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News and Speeches for Provincial Treasury

Agriculture Opens Yet Another Training Facility

22 February 2006

The Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape is committed to the total empowerment of all the people in the Agricultural home for all.   Read More

Plea to Banks to Come to the Aid of Farmers Affected by Fires in Overberg

20 February 2006

One of the consequences of devastating fires that raged from 1-4 February 2006 in the Overberg over approximately 46 000 hectares is the total destruction of mainly veld and fynbos in the conservation areas. Read More

Budget 2006/07

16 February 2006

Accelerated and shared economic growth in the Western Cape Focusing our energy on: Read More

Minister Dowry Appeals to Petroleum Industry Association for Action

13 December 2005

Copy of a letter from Cobus Dowry, Minister of Agriculture in the Western Cape to the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) requesting urgent attention to certain areas in the Western Cape where a diesel shortage is affecting farming... Read More

Vuki Farm Deal Concluded

30 November 2005

The name Vuki is a Sesotho word meaning, literally translated, to stand up. The use of the word in Sotho however implies "Arise, be awake. Go and do something for yourself".   Read More

Media Alert: Market Access for Africa's Agricultural Products

23 October 2005

The Minister for Agriculture and Land Affairs Ms Thoko Didiza will open the very important joint International Conference on Market Access For Africa's Agricultural Products which is hosted by the SA AGRI Academy and CBI from the Netherlands.   Read More

Healthy Dogs in the Home for All

19 October 2005

Media Alert   Please note that the campaign (Free vaccination against rabies and deworming of (± 1000) dogs) will commence today (Thursday 20 October) at 13:30 at Cloetesville Sport ground (Stellenbosch). Read More

Western Cape Celebrates World Food Day in Dialogue

12 October 2005

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organisation was founded in 1945. The World Food Day theme for 2005 is, "Agriculture and intercultural dialogue". Read More

Ostrich Exports Back to Normal

14 September 2005


Movement Restrictions to Control the Outbreak of Swine Fever Remain in Force

16 August 2005

Press Release by the Acting Minister of Agriculture: Department of Agriculture Western Cape: Mr Pierre Uys   Read More

Western Cape Women Farmers Celebrated

8 August 2005

Suraya Cassien of the Langkloof, Liz Eglington from Van Wyksdorp in the Klein Karoo, Janine Wessels of Somerset Wes and the Masithandane Garden Project of Gugulethu were awarded as the top female farmers for the Western Cape on Tuesday, 9 August,... Read More

Minister Cobus Dowry to give Vuki Trust a Boost

3 August 2005

Vuki has emerged from the proverbial ashes after a liquidation process that started in November 2001. Read More

Farm Workers Take Ownership of Successful Farming Operation (Vuki)

2 August 2005

Mr Cobus Dowry, Minister of Agriculture in the Western Cape will on Friday 5 August symbolically hand over approximately 315 hectares of land (Vuki Farm) in Grabouw to emerging farmers.   Read More

Bouwland Invites Media to Empowerment Project

20 July 2005

The people of Bouwland Trust, an Empowerment Project in Agriculture, will exhibit the implements they bought with funds received from the Department of Agriculture on Friday 22 July.   Read More

Provincial Land Summit

11 July 2005

The Minister for Agriculture and Land Affairs, Mrs Thoko Didiza in her budget vote speech to parliament outlined government's programme of action over the next three months. Read More

Implementation of Permit Control Expanded to Cover a Wider Area

5 April 2005

Subsequent to the press release of 30 th March the Minister of Agriculture of the Western Cape, Mr. Read More

Agriculture Delivers on its Promise of 40 Learnerships for 2005

6 March 2005

In its quest to add another room to the home for all in Ikapa Elihlumayo, the Cape Institute for Agricultural Training at Elsenberg, has, this week, started its program of training with 40 learners that have received learner ships from the Western... Read More

Statement by Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Regarding Drought Relief

22 December 2004

The National Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs officially approved confirmation of the implementation of the drought relief scheme to the value of R9 million for farmers in the Western Cape yesterday. Read More

Minister Meets With Banks About Drought

6 December 2004

Statement by the Minister of Agriculture, Cobus Dowry   6 December 2004 Read More

Further Installments in the Home for all through Empowerment Drive

18 November 2004

Empowerment within agriculture will be taking giant leaps on Friday with activities in Piketberg, Moravia and Riebeek Kasteel.   Read More