western cape agriculture

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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Feathhers of ostriches that achied 26 and 41 k prices

Focus on quality at the 19th Annual Ostrich Auction supports growth and jobs

Two ostriches owned by  PJ Terblanche & Sons were sold for record prices at the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) 19th annual ostrich auction on 20 April 2023. The male and female pair was sold for R26 000 and R41 000, respectively. Male ostriches from the Oudtshoorn Research Farm received an average price of …

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