I was born in Mozambique and immigrated to South Africa in 1975. I brought with me my lovely Siamese (unregistered) girl whom I showed at the Natal Cat Club in the Pet Class back in 1977. As far back as I can remember, I have shared my life with cats.
Home is in Durban, South Africa. I am married to Victor and have one daughter Natasha, age 22. Some will probably recall how close she came to being born at the Natal Cat Club show on 29 May 1993.
The Burmese Aqualeo’s Suki-Su, a beautiful brown girl, was the first cat I showed. This was in 1987 at a Natal Cat Club Show in Pietermarizburg. I registered my cattery ACUSHLA in 1987, bred my first litter the same year and was an active breeder until 1999.
I have worked on the awards table at many shows and stewarded for a number of years. I commenced my judge’s training course in Persians/Exotics in 2000. In 2002 I qualified and progressed to do the Siamese/Oriental course qualifying in 2007.
I assisted in forming the Shorthair Cat Fancy in 1988 and in forming the Natal Burmese Cat Society a few years later in 1999.
I have judged at PCS, AICA and CASA shows for a few years.
I am a member of the East Coast KwaZulu Natal Panel of Cat Judges which is affiliated to the Southern Africa Cat Council (SACC).
Tel (home): 031-5635135