There has been little new news in the firearm ownership situation lately, but it is appropriate that we bring you up to date with some issues and remind you of a few others.
CHASA CEO Christmas 2020 message
To the Executive, Board, Members of CHASA and all fellow hunters and wildlife sector stakeholders At the end of this year, which has without a doubt been one like no other in the history of mankind, it is fitting for us, as hunters, to reflect on the world that was, the world that is, and most importantly what we want the world that will be, to be. Not one of us could have imagined, just before Christmas 2019 just how things would turn just a few months later. Even a month back, again things started to look like “normality” was again becoming a possibility only to have the latest surge of what now appears to be a somewhat mutated form of this cursed virus spring on us like a bolt from the blue. Clearly, 2021 looks now to be as challenging as 2020 was.
Draft Firearm Report
Most of us are aware that the GOSA interim interdict was dismissed for reasons that are not relevant to this report.
Urgent Info Rumours of Amnesty Extension The Current Facts Letter from CHASA CEO
Dear CHASA Members
Urgent Info: Rumours of Amnesty Extension. The Current Facts
It is well known that the Minister of Police said he intended asking Parliament to extend the current amnesty. This was reported widely in the news.
Congratulations and Expression of Appreciation on your 60th Annual General MeetingRead More
Notice to CHASA Members CFR and Firearm News.
Dear CHASA Members
HASA to DSC and CIC – Captive Bred Lions
We have read with disappointment your recent outputs regarding captive bred lion and the follow up wherein you solicit support from further organisations. We have also studied PHASA’s comprehensive letter to you of 26 November. The CHASA Exco fully ratify and support the contents of the PHASA letter in this regard and you can align our stance with theirs on issues raised therein.
Results of CHASA Game Meat Survey – English Version
CHASA (The Confederation of Hunters’ Associations of South Africa) conducted a survey among South African hunters during May 2020 on the hunting of animals and the use of the meat thus obtained.
SAPS Directive 07 May 2020
CHASA Formal Submission on the DEFRA Consultation on the Controls on the Import & Export of Hunting TrophiesRead More
CHASA Advice To Holders Of Firearms With Expired Licences
Following our notice dated 4 July 2018 wherein we expressed our view that the only an AMNESTY, Declared by The Minister, can solve the current crisis facing firearm owners who failed to renew their licences in terms of Sec 24 of the FCA, we are extremely pleased to share the information that this now appears to be the likely outcome.
SA Hunters vs CFR Court Ruling
CHASA – Congratulates the South African Hunters & Game Conservation Association
The Confederation of Hunters Association of SA congratulates the CEO, Executive and management of “SA Hunters” on their pivotal and decisive court triumph in their case against aspects of the Firearms Control Act (60 of 2000) as handed down in the North Gauteng High Court today.
We have had some small insight into the diligence, hard work, long hours and calculated risk which the SA Hunters team have put in and can attest to what a magnificent effort it was. It is also sad, but true that at every step of the way the State (SAPS/CFR) could, and should have engaged with SA Hunters and all firearm related stakeholders to rectify the patent problems that exist with both the legislation and the implementation thereof which would have solved the problems much sooner and without litigation being necessary.
Salient features of the judgement. Otherwise click here for the full judgement:
- declare Sec 24 & 28 of the Firearms Control Act (60 of 2000) unconstitutional.
- gives the State 18 months to rectify.
- deems all expired licenses valid pending such rectification.
- respondent (State) to pay costs.
Chasa Kennisgewing Oktober 2020
Na aanleiding van die gebeure wat verlede week in Senekal plaasgevind het tydens die 1ste verskyning van twee verdagtes, wat van die moord op die 21-jarige plaasbestuurder, BrendinHorner, beskuldig word, is daar van alle kante ‘n ongekende oproep tot verhoogde protesaksie en selfs dreigemente van geweld op plekke regoor Suid-Afrika en spesifiek gefokus op die volgende hofverskyning in Senekal op 16 Oktober 2020.
CHASA Submission To DEA High Level Panel
CHASA Submission as invited in Notice 221 of 2020
CHASA Advice relating to Hunting, Culling and Problem Animal Control Activities
The CHASA CEO has been engaged in a number of teleconferences, including with the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Forestry & Fisheries during the recent weeks relating to the Wildlife Sector issues during the Covid 19 lockdown.
Animal Improvement Act (62/1998):Amendment of Table 7 of Regulations, including an additional list of animals // Diereverbeteringswet: Verandering aan Tabel 7 van die Regulasies, insluiting van addisionele diere
2019 JUNIOR JAGTER / MENTOR JAGFOTO-GELUKKIGE TREKKING
Dit is een van CHASA se strategiese prioriteite om meer aandag te skenk aan die werwing van junior jagters asook om hulle betrokkenheid in verenigingsaktiwiteite te bevorder.
Gevolglik het die Raad van CHASA besluit om die Junior Jagter/ Mentor Jagfoto-gelukkige Trekking weer in 2019 aan te bied. Dit behels die volgende:
Chasa Interim Notice To Members And The Firearm Owning Public
(While we await official SAPS Directives from the NATIONAL Commissioner, we cannot in good conscience give guaranteed advice. Much speculation is happening. This notice therefore indicates our current best information and commentary)
There are TWO categories of persons who fall into the above general category:
1)Those who transitioned in the period between 2006 and 2009 from the old “GREEN LICENCE” to the new act’s “WHITE LICENCE”.
2)Those whom acquired their firearm under the NEW ACT, and have only ever held a so called “WHITE LICENCE”