Western Cape Destination Marketing, Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (WESGRO)

Contact details

Physical: 18th Floor, Reserve Bank Building, 60 St George's Mall, Cape Town, 8001
Postal: PO Box 1678, Cape Town, 8000
Tel: 021 487 8600
Fax: 021 422 0479
Web: www.wesgro.co.za
Email: info@wesgro.co.za


The vision of Wesgro, the Western Cape’s Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, is to lead the creation and promotion of a compelling global destination for tourism, trade and investment, for the benefit of all people in the Western Cape.

The Agency's mission is to fulfil their mandate as prescribed by the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape government; align their activities with the national and provincial priorities for tourism and economic growth, trade, and investment promotion initiatives; facilitate the relationships between tourism, business, and government decision-makers; and provide service excellence in all their business support functions.

Its priority sectors are: agribusiness, business process outsourcing and ICT, renewable energy, and tourism infrastructure.

Office Bearers/Management

Prof Brian Figaji
Deputy Chairperson:
Mr Michael Spicer
Board Members:
Mr Paul Bannister
Mr Ian Bartes
Ms Andrea Böhmert
Prof Haroon Bhorat
Mr David Green
Mr Tim Harris (CEO)
Mr Anthony Peter Hurst
Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana
Mr Chris Whelan
Mr Tim Harris
Mr Ian Blackie
Mr Howard Gabriels
Senior Management:
Mr Jason Bell (Acting Senior Manager: Trade Promotion)
Ms Rehana Boolay (Acting Senior Manager: Investment Promotion)
Ms Judith Coetzee (Senior Manager: Destination Marketing)
Ms Melanie Guentel (Office Manager)
Ms Jacqueline Harry (Senior Manager: Human Resources)
Mr Thiru Naidoo (Acting Senior Manager: Convention Bureau)
Ms Jacyntha Twynam (Senior Manager: Wesgro Research)
Communications Officers:
Mr Rolf Carelse (PR and Communications)
Ms Judy Lain (CMO)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditFinancially UnqualifiedClean AuditClean Audit
Current Assets33 41124 123226 99729 287
Non-Current Assets32 73031 34530 11730 524
Total Assets66 14155 468257 11459 811
Current Liabilities20 19419 152223 27223 153
Non-Current Liabilities1 0271 063918-
Total Liabilities21 22120 215224 19023 153
Total Net Assets44 92035 25332 92436 658
Total Revenue71 18258 75374 38660 702
Revenue from Exchange Transactions1 4962 4022 0712 340
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions69 68656 35172 31557 019
Total Expenditure(63 794)(58 841)(75 503)(55 988)
Employee Related costs(24 719)(23 175)(24 940)(22 623)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year9 6712 332(1 117)4 714
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities7 03310 483195 29415 944
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(305)(109)(3 499)(1 031)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year26 26819 540218 13326 338
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure----
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure---3
Posts Approved858410270
Posts Filled63638558
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