In the October newsletter, Niel Viljoen elaborates on the schedule of a 4-day predation training course for 12 students from Marlow Agricultural School. We once again dig deeper into Niel Viljoen's Livestock and Predation Management Programme report where he explains extraordinary results in predation losses over a period of 13 years. We discover another tool in the predation toolbox, and the acceptance of provincial conservation authorities for the training and use of the Silent Solution (poison firing apparatus). PMSA is now officially part of the Wildlife Forum and Predation management is now part of the modules at the University of Free State. We also look at a recent paper presenting the outcome of a study to develop and test an electrified fence to confine leopards.