Tomorrow, Wednesday, 25 November 2020, the Western Cape Minister for Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, will officiate at the Wings Ceremony of the first group of interns, students and officials in the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) to receive a license to fly a drone.

Candidates were assisted by the WCDoA to successfully sit for the South African Civil Aviation Authority examination to obtain their Remote Pilot License (RPL).

Drone technology has over recent years, played an increasing role in optimizing agriculture operations, increasing crop production and monitoring crop growth. 

Media are invited to attend the ceremony and flight demonstration by the new pilots. (There will be an opportunity for interviews and photos).


DATE:              WEDNESDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2020

TIME:               09:00 – 10:00

VENUE:           THE MANOR HOUSE (located on the grounds of the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute, Muldersvlei Rd, Elsenburg, Stellenbosch).


MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Daniel Johnson
Spokesperson to the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer

Mobile: 079 990 4231

Email: daniel.johnson@westerncape.gov.za