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News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture

Lifting the ban on wine sales will support wine sector and job loss recovery

26 January 2021

  Yesterday, I wrote to the National Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform, Thoko Didiza, to request her assistance in lifting the third ban on wine and other liquor sales. Read More

Western Cape mourns the passing of Professor Mohammad Karaan

14 January 2021

Today I join the rest of the agriculture sector in mourning the passing of the academic and thought leader on agriculture Professor Mohammad Karaan. His death is a massive loss for the academic and agricultural community in South Africa. Read More

Gerrit van Rensburg made a significant contribution to the growth of agriculture

12 January 2021

With much sadness I received the news that former Minister of Agriculture in the Western Cape, Gerrit van Rensburg has passed away. Gerrit van Rensburg served the people of the Western Cape and its farming community with distinction from 2009 to... Read More

Minister Meyer extends condolences on passing of Agri-Worker, Doreen Frieslaar

6 January 2021

With great sadness, I have learnt of the tragic passing of Doreen Frieslaar, an agri-worker employed at Meerlust Farms (Pty) Ltd, in an accident between De Doorns and Worcester, late Monday afternoon. Following the same accident, a further 23 Agri-... Read More