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Beverley Schäfer

Member at Western Cape Provincial Parliament

Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born 13-01-1965 in Limpopo South Africa

MPP/ Chairperson on Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture / Whip/

Contact details

O: 0214871831

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Business Address

7 Wale Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Member (MPP) | Democratic Alliance | Western Cape Provincial Parliament
Cape Town, South Africa | 2014 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Standing Portfolio Chairperson for Economic Development, Tourism & Agriculture / Whip/
Member of the Standing Committee on: Human Settlements, Budget, Rules and Chairpersons Forum.

Previous Position(s)

Ward Councillor | Atlantic Seaboard | City of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa | 2011 - 2014

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Ward councillor for the Atlantic Seaboard, Ward 54

Head of Marketing & Social Media | Democratic Alliance
2009 - 2011

Educational history


Sacred Heart College, Johannesburg, South Africa (1982)


Vega School of Brand Communication

Cape Town, South Africa | 2005 - 2005

Diploma in Brand Communications - Brand Communications Diploma, Brand Communications, Positioning, Brand Contact, Media Plan

Witwatersrand University

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1988 - 1989

Bachelor of Physical Education - Physical Education, Sports Science, Geography,Human Biology, Afrikaans

Johannesburg College of Education (JCE)

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1983 - 1986

Higher Diploma of Education in Physical Education (HDipEd Phys ED) - Physical Education, Geography, Education

Four year teaching qualification.


media exposure

Politics Web | 2017

13 000 tourists disallowed entry to South Africa

EWN News | 2017

The Western Cape's Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture wants an independent investigation into the partial sinking of the Robben Island ferry.

Cape Business News | 2017

Oil and gas to fuel west coast growth

News 24 | 2017

Land reform dreams lying fallow for Ebenhaeser farmers

EWN | 2017

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Agriculture Department has reiterated that drought-stricken farmers will be prioritized as it tries to manage the water shortage. The department has spent a combined R59 million on drought relief for farmers over the 2016/17 financial year.

IOL News | 2016

Hawks operation seizes R15.7m in abalone

News24 | 2015

The Western Cape is the leading Province when it comes to land restitution and the settling of land claims in South Africa.

IOL News | 2015

The City of Cape Town on Wednesday announced the end of its outdoor exhibition, Art54, which featured - among others - the work of Michael Ellion and his Ray Ban-sponsored “Perception of Freedom” spectacles. | 2015

...Once again Minister Gigaba has failed the people of SA and the Western Cape. He has yet to respond to my report hand delivered to his office or letters sent to him....

Tourism Update | 2015

When you follow the timeline of the implementation of the new visa regulations, it is easy to understand why the economy is stumbling and unemployment remains staggeringly high. The fact that for every seven tourists, one new job is created, should mean the government must take the tourism industry more seriously.... | 2015

Gloves off in Winelands toll saga - Beverly Schafer, the DAs provincial spokesperson on agriculture, claims that the proposed Winelands toll road project will have devastating consequences resulting in job losses and increased poverty in the agriculture sector, it said in a statement on Thursday.

IOL News | 2014

Tabling the report on the impact on the province of the new visa regulations, Western Cape spokeswoman on Economic Opportunities and Tourism, Beverley Schafer, recapped developments since the regulations were published in 2011.

Business Report | 2015

The Department of Trade and Industry has dismissed complaints that its content rule for solar water heaters had killed the local low-pressure solar water geyser industry. Western Cape government spokeswoman on economic opportunities Beverley Schafer said they would investigate the stalled low-pressure solar water heater industry to ensure job prospects in Atlantis would not be affected.

EWN Eyewitness News | 2015

The Western Cape government says farmers will be among the hardest hit if the Winelands Toll Highway Project is implemented.The Western Cape Agriculture, Economic Development and Tourism's Beverley Schafer says tolling could affect farming profits.

BD Live | 2015

Chaos reigns in Western Cape debate | 2015

SA’s new visa requirements damaging business, massive drop in tourism

IOL: News | 2014

Gigaba maintains visa stance. Cape Town - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is not buckling under pressure from the DA-led Western Cape government to reconsider his stance on the country’s controversial new immigration regulations.

Times Live | 2015

Visa regulations to kill 21000 jobs in South Africa.

Mail & Guardian | 2014

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba addressed the provincial government of the Western Cape on the new immigration regulations.Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba became the first national minister to account to a provincial legislature for a national government policy.

Gigaba appeared before the Western Cape provincial parliament’s economic opportunities, tourism and agriculture standing committee to explain the country’s new immigration regulations and how they would impact the economy of the Western Cape, and the South African economy at large.

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