Die vergiftiging van Aasvoëls


Die PMF [PREDASIE BESTUURSFORUM] het kennis geneem van die vergiftiging van Aasvoëls in die Molteno omgewing. Die amptelike standpunt van die forum is totaal teen die gebruik van gif vir die beheer en bestryding van predatore! Produsente wil juis saamwerk om die biodiversiteit op plase te beskerm en te bevorder. Insidente soos hierdie is werklik ‘n groot verleentheid vir produsente en plaas die hele lewendehawebedryf in ‘n swak lig.

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Strategic plan for predation management

Strategic plan for predation management

The executive committee of the Predation Management Forum (PMF) met with experts to map out a strategy for the future.  The PMF provides a platform for liaison and coordination of activities of commodity organisations in the livestock and game-ranching sectors, aimed at reducing losses incurred as a result of predation by means of ecologically and ethically acceptable methods which protect the biodiversity of South Africa.


The vision of the PMF is to ultimately facilitate and mediate for an environment that is characterised by:

  • Sensible production-friendly legislation on predation management.
  • Livestock (meat and fibre) producers and wildlife ranchers empowered to effectively deal with predation management.
  • Role-players sharing an understanding of the predation management challenge and with an aligned approach to dealing with it.
  • Well-informed consumers with an informed opinion towards predation management.
  • Supported through a coordinated predation management support services body, partly funded by the government, that oversees the execution of strategies and sustains an institutional memory.
  • In the process protect the biodiversity of our environment.

Strategic drivers

The PMF identified four key strategic drivers that will guide the actions of the PMF in the next three years. They are:

1.    Expand the scientific knowledge base on predation management and build an institutional national memory.
a.    Work closely with credible research partners to expand the knowledge base on predation management through annual research projects.

  • Work with Red Meat Research and Development South Africa (RMRD SA) to identify projects for research.
  • Coordinate and arrange to collate any existing data/information that may be relevant from time to time.

b.    Establish a partnership with a credible organisation to host and maintain the institutional memory on predation management in South Africa.

2.    Create an environment where the producer can be self-empowered to effectively and responsibly deal with predation management in support of economical livestock production.
a.    Enhance accessibility to training.
b.    Identify, evaluate and list credible predation management agents.
c.    Ensure the annual update and publication of a predation management best practice manual.
d.    Actively promote the exclusive use of internationally approved predation management  instruments in South Africa.

3.    Establish a mutually committed partnership on senior government level driving a shared strategy in support of predation management.
a.    Drive an active strategic process to obtain access and establish rapport with top-level government officials and politicians.
b.    Continue to actively influence legislation in support of sustainable economic livestock production.
c.    Promote optimal government presence at all meetings and forums of the PMF.
d.    Capacity development of extension officers on predation management.

4.    Drive an active communication strategy in support of the mandate.
a.    Produce a DVD that tells the story of predation management in livestock farming and put this to optimal use in promoting the case for responsible predation management.
b.    Establish and maintain an active website that provides information on an array of PMF activities, information etc.
c.    Run annual campaigns to educate the public and consumers on predation management.
d.    Promote the Code of Good Practice (CGP) in livestock production and raise producer commitment to the code.
e.    Continuously communicate with producers.

For more information regarding the PMF and the five-year plan, contact the PMF on 041 365 5030 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Constitution PMSA


Predation Management South Africa (PMSA) is a multi-sectoral platform for liaison and coordination of activities of commodity organizations in the livestock and wildlife ranching sectors, aimed at addressing the problem of predation by reducing or minimizing losses incurred by predation by means of ecologically and ethically acceptable methods to protect the biodiversity of South Africa.



  • To promote, coordinate, supervise and secure the interests of its affiliated members.
  • To participate in the relevant law-making processes that affect the livestock farming and wildlife ranching sectors.
  • To raise funds by entrance fees and / or special subscriptions and by donations, grants, or any form of voluntary contributions to secure the objectives of PMSA, which shall include the right to recover monies due to the PMSA. 
  • To foster or stimulate the proficiency of primary production of fibre, red meat and wildlife ranching through the promotion of sound predation management practices for the livestock and wildlife industries.
  • To foster and promote liaison between the role-players in the livestock and wildlife ranching industries as well as consumers, members of affiliated members of PMSA as well as between regulatory members.
  • To encourage a code of conduct of members of PMSA such as to command the confidence and respect of the public in general.
  • To do such other lawful things that may be required in the interests of the affiliated members of PMSA. 
  • To approve the financing of business plans of service providers submitted to the Executive Committee. 




Best practices for managing predation in South Africa

Livestock farmers have a constitutional right and responsibility to take care of their animals and to protect it from all potential threats such as extreme weather conditions (cold, heat, droughts, fires etc.) as well as theft and predators of course.  This framework focuses on the best ways to manage predation.  This framework focuses on the best ways to manage predation.  Livestock farmers will find this helpful in their attempt to protect their animals against predators.  English version.

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Facts of Caracal

Caracal are renowned for the severe livestock losses they can inflict and their habit to kill more than one animal during a hunt but feed at only one, brings them into further discredit with livestock farmers. 

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Habitat of Caracal

Is widely distributed across South Africa and has a preference for areas with medium to taller vegetation that facilitates catching its prey. Caracals prefer mountainous areas where they can use higher positions to spot their prey.

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