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News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture

Western Cape targets 70 000 pets for rabies vaccination

28 September 2021

Today the Western Cape Department of Agriculture joins the rest of the world in observing World Rabies Day 2021. We do so by confirming that Read More

Western Cape targets 70 000 pets for rabies vaccination

28 September 2021

Today the Western Cape Department of Agriculture joins the rest of the world in observing World Rabies Day 2021. We do so by confirming that Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer handsover R50m Meerlustkloof and Meul River Projects

22 September 2021

On Tuesday, 22 September  2021, the Western Cape Minister for Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, officially handed over the Meerlustkloof and Meul Project near Genadendal in the Overberg Region to the  Zonderend Water User Association.  Read More

Western Cape Agriculture distributes indigenous trees to restore infrastructure

21 September 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, donated indigenous trees to various organizations during the Western Department of Agriculture's (WCDoA's) annual Nursery Day held at the Veld Reserve in Worcester. Read More

Best support to Agricultural Sector is a well-run municipality

14 September 2021

THE BEST SUPPORT THAT CAN BE GIVEN TO THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IS A WELL-RUN, EFFICIENT, FINANCIALLY SOUND MUNICIPALITY Read More

Free Animal Health Care makes a difference in the fight against rabies

7 September 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, joined the Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) Veterinary Services officials during their rabies vaccination campaign in Klapmuts, outside Paarl. Read More

900 Pets vaccinated against rabies - no further cases reports

31 August 2021

Following the last week’s announcement that two rabies cases have been confirmed in Khayelitsha, no further cases have been detected. Read More

Pet owners are encouraged to be on the lookout for rabies

24 August 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services confirmed that they had received laboratory results confirming rabies in two dogs in Khayelitsha in the City of Cape Town. Investigations are currently underway to determine... Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes the prospect of good export season for apples and pears

23 August 2021

I welcome the news that the 2021 harvest season is finished with excellent crops realised.  This augurs well for the 2021 export season. Read More

Cape Winelands economy receives boost with investment in infrastructure

18 August 2021

Road infrastructure investment such as with the Ashton Arch Bridge in Ashton will boost the growing agricultural sector in the Cape Winelands, improving the condition under which the horticultural products are transported and the connectivity... Read More

West Coast Projects to be funded by Western Cape Agriculture

11 August 2021

With much excitement, the Greenhands Community Food Garden project in Stompneus Bay on the West Coast and Middelpos Farm near Malmesbury received the news that the Western Cape Government will be funding their respective projects in this current... Read More

Minister Meyer pays tribute to VLV on Women's Day

9 August 2021

On the eve of the celebration of Women’s Day 2021, I wish to pay tribute to the Cape Women Agricultural Association. Read More

Agricultural Workers get their jab

3 August 2021

Today, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s research farm, Elsenburg, hosted a vaccination outreach to agri-workers on the farm and from surrounding areas. Read More

Agricultural Workers get their jab

30 July 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited the Western Cape Government’s Covid-19 vaccination facility at the Satellite Health Facility at Bovlei Farm in Wellington, where approximately 500 agri-workers lined up for... Read More

Move to Alert Level 3 will provide a welcomed boost to the wine industry

27 July 2021

The move to Adjusted Alert Level 3 will provide a welcome boost to the Western Cape’s wine industry. This sector is a major employer in the Western Cape and has been under immense pressure. Read More

Western Cape observes World Youth Skills Day

15 July 2021

Today, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture joins the United Nations in observing World Youth Skills Day. We do so by highlighting the training opportunities on offer and acknowledging the resilience and creativity of youth through the... Read More

Call for amendments to Level Four Regulations for online sales and deliveries

14 July 2021

Given the current pandemic, we have to consider innovative ways to protect lives and livelihoods within the wine sector. Read More

WCDoA develops Smart Decision-Making tool for the Ostrich Industry

9 July 2021

Earlier today, Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, launched the Ostrich Slaughter Planner, a smart technology tool developed by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture in response to the industry's need to streamline... Read More

WCDoA and key partners to host 9th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture

1 July 2021

Following the recent announcement that the Western Cape Department of Agriculture will be hosting the International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops in 2023 in Stellenbosch, another major international congress, The World Congress on ... Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes amendments to section 29 of Alert Level 4 Regulations

30 June 2021

I welcome the news that following my letter to the national Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, Section 29 of the Alert Level-4 Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions dated June 2021 have now been amended. Read More

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