8 April 2020
      English      Afrikaans I welcome the news today that regulations have been amended to allow for the export of wines from South Africa.  During the lockdown period, the following is now permitted: The transportation of wines and any other fresh produce products at seaports and international air... ...read more
7 April 2020
           English           Afrikaans  It is with great sadness that I have learnt of the tragic passing of six agri workers in a horrific accident on the N1 between De Doorns and Touwsrivier earlier this morning. I have dispatched staff from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture to the scene... ...read more
7 April 2020
I want to thank farmers and agri workers for embracing the responsibility for not only ensuring that food production continues during the COVID -19 lockdown, but that it is done with due regard to the relevant health and safety measures as per the relevant regulations. This special dispensation was... ...read more
6 April 2020
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1 April 2020
SOUND CLIPS       English          |          Afrikaans   Since the declaration of a national disaster, the Western Department of Agriculture has been working closely with a number of its stakeholders. Commenting on the engagements with stakeholders Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meye... ...read more
31 March 2020
       Luister na Premier Alan Winde se Spesiale Landbouverslag              
31 March 2020
  Afrikaans  |  English Following the implementation of the COVID-19 Lockdown and the subsequent announcement that the Agriculture sector has been declared an essential service in terms of Regulation No. 398 of the Disaster Management Act, I confirm that the Western Cape Veterinary Export Certificat... ...read more
27 March 2020
To curb the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 a National lockdown will take effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March and will continue until midnight 16 April. Please stay at home during this time. For more information visit: www.gov.za CoronaVirus (COVID-19)  |  Let's Stop the Spread  |  Im... ...read more
27 March 2020
Voice Clips:  Afrikaans  |  English The recently announced 21 Day COVID-19 Lockdown Regulations has understandably created much anxiety within the agriculture sector.  I do however want to assure farmers and farmworkers that in terms of Regulation No. 398 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, the se... ...read more
20 March 2020
Audio clips:  Afrikaans  |  English Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer has expressed his gratitude on the news that the Western Cape will be receiving an additional amount of R25 million towards drought mitigation interventions in the Central Karoo and Garden Route Districts. Minist... ...read more
17 March 2020
Audio Clips:  English  |  Afrikaans Following the national disaster declaration and the measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 15 March 2020, I have approved the following actions taken by the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute: Formal classes will be suspended with effect from Tu... ...read more
13 March 2020
Soundclip-ENGLISH    |    Soundclip-AFRIKAANS Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer visited the Western Cape Veterinary Export Certification Office (VECO) which will be migrating from a paper-based system to an electronic certification system in June 2020.  This will result... ...read more
9 March 2020
Dr Ivan Meyer, Provincial Minister of Agriculture in the Western Cape, has officially announced Dr Mogale Sebopetsa as the new Head of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA). Minister Meyer: “I am looking forward to working with the newly appointed Head of Department (HoD) for Agricultur... ...read more
29 January 2020
Listen to the Soundclip here. The Western Cape’s veterinary laboratory services boosted their portfolio significantly with the addition of a Biosafety Level 3 mobile laboratory, which was introduced this morning by the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer. The state-of-the-art Biosafe... ...read more
13 December 2019
The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer congratulates the class of 2019 who recently graduated from the Western Cape Government’s Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute.   Seventy- nine students obtained the degree, Baccalaureus in Agriculture, while a further forty-eight were awa... ...read more
5 December 2019
Audio file Congratulations to Kanonkop Wine Estate for winning the most Outstanding Wine Producer Award at the 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) held at the Guildhall in London. The IWSC is one of the biggest shows on the world’s wine calendar attracting approximately 5500 entrie... ...read more
2 December 2019
Sound Clips:  Beroep op sake sektor vir droogte hulp  |  Ivan Meyer appeals to retail sector to support drought initiatives I am calling on all major retail companies who benefitted massively from Black Friday to back government and agricultural organizations’ drought relief efforts. The drought con... ...read more
21 November 2019
Sound Clips:  Sound Clip Launch of Farmer Register English  |  Sound Clip Launch of Farmer Register Afrikaans Today, I launched the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Western Cape’s Producer/Farmer Register (PFR) at the Western Cape Department’s Research Farm, Langgewens, outsi... ...read more
21 November 2019
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme-GEF5 Sustainable Land Management project, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Department of Environment, Fisheries and Forestry (DEFF) hosted a two-day interactive Drone Users Conference 201... ...read more
11 November 2019
Voice Clips:  Afrikaans  |  English I would like to extend my congratulations to the South African Police and the National Prosecuting Authority for the successful arrest, conviction and sentencing of Jeffrey Thompson, who terrorised farming communities in McGregor, Robertson and Bonnievale during S... ...read more