Tomorrow, 28 January 2020, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, will introduce the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s Biosafety Level 3 Mobile Laboratory (BSL3).

It is expected that the BSL3 mobile laboratory will play a significant role in identifying high-risk infectious disease caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites that spread between animals and humans.

It will also strengthen the ability for the Western Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory to perform some of these tests on-site, reducing the response time within which a test result is available.

ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. (There will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs).


Date:                      28 January 2020
Venue:                   Western Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory
Physical Address:  Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch
Time:                     10h30 for 11H00 – 12H30            


Media Enquiries

Daniel Johnson
Spokesperson for Minister Ivan Meyer
Tel: 021 483 3261
Cell: 079 990 4231