From the desk of the President - 25 October 2021

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Weather Warning: 12 October 2021


 Extremely high fire danger conditions expected: Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape Provinces


Virtual World Food Day 2021

Welcome to the Virtual World Food Day 2021.

Click on the link to access the Virtual World Food Day.


The Latest Loerie is now available online.

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The 2020/2021 Annual Report is now available

Download the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's 2020/2021 Annual Report by clicking on the image.

Rabies Prevention and Control FAQs

Rabies Prevention and Control - FAQs

If you did not find what you were looking for - please contact us and we will respond to your questions.

Student interns requiring Work Integrated Learning exposure in Agriculture

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is offering opportunities to eight (8) student interns requiring Work Integrated Learning exposure in agriculture to obtain their qualifications.

Exposure in agriculture only. Applicants will be placed externally with host employers.

Foot and Mouth Disease FAQs

Foot and Mouth Disease - FAQs

If you did not find what you were looking for - please contact us and we will respond to your questions.

The Latest AgriProbe is now available online




Virtual Outeniqua Farmer's Day 2021

Welcome to the Virtual Outeniqua Farmer's Day 2021.

A compellation of research contributions from Outeniqua Research Farm that include animal and plant research.

Click on the link to access the Virtual Outeniqua Farmer's Day.

Download the booklet in PDF format here


Equine Short Courses


During the following dates Equine Short Courses will be facilitated at Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute

Module 1:  Professional groom Stage 1 Certificate of Stable Yard Skills  -  20 September until 23 September 2021

Module 2:  Professional groom Stage 2 Certificate of Stable Yard Skills  -  27 September until 08 October 2021

Module 3:  Certificate of Horsemastership  -  11 October until 29 October 2021

Examinations:  08 November until 12 November 2021

Module 1:  Professional groom Stage 1 Certificate of Stable Yard Skills  -  15 November  until 19 November 2021

Module 2:  Professional groom stage 2 Certificate of Stable Yard Skills  -  22 November until 03 December 2021

Module 3:  Certificate of Horsemastership  -  06 December until 23 December 2021

Examinations:  During April 2022 (dates to be confirmed)

For more information on the cost of the course, examination fees and logistical arrangements please, contact Willene Reynecke at:  |  021 808 7660.



Drone Open Day

Drones can be used in many ways in the agricultural sector.

If you are a Western Cape based farmer, agri worker, agri business or agri security worker, join us at the Drone Open Day at Elsenburg on 21 September.

If you are interested and meet the requirements, register here:

Closing date for registration: 17 September 2021

FRAUD and CORRUPTION are not tolerated by the Western Cape Government

How to report fraud and corruption

​Fighting corruption, fraud and theft is central to achieving our goal of creating an open-opportunity society for all and we’re committed to doing this.

You can help fight corruption, fraud and theft in government by phoning the national toll-free anti-corruption hotline on 0800 701 701 or to the Provincial Forensic Services by post, telephone, fax or email:

In order to ensure that matters can be properly investigated, detailed information on the alleged irregularity is required. In making a report, you should try to provide as much of the following information as possible:

  • Whether you wish to remain anonymous.
  • Date, time, period of the incident.
  • Details of the people/ entities involved and how they are involved.
  • Whether you know of any evidence available to support the allegation and its whereabouts.
  • Provide any documents or proof that you may have.
  • Details of others who may have information and would co-operate with an investigation.


Smart Agri Infographics

A roadmap to low-carbon and climate change resilient agriculture.

Download your copies below:

English Afrikaans Xhosa

Moving from SAP ARIBA (IPS) to ePS

Moving from SAP ARIBA (IPS) to ePS GOING LIVE ON 1 APRIL 2022.

For more information please download the pdf here.


Employment Opportunities for Unemployed Youth


Preference will be given to children of Agri-workers.

Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Unemployed South Africans who passed Grade 12 with mathematics and science wanting to gain exposure and experience in Agriculture.

Youth (18-35 years).

Applicants must be entering a similar Programme in Government for the first time.

Unemployed applicants from the above-mentioned regions.


Applications for CASP Funding are now open

Applications for CASP Funding open - you can click on the image below to download the application form




Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture respects and protects your privacy. Our Privacy Notice applies to all persons (both natural and juristic, like companies and close corporations) whose personal information we collect, regardless of form and medium. This includes our employees, consultants, agents, service providers and municipal delegates. The Privacy Notice applies to all our services and related websites.

This is a general notice that explains:

  • Who we collect personal information from;
  • What personal information we collect;
  • Why we collect your personal information;
  • How we use your personal information; and
  • What rights you have in relation to your personal information.

This notice also explains:

  • You can access the information we hold about you and ask for that information to be corrected; and
  • You can make a complaint about the way we have handled your personal information.

Read more here ...



INVITATION to the 25th Food and Hotel China (FHC) 2021 exhibition

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is inviting companies from the Agri-Processing Sectors (Food, Beverage & Cosmetics) to apply to join the hybrid group participation at the 25th Food and Hotel China (FHC) 2021.
The FHC is set to take place on the 9-11th November 2021 and is set to be bigger and better than ever before. FHC is an international exhibition for food, drink, hospitality, food service, bakery, and the retail industries. It is a leading trade show for international companies looking to introduce their products into the Chinese market. FHC 2021 is a new development opportunity for exhibitors in the food and beverage industry, therefore, not to be missed.

Click on the invitation to read more.

FHC 2021 Individual Application Form - download

FHC 2021 Check List - download

Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute Virtual Graduation 2020/2021

Do you want to study Agriculture?

The future of agriculture starts with you!

Apply now for the B.Agric Degree, Diploma in Agriculture or Learnership Programme at Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute. (2022 intake.)

Applications close on 30 June 2021, so hurry!  Click HERE.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have years of working experience on a farm, but no qualifications to show for it?

Hygro Training College, in partnership with Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute, can help you obtain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), qualification or certificate based on your experience and formal or informal training.

For more information - click on the image to download the ad.

New e-booklets on Climate Change launched

To download these booklets - click here.