News and Speeches for Ministry of Agriculture, Economic Development and Tourism

Province’s commercial poultry farms reach one month infection-free mark

16 November 2017

Today (16 November 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, provided an update on avian influenza during a sitting of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. This was in response to a parliamentary question on the status of the... Read More

Residents celebrated for food security contributions

15 November 2017

A 100-year old resident has received a special award for his contribution to food security in the Western Cape.   Read More

Residents' water-wise gardens boost food security in rural communities

14 November 2017

Boosting food security in rural communities during the drought is a key priority for the Western Cape Government. Tomorrow (15 November 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, is in the Cederberg to celebrate residents who are making... Read More

US Government awards R10m grant to grow cleaner energy in Western Cape

10 November 2017

The Western Cape Government’s bid to secure cleaner forms of energy received a boost due to a R10 million grant from the United States Government through its Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). Read More

No new avian influenza infections in the Western Cape

8 November 2017

There have been no new confirmed avian influenza infections. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, has announced that there have been no new reported infections in the Western Cape this past week, signalling a possible positive turning... Read More

UK trade mission to focus on tourism; Halal investment promotion

5 November 2017

Boosting United Kingdom tourism arrivals to the Western Cape, and the promotion of the province’s Halal industry are the key priorities of Minister Alan Winde’s UK trade mission this week. Read More

Action Plan in Response to Western Cape Agriculture Census Findings

2 November 2017

The Western Cape Government today (2 November 2017) announced the findings of its province-wide household census of residents working on farms, which it undertook as a key study to inform future policy. Read More

Action plan in response to Western Cape agriculture census findings

2 November 2017

The Western Cape Government today (2 November 2017) announced the findings of its province-wide household census of residents working on farms, which it undertook as a key study to inform future policy. Read More

Action plan in response to Western Cape agriculture census findings

2 November 2017

The Western Cape Government today (2 November 2017) announced the findings of its province-wide household census of residents working on farms, which it undertook as a key study to inform future policy. Read More

Avian Influenza update

1 November 2017

There are 63 confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape. We have had no new infections at commercial farms since 18 October. Read More

Western Cape to honour residents in agriculture

1 November 2017

The Western Cape is set to honour the men and women who are working hard to grow the province’s agriculture sector. Read More

First Thursday focus on reducing food waste

1 November 2017

Over 30% of the food produced in South Africa each year is wasted. These figures from the World Wildlife Fund show the extent of food waste in the country. At the same time, 26% of South African households are going hungry. Read More

Western Cape Government to brief media on census findings and response

31 October 2017

The findings of a province-wide census of the social and economic status of agricultural employees will be released this week. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will discuss the findings at a media briefing on Thursday. Read More

African Horse Sickness Vaccination Season Ends Tomorrow

30 October 2017

The African Horse Sickness vaccination season ends tomorrow. Read More

African Horse Sickness vaccination season ends tomorrow

30 October 2017

The African Horse Sickness vaccination season ends tomorrow. Tomorrow (31 October 2017), the AHS vaccination season within the AHS controlled area in the Western Cape comes to an end. Read More

R 4 million maintenance plan at Clanwilliam Dam canals stem water losses

26 October 2017

In the current drought conditions, a R4 million maintenance programme to bolster the Clanwilliam Dam canal system to stem unnecessary losses has resulted in a more sustainable water supply to the agriculture sector. Read More

Update on Avian Influenza

20 October 2017

There are 56 confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape . This is up from 50 confirmed cases last week. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the number of culled birds stood at 2.7 million, of which 2.6m were layer hens. Read More

Update on avian influenza

20 October 2017

There are 56 confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape . This is up from 50 confirmed cases last week. Read More

Young Western Cape winemakers win at national awards

18 October 2017

Young winemakers from the Western Cape have scooped top awards at one of the country’s most prestigious competitions. Read More

Update on Agri processing and agriculture jobs in the Western Cape

17 October 2017

This morning (17 October 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, hosted a media briefing where he announced the latest jobs and growth numbers in the Western Cape’s agriculture and agri processing sectors. Highlights include: Read More