SACC supports the following resolution taken at the World Cat Congress Annual Meeting in 2015 “WCC neither promotes nor approves the presence of wild feline species in connection with a cat show.”
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Surname: Van Renen
Date of birth:
Bilingual: Good (English and Afrikaans)
Occupation: Economist. Employed by the Department of Trade and Industry.
Phone number: 082 8291118
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
B.Sc Agric (1989,
B.Sc Agric Honours (Agricultural economics) (1990;
M.Sc Agric (Agricultural economics) (1997;
Masters in International and Development Economics (2000;
Cat Fanciers Club of SA: Committee member (Governing Council Delegate)
Siamese Breeders Group of SA: past Committee member (Trophy Officer)
SA Council of Cat Judges: past Chairperson
Cat Judges Incorporated: past Chairperson
Breeding experience: I became involved in the cat fancy in 1979 when my mother started breeding Siamese. My own cattery (prefix: Siamlove) was registered in 1991, and I have been breeding Siamese and Orientals on a small scale and showing my cats since July 1991.
Judging experience: I stewarded at shows regularly since 1988. In 1996 I commenced a judge 's training course in the Siamese/Oriental/Balinese section and qualified in 1998. In 1999 I qualified in the Persian/Exotic section. I subsequently qualified in the four sections of the Foreign Group (2005 to 2007). I am currently a student in the Medium Hair section.
I have judged regularly at shows in
I am a member of the Cat Judges Incorporated panel, which is affiliated to the Southern Africa Cat Council (SACC).
I live in The Kingdom of The Zulu, in Durban South Africa, I live 30 minutes out of Durban in the hilly Kloof area.
I became the proud owner of my Persian cat in 1987 from a breeder in Johannesburg. Show my Persian at a show in 1988. As I was putting my baby in a cage at the show and looking at the other cats, I knew that she was not a good example of the breed.
I decided there and then that if I want a good example, the best will be to breed with my good example to a good example to the right blood lines.
First litter was born in 1989 which produced two Supremes out of the litter.
I have bred out of my lines numerous Supremes. Other breeding was British and had two litters only, and had three Supremes out the two litters.
Currently breeding British.
I am a great believer that judges can learn from breeders, if you want to grow and understand what breeders want to achieve without being negative.
I became a Committee Member of the Persian Cat Society in 1990 and is still a member of the Society. I have been the Treasurer and Chairman of the Persian Cat Society .
I am the Show Manager for the prestigious "World Of Dogs And Cats" from the first championship show to be held in May or November every year.
I was the Vice president of the SACC (Southern Africa Cat Council) for 2002 and 2003.
From 2004 to 2007 the President of SACC and a position that I take very serous to insure the promotion of the cat fancy and pedigree cats.
Currently I am again Vice President.
I have been at 2 Word Cat Congress meetings.
I started my first course in 1992 and received my All Breed Judge Status in April 2001.
I found my own breed course Persian difficult as I have to forget my personal differences.
The most difficult course was the Foreign Group as there where 24 different breeds to learn.
I am a Panel Member The Kwa-Zulu Natal Panel of Judges (Natal)
My position in this panel is training of judges.
I entered the Cat Fancy in 2003 showing Devon Rex.┬á I own
I started stewarding for the Cape Town Stewards Forum in 2004 and became the Secretary of this Forum in 2005.
I am currently training to be an All Breeds Judge and am thus far qualified to judge the Siamese Oriental and Medium Hair Groups.
I am a high school teacher, teaching at a private school in
I qualified as an All Breeds Judge in 2003. I have judged extensively locally, nationally and internationally (
I am also a Founder member of the Burmese Interest Group and Club.
Currently, I am secretary for the
I have been breeding quality Burmese for more than 20 years.