What is the Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards?
The WCPAA was originally initiated in 2002 by the Hex Valley Table Grape Association in the Hex Valley area. The competition was established to give recognition to the valuable and important contribution of the agri worker to the sustainability and growth of agriculture in the Western Cape. Since 2005, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture has been financially involved with the competition and is responsible for the administration and coordination thereof. The competition has grown from 36 entries in the Hex Valley, in 2002, to the participation of sixteen regions, in 2018 with 1318 entries. To date, a total of 14 041 agri workers have participated in the competition.