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AFRICAN HORSE SICKNESS - Public Situation Reports - all information available here.

Minister Van Rensburg challenges Minister Joemat-Pettersson on allegations.

Download the full media release here


2014/15 Budget Speech can be downloaded here.
2014/15 Media Release can be downloaded here.


Climate Change

The Department of Agriculture Western Cape accepts that climate change is a reality and that urgent interventions and adaptations are required, especially with regards to water management strategies, biodiversity protection and resource management strategies. This link leads to a resource for all provincial reports and links to activities relating to climate change.


Special interest

Calculate your carbon footprint

Confronting Climate Change - A South African Fruit & Wine Initiative

A carbon calculator tool for the Fruit and Wine Industry is available by clicking on the image.

Subsistance and Small Holder Farmers

Land reform enquiries
Food gardens - we can help you set up a food garden

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development


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Department's Organogram

Media & Information Services

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Training & Youth

Elsenburg Institute for Agricultural Training

Agricultural training is offered by the Department at the ELSENBURG Agricultural Training Institute.

Burgundy Wine Exchange Programme for Cellar Workers

Individuals within the Western Cape Cellars and Wine industry are invited to participate in the Western Cape / Burgundy wine exchange programme.

Download more information here - english / afrikaans

Check out what agriculture offers in terms of career opportunities here.

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture awards bursaries to students studying full-time at a registered Further and Higher Educational Institution towards obtaining a SAQA registered qualification in the Agricultural sector.
Please note: only applications in response to an advertisement, will be considered.

Please note: only applications in response to an advertisement, will be considered.

Please note: only applications in response to an advertisement, will be considered.

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