Elsenburg Graduation 2012
Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development recently attended the 2012 Elsenburg College graduation ceremony. Elsenburg College falls under the mandate of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture.
This year saw 74 students successfully complete the B Agriculture Degree; 29 students completed the Higher Certificate; 14 students completed Equine Studies; 4 students completed the Diploma in Agriculture; and 7 students completed the Diploma in Cellar Technology. Another 79 students completed Further Education Learnerships on NQF levels one to four.
Minister van Rensburg congratulated the students for successful completion of their studies and wished them well in their future careers. He said agriculture is rapidly changing as new technology makes higher yields with fewer inputs possible. He said climate change and an increasing world population is going to be only two of the very important challenges they will have to grapple with in their lifetimes. “People need to eat; and your challenge will be to see to it that there is enough safe and healthy food available”.