Press Releases (31)
Pretoria: - The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) does not support any acts of civil disobedience or calls to take up arms in response to the increase in farm attacks and murders across South Africa.
Fred Camphor, SA Hunters’ CEO, distanced the Association from several videos distributed on social media calling on South Africans to consider taking up arms in response to farm attacks and murders. Some of these videos are might have been distributed by members of SA Hunters. One example is the video made by Mr Marius Barnard, a member of SA Hunter, that can be seen wearing a shirt displaying the SA Hunters logo in his Facebook video that hints at civil disobedience.Read more...
The appeal of the SAPS against the Gauteng North High Court's decision on SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association's (SA Hunters) application to declare two sections of the Firearms Control Act unconstitutional, will be heard in the Constitutional Court on 8 February 2018.Read more...
The SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) is calling on the public to abide to existing firearm laws until the current legal challenge on the constitutionality of Section 24 and 28 of the Firearms Control Act has been concluded in the Constitutional Court.Read more...
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.