Breed Standards

Rules (11)

Monday, 13 February 2017 11:54

Standard of Points

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Descriptions and rules pertainig to colour descriptions and distinction between breeds are available.

Click on the headings below to download the relevant documents.

Monday, 13 February 2017 11:54

Standard of Points

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Descriptions and rules pertainig to colour descriptions and distinction between breeds are available.

Click on the headings below to download the relevant documents.

Tuesday, 06 January 2009 10:59

SACC Steward's Forum and Stewards

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1.1 To protect the Interest of Stewards

1.2 To educate members of the Forum.

1.3 To organize workshops or Stewards courses.

1.4 To encourage members to develop their skills in stewarding.

1.5 To promote good relations between Stewards, Exhibitors, Judges and Show Officials.

1.6 To produce a training manual.


There shall be a Stewards' Forum in each of the following centres:

2.1 Johannesburg

2.2 Durban

2.3 Port Elizabeth

2.4 Cape Town


3.1 Any person interested in Stewarding at Cat Shows shall register as a member.

3.2 Any person over the age of 14 years may register as a member.

3.3 A fully paid up member of a Cat Club associated to SACC.


An annual membership fee of R10.00 is payable on/or before January 1st. Payment to be effected directly to the Secretary of the Stewards' Forum, of that region.


Stewards will be divided into three (3) sections depending on their qualifications and experience, namely:

5.1 Trainee

5.2 Junior Steward (minimum age of 16)

5.3 Senior Steward (minimum age of 18)


6.1 Member Stewards shall elect a Chairperson and Secretary from amongst themselves.

6.2 The Secretary will be responsible for all communication between the Forum and other Offices of SACC and its members. The Secretary shall be in control of all income and expenditure and account annually to the members.


7.1 All members shall have 1 vote.

7.2 In the event of an equal number of votes no person shall have a deciding vote.

7.3 The Committee shall meet from time to time by giving notice to all members.

7.4 The business of the Forum shall be conducted in writing, by fax, telephone or e-mail.


The members of The Stewards Forum are subject to the Rules of SACC and submit themselves to the disciplinary Rules as set out in the Constitution of SACC.


9.1 Head Stewards shall report any complaint to the Show Manager concerned and submit a written report to the Committee of the Forum in the event of any complaint.


10.1 Stewards shall wear a white covering (coat, jacket, shirt) that must be buttoned up while cats are being handled.

10.2 No strong smelling perfume, after shave or deodorant may be worn; some cat react negatively to strong scents.

10.3 Tinkling bangles, long earrings, etc. shall not be worn as they can become entangles in claws or startle nervous cats.

10.4 Long hair must be tied back from the face.


11.1 Stewards shall not talk or comment to a judge busy judging an exhibit. Questions may only be asked after the judge has finished writing his/her book or finished a class.

11.2 Stewards shall not pass the judge's opinion on an exhibit on to the owner of that cat or other exhibitors.

11.3 Stewards shall refrain from speaking to judges while Supreme Classes or Best in Show Classes are being judged.

11.4 A Steward shall not take a nervous or fractious cat out of a cage for another Steward if that cat belongs to him/her, a member of the same household or a family member in the first degree.


12.1 Stewards shall arrive at the time stipulated by the Show Manager to complete the vetting in and benching of their own cats before the bulk of exhibitors arrive so that waiting in queue to vet in their cats does not delay the starting of their duties.

12.2 Stewards shall report to the Head Steward or Show Manager in order to have their judges/duties assigned to them.

12.3 After their judges have completed judging, Stewards shall be available throughout the course of the day for duties such as giving water to exhibits, cleaning litter trays, placing rosettes on cages and handling or fetching cats for Best in Show judging.

12.4 If the Steward knows or has bred a cat in a class, or has knowledge of who owns a cat in a class, the Steward should act with the utmost diplomacy so that the judge would be totally unaware of the situation.

12.5 Failure to comply with the wishes and or requests of the Show Manager may result in a written reprimand via the Stewards' Forum.


13.1 In the event of any proposals, recommendation or amendment of a rule relating to Stewards matters, the Secretary shall forward these proposals to all other Stewards' Forums for their voting.

13.2 The weight of these opinions shall form the basis for an annual poll (in questionaire form) prepared by the Secretary.

13.3 At least 50% of all members from the various Stewards' Forums must have responded.

13.4 The Secretary of each Stewards' Forum shall forward those results from the polls to the Secretary of SACC to be included in the Agenda of the Annual General Meeting of GC of SACC for voting.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007 03:26

SACC Rules Governing Judges and Judges Panels

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A document describing the Rules governing the Judges and Judges Panel is available to download.  The document is dated October 2011.
Thursday, 28 December 2006 12:11

Registration Rules

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The rules pertaining to the registration of one cat, one kitten or one litter of kittens, may be downloaded. (225kb)

An extract from the general information follows below.


Office hours: The office of the Registrar is open from 09h00 to 13h00, and 14h00 to 16h00, Mondays to Thursdays, and from 09h00 to 13h00 on Fridays.  The office is situated at: 5 Stanmore Road, Kensington, Johannesburg.


  • A copy of the Constitution of the South African Cat Register is in the possession of the secretary of each member of the Associated Cat Clubs of South Africa, and can be consulted by arrangement.
  • A list of breed numbers is available on request from the Registrar and payment of a fee.
  • A schedule of fees is available on request from the Registrar.
  • Kindly ensure that your computer codes are used where indicated on all forms. This ensures speedy completion of documentation.
  • It would be appreciated by the SACR if breeders could enclose a suitable stamped, self-addressed envelope with their applications to register, particularly if a non-standard reply envelope is required.
  • Payment for any service required may be made by direct deposit.  Banking details are as follows:

S A Cat Register
Nedbank, Ferndale Branch
Branch code: 192205
Account number: 1922 029 645

Thursday, 28 December 2006 12:09

Breeder of the Year Rules

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This competition is open to all SACC registered breeders. Breeders will obtain points for all cats bred by them that obtain titles during the show year.

The Rules are available as a document to download.

Thursday, 28 December 2006 04:35

SACC Cat of Year Rules

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The document "SACC Cat of the Year Rules" applies to the show season 2011 to 2012.  The  document is available as a download. (203kb)

Thursday, 28 December 2006 04:01

Show Rules

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The Show Rules of the Southern Africa Cat Council is available to download. The document is dated January 2015.

Thursday, 28 December 2006 03:44

Rules of the Ethics Committee

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The Ethics Committee ensures fairness and consistency. This document sets out the rules of the Ethic Committee.

The Word document can be downloaded here.

Thursday, 28 December 2006 03:40

Breed Group Rules

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The SACC breed groups serve as advisory bodies on breed standards to the GC of SACC and also serve a broad educational purpose.

Registrar's Office

  P O Box 28732, Kensington, Gauteng
  011 616 7017
  086 616 8294


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