Western Cape is the southernmost of the Republic of South Africa's nine states and is a major legislative center.
Major industries include mineral production, automobile manufacturing, fabricated materials, machinery, textiles, chemicals and fertilizer. The most important industry, however, is shipping repair.
They have established the Western Cape Trade Investment or 'Wesgro' and are giving special attention to tourism and the metal industry.
Mr. Ahn Sang-young, Mayor of Busan, and Mr. GN Morkel, Mayor of Western Cape, signed the establishment of sisterhood relationship on July 5, 2000.