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LATEST NEWS

Minister Alan delivers Department of Agriculture 2015/16 budget speech


2015/03/25


Premier Helen Zille and Minister Alan Winde officially launch Barn Khayelitsha


2015/03/23



World-class quality drives high growth for Western Cape exports


2015/03/19






Western Cape wine estates win prestigious global awards



2015/03/22


IMPORTANT NOTICE



WESTERN CAPE AND BURGUNDY EXCHANGE PROGRAMME: WINE & CELLAR INDUSTRIES

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture offers previously disadvantaged individuals from the wine and cellar industries the exiting opportunity to gain experience in Burgundy, France by applying for the Burgundy Exchange Programme.

Experience will be acquired in viticulture and oenology, wine processing techniques and wine chemistry. Individuals with cellar-worker experience currently working in a vineyard are also welcom to apply.

Closing date: 27 March 2015

Download the notice here: AFRIKAANS / ENGLISH

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WESTERN CAPE AND BURGUNDY EXCHANGE PROGRAMME: CHEESE MAKING

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture offers previously disadvantaged individuals from the cheese industry the exiting opportunity to gain experience in Burgundy, France by applying for the Burgundy Exchange Programme.

Experience will be acquired in reference to the art of cheese making.

Closing date: 27 March 2015

Download the notice here: AFRIKAANS / ENGLISH


2015/03/05

Project Khulisa set to open doors



2015/03/02

Western Cape Government establishes Land Reform Advisory Desk



2015/03/02

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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.

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Confronting Climate Change - A South African Fruit & Wine Initiative


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Ministry of Economic Opportunities



Mr Alan Winde
Western Cape
Minister of Agriculture,
Economic Development and Tourism















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Tel: +27 21 483 4700
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Cape Town
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Greenmarket Square
Cape Town
8001


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    Elsenburg Institute for Agricultural Training

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




    PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the HIGHER CERTIFICATE, B.AGRIC and EQUINE 2015 studies ARE NOW CLOSED.

    Applications for 2016 can be submitted at the end of March 2015 - 30 June 2015.




    General Enquiries: Marilise Smith - 021 808 7686 / 021 808 7691 or email: Marilise Smith

    Other career opportunities

    Elsenburg Institute for Agricultural Training

    External Development Initiatives

    - offers the following training opportunities - YPP Programme; Internship Programme; External Bursary Scholarship Scheme; Human Capital Development Projects.

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