News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture

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