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Western Cape launches Agri-Processing On Wheels initiative in Overberg

20 May 2022

On Monday, 9 May 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer, accompanied by the Executive Mayor of the Overberg District Municipality, Alderman Sakkie Franken, launched the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's mobile Agri-... Read More

WCDoA announces winners of Food Garden Competition

12 May 2022

On Monday, 9 May 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer announced the Food Garde Read More

WCDoA launches Prestige Agri-Awards and Agri-Worker Household Census dashboard

4 May 2022

Yesterday, 3 May 2022, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, launched the 2022 Western Cape Prestige Agri-Awards and the Agri-Worker Household Census Dashboard. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture extends MOU with commodity organisations

26 April 2022

Officials from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) and Commodity partners met last week to extend their Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for another three years. Read More

The forecast of an increase in fruit export Is good news for the Western Cape

25 April 2022

The Western Cape has received good rainfall since 2018 following a prolonged period of limited precipitation. It is expected that the increased water availability will boost agricultural production. Read More

Innovation and creativity are key drivers of service delivery success

20 April 2022

Tomorrow, 21 April 2022, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture joins the world in celebrating Creativity and Innovation Day. The day encourages people to let go of their creativity and use new ideas to make the world a better place to live. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture remains committed to creating safer rural communities

14 April 2022

Today, I extend my condolences to the family and friends of the Kock family as they prepare to bury a wife, mother and grandmother. Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes Lotus manufacturing SA's R170m investment in Wolseley

12 April 2022

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer has welcomed the news that the Flemish biscuit company, Lotus, has started constructing its third factory in Wolseley in the Western Cape. Read More

Do not buy livestock from unknown origin

11 April 2022

Following the outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in cattle in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, the North-West, Gauteng and Free State Provinces, there is a high risk of spreading foot and mouth disease through the movement of cattle and other cloven-hoofed... Read More

Elsenburg hosts graduation ceremony at Voorberg Correctional Centre

6 April 2022

On Monday, 4 April 2022, forty-seven offenders from the Department of Correctional Services Voorberg Centre outside Porterville graduated from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's Elsenburg  Agricultural Training Institute. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture Tables A Budget Of R969.2 Million For 22/23

31 March 2022

Yesterday I tabled a budget of R969.2 million. I confirmed that the Western Cape will not be returning to our pre-covid days and that we will continue to lead the economic recovery of the Western Cape, create jobs and push forward. Read More

Western Cape commits R5M to combat locust infestation in the Karoo

17 March 2022

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has made R5 million immediately available to provide support in personal protective equipment, sprayer pumps and aerial spraying support to teams combatting the outbreak of locust swarms in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape Ostrich Industry gives Diplomats a taste of Ostrich

15 March 2022

Yesterday, 14 March 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer and the South African Ostrich Business Chamber (SAOBC)  hosted an event to introduce members of our diplomatic corps to the array of ostrich meat products produced in the... Read More

Rabies Confirmed in Strand - Pet owners encouraged to have pets vaccinated

11 March 2022

On 7 March 2022, Western Cape Veterinary Services received laboratory results confirming rabies in a dog in Strand outside Cape Town. Read More

The Impact of Russia's invasion on Western Cape Agricultural Trade

8 March 2022

On Monday, 7 March 2022,  I met with Agri Western Cape, Vinpro, WOSA, the Fresh Producers Exporters Forum, GrainSA, the South African Table Grapes Industry, Citrus Growers Association, and the Wool Growers Association.    I did so because I am... Read More

Western Cape Department of Agriculture launches Agri-Processing on Wheels Unit

28 February 2022

On Friday, 25 February 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer, accompanied by the Executive Mayor of Saldanha Bay, Councillor André Truter, and the Executive Mayor of the West Coast District Municipality, Alderman Roelof Strydom,... Read More

Western Cape's Elsenburg Agricultural students Graduate

28 February 2022

On Saturday, 26 February 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer joined academics, officials, parents and guardians as they gathered to witness the graduation of the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute's class of 2021. Read More

Raising of canal wall good news for agriculture

23 February 2022

After two years of inaction by the national government, construction has finally begun to raise the wall of the four-kilometre feeder canal into the Brandvlei Dam by 300mm. The Western Cape Government warmly welcomes this. Read More

WCD of Agriculture to host African Swine Fever information days in Southern Cape

7 February 2022

Earlier this month, I announced the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Southern Cape, one in KwaNonqaba, Mossel Bay and the other in Thembalethu, George. Read More

Positive outlook for apple and pear exports good for the economy and jobs

31 January 2022

According to the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, the current outlook for apple and pear exports indicate a Read More

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