The SACC exists primarily to assist cat breeders and stakeholders in SACC by providing relevant, up-to-date information about SACC and pedigreed cats, focusing on topics related to:

  • pedigreed cats,

  • cat shows,

  • administration, and

  • the organized cat fancy at large.


As the central internet hub for all things SACC, this site strives to provide important news relevant to SACC, cat breeds and the organized cat fancy, both local and international.


It also has a secondary purpose to portray SACC to the international cat community and the general cat-lover public at large who wants to know more about the organized cat fancy in South Africa, and pedigreed cats in general.


The Southern Africa Cat Council's objectives include:

  • Administer the registration of pedigrees of cats and kittens

  • Promulgate the rules of the management of cat shows

  • Promote the interest of breeders and exhibitors of cats

  • Ensure the efficient co-existence of its Councils and offices

  • Promulgate rules, regulations and codes of ethics

  • Lay down standards for all Breeds in conjunction with Member Clubs, the Breed Council and the SA Council of Cat Judges

  • 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

  • Train or to assist in training of persons for the breeding, judging, show managing and stewarding of cats

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History of the SACC

1899 to 1902 - register held in Cape Colony 
1912 - 1913 - South African Cat Fanciers Association held shows
14 June 1946 - a register is formed in Natal, called the South African Cat Union 
27 February 1948 - WPCC founded 
4 December 1948 - WPCC first show. The register was transferred to Cape Town and operated as the South African Cat Union (SACU)
Between 1948 and 1957 - the Transvaal Cat Register was formed.   
November 1957 - "Associated Cat Clubs at present consists of Rand Cat Club, Siamese Cat Society of SA [now TCS] and Natal Cat Club."  The ACC was not a governing body but there were hopes to make it so.  Members co-operated, including adhering to a common register
November 1959 - WPCC was admitted to the Associated Cat Clubs and, as a result, the SACU was dissolved.  All cats which were to be exhibited had to be registered with the Transvaal Cat Register 
March 1970 - first Governing Council meeting of the Associated Cat Clubs of SA.
1996 - the Associated Cat Clubs morphs into SACC. 
1997 – a group of SACC members broke away to start the Cat Federation of Southern Africa (CFSA); the Natal Cat Club terminated its affiliation with SACC and affiliated with CFSA 
So it seems quite clear that SACC can trace its roots to 1946 via the ACC of SA to the SACU and TCR



President: Shirley Addison

Vice President: Karen Pepler (Nominated by Delegates)

Treasurer: Jan van Rooyen

Secretary: Lashan Moodley

Registrar: Johan van Rooyen

Breed Council Secretary: Ingrid de Wet

Judges Council Delegate: Rita Wiseman

International Liaison Officer: Jan van Rooyen


SACC’s Governing Council Club Delegates 2019/2020


All Breeds Cat Club: Colin Bubb

Cat Fanciers Club: Elizabeth van Renen

Eastern Cape Cat Club: Rita Wiseman

Northern Cape Free State: Wendy Welham

Provincial Cat Society: Jane Goble

Rand Cat Club: Jan van Rooyen

Transvaal Cat Society: Gail Nel

Western Province Cat Club: Barbara George

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