The Cat Association of
Southern Africa was affiliated to WCF on 01 March 2007 as a club under
patronage. It was accepted as a Full Member Club by majority vote during
the WCF General Assembly meeting in August 2008.
WCF Governing Body
The WCF was founded on 1988 in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil by three clubs which were seeking for more democratic and human
procedures in the cat fancy, more than other existing federations ever had.
Right now the WCF consists of more than 540 clubs throughout the world covering
all continents including the United States.
The WCF is registered in Germany as "eingetragener
Verein" and - when European community is ready - in Brussels as an European
The WCF takes part at consultations,
arranged by the European parliament in Strasbourg, and is responsible for animal
welfare and legislation in some working parties and hearing. A WCF member,
whether it is a club or a federation, is independent in his business.
The WCF´s responsibilities are ...
- international cattery registration
- education, training and examination of
the international judges
- giving rules and classes at shows
WCF - licensed judges
WCF licensed judges are educated by
international rules. They have to follow several orders. In our list you will
also find judges from cooperate associations, i.e. EGCA, which have been
Licensed for judge education an examination according to WCF rules, as well as
from other world organizations, i.e. CFA or TICA, whose judges are welcome to
our WCF shows.
WCF only recognizes examination for a
complete hair category, no part examinations. these will not be accepted. Shows
starting in 1998 will only have licensed judges as decided by the general
assembly. The inviting clubs will check the license number on the keycard and
the confirmed hair category. Only for the hair categories confirmed on the
keycard the judge can be used. The hair categories are written at the bottom,
i.e. LH, SH, SLH, SOSH and AB (All breed). If something is not correct between
the Internet list and the keycard please contact the general secretary's