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WATER EN OMGEWINGSAKE / WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

DAM LEVELS

The following information with regards to the current levels were received (as on Monday, 9 December 2019):

  • TWK: 70.78% vs 53.34% 2018
  • Eikenhof: 96.12% vs 94.61% 2018
  • Elandskloof: 92.89% vs 86.38% 2018
  • WCWSS: 79.59% vs 68.98% 2018 (Western Cape Water Supply System)
  • Western Cape State of Dams: 61.76% vs 58.68% 2018
  • Upper Steenbras: 96.02% vs 71.81% 2018
  • Lower Steenbras: 89.38% vs 74.56% 2018

NOTIFICATION OF AN INDUSTRY-WIDE DISPENSATIONS

Subsequent to the new product standards that was gazetted and published in the last week, please find attached dispensations granted by DAFF to allow the industry to export Vermont Beauty, Sempre and Royal Gala, Tenroy according to the previous standards. In other words the status quo remains in place for them….

INDUSTRY WIDE DISPENSATION FOR FUJI & ROYAL GALA RED APPLES

Subsequent to the new product standards that was gazetted and published, please find attached dispensations granted by DAFF to allow the industry to export Fuji, Fuji Red, Fuji Green and Royal Gala Red according to the previous standards. In other words the status quo remains in place for them….

CONFRONTING CLIMATE CHANGE

After supporting the CCC Initiative for the past 10 years it is now time for the CCC Initiative to move to the next phase of its development and in the process ensure its longer term sustainability….

HUGUENOT TUNNEL – TOLL TARIFFS AS FROM 01/03/2019

Please find herewith the new tariffs as published in the Government Gazette on 1 February 2019….

INDUSTRY DISPENSATION – POME FRUIT

Please find attached an industry dispensation to export 50mm apples and pears to all markets.

We had no choice but to apply for an industry dispensation as DAFF will no longer accept individual applications. Please use this dispensation responsibly….

ORGANISEERDE LANDBOU / ORGANISED AGRICULTURE

Agri SA is bekommerd oor die toename in onwettige tabakhandel, soos getoon deur die onlangse opvolg-Ipsos-kleinhandeloudit. Die oudit het gewys dat belastingontduiking tot so ‘n mate toegeneem het dat byna 1 uit elke vier sigarette se aksynsbelasting nie verklaar word nie….
Agri SA is concerned by the intensification of illicit tobacco trade as shown by the follow-up Ipsos retail audit. The tax evasion has escalated to such an extent that excise duty on nearly 1 in four cigarettes are not declared….

2019 NATIONAL & PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS

DATES SET FOR FINAL VOTER REGISTRATION FOR NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS 2019

Centurion – The Electoral Commission is pleased to announce the dates for its second and final voter registration weekend for the 2019 national and provincial elections.

The country’s 22 932 voting stations will open from 08h00 to 17h00 on Saturday 26 January and Sunday 27 January 2019 to allow new voters to register and existing voters to update and to check their registration details….

GEORGANISEERDE LANDBOU / ORGANISED AGRICULTRUE

Die aanbeveling van die Grondwetlike Hersieningskomitee rakende die wysiging van artikel 25 is lynreg in stryd met die doelwitte van eiendomsbeskerming, ekonomiese stabiliteit, werkskepping, beleggersvertroue en volhoubare transformasie binne landbou. Die komitee het vandag aangedui dat hulle ‘n wysiging van die eiendomsklousule in die Grondwet gaan aanbeveel….
The recommendation of the Constitutional Review Committee on the amendment of section 25 is diametrically opposed to the crucial goals of protection of property, economic stability, job creation, investor confidence and sustainable agrarian reform….

GEORGANISEERDE LANDBOU / ORGANISED AGRICULTURE

Die waarnemende minister van omgewingsake het vroeër vandag appèlle teen die omgewingsmagtigings wat deur die Depart van Mineraal Hulpbronne aan Rhino Oil & Gas ten aansien van olie en gas eksplorasie verleen is, van die hand gewys….
The acting Minister of Environmental Affairs earlier today dismissed the appeals against environmental authorisations which were granted by the Department of Mineral Resources to Rhino Oil & Gas in connection with oil and gas exploration….

GEORGANISEERDE LANDBOU / ORGANISED AGRICULTURE

Werkskepping in landelike gebiede is uiterste prioriteit….
Rural job creation is utmost priority….

GEORGANISEERDE LANDBOU / ORGANISED AGRICULTURE

Die Wes-Kaapse Hooggeregshof het Vrydag, 26 Oktober 2018 ‘n tussentydse bevel toegestaan aan Wittewater Boerdery (Edms) Bpk in ’n saak rakende die tydelike oordrag van watergebruiksregte onder artikel 25(1) van die Nasionale Waterwet, 36 van 1998.
On Friday, 26 October 2018, the Western Cape High Court granted interim relief in favour of Wittewater Boerdery (Pty) Ltd in a matter concerning the temporary transfer of water use entitlements under section 25(1) of the National Water Act, 36 of 1998 (the NWA)….

GEORGANISEERDE LANDBOU / ORGANISED AGRICULTURE

Agri SA is opgewonde oor gister se aankondiging in die MTBPS dat R4,4 miljard aan die Land Bank toegeken sal word, om ontluikende boere te ondersteun. Dit is hopelik die begin van ‘n groot ommekeer vir boerdery in Suid-Afrika….

Agri SA is excited by yesterday’s announcement in the MTBPS of the R4,4 billion that will be allocated to the Land Bank to support emerging farmers. This is hopefully the start of a big turn-around for farming in South Africa….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

See media statement from the Department of Transport regarding the transportation of high cube containers….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Bactrocera dorsalis – Application for removal permits

As previously circulated, please find the email below received from DAFF, with the attached updated application form to obtain required removal permits ….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

DISPENSATION OF FUJI GREEN APPLES

Please find attached information received from DAFF regarding dispensation of Fuji green apples.
Tolerance for no more than 1/3 red colouring increased from 10 – 20%….

INDUSTRY MATTERS

Please join us for the final Pome Fruit JMF of the season.

Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Time: 15:00
Venue: Hortgro, Paarl

SOSIO- EKONOMIESE & MENSLIKE HULPBRON SAKE / SOCIO- ECONOMICS & HUMAN RESOURCES MATTERS

DECIDUOUS FRUIT INDUSTRY GALA EVENING AWARDS 2018

Please find attached press releases in English and Afrikaans about the deciduous fruit Gala Evening awards 2018….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

DAFF EXPORT STANDARDS MEETING OF POME AND STONE FRUIT

Please find attached information regarding the DAFF Export Standards Meetings for Pome Fruit and Stone Fruit and Table Grapes on 12th of October 2018, Pretoria….

HUMAN RESOURCES & SOSIO-ECONOMIC MATTERS

GRABOUW BEAUTIFUL CAMPAIGN

Grabouw Beautiful is an NPC aimed at transforming Grabouw from the inside out; uniting our community; and alleviating poverty through skills transfer and job creation. We have a number of major threats facing our valley at the moment and we are turning these into opportunities. This we can only do with the complete buy-in of all who live here….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Neem asseblief kennis dat daar minder as drie weke oor is om alle aanlynregistrasies vir die uitvoer van Appels en Pere na die VSA & Mexiko en slegs Appels na China en Taiwan te finaliseer!

Please note that there is less than three weeks left to finalize all online registrations for Apple & Pear exports to the USA & Mexico, Apple exports to China & Taiwan!….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Neem asseblief kennis dat daar minder as drie weke oor is om alle aanlynregistrasies vir die uitvoer van steenvrugte na die VSA en verpligte registrasie vir Perske en Nektarien uitvoere na die EU te finaliseer!

Please note that there is less than three weeks left to finalize all online registrations for the export of stone fruit to the US and compulsory registration for Peach & Nectarine exports to the EU!….

DISTRIK, MUNISIPAAL, INFRASTRUKTUUR / DISTRICT, MUNICIPAL, INFRASTRUCTURE

ESKOM CUSTOMER SERVICES REGIONAL CONTACTS

Find herewith ESKOM’s customer services regional contact numbers….
Vind hiermee Eskom se Provinsiale Bedryfseenhede Kliëntediens kontakbesonderhede….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTER

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Please find attached the Draft Apple Export Standards and Requirements for you to peruse and check whether the proposed amendments were inserted correctly as per your request.

Proposed amendments are typed in red and highlighted in yellow colour. Please provide feedback before the 22nd of June 2018….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Please find attached: the Draft Pear Export Standards and Requirements for you to peruse and check whether the proposed amendments were inserted correctly as per your request.

Proposed amendments are typed in red and highlighted in yellow colour. Please provide feedback before the 22nd of June 2018….

INDUSTRY MATTERS / INDUSTRIE SAKE

UPDATED POME & STONE PHYTOSANITARY REQUIREMENTS AND WORK PROCEDURES – ONE PAGERS

The attached Phytosanitary requirements and working procedures for export – “one pager” documents serve as a guideline to assist stakeholders with the phytosanitary requirements and work procedures to export to the various special markets. Kindly be guided accordingly and consult the complete protocol….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

WITHDRAWAL OF THE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE OF OMAN, KUWAIT AND SAUDI ARABIA

Confirmation was received that a decision was made to withdraw the Standard Operating Procedure issued on the 19th March 2018 regarding export to Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and that the Standard Operating Procedure issued on the 19th April 2016 with respect to export to Indonesia is hereby re-instated and implemented with immediate effect….

MENSLIKE HULPBRON & SOSIO-EKONOMIESE SAKE / HR & SOCIO-ECONOMICAL MATTERS

LANDBOUWERKER VAN DIE JAAR 2018

Alle Landbouwerkers mag deelneem. ‘n Landbouwerker is enige persoon wat deel vorm van en ‘n bydrae tot die boerdery te lewer….

RESEAL OF MAIN ROAD M298 IN GRABOUW

RESEAL OF MAIN ROAD M298 IN GRABOUW

We would hereby like to inform you of the proposed works which will start around the 16th of April and is planned to be completed by the end of May….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

2018 FORELLE/VERMONT BEAUT AREA VRYSTELLING VERSLAG

Hortec is deur SAAPPA as onafhanklike laboratorium aangewys om die vrystelling en verskeping weke van Forelle
pere te behartig. Forelle is ‘n hoë waarde kultivar en moet volgens die Forelle protokol bestuur word. Die risiko’s
vir verrimpelling, melerigheid en frank smaak is groot indien die kultivar nie reg hanteer word nie….

CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH FOR SA DECIDUOUS FRUIT

CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH FOR SA DECIDUOUS FRUIT

A Statement from Hortgro was released regarding the source of the Listeria outbreak in South Africa.

Read more….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

FORELLE / VERMONT BEAUTY PROTOKOLS VIR DIE 2018 SEISOEN
8-Weke Plaaslike Opbergings Protokol….

FORELLE/VERMONT BEAUTY PROTOCOLS FOR 2018 SEASON
8-Week Local Storage Protocol….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

SMARTFRESHSM TREATED PACKHAM’S TRIUMPH

While SmartFreshSM (1-MCP) is registered for pears, it can have negative repercussions in markets if not applied correctly. This, linked to the international trend that indicates a decline in the consumption of pears. Packhouses / exporters are thus encouraged to follow sustainable treatment practices….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

TAIWAN APPLE EXPORTS – REMINDER TO ALL REGISTERED PRODUCERS AND PACKHOUSES

While apple exports to Taiwan were suspended since October 2017 following the interception of Codling moth in Taiwan, interaction between Taiwan and SA is ongoing in this regard….

HORTGRO & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FROM DAFF

HORTGRO REQUEST PRODUCERS AND INDUSTRY ROLE-PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

In the spirit of the HORTGRO vision ‘Inspiring Inclusive Growth’ we would like to encourage you to take part in the following skills development programme from the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)….

HAIL DAMAGE ON STONE FRUIT

HAIL DAMAGE ON STONE FRUIT

Unseasonal thunderstorms occurred over certain parts of the Western Cape on 12, 13 & 14 Feb 2018 that resulted in localised damage to fruit. It is estimated that this damage due to rain, wind and hail will result in a decrease of ±200,000 cartons of mid to late season plums….

Read more….

LISTERIA TESTING COMMUNICATION TO PACKHOUSES

NO LISTERIA ON SOUTH AFRICAN APPLES

A false report is currently in circulation about Listeria linked to South African apples. The deciduous fruit industry body, Hortgro,
said in a statement that according to their knowledge no Listeria has ever been found on fresh South African apples. “The report
is false and irresponsible,” said Anton Rabe, Hortgro’s Executive Director….

PRESS RELEASE BY DAFF ON ORIENTAL FRUIT FLY IN WESTERN CAPE

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on outbreak of Oriental fruit fly (OFF) in Western Cape

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) hereby makes an announcement on the recent detection of the Oriental fruit fly in the Grabouw, Western Cape Province.

Read more….

HORTGRO – PRESS RELEASE REGARDING ORIENTAL FRUIT FLY IN GRABOUW EREA

HORTGRO – PRESS RELEASE REGARDING ORIENTAL FRUIT FLY IN GRABOUW EREA

Over the past decade Hortgro has been pro-actively preparing for the possibility of the occurrence of Bactrocera
dorsalis or Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) in the Western Cape….

REWARD OFFERED : RECENT ROBBERIES IN ELGIN

REWARD OFFERED : RECENT ROBBERIES IN ELGIN

Agri Protection Services and the EGRSI Committee have pledged a generous reward for information leading to positive arrests, as it is believed that there must be some local knowledge on these events….

AGRI WES-KAAP SANTAM LANDBOU JONGBOER VAN DIE JAAR 2018

AGRI WES-KAAP SANTAM LANDBOU JONGBOER VAN DIE JAAR 2018

Lede van 40 jaar en jonger word uitgenooi om in te skryf vir die Jongboer van die Jaar 2018 kompetisie. Lede en landbouverenigings kan ook jongboere nomineer om deel te neem….

ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA

ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA

The Electoral Commission urges all South Africa’s eligible voters to visit their voting stations over the weekend of 10 and 11 March 2018 as part of a national campaign to update the voters’ roll in preparation for the 2019 elections….

AGRI’S GOT TALENT 2018

AGRI’S GOT TALENT 2018

If you dream of becoming a star, have a golden voice, and work in a pack house, orchard, vineyard or cellar – Agri’s got Talent is the opportunity you have been waiting for….

WATER & OMGEWINGSAKE / WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

GUIDELINES ON THE MEASUREMENT OF THE VOLUMES OF WATER TAKEN FROM WATER RESOURCES FOR IRRIGATION

Attached herewith please find the “Guidelines on the measurement of the volumes of Water taken from water resources for irrigation purposes” for your information. Please take note that this document is not yet signed off….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

THE BIG THIRST – HORTGRO SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

The Hortgro Science Technical Symposium is the flagship event on the deciduous fruit calendar. An event that is attended by progressive growers and thought leaders throughout the entire supply chain of the deciduous fruit industry – from production through to marketing….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

UPDATED ADDENDUM INFORMATION PACK – 2 FEBRUARY 2018

Please find attached the updated addendum information pack. Updates are highlighted in grey….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Date: 14 February 2018
Time: 14:00
Venue: Hortgro, Paarl

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018
Time: 15:00
Venue: Hortgro, Paarl

WATER & OMGEWING SAKE / WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS

WATERSKENKING AAN WES-KAAPSE WATERVOORSIENINGSNETWERK

Vrugteprodusente van Elgin/Grabouw gaan tussen 7.5 – 10 miljoen kubieke meter water skenk aan Kaapse Metropool….

Deciduous fruit growers from Elgin/Grabouw will donate between 7.5 – 10 million cubic meters of water to the City of Cape Town….

GEORGANISEERDE LANDBOU / ORGANISED AGRICULTURE

VEEVOER DRINGEND BENODIG

Namakwaland  benodig dringend voer.  Indien daar Lede is wat bereid is om ‘n skenking te maak kontak asseblief Arno Pienaar by 027 – 511 1007. Hulle is bereid om self die voer te kom haal.

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

FORELLE EARLY MARKET ACCESS APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 SEASON.

Please complete the attached application form and send it back to Suzette (suzette@hortgro.co.za) by Friday 26 Jan 2018.

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

BOORD VAN TOEKOMS PROGRAM – HORTGRO SCIENCE
ORCHARD OF THE FUTURE PROGRAMME – HORTGRO SCIENCE

2 Feb 2018 Greymead and Oak Valley training events….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Vind hiermee aangeheg ‘n oorsig van die jaar tot datum (week 2) pruim uitvoere en verwagtinge vir die volgende paar weke….

Please find attached an overview of the plum season to date (week 2) and expectations for the next couple of weeks….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

UNECE STANDARDS

Please find attached proposed amendments to UNECE peaches/nectarines, apples and pear standards.

Please provide comments to Richard Hurndall by 6 February 2018 – richard@hortgro.co.za….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Grain Chinch Bug (GCB) is proving to be a major challenge this season in different production regions. Please find attached a “best practice protocol” drafted by the GCB Focus Group….

Graanstinkluis is ’n groot uitdaging in verskillende produksie-streke hierdie seisoen. Vind asb ’n “beste praktyk protokol”, wat deur die Graanstinkluis-fokusgroep opgestel is, aangeheg….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

DISPENSATION SUNBURN – AFRICAN BURN APPLES
DISPENSASIE SONBRAND – AFRICAN BURN APPELS….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

SA’s response to the New phytosanitary import requirements to the European Union – Information provided by non-EU countries on phytosanitary import requirements – Updated 22/12/2017….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Vind asseblief aangeheg ‘n dringende kennisgewing oor moontlike perske- en nektarien-onderstamtekorte vir die 2018 seisoen.

Please find attached an urgent notice about possible peach and nectarine rootstock shortages for the 2018 season….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Ten einde die Vals Kodlingmot risiko bestuurstelsel wat reeds in gebruik is, deur die Phytclean platform, se kredietwaardigheid te staaf met die EU owerhede moet ons ‘n onafhanklike verifikasie van die proses doen.

In order to demonstrate the credibility of the False Codling Moth (FCM) risk management system already in use, through PhytClean, with the EU authorities we must conduct an independent verification of the process….

INDUSTRY MATTERS / INDUSTRIE SAKE

Please find attached a freshNOTES containing information regarding the horticultural entomologist Andrew Jessup’s recent visit to Hortgro Science.

Vind asb ’n freshNOTES met inligting aangaande die hortologiese entomoloog Andrew Jessup se onlangse besoek aan Hortgro Science aangeheg….

ELGIN/GRABOUW STORIES, ONTWIKKELING EN GESKIEDENIS

Ek is gevra om die sameroeper / ko-ordineerder te wees om ‘n boek saam te stel oor die Elgin/Grabouw area se stories, ontwikkelling en geskiedenis.

Ek wil hê dat almal geleentheid het om stories/fotos/dokumente/geskiedenis by te dra , sodat ons dit kan versamel in ‘n databasis waaruit daar iets bymekaar gesit kan word….

INDUSTRY MATTERS / INDUSTRIE SAKE

Please find attached the fresh NOTES 140 – regarding the Packhouse Action Group meeting that was recently held….

INDUSTRY NEWS / INDUSTRIE SAKE

EXPECTED POME FRUIT HARVEST DATES, BASED ON FULL BLOOM DATES RECEIVED BY HORTGRO.

VERWAGTE KERNVRUGTE OESDATUMS, GEBASEER OP VOLBLOM DATUMS ONTVANG VANAF HORTGRO….

ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

USEFUL LINKS FOR MEMBERS

1. Fynbos birds with beautiful photos, information on threats, and habitat management recommendations;
2. Advanced Fire Information System, provides a map interface to active fires in South Africa based on satellite information….

GEORGANISEERDE LANDBOU

DOKUMENTASIE MET BETREKKING TOT DIE ONWETTIGE JAG MET HONDE BESKIKBAAR BY LEDE DOKUMENTE….

DOCUMENTATION REGARDING ILLEGAL HUNTING WITH DOGS AVAILABLE IN MEMBER DOCS….

INDUSTRY MATTERS / INDUSTRIE SAKE

CAUTIONARY: PLUM SUGARS / KENNIGEWING: PRUIM SUIKERS

Due to the cold and wet weather experienced over the last couple of weeks it seems that early season plums were struggling to reach min export sugar levels, with a lot of variation amongst fruit as well. This is specifically applicable to smaller fruit (B & C’s)….

INDUSTRIE SAKE

KENNISGEWING OOR DIE PLUK EN PAK VAN APPELKOSE NA SWAAR REëN

Na swaar reën soos wat ons die afgelope paar dae in veral die Klein Karoo ervaar het, moet produsente verkieslik 24 tot 48 uur wag voor vrugte gepluk word…..

DISTRICT / MUNICIPAL / INFRASTRUCTURE

WEEKLY FORECAST FOR RESEAL OF MR279 and MR191

Herewith the next 7 days forecast plan for roadworks Grabouw – Villiersdorp (weather permitting as rain has been predicted for early next week)….

DISTRICT / MUNICIPAL / INFRASTRUCTURE

MUNICIPAL VALUATION VALIDATIONS

The TWK Municipality is currently busy with the valuation validation process.  They are at a preliminary stage and are trying to identify errors (valuation errors, gross over or under valuation, wrong categories ect).  Please visit TWK Municipality’s website to view the rolls….

DISTRICT / MUNICIPAL / INFRASTRUCTURE

R321 CLOSURE DUE TO FILMING OF THE SCORPION KING

Please note that filming will take place on the section of the TWK dam next to the R321 approximately 1.5km from the Greymead road towards Villiersdorp.

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

APPLICATIONS FOR REMOVAL PERMITS

As previously circulated, for your information and attention, please find the email below received from DAFF, with the attached application form to obtain required removal permits

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Please find an important document from DAFF regarding Peach and Nectarine dispensation for the minimum TSS levels at local markets.

See more….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

Last Pome Fruit JMF @ 15:00 on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at Hortgro, Paarl.

See invitation….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

AANLYN-BESTUURSTELSEL (PHYTCLEAN) VIR DIE UITVOER VAN PERSKES EN NEKTARIENS NA DIE EU – VEREISTE VIR VALS KODLING MOT

ONLINE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM (PHYTCLEAN) FOR THE EXPORT OF PEACHES & NECTARINES TO THE EU – REQUIREMENT FOR FALSE CODLING MOTH (FCM)

Read more…..

DISTRICT / MUNICIPAL / INFRASTRUCTURE MATTERS

THEEWATERSKLOOF MUNICIPAL DROUGHT MITIGATION PLAN (DMP) 2017/18

The Municipality have just declared Level 4 water restrictions. Although the dam levels have increased with the last rains and snot we still have to endure a summer with very low rainfall predictions/forecasting. Implementing and enforcing restrictions as well as mitigating the risk of water scarcity is of the utmost importance to provide sustainable water supply and to secure our livelihood. Read more….

WATER EN OMGEWINGSAKE / WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

NUWE RIGLYN VIR INSTANDHOUDINGSPLANNE VIR RIVIERE EN VLEILANDE IN DIE WES-KAAP

Die Wes-Kaapse Departement van Omgewingsake het AWK van ‘n inligtingsdokument oor rivier- en waterloop instandhouding voorsien wat ons graag onder u aandag wil bring. Dit is die nuwe amptelike riglyne vir die opstel van instandhoudingsplanne vir riviere en vleilande wat op 25 Julie 2017 deur die Hoof van die Wes-Kaapse Departement Omgewingsake en Ontwikkelings-beplanning afgeteken.[1]

Read more…..

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

SUN BREEZE PLUMS INDUSTRIAL DISPENSATION 2017

Please find attached a copy of the granted dispensation on Sun breeze plums. And take note of the following:
• Sun Breeze as export cultivar
• 1-MCP-treated Sun Breeze minimum pressure 3,5 kg
• Re-inspection period 35 days
Termination date at next standards revision and gazetting.

Read more…..

MENSLIKE HULPBRONNE / HUMAN RESOURCES

BEFONDSING VIR OPLEIDING IN 2018 – AGRISETA  

AgriSETA nooi alle AgriSETA-werkgewers wat vaardigheidsheffings betaal, kommoditeits-organisasies, NRO’s, GGO’s, gemeenskapsgebaseerde koöperasies en klein SEB-maatskappye om aansoeke vir beurse, internskappe, ambagsontwikkeling, vaardigheidsontwikkeling en leerlingskappe in te dien. Aansoeke is oop van 1 September tot 31 Oktober.

Read more….

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

LANDBANK STEL FONDSE BESKIKBAAR VIR DROOGTE HULP

Landbank versoek boere in die Wes-Kaap om aansoek te doen om vir droogte hulp.  Sien asseblief volledig artikel en kriteria vir aansoeke onder Member Docs/Landbank Droogte hulp WK – 8 September 2017.

Read more…..

INDUSTRIE SAKE / INDUSTRY MATTERS

UPDATED STONE FRUIT ADDENDUM PACK – PPECB

See notification received from PPECB regarding the updating of the Stone fruit Addendum pack.

PLEASE NOTE:  ADDENDUM PACK WILL BE LOCATED IN MEMBERS DOCS.  PLEASE LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT.

See more…..

MENSLIKE HULPBRONNE / SOCIO-ECONOMIC ISSUES

KLIPHEUWEL-DASSIEFONTEIN WINDENERGIE-AANLEG BEURSPROGRAM

Sien aangeheg die nodige inligting t.o.v. beurs aansoek van die Klipheuwel-Dassiefontein Windenergie-aanleg Beursprogram wat beskikbaar is vir studente van sekere dorpe in die Theewaterskloof munisipale gebied. Versprei asb so ver as moontlik die inligting in TWK. Moenie die geleentheid misloop nie.