October 2023

GI registration of Karoo Lamb brings promise of financial and reputational benefits to Karoo Region

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has welcomed the decision by the Registrar to include ‘Karoo Lamb / Karoo Lam’ as a Geographical Indication (‘GI’) in the South African register established under the Regulations for the protection of Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin. Minister Meyer said, “We celebrate the fact that …

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Western Cape welcomes the conviction and sentencing of Bonnievale four

Following the conviction and sentencing of four  suspects for the 2019 brutal murder of farmer Tool Wessels and the attempted murder of his wife on their farm in Bonnievale, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Ivan Meyer said, “This guilty  verdict and sentencing takes us a step closer to ensuring justice for Tool Wessels, his family …

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Western Cape celebrates World Food Day – Water is Food, Water is Life, Leave No One Behind

On 6 October 2023, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer kicked off Food Security Month at a World Food Day (WFD) event held at Kranshoek in Plettenberg Bay. World Food Day, held on 16 October commemorates the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN). This year’s theme …

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