agriculture

Western Cape Agriculture will benefit from SACAA certification

The South African Civil Aviation Authority’s recent Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operating Systems Certification (UASOC) to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) positions the Department as a leader in leveraging unmanned aerial vehicles for transformative technological practices in the agricultural sector. “This is good news for the sector as it will benefit the agricultural sector”, …

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The Agriculture Sector urged to follow guidelines to minimise the impact of heat and fires

Following the continued incidences of extreme heat and numerous veld fires across the Western Cape, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has urged the agriculture sector to take the necessary measures to protect lives, livestock, crops and agricultural infrastructure. “My first concern is for agri-workers, producers and farmers who are daily exposed …

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The senseless attacks on our producers and agri workers must be condemned

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has condemned the killing of a farmer, Mr Willem van der Westhuizen, and the assault on his wife, Christine, in an attack on their farm outside VanRyhynsdorp. Minister Meyer said, “I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and the community of VanRynsdorp. The senseless, …

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The Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards 2023 – Announcement of Provincial Winners

On 04 November 2023, Vivian Jakobs from Crispy Farming, Du Toit Group, Witzenberg was announced as the 2023 Western Cape Prestige Agri-Awards winner. The Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s annual Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards (WCPAA) Gala ceremony was held on Saturday, 4 November 2023, at the Protea Hotel Marriot Techno Park, Stellenbosch. This annual …

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