Department: Agriculture

Contact details

Physical: Admin Building, Muldersvlei Road, Elsenburg
Postal: Private Bag X1, Elsenburg, 7607
Tel: 021 808 5111
Fax: 021 808 7605
Web: /


The mission of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture is to unlock the full potential of agriculture to enhance the economic, ecological and social wealth of all the people of the Western Cape through encouraging sound stakeholder engagements; promoting the production of affordable, nutritious, safe and accessible food, fibre and agricultural products; ensuring sustainable management of natural resources; executing cutting-edge and relevant research and technology development; developing, retaining and attracting skills and human capital; providing a competent and professional extension support service; enhancing market access for the entire agricultural sector; contributing to alleviation of poverty and hunger; and ensuring transparent and effective governance.

The Department's strategic goals are: supporting the provincial agricultural sector in maintaining its export position by growing its value added; ensuring that a large percentage of all agricultural land reform projects in the province are successful; supporting the sector (farmers and industries) in increasing agricultural production (primary provincial commodities); optimising the sustainable utilisation of our natural resources through conservation methodologies to increase agricultural production; and increasing agricultural economic opportunities in selected rural areas based on socio-economic needs.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr A Winde
Head of Department
Ms J Isaacs

Mr Alan Winde (Minister)
Head of Department:
Ms Joyene Isaacs
Mr Floris Huysamer
Deputy Directors General:
Mr Darryl Jacobs
Chief Directors:
Dr Gininda Msiza (Veterinary Services)
Mr Mogale Sebopetsa (Farmer Support and Development)
Dr Ilse Trautmann (Research and Technology Development Services)
Mrs Rashidah Wentzel (Acting Chief Director: Structured Agricultural Education and Training)
Ms Antonia Xaba (Rural Development)
Mrs Bongiswa Matoti (Agricultural Economic Services)
Mr Andre Roux (Sustainable Resource Management)
Senior Management:
Mrs Vuyolwethu Njalo (Head Office: Ministry)
Communications Officers:
Ms Bronwynne Jooste (Media Liaison Officer)
Ms Giselle Terblanche (Assistant Director: Communication)
Ms Petro van Rhyn (Head: Communication)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEAudit not FinalisedClean AuditClean AuditClean Audit
Total Final Appropriationn/a773 688871 497616 141
Actual Expendituren/a750 633855 436608 862
Employee Compensationn/a310 004281 900258 173
Goods and Servicesn/a140 264137 321127 437
Capital Assetsn/a37 13232 68227 259
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a-78525
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a2049150
Posts Approvedn/a9451 1811 083
Posts Filledn/a909914836
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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