Departmental News

Western Cape Ostrich Industry gives Diplomats a taste of Ostrich

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 Western Cape. Minister Meyer highlighted that introducing foreign diplomats to uniquely Western Cape products was …

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Western Cape’s Elsenburg Agricultural students Graduate

On Saturday, 26 February 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer joined academics, officials, parents and guardians as they gathered to witness the graduation of the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute’s class of 2021. One hundred and ninety-seven students graduated on the day with qualifications ranging from National and Higher Certificate and Diploma in …

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Western Cape Department of Agriculture launches innovative Agri-Processing on Wheels initiative in Vredenburg

On Friday, 25 February 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer, accompanied by the Executive Mayor of Saldanha Bay, Councillor André Truter, and the Executive Mayor of the West Coast District Municipality, Alderman Roelof Strydom, launched the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s mobile Agri-Processing on Wheels Initiative at the Genesis Hub in Vredenburg. …

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Raising of canal wall good news for agriculture

After two years of inaction by the national government, construction has finally begun to raise the wall of the four-kilometre feeder canal into the Brandvlei Dam by 300mm. The Western Cape Government warmly welcomes this. The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has since 2015 worked hard at facilitating an interdepartmental process that ultimately led to …

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