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Where it all started....

On 26 November 1980, the Avicultural Board of Southern Africa was founded at a meeting at the Helderfontein Conference Centre near Fourways. The main aim was to organise the avian industry and to protect the interests of members.

Dr David Russel was elected as the first chairperson and Dianne Buckley as the secretary. Among the founding members were Dr Chris Kingsley, David and Vera Dennison, Louis Bothma, John Connan, Hans Breytenbach, Dr Lukas Stolz, Kiepie Herholdt, Craig Smith, Arthur and Jill Duvenhage, Nico Theunissen and Mike Bester.

Two years later, Dr Chris Kingsley took over as chairperson. In 1989, Dr Kingsley resigned as chairperson due to the workload in his practice, and Louis Bothma was elected as chairperson.

Dirk Grobler also deserves special mention for his dedicated efforts to establish breeder registration for the Avicultural Board.

Initially, the Avicultural Board of Southern Africa had its rings manufactured by a well-known ring manufacturer. However, due to the large quantities it took too long to complete orders, and a decision was taken to develop a machine to manufacture the Boards own rings.

During the 1995 CONGRESS, a decision was taken to change the name of AVICULTURAL BOARD to AVICULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.

During the 2007 congress, the name was again changed to PARROT BREEDERS’ ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA because it was more descriptive, since most members only breed with parrots.

Previous Chairmen

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Dr David Russel (RIP)

Dr Chris Kingsley

Dr Chris Kingsley (RIP)

Louis Bothma

Louis Bothma

Ben Minnaar

Ben Minnaar

Dr Anton Smit

Dr Anton Smit

Honorary Members

Dr Chris Kingsley

Dr Chris Kingsley (RIP)

Louis Bothma

Louis Bothma

Antonie Meiring

Antonie Meiring

Wynand du Plessis

Wynand du Plessis

Lifetime Members

Kiepie Herholdt

Kiepie Herholdt

Dr Deon de Beer

Dr Deon de Beer

Louis Bothma

Louis Bothma

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John Connan (RIP)

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Dr Deon Smith (RIP)

Mission

To be truly representative we need to consolidate and expand membership by stimulating and encouraging participation. Creating positive interaction between Clubs, Affiliated Members, Prospective Members, Executive and the broader public. Develop and expand services and available products to our members. Drawing on expert Knowledge to develop our industry into a more effective, professional organization, using innovative technological systems and procedures. Be responsible and proactive in aviculture, by engaging with all relevant authorities, institutions, role players in keeping abreast of developments and challenges facing aviculture.

Vision

To become the truly sole representative body of Parrot Breeders in Southern Africa. Empowering members, engaging with authorities, organisations, role players in related avicultural matters. Building a responsible, sustainable future for Parrot breeders in Southern Africa.

Values

Organization structure

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Our Goals

  • Protect the rights of members to (a) keep parrots as pets, (b) breed with parrots, and (c) to trade with parrots. This constitutes the parrot industry;
  • Promote the parrot industry in all legal forms, together with related industries and organisations;
  • Establish and maintain an efficient organisation on local, regional and national level by way of clubs, regions and a national body;
  • Be a mouthpiece for its members, clubs and regions;
  • Inform its members and affiliated organisations on the latest developments at especially national and international level with regard to activities and developments that influence the parrot industry;
  • Provide guidance to members and roleplayers on how to care for, house, breed and trade with parrots in captivity;
  • Coordinate, maintain, promote and protect the interests of enthusiasts, breeders, traders, veterinary surgeons and researchers involved in the parrot industry;
  • Strive for the development of scientific avian breeding in captivity;
  • Promote the preservation of endangered parrot species;
  • Work hand in hand with the authorities and provide them with specialized knowledge with regard to the breeding and keeping of parrots, but to counter any restrictive measures and regulations that infringe upon the rights of members in ways decided on by PASA and its Executive Committee;
  • Work together with national and international organisations on any aspect that may concern the activities of PASA and its members without infringing upon the rights of PASA and its members;
  • Take disciplinary action, taking into account the rules of natural entitlement and according to the rules approved by PASA, against a member, club or region that does not take proper care of parrots under its care, or that harms the good name of PASA or the parrot industry in any way.

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