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22 March 2018


South African hunters and sport shooters are reminded to diarise 27 – 29 April 2018 for their annual HuntEx fix when the eighth international firearm and outdoor exhibition will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Gauteng. HuntEx is a phenomenal success story that annually attracts between 35 000 to 40 000 visitors to view closely 400 exhibitions of the latest products and services on offer by the hunting, shooting and outdoor sector.

Although the focus falls on the firearms sector, HuntEx offers something for everyone. It is a popular event for family outings or a group of friends interested in viewing the latest gear, gadgets and camping accessories available for outdoor enthusiasts.

The show provides a one-stop shopping experience for firearm enthusiasts; hunters and hunting outfitters; bow shooters; sport shooters; game breeders; and any outdoor enthusiasts interested in the latest gear and gadgets.

HuntEx2018 focusses on the youth and projects that promotes youth activities. A fundraising programme that benefits the youth, will be launched at HuntEx. It is called Doppies vir die Jeug, which is aimed at giving underprivileged children the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities, basic bush survival skills, firearm safety, shooting skills, responsibly hunting, and processing of game meat. Children that accompany a hunt, will be able to take the meat and other memorabilia (skins, horns) home to their families. Visitors to HuntEx can support this initiative and stand a chance to win prizes worth R400 000. A .416 Rigby rifle is one of the sought-after prizes that can be won.

Help Hunt (Help Jag) is another charity project that is part of a school feeding scheme run by Soldariteit Helpende Hand. It gives hunters the opportunity to hunt an extra animal and donate it to this feeding scheme for underprivileged children. Solidariteit takes responsibility for the processing of the meat. Hunters can visit Solidariteit’s stand at HuntEx to register and participate in this project.

The HuntEx experience
Industry confidence in HuntEx remains high. The interest in exhibition space for the 2018 expo exceeded all previous shows, with 93% of exhibition space being sold by December 2017.

According to Adriaan Woudstra, owner and organiser of HuntEx, the trends in firearm sales are shifting towards tactical sport shooting. International firearm producers are capitalising on this development and regard HuntEx as the best opportunity to introduce their latest designs in tactical firearms and accessories to the South African firearm enthusiasts. Therefore, visitors can look forward to seeing more foreign firearm producers exhibiting under their own brands at HuntEx2018.

Overcrowding at HuntEx has been a challenge at previous shows and caused frustration among exhibitors and visitors. In 2017, the daily visitor traffic was better distributed, which allowed for more quality time spent at exhibitions and better sales in general. For HuntEx2018, the organisers will manage the daily visitor numbers to acceptable levels to prevent congestion around exhibitions.

The HuntEx App that was introduced in 2017, is the ultimate visitor companion for the 2018 show. For 2018, new features allow more flexibility and search options for ardent visitors. The App can be downloaded from the Play Store.


VIP show day tickets

Attendance at the VIP show day on Thursday 26 April is on invitation only. A limited number of VIP tickets are available through dealers that will be exhibiting at the expo. VIP tickets will not be available at the entrance during the show.

Regular tickets
Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (27 – 29 April) are available online at www.huntex2018.net at a discounted price for all categories. Visitors buying tickets at the gate will pay the full price.

Multi-day tickets: Visitors planning to return for a second or third day, can purchase a multi-day ticket.

Group tickets: Five friends or family members travelling in one vehicle can purchase a group ticket, which includes parking for one vehicle inside the Gallagher complex.

Members of accredited hunting and sport shooting associations qualify for a significant discount on ticket prices. Pensioners and students also qualify for discount, while children under ten can attend for free.

Regular and online ticket prices

Categories Online ticket prices Gate ticket prices
Adults R110 R120
Hunting/sport shooting association members R75 R80
Pensioners R75 R80
Students and persons under 21 R75 R80
Children under ten Free Free
Group and multi-day rates Visit www.huntex2018.net for more info

HuntEx visitor hours
VIP show day on Thursday 26 April 10:00 - 17:00 (on invitation only)
Friday 27 April: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 28 April: 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday 29 April: 09:00 - 15:00

Visit www.huntex2018.net for more information on exhibitors, online ticket purchases and general information.

06 March 2018

Mr. Clive Aitchison of Maanhaarrand near Rustenburg is the lucky owner of a hunting rifle, accessories and a hunting opportunity that he won in a competition by SA Hunters to raise funds for its court case against the Minister of Police.

Clive, who is not a member of SA Hunters, won a hunting rifle (Howa.308 Win or 6,5 Creedmoor); a Delta rifle bag; an Allan rifle strap; and a Leopold VX-3i 6,5 – 20 X 40 telescope that were sponsored by Sons of Guns, a firearms dealer in Parys.

He also won two packages Titan points; development of suitable loads for the rifle of his choice; and an impala hunting opportunity sponsored by Helber Safaris. The estimated combined value of this prize is R 30 000 which Clive won for his R50 contribution to the Legal Aid Fund of SA Hunters.

SA Hunters has been involved in court action against the Minister of Police since 2016, regarding the relicensing of firearms and other matters related to the Firearms Control Act. The legal fees in this case are high and the competition was launched as a fund-raising effort to cover some of the legal costs.

SA Hunters thanks its members, members of other organisations, and the public that bought tickets in support of its legal fund. A similar competition might be offered again later this year.

Photo caption:
From left to right: Bernard Classen of Helber, sponsor of the points and hunting opportunity; Clive Aitchison, winner of the competition; and Jan Lubbe, of Sons of Guns that sponsored the rifle, scope and other accessories.

Mnr. Clive Aitchison van Maanhaarrand buite Rustenburg is die gelukkige wenner van 'n jaggeweer, bybehore en 'n jaggeleentheid in 'n kompetisie wat SA Jagters geloods om geld in te samel ter stuiwing van die Vereniging se regskoste in die hofsaak teen die Minister van Polisie.

Clive, wat nie 'n lid van SA Jagters nie, se prys sluit in: 'n jaggeweer (Howa.308 Win of 6,5 Creedmoor), 'n Delta-geweersak, 'n Allan-geweerband en 'n Leopold VX-3i 6,5 – 20 X 40 teleskoop wat deur Sons of Guns, 'n wapenwinkel in Parys, geskenk is.

Hy het ook twee pakkies Titan-ammunisiepunte, ontwikkeling van gepaste ladings vir die geweer van sy keuse; en 'n rooibok-jaggeleentheid gewen wat deur Helber Safaris geskenk is. Die geraamde waarde van hierdie prys is R30 000 wat Clive vir slegs 'n R50 bydrae tot die Regshulpfonds van SA Jagters verruil het.

SA Jagters is reeds sedert 2016 gemoeid by 'n hofsaak teen die Minister van Polisie oor aspekte rondom die herlisiensiering van vuurwapens en ander aspekte van die Wet op die Beheer van Vuurwapens. Uiteraard kos hierdie hofsaak baie geld, en SA Jagters het kompetisie geloods om geld in te samel om 'n gedeelte van die regskoste te dra.

SA Jagters bedank sy eie lede, lede van ander verenigings en die publiek wat kaartjies ten bate van die regsfonds gekoop het. 'n Soortgelyke kompetisie sal moontlik later in die jaar weer aangebied word.

Van links na regs: Bernard Classen van Helber, borg van die punte en jaggeleentheid; Clive Aitchison, wenner; en Jan Lubbe, eienaar van Sons of Guns wat die geweer, teleskoop en meegaande items geborg het.

03 October 2017

Die Kongres het in 2016 goedkeuring verleen dat die ivoor uit Nico van Rooyen se erflating gebruik kan word om messe en juwele te vervaardig, ten einde die ivoor te gebruik eerder as om dit te laat vergaan omdat dit nie in ideale omstandighede gestoor kan word nie.

Na ‘n proses van besluitname deur die Raad en Uitgebreide Raad is die ivoor nou opgesny en die eerste messe is gemaak en beskikbaar vir bestelling. Van die afvalstukke ivoor sal juwele vervaardig en verkoop word deur ‘n aangewese juwelier wat dit in samewerking met SA Jagters sal doen.

Hierdie is ‘n unieke gelentheid om ‘n mes te bekom waarvan die hef van ivoor sal wees wat uit die versameling van Nico van Rooyen kom. Dit sal sekerlik nie goedkoop wees nie maar die mes is bedoel om ‘n versamelstuk te wees.

Daar sal ‘n beperkte reeks messe gemaak word omdat die beskikbare ivoor beperk is. Die eerste reeks sal die Nico van Rooyen Doctari reeks messe wees wat ‘n eie unieke verhaal het. Daar sal slges 150 messe in hierdie reeks gemaak word en elke mes sal genommer wees, beide op die mes sowel as op die kassie. Hierdie messe sal beskikbaar wees teen R 5 500,00 elk en sal vervaardig en versend word na die lid sodra die bestelling geplaas en die geld in die rekening van SA Jagters oorgeplaas is.

Indien u een van hierdie messe wil bestel doen die volgende: Plaas die bedrag van R 5 500 oor na die rekening van SA Jagters by ABSA met die rekeningnommer 01443990077. Takkode 632005 en gerbruik die volgende verwysing: Mes en u Selfoonnommer. Stuur asseblief ‘n bewys van die betaling na admin@sahunt.co.za

Die genommerde mes sal op ‘n eerste bestel eerste gelewer basis aan u versend word tesame met die permit om die ivoor wettig te besit.

10 July 2017

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22 June 2017

SA Jagters het op Vrydag 9 Junie 2017 vir die eerste keer in die geskiedenis ‘n Gholfdag gehou. Hierdie dag is gehou met die uitsluitlike doel om geld in te samel vir die Regshulpfonds van SA Jagters. Op ‘n koue Vrydagoggend het 120 spelers om 11h30 tegelyk afgeslaan op die gholfbaan van Wingate Park Country Club in Pretoria.


22 June 2017

SA Jagters het weer eens vanjaar by HuntEx Gauteng gehou te Gallagher Estate teen die einde van April ‘n spesiale poging aangewend om nuwe lede te werf en ons lidmaatskap uit te behou. Soortgelyke fokus is ook geplaas op die behou van bestaande lede en ‘n groot aantal lede het tydens hierdie geleentheid ook hulle lidmaatskap kom hernu en ledegeld betaal vir die volgende jaar.

18 April 2017

SA Hunters’ Court Application affects all legal Firearm Owners

The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association’s (SA Hunters) court application against the Minister of Police about the renewal of firearm licences will be heard in the North Gauteng High Court on 25 and 26 April.

SA Hunters’ court application deals with the constitutionality of the actions by the SAPS and the Central Firearm Registry (CFR) regarding the renewal of firearm licences. The Association’s legal action followed on SAPS’ directive to police stations in February 2016, instructing firearm owners whose firearm licences had expired, to hand in their firearms at their nearest police station for destruction.

In terms of Section 24 of the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000 as amended) firearm owners must renew firearm licences that had been issued since 2006. Such a renewal application must be submitted at least 90 days before the licence expires. However, the Act does not allow SAPS to make decisions regarding the surrendering and destruction of firearms because of late licence renewal applications.

It is estimated that 190 000 firearm licences had expired since 2011 and for which no renewal applications have been submitted. Most of these firearms are handguns that were acquired for self-defence purposes for which a licence is only valid for five years.

SA Hunters CEO, Fred Camphor, said most of these firearm owners simply forgot to renew their licences. “They are not criminals and did not use these firearms in criminal acts. They just forgot to renew their licences in the same way people sometimes forget to renew their drivers’ licences or motor vehicle licences. In these instances, the person renews the licence and pays an administrative fine without having to surrender his motor vehicle.”

Since 2011, SAPS accepted each licence renewal applications that had been submitted (even five years after they had expired). These applications were processed and renewal licences were issued providing the applicant met the required criteria. There are thousands of examples.

In February 2016, this situation changed when the acting police commissioner instructed police stations not to accept any late renewal applications for firearm licences. In addition, police had to inform applicants that they were in illegal possession of a firearm and should surrender their firearms at their nearest police station.

SA Hunters believes the police’s action is illegal and brought the court application to amend the Act and correct the shortcomings. If SA Hunters succeeds with its application, all firearm owners in South African will benefit and not only its 40 000 members.

Any person or organisation interested in assisting SA Hunters in this matter can do so by making a donation to the SA Hunters Legal Aid Fund: Absa Bank, Branch: 632005, Account No: 9134305406.

Contact the SA Hunters Head Office in 012 808 9300 should you be interested in the court annexures

18 April 2017

SA Jagters se Hofaansoek raak alle Vuurwapeneienaars

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Jagters- en Wildbewaringsvereniging (SA Jagters) se hofaansoek teen die Minister van Polisie oor die hernuwing van vuurwapenlisensies word op 25 en 26 April in die Noord-Gautengse Hooggeregshof aangehoor.

In beginsel, handel SA Jagters se hofaansoek oor die grondwetlikheid van die Polisie en die Sentrale Vuurwapenregister (SVR) se standpunt oor die hernuwing van vuurwapenlisensies. Dit volg nadat die SAPD sedert Februarie 2016 vuurwapeneienaars wie se lisensies reeds verval het, opdrag gee om hulle vuurwapens by die naaste polisiestasie in te handig vir vernietiging.

Artikel 24 van die Wet op die Beheer van Vuurwapens, Wet 60 van 2000 soos gewysig, bepaal dat vuurwapeneienaars alle vuurwapenlisensies wat sedert 2006 uitgereik is, moet hernu. 'n Hernuwingsaansoek moet minstens 90 dae voordat die lisensie verval, ingedien word. Die Wet maak egter nie spesifiek voorsiening vir die Polisie om 'n besluit te mag neem oor die indiening en vernietiging van vuurwapens nie.

Sedert 2011, het ongeveer 175 000 vuurwapenlisensies reeds verval waarvoor hernuwingsaansoeke nie ingedien is nie. Die meeste van hierdie wapens is handwapens wat vir selfverdediging aangeskaf word en waarvoor die lisensies slegs vir vyf jaar geldig is.

Fred Camphor, uitvoerende hoof van SA Jagters, sê hierdie vuurwapeneienaars het eenvoudig net vergeet dat die lisensies verval het. “Hierdie mense is nie kriminele nie en die wapens is ook nooit nie vir misdaad aangewend nie. Hulle het doodgewoon vergeet om die lisensies te hernu, net soos wat baie van ons soms vergeet om voertuiglisensies en bestuurderslisensies wat ook 'n beperkte leeftyd het, te hernu. In hierdie gevalle hernu 'n persoon die betrokke lisensie en 'n betaal 'n administratiewe boete sonder om van sy motor hoef afstand te doen.

Sedert 2011 het die Polisie elke lisensie-aansoek wat hulle laat ontvang het (selfs so lank as 5 jaar nadat die lisensie verval het), geprosesseer en die lisensie hernu indien die eienaar aan die vereistes voldoen het. Daar is duisende voorbeelde hiervan.

Die situasie het verander in Februarie 2016 toe die waarnemende kommissaris van Polisie alle polisiestasies opdrag gegee om geen laat aansoeke vir die hernuwing van 'n wapenlisensie te aanvaar nie. Verder moet hulle die aansoeker inlig dat hy/sy onwettig in besit is van die wapen en dit by die Polisie moet inhandig.

SA Jagters is van mening dat hierdie optrede van die Polisie onwettig is en het 'n hofaansoek gebring om die Wet te wysig en die leemtes in die Wet reg te stel. Indien SA Jagters se hofaansoek slaag, sal baie Suid-Afrikaanse vuurwapeneienaars hierby baat vind, en nie net die 40 000 lede van dié Vereniging nie.

Enige persoon of instansie wat SA Jagters in hierdie hofaansoek wil ondersteun, kan dit doen deur ‘n donasie tot die SA Jagters Regshulp Fonds te maak: ABSA Bank, Tak: 632005, Rekening: 9134305406

Kontak die SA Jagters Hoofkantoor indien sou belangstel in die hof aansoek aanhansels

01 March 2017

Die kursus in die jag van gevaarlike wild is 'n gesamentlike inisiatief van die SA Jagters- en Wildbewaringsvereniging en die Wildlife College.

Die kursus bied aan toegewyde jagters die unieke geleentheid om teoretiese kennis oor die jag van gevaarlike wild en praktiese vaardigheid in groot 5-gebied op te doen.

Dr. Kevin Robertson, ook bekend as Doctari, skrywer van verskeie gesaghebbende publikasies oor skootplasing waaronder The Perfect Shot is die hoof van die afdeling.

Die kursus fokus hoofsaaklik op die jag van die groot vyf en word in die Kruger Nasionale Park en die Wildlife College naby die Orpen-hek aangebied. In hierdie stadium word daar hoofsaaklik gefokus op die jag van olifante en buffels. Pieter Nell is die olifantspesialis en dr. Robertson is die buffel-kenner. Gawie Lindeque help met die logistiek.

Die skietvaardigheid fokus ook op die korrekte skootplasing onder verskillende omstandighede.

Lewensgrootte anatomies-korrekte teikens van die spesies word vir die praktiese skiettoets in die veld gebruik. Die hoogtepunt van die kursus is die simulasiejagsessies wanneer kursusgangers lewendige diere in die veld bekruip tot binne jagbare afstand.Die enigste verskil is dat 'n laser die jaggeweer vervang waarmee die “jagter” sy skoot plasing aandui. Dit maak van hierdie kursus 'n baie unieke ervaring en van onskatbare waarde vir die potensiële grootwildjagter.

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Die kursus beplanning vir 2017 is gedoen en die volgende datums is beskikbaar:

DATUMS: (SLEGS 6 STUDENTE PER DATUM) (R4000 per persoon) (Buffel en Olifant)
[Aankoms die middag van kursus en vertrek weer in die middag na kursus voltooi is]

1. 24 tot 27 August 2017  6 x plekke oop (Bring eie tent)
2. 31 Augustus tot 3 September 2017 5 x plekke oop (Bring eie tent)
3. 21 tot 24 September 2017 5 x plekke oop (Bring eie tent)

Vir die bespreking benodig ons asseblief die volgende inligting: liesel@sahunt.co.za

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