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    Flag and country information - Republic of SOUTH AFRICA

    Area - 1,222,081 sq km / 471,723 sq ml
    Capital - Pretoria
    Language - English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho
    Currency - Rand
    Population - 42,768,678

    Associations, Clubs, Ring

    FIFe National Breed Clubs

    The Cat Federation of Southern Africa (CFSA) 

    The Cat Federation of Southern Africa was initiated by a group of dedicated, enthusiastic experts in the field who together amassed more than 150 years of experience.

    The South African Cat Fancy began to grow into a unified existence some 50 years ago when the Siamese Cat Society (later to become the Transvaal Cat Society) held its first show on a tennis court in Johannesburg, the owners sitting on chairs and holding their cats in their arms. The Natal Cat Club and The Western Province Cat Club came into being soon thereafter and the interest in cats and the improvement of the standard of pedigreed cats grew steadily through the years.

    A pedigreed Cat Register was started around 1956 based first of all in Johannesburg and after short spells in Cape Town and Durban returned to Johannesburg where it is still in operation today. The administration of the Fancy was controlled by a Council formed by the many combined Cat Clubs throughout the country.

    Read More: http://www.cfsa.co.za/

    Chinchilla Breeders Group 
    Affiliated with the SA Cat Council
    PO Box 459, Sanlamhof, 7532
    Tel: +27-21-919-7593 / +27-83-628-2479

    Formed in Cape Town on April 20, 1996, and is affiliated with the Southern African Cat Council.

    One of the group's concerns was the lack of performance by Chinchillas on our local shows. While Chinchillas once were very popular and dominated the long haired benches on the shows, their numbers are decreasing rapidly. On the other hand, our fellow Persians are doing well, in many colours and shades. The last major prize awarded to a Chinchilla in South Africa, was 16 years ago, when Stella Slabber’s Supreme Champion Cherie Dear Niki was named South African Cat of the year in 1980. Today, few Chinchillas make it beyond champion status on shows.

    Read More: http://sacc.ad.co.za/chinchilla/index.html

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    Western Province Cat Club

    has the distinction of being the oldest cat club in South Africa, beating two others to the gun by a mere few months. The year 1948 was a momentous one for the embryo Cat Fancy in South Africa - on February 27, WPCC was founded; in July, Natal Cat Club made its appearance, and in September, the Siamese Cat Society, forerunner to Transvaal Cat Society, came into being.

    WPCC’s first show was held in the Athenaeum Hall under the Railway Bridge in Newlands with a fair turnout, according to the musty tomes that survive. Who judged what, and to what standards has not survived the onslaught of time as many other records from those early times have gone missing. However, that first show was the forerunner to the many that have followed, with the club going from strength to strength until it is in the position it is today: a vibrant club, with an active committee and exciting, innovative shows.

    From those early days, the club went from strength to strength and was the only one in Cape Town until the early seventies when All Breeds Cat Club made its debut.

    Read More: http://www.wpcatclub.co.za/

    Rex & Sphynx Cat Group of South Africa
    Jill Masterton
    Honorary Secretary: Rex Cat Group of Southern Africa
    Tel./Fax (011) 318 0241
    Cellular: 082 441 5892
    Email: masterton@icon.co.za

    THE CURLY, THE BALD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

    Education, Promotion and maintenance of the standards and ethical breeding
    of all Rex and Sphynx cats in Southern Africa

    THE REX AND SPHYNX CAT GROUP OF SOUTHERN AFRICA ARE STRIVING FOR
    REXCELLENCE IN BREEDING AND BRINGING TO THE ATTENTION OF BOTH THE CAT FANCY AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT SPHYNX AND REX CATS.

    Read More: http://www.sa-breeders.co.za/rex-group/

    South Africa Cat Council
    P.O. Box 28732
    Kensington
    2101
    Physical address:
    5 Stanmore Road
    Kensington
    2094
    Office hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 09h00-16h00
    Friday: 09h00-3h00

    Tel: 011 616 7017

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    The organized SA cat fancy originated in 1945 with the formation of the Governing Council of the Associated Cat Clubs. In October 1996 the council was restructured into its current form and renamed to the Southern Africa Cat Council (SACC). SACC is an affiliation of 9 cat clubs, 14 cat breed groups and 4 cat judges panels. The objectives of SACC are:

    • To promote the welfare of cats and the improvement of their breeds.
    • The registration of pedigrees of cats and kittens.
    • The promulgation of rules of the management of cat shows.
    • The promotion of interest of breeders and exhibitors of cats.
    • To ensure the efficient co-existence of its Councils and offices.
    • To promulgate rules, regulations and codes of ethics.
    • To lay down standards for all Breeds in conjunction with member Clubs, the Breed Council and the S.A. Council of Cat Judges.
    • To promote a knowledge of Cats and Breed Standards by investigating or to assist in investigations to ensure that the breeding of cats and the showing of cats are according to the highest standards.
    • To train or to assist in training of persons for the breeding, judging, show managing and stewarding of cats.

    Read More: http://sacc.ad.co.za/

    Breed Groups in South Africa

    Abyssinian & Somali (SAASA) Yvonne Akersten - 021 988 4834 -

    British Shorthair Julie Banham 021 790 1525 bayfield@iafrica.com

    Birman & Singapura Tracy Nairn 021 554 3269 -

    Burmese (BIG) Christine Boswell 021 979 5008 christinab@mweb.co.za

    Chinchilla Longhair Alida Delport - alida@tickbox.co.za

    Cornish Rex Johan Lamprecht 021 976 9965 lampr@mweb.co.za

    Devon Rex Ernie Bester 022 487 2766 chaterley@xsinet.co.za

    Norwegian Forest (NFC Development Group) Petra Smith 021 556 8251
    mwpsmith@mweb.co.za

    Persian & Exotic Jane Slabbert 021 976 5774 -

    Russian Blue Leanne Hewitt 021 685 3360 -

    Sphynx Anthony Aldum 021 461 1356 anthony@sphynx.co.za

    Siamese (SBG) Marlene van Dyk 021 976 1256 -

    Siamese Rescue Brenda Kerr 021 671 5332 -

    Tonkinese Jeanine Grobbelaar  082 663 3882 tonkinese@iafrica.com

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