Press Releases (38)
On Tuesday 4 July, the Gauteng High Court declared two sections (Section 24 and Section 28) of the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000) unconstitutional and ruled that all firearm licences that expired or were due to expire, would be deemed valid until the Constitutional Court has reviewed the constitutionality of Section 24 and 28.
HuntEx2017, the biggest firearm and hunting expo in the country that was held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 28 April to 1 May, was a much more relaxed experience for 386 exhibitors and 38 202 visitors alike. It was the seventh consecutive annual expo held in Gauteng.
The extra show day – five days in total – took the pressure off exhibitors and gave them more time to serve and interact with visitors about new products and services at their stands. Adriaan Woudstra, owner and organiser of HuntEx, said the timing of this year’s event to coincide with two public holidays allowed for a more laid-back visitor experience.
Firearms amnesty period will fail to curb criminal activities
The amnesty period of 1 April to 30 September declared by SAPS for handing in illegal firearms without fear of prosecution, will have no impact whatsoever on firearm related criminal activities, said SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters).
Vuurwapen-amnestie sal faal om misdaad te bekamp
Die voorgestelde amnestietydperk van1 April tot 30 September waartydens mense onwettige vuurwapens by die SAPD kan inhandig sonder vrees vir vervolging, sal geen bydrae maak om gewapende misdaad te voorkom nie, het SA Jagters- en Wildbewaringsvereniging (SA Jagters) Woensdagaand, 15 Maart gesê.
Pretoria: The birth of three cheetah cubs at Rietvlei Nature Reserve (RNR) south of Pretoria early in November 2016 has caused great excitement among regular visitors and staff at this 4000 ha reserve in the heart of Tshwane.
The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) has welcomed recommendations by the International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN) that call for better management and regulation of selective and intensive breeding of large wild animals for commercial purposes. This includes popular wildlife mammals such as sable, kudu, eland, roan, blue wildebeest, buffalo, impala, and springbok.Read more...
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) recently added twelve wildlife species to the list of tame and domesticated animals regulated under its Animal Improvement Act (No. 62 of 1998). This amendment will allow genetic manipulation and cross-breeding of wildlife in the same way that cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses and poultry are bred to obtain animals with specific characteristics for agricultural purposes.Read more...