Level 1
South Africa remains on Lockdown Level 1, with some adjustments made to alcohol sales and religious gatherings...  More info below.
Garden Route's Growth and Development Strategy
Where will our region be by 2040?  The Garden Route Growth and Development Strategy just rolled off the press.  Read more about it here.
Greater Knysna Business Chamber to grow membership numbers
Above info is shared on behalf of these respective companies and organizations.  With your support we can grow this service.  Here's how.
Garden Route District Municipality RFQ – Life Insurance Scheme
The Garden Route District Municipality is inviting accredited financial institutions and brokers to tender for the underwriting of the Council's Group Life Insurance Scheme for a three year period.  Closing date is 23 April 2021.  

Advert and tender document can be found on our website.
"Global Economic Priorities for Cape Town and the Western Cape in 2021"
 
COVID-19's impact on Cape Town and the Western Cape is obvious, but what opportunities and risks will arise in the course of 2021?  Wesgro’s Chief Research Officer, Janine Botha, set out the prospects for the Western Cape economy and tourism sector this year, highlighting opportunities within the uncertainty in a recently held webinar.
 
Keynote speaker Mavuso Msimang joined MEC David Maynier, Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities and Alderman James Vos, MayCo member for Economic Opportunities and Assets at the City of Cape Town.

A full recording can be found here;
The full ‘Global Analysis’ presentation by Wesgro's Head of Research, Janine Botha, highlights the many opportunities for Cape Town and the Western Cape that lie ahead.
President Ramaphosa keeps the country on Lockdown Level 1

President Ramaphosa addressed the nation last night.  South Africa remains on Lockdown Level 1, with some adjustments made: religious gatherings now up to 250 people indoors, and 500 outdoors; and alcohol retail sales for off-site consumption banned this coming Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 
Curfew remains from midnight to 4am, and sales of alcohol in restaurants and bars is permitted as per venues' alcohol license, until 11pm.

The President's full statement can be found here.
Garden Route's Growth and Development Strategy

"The Garden Route, similar to other parts of South Africa, continues to illustrate stark contrasts of spatial and economic circumstances.  In fact, the haves and the have nots are still living worlds apart, although in many instances, spatially less than a kilometre away from one another. It is for this reason that the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) spearheaded the process of changing, not only the trajectory of the Garden Route economy, but also to build prosperity with equity.  At the centre of this vision is a finalised and approved long-term strategy known as the Garden Route Growth and Development Strategy (GDS).  This key document has been successfully developed in collaboration with the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (WCEDP) and was finalised yesterday (March 30, 2021) when the GRDM Council approved it."

"The strategy is shaped by the profile and regional priorities of the district, which are divided into themes such as; water-secure future, circular economy, resilient agriculture, sustainable tourism, support for well-being and resilience, sustainable local energy transition and a connected economy.  The document is further grounded in several core-principles such as being people-centred; valuing cultures; preserving ecological heritage; approaching change collaboratively; recognising uncertainties of innovation and responsiveness; being conscious of sustainable and resilient factors directly impacting the region; good governance; being mindful of constraints, and open to a changing yet interconnected and interdependent region."

Above snippets are taken from the press release issued yesterday, March 30, 2021. 

Access the Garden Route District Growth and Development Strategy here.
Access the Garden Route Investment Prospectus here.
Greater Knysna Business Chamber to grow membership numbers

Above info is shared on behalf of these respective companies and organizations.  With your support we can grow this service.  The Greater Knysna Business Chamber strives to be the united voice of business, offering support, networking opportunities and a platform for mutual engagement with other businesses, business chambers and different spheres of government. 

Depending on the size of staff compliment and company structure membership fees range from as little as R250 per annum.    With the new fee structures, all members need to sign new membership application forms – please click the button below to download the membership application form:
MEMBER APPLICATION FORM
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