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News and Speeches for Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities

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

Outbreak of Salmonella cholerasuis NOT "Pig Cholera" or Swine Fever

7 June 2004

The Minister of Agriculture of the Western Cape, Mr Cobus Dowry today cautioned against confusion of the disease responsible for deaths on a pig farm in Philippi with a more serious disease of pigs feared internationally but does not occur in South... Read More

Visit to De Doorns - Alledged Buldozing of Workers' Houses

17 May 2004

During the course of last week a very disturbing report about a farmer in De Doorns who allegedly bulldozed the houses of farm workers, appeared on television.   Read More

Lifting of Quarantine and Movement Restrictions for African Horse Sickness

17 May 2004

As from 17 May 2004 the movement quarantine imposed as a result of the outbreak of African Horse Sickness in the Western Cape, has been lifted in the Stellenbosch and Somerset West Magisterial Districts, as well as on individual farms placed under... Read More

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