About the KwaZulu Natal Cat Club
The KwaZulu Natal Cat Club (KZNCC) is a “Non-Profit Cat Club” affiliated to the Cat Federation of South Africa (CFSA). The Club holds various cat shows throughout the year in KwaZulu Natal, including shows for CFSA Breed Groups who fall under the auspices of KZNCC and their annual flagship show, KZNCC Top Cat.
The KZNCC’s history is closely related to one of the very first Clubs in South Africa to be conceived, The Natal Cat Club, which dates back to its first show in 1948. With the division of the National Cat Society in 1997 into the Southern African Cat Council and the Cat Federation of Southern Africa, the Natal Cat Club offered a referendum to its members who chose to dissolve the club with SACC and formed a new club, the Natal Cat Society, under the management of a new committee of KZN-based Cat Judges. The result of the referendum was to affiliate the new Club with CFSA. It later changed its name to the KwaZulu Natal Cat Club in 2001.
The KZNCC seen many exquisite cats since its first show, its history is rich with community, passion and of course, CATS! The KZNCC Committee has undergone a lot of restructuring over the years and boasts a dynamic team of individuals who are committed to building the club and the cat fancy in the province. Our theme for the year is “Awareness” and we would like to invite all dedicated cat slaves, to give showing a try, get involved and help us grow further.
In the past four years, the KZNCC has worked hard at growing our membership base, focusing on new exhibitors, new breeders and our kitten’s owners. We welcome all new exhibitors to our family and hope that this upward trend continues in 2019.
If you are interested in joining the Committee or helping out at our shows, please contact us to let us know. We are always looking for an extra pair of hands.
The KZNCC Team
Mathilda is our resident KZNCC “Unicorn” – a mystical creature that gets things done! Her pride and joy are her furkids and she enjoys making and selling her beautiful cat toys, quilts and goodies and showing her Maine Coons. Mathilda is an organised team member who also assists us with catering for our Cat Shows.
Cell: 072 323 4061
Deputy Chair ~ Marketing
Nicole has been involved with the Cat Fancy for over 13 years and has served on various Club and Breed Group Committees since 2007. She is an active Oriental, Siamese & Peterbald breeder, exhibitor and a keen CFSA student judge qualified in Persian/Exotics and Medium Hairs. With a background in design, marketing and PR she plays an important role in ensuring the Club’s online presence and our Sponsor’s needs are taken care of. Nicole also serves on the Siamese, Oriental and Peterbald Alliance Breed Group committee.
Cell: 084 677 2743
Club Rep ~ Show Management
Mariette (or Blingy, as she is fondly known) joined the Committee in 2014 in order to assist in the running of the Club and our shows. She has a vast knowledge of show management, administration and a track record of over 20 years involvement in the cat fancy breeding Oriental, Siamese and Peterbald, as well as serving on various Breed Group Committees. Mariette also serves, currently as the Information Executive for CFSA and the Chair of the Siamese, Oriental and Peterbald Alliance.
Cell: 081 300 5229
Judy has been our treasurer since 2014. She is a constant at CFSA shows, a recipient of the President’s Award in 2016 and has been willing to step in and help with our books every year. Judy shows a number of registered breeds but her pride and joy are her rescues. She is an excellent person to talk to about showing your domestic pet.
Cell: 083 554 9640
Alistair rejoined our team in late 2018 and is eager to get involved this year again. Being an experienced Norwegian Forest Cat exhibitor and breeder in both KZN and Gauteng, Alistair brings to the team quiet enthusiasm and cheeky wit to keep us all on our toes. Alistair will be taking over our Membership Secretary portfolio this year.
Cell: 082 909 3031
Marketing ~ Sponsorship
Nick just joined the KZNCC Committee in May 2017. His endless enthusiasm to get involved and help out has been contagious and makes him an important part of our team. Nick recently started his showing career earlier in 2017 and breeds Persians and Exotics. Nick’s eager-to-please nature and boundless energy makes him the perfect person to handle the sponsorship side of the club. If you wish to sponsor a KZNCC show, please contact him for more information on how to get involved.
Cell: 072 334 2636
Kathy joined the Committee in 2015 and has been a welcomed addition to the team with a broad knowledge about her breeds, breeding and showing. She is our go to person at shows for new exhibitors and members of the public wishing to show and learn more about the cat fancy.
Cell: 083 592 1302
Liz Mc Gregor
Liz joined our team in 2018. She is a seasoned exhibitor, is a lover of ferals and works with feline welfare in Durban. Liz has shown many beautiful domestic pets over the years and is experienced with CFSA Club committees. She was formerly a member of the Cleopatra Cat Club before it was dissolved.
Maria has rejoined the KZNCC Team once again this year after a break. We are so excited to have her back on our dream team! Maria is an experienced exhibitor and huge animal-lover. She shows her beautiful Ragdoll neuters nationwide and has experienced multiple show successes. Welcome back Maria!