News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture

Rabies confirmed in a seal from Cape Town – Report seal bites

11 June 2024

On 7 June 2024, a case of rabies was confirmed in a wild Cape fur seal from Big Bay, Blouberg, Cape Town. Suspected positive results have also been received for seals sampled at Strand on 15 May and Muizenberg on 26 May. Read More

Know your responsibilities when moving livestock in South Africa

31 May 2024

Since 30 April 2024, foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks have been reported on three farms in the Humansdorp area of the Eastern Cape, approximately 100 km from the Western Cape border. Read More

World Milk Day - 1 June 2024: Western Cape milk products to the rescue

31 May 2024

In celebration of World Milk Day 2024, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (DOA) would like to celebrate the dairy industry and acknowledge the critical role of milk as an essential food product and a "food hero". Read More

Dog Rabies confirmed on the Cape Peninsula

31 May 2024

A case of rabies has been confirmed in a pet dog residing in the Capri area of the Southern Peninsula Read More

WCDoA presents R2 Million cheque to CGA Sterile Insect Technique Programme

23 May 2024

WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PRESENTS R2 MILLION CHEQUE TO CITRUS GROWERS ASSOCIATION FOR STERILE INSECT TECHNIQUE PROGRAMME Read More

South African Flora blooms again at the Chelsea Flower Show in London

21 May 2024

Following a partnership between Cape Flora SA (CFSA) and the Western Cape Government, CFSA Board Member and Managing Director of De Fynne Nursery near Paarl, Jacky Goliath will be flying the flag for both upcoming and commercial cut flower producers... Read More

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) threat persists

15 May 2024

Despite ongoing efforts by national and provincial veterinary services, the threat of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) looms large following its spread from the restricted zone surrounding the Kruger National Park in 2022. This was attributed to... Read More

WC Provincial Vet Lab re-opens to serve citizens

7 May 2024

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL VETERINARY LABORATORY (PVL) RE-OPENS TO SERVE THE CITIZENS WITH ENHANCED CAPACITY< Read More

Launch Of The 2024 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards

29 April 2024

On 26 April 2024, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) announced the launch of the 2024 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards (WCPAA). Read More

WCDoA Agri-Processing Facility Achieves FSSC 22000 Accreditation

29 April 2024

On 25 April 2024, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) celebrated a significant milestone as the Agri-Processing Hub, situated at Elsenburg, attains the prestigious Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 accreditation. Read More

Western Cape supports the transformation of the agricultural sector

23 April 2024

Over the past five years, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has supported 170 smallholder and commercial farmers. One of these is Chamomile Farming Enterprise, owned by Wadea and Achmat Brinkhuis. Read More

Western Cape State vets at the centre of efforts to increase Agricultural export

18 April 2024

Yesterday, 16 April 2024, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, addressed the 1500 delegates from 48 different countries attending the 39th World Veterinary Association Congress being held from 16 – 19 April 2024 at the Cape Town... Read More

Research at Outeniqua Research Farm benefits the dairy industry

11 April 2024

Earlier today, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) Outeniqua Research Farm, outside George, which is known for its research on dairy production from planted pasture. Read More

Our farmers and farm workers deserve to be safe

27 March 2024

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has done much over the past four years to protect and create a safer agricultural environment and farming communities. Read More

Western Cape tables a R1 billion budget for Agriculture

26 March 2024

Today the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, tabled the Department’s budget of R1.018 billion in the provincial parliament. Read More

Western Cape tables a R1 billion budget for Agriculture

26 March 2024

BUDGET ADDRESS DELIVERED BY WESTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, DR IVAN MEYER, DURING BUDGET DEBATE ON VOTE 11, WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Tuesday, 26 March 2024: Western Cape Provincial Parliament Read More

Western Cape welcomes 120 new agricultural graduate interns

13 March 2024

On Tuesday, 11 March 2024, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, and the Head of Department, Dr  Mogale Sebopetsa, welcomed 120 unemployed agricultural graduates as interns to the Department’s Comprehensive Agricultural Support... Read More

Skilled workers are central to the sustainability of the Agricultural sector

6 March 2024

When Dr Ivan Meyer was appointed the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture in 2019 he stressed that the future of a sustainable agricultural sector is dependent on new information, technological advancement, and a generation of agri-workers and youth... Read More

Akkedisberg Worker’s Trust an example of agri-worker empowerment

27 February 2024

During his recent visit to the Akkedisberg Workers Trust, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer expressed his pride in the work of the award-winning wine business. Read More

Powers Bill will promote animal welfare

21 February 2024

THE INCLUSION OF VETERINARY SERVICES IN THE WESTERN CAPE POWERS BILL WILL ADVANCE ANIMAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH AND BIOSECURITY. Read More

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