March 29, 2024

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has done much over the past four years to protect and create a safer agricultural environment and farming communities. This important work of the Department will continue using the R1.018 billion budget for the 2024/25 financial year. Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer said,  “Over the last […]

Photo: Juan Geldenhuys, a participant in the Heidelberg Youth Show, with his beloved 'bulletjie' Diesel. Photo credit: Marinelle Fourie
March 26, 2024

In the heart of the Western Cape, the future of agriculture is being shaped not just by seasoned hands, but by eager young minds. These youths are actively engaging in rural agricultural activities, all under the guidance of the Western Cape Youth Agricultural Society (WCAYS). Their involvement, marked by an impressive turnout of more than […]

February 6, 2024

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 […]

December 20, 2023

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 Vanrhynsdorp. Minister Meyer said, “I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and the community of Vanrhynsdorp. The senseless, […]

October 13, 2023

Stop your pottering and start your planning because Garden Day is happening this Sunday, 15 October 2023, and everyone is invited to be a part of SA’s biggest garden party – in their own garden! If you own just one plant, you’re officially a gardener, which is why we’re calling on absolutely everyone to celebrate […]

Photo credit: Nuy on the Hill
October 9, 2023

The Western Cape, a vital hub for South Africa’s agricultural production, recently faced heavy flooding, raising concerns about crop and infrastructure damage. Preliminary views on the impact of the recent floods on the Western Cape’s Agriculture, as shared by Agbiz chief economist Wandile Sihlobo, reveal a resilient farming community despite the challenges. However, Wandile Sihlobo’s […]