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Youth Inspired Food Garden makes a difference in Elsies River

23 April 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited the Trinity Youth Garden based at Trinity Place in Elsies River. Read More

Food, Beverages and Tobacco sector created 17 000 jobs in 2020

20 April 2021

The Western Cape Food, Beverages and Tobacco Sector has exhibited impressive growth and job creation over the ten years between 2009 and 2019, proving once again that agri-processing is a strategic priority for the Western Cape. Read More

African Horse Sickness controlled area established in the Cederberg

16 April 2021

Following the discovery of five suspected cases of African Horse Sickness (AHS) on a farm within the Cederberg Local Municipal area the Western Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory confirms that samples from a recent death tested positive for the... Read More

Avian Flu detected in Gauteng - Western Cape on ALERT

15 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has noted the reports that there has been an outbreak of Avian Flu in Gauteng. There are no such cases reported in the Western Cape. Read More

Table Grape Industry set for record year

13 April 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomes the news that the South African Table Grape Industry reached a total intake for the 2020/2021 season of 73 million cartons. This is significantly more than the 66.15 million cartons... Read More