In light of the announcement by the Minister of Agriculture
in the Government Gazette, 4 December 2019, no. 42883 which
reads as follows:
“The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural
Development gazetted a national ban on the gathering of
cloven-hoofed animals, including livestock auctions, shows
and similar activities.
The gazette is available on the DAFF
website. Also read it with the law according
to Section 11 of the Animal Diseases Act,1984 (Act No. 35)”
The Council of the Simmentaler and Simbra Cattle Breeders’
Society of Southern Africa has decided not to endorse any
shows and auctions for the sake of prudence and in light of
the seriousness of the situation until further notice.