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13 March 2020 Cape Town and Western Cape Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Do you want to do business with Cape Town and the Western Cape?


Cape Town and the Western Cape is open for business and we welcome all business and leisure travellers. We support the robust measures our national and provincial health departments, and our partners like Cape Town International Airport, have put in place to keep citizens safe through screening and quarantine measures. Until such time as we have a provincial or country directive, Wesgro will continue to work internationally to attract investors, grow exports, land more film productions, and position our region as Africa’s leading tourism hub. We are also embracing technology to help keep our business, and that of our clients, going in this challenging time for the global economy.

Has Coronavirus (Covid-19) been reported in Cape Town and the Western Cape?

Yes, but it is being monitored closely. Please consult the Western Cape Government’s Coronavirus Website for the latest status. updates on Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the region.

Is Cape Town and the Western Cape well-positioned to deal with this issue?


Cape Town and the Western Cape is well-positioned to deal with this issue.  The region has high healthcare standards, and the situation is being constantly monitored by a team of experts.  There is also a national plan for emerging disease outbreaks that is followed. Travellers are encouraged to follow the guidance issued by sources of public health information and travel advisories when travelling.

How can I ensure the safety and wellbeing of my employees?

Creating awareness, maintaining a clean and healthy work environment, and encouraging personal hygiene best practices are key to ensuring the wellbeing of your employees and minimising the spread of germs. Please see the Western Cape Government Department of Health educational poster that can be downloaded, printed and shared in public areas with employees.


I cannot travel at the moment - can I still speak to Wesgro about doing business with Cape Town and the Western Cape?

Yes, Wesgro’s team of business professionals remain ready to support your investment queries via multiple channels that do not require physical interactions. These include Skype; Zoom; Teleconferencing; WhatsApp and telephonic discussions.

My business is suffering due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), who can I talk to?

Please feel free to contact  Wesgro detailing your current situation and how the virus is affecting your business. The team will make all attempts possible (within our capabilities) to assist you. 

Wesgro Contact Details

Click here to email the Investment Team

Click here to email the Film and Media Team

Click here to email the Trade Team

Click here to email the Tourism Team

Click here to email the Convention Bureau


Click here for Trade FAQ

Click here for Doing Business in the Western Cape FAQ

Click here for Film and Media FAQ

For medical/clinical related queries in South Africa: Contact the NICD Hotline +27 82 883 9920

Guidelines and other useful resources are available on the NICD website: www.nicd.ac.za

For any further Cape Town tourism information, please don't hesitate to contact us at nowherebetter@wesgro.co.za