The Southern Africa Cat Club honours cats (their breeders and owners) through membership of the Merit Club.
In view of Jan van Rooyen’s reports on the way overseas legislation is moving (in the December 2012 newsletter as well as at various meetings) and our policy of encouraging responsible breeding, we draw attention to Progressive Retinal Atrophym - PRA - which is caused by a recessive gene.
The SACC delegates and executive met in Johannesburg on 17 March to discuss a variety of matters.
SACC is very concerned that its breeders should be acting responsibly so, when Jane Goble sent out the letter to Burmese breeders, it seemed appropriate to publish it widely.
This year WCC seminar was attended by WCC President, WCC Vice-President, the Executive Secretary and Treasurer and 8 delegates of the 9 WCC members. Unfortunately the New Zealand Cat Fancy could not send a delegate this year, due to major losses being experienced in the cat fancy during and after the devastating earthquakes on the South Island in 2011.
Delegates to the WCC Seminar May 2012. Jan is second from right. Photo: Lesley Morgan Blythe.
I think it only apt that my first task as your new President is to thank Jan van Rooyen for his sterling work over the past four years especially for the wonderful relationship he has cultivated with our principal sponsor Royal Canin.
Southern Africa Cat Council is pleased to announce the World Cat Congress takes places in July 2011 in Johannesburg.
Date: 8 to 11 July 2011
Place: Southern Sun Grayston Hotel, Corner Rivonia Road and Grayston Drive, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
The programme includes:
The year is again racing to its end and soon we will eagerly be waiting to enter 2011. And what a year it has been for South Africa with the FIFA World Cup we recently hosted successfully. And up to now we also had a similarly exciting year in SACC. We just crowned our Cat of the Year for 2010 and huge congratulations to our winner, SP PR Cracker Cotton Eye Joe, a white orange eyed Persian and owner Rene van Wyk and breeders Amanda Visser and Pat Williams. Also to the other qualifiers, thank you for honouring us with your presence. My sincere appreciation also to WPCC and Lance Wiseman and his team for hosting such an enjoyable and memorable event. Congratulations to Johan Groenewald and Ian Taylor of Taldi Cattery who was named the SACC Breeders of the Year for 2010 once again.
Jan van Rooyen