May 8, 2024

In a significant leap forward for the agricultural sector, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Ivan Meyer, recently inaugurated the newly renovated Provincial Veterinary Laboratory (PVL) in Stellenbosch. This key event celebrated the enhanced capabilities and improved infrastructure of a facility that has been instrumental in safeguarding animal health and public welfare for over […]

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February 19, 2024

Last week, 7 February, a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) was confirmed in pigs of small farmers on the outskirts of Groeneweide Park, George. This is the fourth outbreak of this disease in the Garden Route area since 2022. Previously there had been outbreaks in KwaNonqaba and Mossel Bay in 2022 and 2023 […]

October 3, 2023

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Services has introduced its groundbreaking Export Certificate Office System (ECOS) during a recent event, coinciding with the Western Cape’s inaugural Veterinary Week from 25 – 29 September 2023, which focused the role of state veterinary services in agriculture, particularly export facilitation. Dr. Vincent Henwood, Head of the Veterinary […]