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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

Young Cheese Makers Will Benefit from Training in Burgandy, France

16 November 2004

During the past week the cooperative relations between Burgundy and the Western Cape have been strengthened when a top-level delegation from the Western Cape led by Mr Cobus Dowry, Minister of Agriculture, visited Burgundy. Read More

New Entrants Must Share in Growing SA Wine Industry

16 November 2004


Cape Town Fashion Festival 20 - 28 November 2004

15 November 2004

Over 12 000 jobs have been lost in the local fashion industry - this year alone.This shocking statistic was released by the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) as it announced details of this year¹s Cape Town Fashion... Read More

Partial Lifting of Movement Restrictions: Blue Ear Disease Progress Report

3 November 2004

Press Release by the Acting Minister of Agriculture, Minister Pierré Uys   Read More

Financial Institutions in Requested to Assist Drought Stricken Farmers

20 October 2004

Statement by Cobus Dowry, Minister of Agriculture in the Western Cape   The current drought situation in the Western Cape has a severe impact on the broad agricultural community and more specifically on farmers, commercial and emerging farmers... Read More

Surveillance and Testing in the Western Cape for Avian Influenza Still on Track

19 September 2004

The Directorate of Veterinary Services of the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape is well on track with the survey to determine if there is any active infection of Avian Influenza on ostrich and poultry farms within the province.   Read More

Media Invite: Details of R50 million for the Small Business Sector to be Annouced

30 August 2004

Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism invites the media to a press conference to announce details and the allocation of R50 million for the small business sector. Premier Ebrahim Rasool and the beneficiaries of the fund... Read More

Movement Restrictions for Blue-Ear Disease in Pigs not yet Lifted

26 August 2004

The Minister of Agriculture of the Western Cape, Mr Cobus Dowry, today confirmed that the movement restrictions that were instituted to prevent the spread of Blue-ear disease in pigs in the Western Cape will remain in place until all pigs from... Read More

Farm workers will remain on the agenda

17 August 2004

The last two days a farm workers in Indaba was held at Elsenburg at Stellenbosch and during the indaba a platform was established for a partnership between employer and employee in agriculture.   Read More

Statement by Minister of Agriculture on Suspected Avian Influenza

4 August 2004

Suspected Avian Influenza - Western Cape Alert   Read More

New Agricultural Training Centre to be Opened in Clanwilliam

3 August 2004

A new agricultural training centre will be opened at the Augsburg Gymnasium, Clanwilliam on Friday 6 August 2004 as part of the empowerment programme of the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape. Read More

Effects of stronger Rand on Agriculture

21 July 2004

The exchange rate appreciation has positive implications for some industries, while negatively affecting others. The state of agricultural markets affects everything from the income of farmers to the trade balance. Read More

3 Provinces project a triumph

6 July 2004

Joint statement by: Mr Cobus Dowry: MEC for Agriculture in the Western Cape Mrs Tina Joemat-Pettersson: MEC for Agriculture in the Northern Cape Mr Lumkile Ngada: Head of Department of Agriculture in the Eastern Cape   Read More

3 Provinces agreement - "Die Kaap is weer Hollands"

29 June 2004

In December 2003, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and the SA Agri Academy entered into an agreement with Fair Trade Assistance in the Netherlands to secure EU market access for emerging farmers.   Read More

Blue Ear Disease in Pigs: Possible Source of Infection Further Investigated

27 June 2004

The acting Minister of Agriculture of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture Mr. Pierre Uys announced today that another farm in the Cape Flats was found positive for Blue Ear Disease on blood samples submitted to the Onderstepoort Veterinary... Read More

Suspected Outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)

17 June 2004

Statement By Cobus Dowry Minister Of Agriculture: Western Cape Read More

Dowry: Further drought assistence required

10 June 2004

Statement By Cobus Dowry Minister Of Agriculture In The Western Cape Visit to Drought Areas - Further Drought Assistance Required Read More