western cape

March 18, 2019

South Africa could have a good winter crop harvest in 2019/20 season

In about a month’s time from now, South African farmers will start preparing soils for winter crops plantings in the Western Cape, as the 2019/20 production season approaches. Meanwhile, other winter crop growing areas such as […]
December 11, 2018

Western Cape farmers’ water allocations restored

Gugile Nkwinti, the Minister of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), recently announced that farmers in the Western Cape would soon be allocated 90% of the water volume they were receiving before the province was […]
October 19, 2018
Pakhouse Drought Relief

Almost R1 billion allocated to Western Cape drought relief

The Western Cape is set to receive R974 million from National Treasury and the National Disaster Management Centre for disaster recovery programmes and projects. According to Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development […]
February 28, 2018

Impact of the drought on Western Cape farmers

Much has been written about the ongoing drought and critical water shortages in the city of Cape Town. Residents are bracing themselves for Day Zero – the moment at which most of the city’s domestic taps […]