western cape agriculture

Western Cape scores 83% success rate in Land Reform Report

Earlier today, Ivan Meyer, Western Cape provincial Minister of Agriculture released a research report by an independent research company, Phuhlisani Solutions. The report found that 83% of the land reform farmers who received post-settlement support (PSS) from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) consider themselves to be successful agri-businesses. This stands in sharp contrast …

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Western Cape rejects raced-based quotas for water licenses

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA)rejects race-based quotas for the allocation of water licenses as proposed by the Department of Water and Sanitation’s draft revised regulations on water use licenses. The Western Cape Government (WCG) supports a needs-based approach as opposed to a race-based approach in the allocation of water licenses. The current water …

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Partnerships and collaboration are key to enhancing rural safety

On Friday, 2 June 2023, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, and the Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, chaired the Western Cape  Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) quarterly meeting on Rural Safety at Elsenburg, Stellenbosch. A key theme of the meeting was the importance of partnership and collaboration to …

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