events, competitions, etc
(Date added shown in brackets)
AIM-WILD EXPO 25-27 MARCH 2011
SAGA will be at the new AIM-Wild Expo this weekend 25-27 March 2011. The
previous AIM Shooters Show and Wild Expo have combined and are now
presenting a bigger and better show at the Tshwane Events Centre
(Pretoria Show Grounds) Hall L & G – entrance Church Street. The show
will be open as follows: Friday 25th 09:00-19:00, Saturday 26th
09:00-19:00 and Sunday 10:00-16:00. Entrance for adults is R50 and for
children is R20. Parking is free.
SAGA will be on stands 80 & 81. You can renew your membership
immediately as well as sign up new members. We will be launching some
exciting new insignia items at special show prices.
Our popular sage green collared shirts will now be available for sale.
These brushed cotton twill shirts have short sleeves and “SAGA”
embroidered on the front left in a simple yet smart toned cotton. These
shirts look good and wear well. The show price is R220 per shirt. Normal
price on orders to the office is R250 including insured postage and
VICTORINOX BILTONG KNIVES:
Due to popular demand, SAGA has decided to once again offer the
Victorinox Biltong Knife engraved with “SAGA”. This biltong knife has a
stainless steel blade and true to Victorinox standards, will work hard
cutting your biltong for many years. The show price is R100 per knife.
Normal price on orders to the office is R120 including registered post
Looking for something a little different? These black drawstring denier
bags provide a lightweight bag for shoulder or backpack use. They have
“Aiming for Safety - SAGA” printed on one side in white. The show price
is R25 per bag. Normal price on orders to the office is R30 including
postage and packing.
In addition we will have our normal insignia for sale to members:
waistcoats, caps, metal badges, patches, ties and some of the Special
Edition metal lapel badges.
SAGA representatives will be on hand to talk firearms, discuss licensing
matters, etc. We will have leaflets available on the current situation;
our Safety Education pamphlets as well as general information leaflets.
SAGA is most grateful to
have generous sponsors and will once again be offering our raffle with
no less than five marvelous prizes. Tickets will only be available to
current SAGA members at the show – so make sure your membership is
paid-up or join at the show. The cost of the tickets remains at R40
each, which is excellent value considering the great prizes on offer.
The draw will take place at 3pm on Sunday 27 March and winners will be
notified by telephone. This raffle is an AIM-Wild Expo initiative; no
tickets will be sold elsewhere.
FIRST prize is a Shadow Sport Gamo air rifle generously sponsored by
Nicholas Yale cc. This durable lightweight 4.5mm air rifle comes
complete with a 3-9x40 scope, is a break-barrel model, has an
all-weather synthetic stock, non-slip chequering on the grip, twin cheek
pads, thick ventilated rubber recoil pad, etc. Valued at R2230 this is a
superb prize for old and young alike.
[Nicholas Yale cc, 011-326-4540, email: email@example.com]
SECOND prize is a Leatherman Klamath kindly sponsored by Awesome Tools.
This quality folding knife is a necessity for any hunter. The Klamath
has a S30V stainless steel 4-inch blade, which is easy to clean and
sharpen; a gut hook with a large cutting area remains hidden until
needed in the handle; Leatherman’s strong lockback locking mechanism;
and a diamond-coated sharpening rod. A really useful prize valued at
[Awesome Tools, 021-975-2700, www.awesometools.co.za]
THIRD prize is a pair of UltraOptec UltraFocus 7x50 binoculars sponsored
by Kings Arms and Ammunition. These binoculars are a great prize. They
are focus free; have multicoated lenses; the eye cups can be folded down
and used with or without glasses; and they come with a durable black
rubber body. A great prize for any shooter or outdoors person. Value of
this prize is R700.
[Kings Arms and Ammunition, 031-337-6424, email: firstname.lastname@example.org]
FOURTH and FIFTH prizes are the same, 12V Spotlight rechargeable torches
and lanyards sponsored by Yellow Orange Trading. These colourful little
spotlights have high output .5 watt LED bulbs; rechargeable Ni-MH
batteries; charges in a vehicle’s 12 volt power outlet; has a red glow
charging indicator; and gives you 120+ minutes per charge. A very handy
prize for anyone. Each Spotlight is valued at R200.
[Yellow Orange Trading / Spotlight, 073-050-4283,
The AIM-Wild Expo website is
www.aim-wildexpo.co.za for more information on the show.
AIM Show 2010 Prize Winners
Prize winners at the AIM Show
raffle held on 26-28 March 2010 were:
Mr S Stones, Pretoria
Mr P Rogers, Lonehill
Mr C Blandford, Walkerville
Mrs J Freemantle, Bedfordview
Congratulations!! And Thank You to all
those who bought a raffle ticket.
Show 26-28 March 2010
SAGA will be at the AIM Shooters Show from
26-28 March 2010 at the War Museum in Johannesburg (next to the Jhb Zoo,
Saxonwold). The show will be open as follows: Friday 10:00-18:00,
Saturday 09:00-18:00 and Sunday 09:00-16:00. There will be lots of
parking and entry for adults is R60.
SAGA will be at stands 45 and 46 in the
Gunpark. As usual we will be doing “on the spot” membership renewals,
signing up of new members and membership queries. SAGA representatives
will be on hand, we will have leaflets to hand out, etc.
Did you know that SAGA will be 25 this
year? Established in 1985 to fight for firearm owners’ rights, SAGA has
had many successes - and there is still much more we hope to achieve. To
acknowledge this milestone SAGA has ordered a limited number of casual
waistcoats which will be launched at the AIM Show. The show price will
be R220 and the normal price (including post and packing) will be R260.
We have a variety of sizes available and they will be sold on a
first-come-first-served basis. Visit our website at
www.saga.org.za to see a photo of
Other insignia available at the show
will be our bull denim caps, metal badges, special edition small metal
badges, ties, and cloth patches.
Once again, thanks to the generosity of
our sponsors SAGA has managed to organise a great AIM Show raffle.
Tickets will only be available to current SAGA members at the show – so
make sure your membership is paid-up or join at the show. The cost of
the tickets are still R40 - the same price since 2007. The draw will
take place at 3pm on Sunday 28 March and winners will be notified by
telephone. This raffle is an AIM Show initiative; no tickets will be
FIRST prize is a Frontier Pro BBQ from
Lite Optec. This incredible BBQ is a multi-functional cooking unit
offering you various options from smoking, roasting, grilling to BBQing
your food. Easily adjustable, the ProQ smoker can be changed using the
toggle latches to suit your cooking capacity or simply convert it into a
kettle braai. Some features of the kit are: large capacity charcoal
basket with integrated lifting handles for ease of use; an accurate
fitted temperature gauge in Celsius and Fahrenheit; air vents enabling
precise temperature control; large access doors for convenient addition
of wood chips or for topping up the water pan; and more. Valued at over
R2300 this prize is a real winner!
SECOND prize is an LED Lensor H7
Rechargable Head Light from Awesome Tools. This marvellous headlight has
a patented variable focus optics system delivering smooth flood (great
for reading) or a pinpoint spot for “reaching”. Impressive technology
includes a dimming function, high precision optics manufactured in
Nuremberg and variable output of light. This headlight is easy to handle
and the rechargeable function via the plugin transformer or a USB jack
on your computer, saves on operating costs - it can also operate with 3x
AAA batteries. An ideal prize valued at R489.
THIRD prize is an LED Lensor P7 Torch
also donated by Awesome Tools. This super torch is equipped with
Advanced Focus System lenses and the focusing mechanism of the
newly-developed Speed Focus. Light output is phenomenal with a circular
spotlight or sharply focused beam with a range of up to 200 meters. It
has a modular design, a Dynamic Switch and three different brightness
levels. Four AAA batteries are all you need to provide you with up to
120 hours of light (in economy mode). Valued at R439 this torch provides
the best that LED Lenser lighting research has to offer.
FOURTH prize is a year’s subscription to
MAGNUM Magazine. This informative and entertaining magazine is a
must-have for every serious hunter and shooter. It is not only a good
monthly read, but also its reference value means that many readers keep
their magazines for future use. SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Subjects covered
include wingshooting and gundogs, the shooting sports in general,
rifles, shotguns, handguns, personal defence, ammo, ballistics,
hand-loading, military weapons, antique weapons, muzzle-loaders and
other black powder weapons, firearms in history, knives and edged
weapons, optical equipment, outdoor equipment, game cooking, and more.
Something for everyone. A wonderful prize valued at R290.
The AIM Show website is
www.aimshow.co.za for more
information on the show.
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Show 3-5 April 2009
SAGA will be at the AIM Shooters Show this
coming weekend 3-5 April 2009. Once again the show is being held at the
War Museum in Saxonwold (adjacent to the Johannesburg Zoo). The show is
open on Friday 10:00-18:00, Saturday 09:00-18:00 and Sunday 09:00-18:00,
and there is lots of parking. Entry for adults is R50.
SAGA will be at stands 49 & 50 in the
Gunpark. You can renew your membership immediately as well as sign up
new members. We will have insignia for sale to members: caps, metal
badges, patches, ties and some of the Special Edition metal lapel
SAGA representatives will be on hand to
talk firearms, discuss licensing matters, etc. We will have leaflets
available on the FCA; What Next?; our Safety Education pamphlets as well
as general information leaflets.
Our annual raffle has some exciting
prizes thanks to the support of our wonderful sponsors. Tickets will
only be available to current SAGA members at the show - so make sure
your membership is paid-up or join at the show. The cost of the tickets
remains at R40 each, which is excellent value considering the great
prizes on offer. The draw will take place at 3pm on Sunday 5 April and
winners will be notified by telephone. This raffle is an AIM Show
initiative; no tickets will be sold elsewhere.
FIRST prize is a Gamo air rifle - a
Shadow Sport model generously sponsored by Nicholas Yale cc. This
break-barrel model comes complete with a 3-9x40 scope3, an all-weather
synthetic stock, non-slip chequering on the grip, twin cheek pads, thick
ventilated rubber recoil pad, some ammunition, etc. Valued at R2800 this
is a superb prize. [Nicholas Yale cc, 011-339-6556]
SECOND PRIZE is a Leatherman K502 knife
kindly sponsored by Awesome Tools cc. This traditional lockback folder
has numerous features including a 154cm stainless steel drop-point
knife; a bit driver with six screw bit tips that can be stored in the
glass-filled nylon and aluminium handle; a bottle opener/Carabiner clip;
and a can opener. The K502 measures 11.4cm closed and has a 7.9cm blade
length. In summary: you get maximum usefulness with minimum bulk. With a
25-year warranty this prize valued at R800 is a must. [Awesome Tools cc,
THIRD PRIZE is a Shibazi Safari Pro Knife
Kit. This set consists of five useful knives: a 215mm butcher's knife, a
157mm professional skinning knife, a 117mm gut hook skinner with
removable sheath, a 140mm boning knife, and a 70mm utility/caping knife.
Also contained in the durable folding carry/storage case (with ABS
handles) is a tungsten carbide sharpener. All the knives are made of
premium 5Cr15MoV Stainless Steel. This marvellous prize, valued at R550,
has been generously sponsored by LiteOptec (Pty) Ltd. [LiteOptec (Pty)
FOURTH PRIZE is a Shibazi Outfitter Kit.
This great 4 knife kit is also kindly sponsored by LiteOptec (Pty) Ltd
and consists of: a 215mm butcher's knife, a 117mm gut hook skinner with
removable sheath, a 140mm boning knife, and a 70mm utility/caping knife.
In a durable folding carry/storage case with ABS handles this kit will
take up no space when you are in the field. All the knives are made of
premium 5Cr15MoV Stainless Steel. The value of this kit is R350.
[LiteOptec (Pty) Ltd, 011-462-6986]
Don't miss out - see you at the show!
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Prize winners at the Bundu Expo held on
25-27 July 2008 were:
Mnr MA Kruger, Sinoville
Mnr CJ Smit, Booysens
Show 16-18 March 2007
SAGA will once again be at the AIM Shooter
Show from 16-18 March 2007 from 9am-6pm (4pm on Sunday). The expanded
show has moved to a new venue - Nasrec Expocentre (Johannesburg).
You will be able to sign up as a SAGA
member or renew your SAGA membership at the stand - memberships will be
processed on the spot! We will have insignia for sale; leaflets on the
Amendment Bill and Firearm Licence Renewals; Safety Education leaflets
for parents; etc.
The annual raffle is a must. Generous
sponsors means amazing prizes and this year we have no less than FIVE
superb prizes. Tickets will only be available to current SAGA members at
the show - so make sure your membership is paid-up or join at the show.
Despite the substantial increase in the number and value of the prizes,
the cost of the tickets remains at just R40 each - for the third year in
a row. The draw will take place at 3pm on Sunday 18 March and the
winners will be notified by telephone. (This raffle is an AIM Show
initiative, no tickets will be sold elsewhere.)
FIRST prize is a one-of-a-kind
handmade skinning knife made by Steven Mackrill using Sandvik 12C27
steel hardened to 60RC and given a satin finish. The handle is Rhodesian
teak and giraffe bone. The knife comes in an imbuia case and with a
hand-tooled leather sheath. Valued at over R1,500 this beautiful knife
is something really special. (This knife will be revealed at the show.)
SECOND prize is a Leatherman
Nehalem lock-back folder. This sturdy knife, which comes with a Realtree
Camo pouch, is part of the new range from Awesome Tools and is valued at
R1,000. It is 11.5cm long, delivers 154CM (Crucible metal) cutting
performance, comes with a retractable gut hook and a detachable diamond
sharpener in the handle. The blade has been specially engraved with
"SAGA 2007 AIM SHOW".
THIRD prize is a pair of Buffalo
River 8x32 binoculars from African Hunting Supplies. The Guide series
are medium size binoculars, large enough to use all day, yet not too
bulky. Made with a BaK4 prism system, fully multicoated, is waterproof
and is supplied with an attractive deluxe case. This really useful prize
is valued at over R600.
FOURTH prize is a 4-Cell LED
Maglite from Ramrod Manufacturing. This Maglite has all the usual
quality one has come to expect from Maglite but features an LED globe
that has a rated life of 10,000 hours. This cutting edge technology has
an intelligent management system that will extend your battery life and
a focusable beam. Valued at over R550 this is a must-have prize.
FIFTH prize is an Iwatani Camping
Stove with three butane canisters also from African Hunting Supplies.
This portable gas stove can be taken anywhere and is quick and easy to
use. Iwatani is renowned for their safety, quality and reliability. This
handy prize is valued at R400.
Don't miss out - see you at the show!
Stand number 15B.
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Firearm Licence Renewal Imbizo's are to be
held as advertised in the "Sunday Times" on 20 August 2006:
The South African Police Service (SAPS)
together with the Safety and Security Sector Education Training
Authority (SASSETA), Security Industry Alliance (SIA) and Private
Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) invite all interested
stakeholders such as security service providers, training providers,
theatrical-, film- and television production companies, game ranchers,
persons who conduct business in hunting, and public museums who must
apply for the renewal of their existing firearm licences, permits or
authorisations in terms of the provisions of the Firearms Control Act,
2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000) to attend imbizo's that will be held in all
provinces as scheduled per table below.
The imbizo's will be facilitated by the
South African Police Service, SASSETA, PSIRA and SIA. The following
topics will be addressed:
- The renewal of firearm licences, permits or authorisations of
- The competency certification process both for the responsible person
and all persons who will utilize firearms from a juristic person
There is no cost involved to attend the
imbizo's but booking is essential. Kindly RSVP on tel 086 110 2477 or
via fax 086 683 6515. All imbizo's start at 09:30 for 10:00. www.saps.gov.za
||28 Aug 2006
||30 Aug 2006
Highschool, Laynon Rd
||01 Sept 2006
||Kopana Nokeng Country
||04 Sept 2006
||05 Sept 2006
||07 Sept 2006
||08 Sept 2006
||Roodepoort Country Club
||12 Sept 2006
||Modderfontein Golf Club
||13 Sept 2006
||Good Hope Centre
||18 Sept 2006
||Town Hall, Govan Mbeki
||19 Sept 2006
||Town Hall, York Rd
||22 Sept 2006
||Durban Exhibition Centre
||20 Sept 2006
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Show 24-26 March 2006
SAGA's stand at the AIM Shooters Show from
24 to 26 March 2006 was a busy place to be. We processed 135 new
members, 162 renewing members and welcomed back 113 expired members.
Our raflle was once again a huge success with three wonderful prizes up
for grabs. The First Prize was a handcrafted "Guarded Hunter" knife
with a handstitched leather sheath
made by André Thorburn. Valued at R1,000 this
knife has the SAGA 21-year logo and is a one-of-a-kind collector's item.
The lucky winner was a pensioner from Pretoria who was extremely happy
with his win.
The Second Prize was donated by Ramrod, an Ultimate Outdoor / Off Road Vehicle
Survival Tool Kit in an Ultra compact bag. This was a popular item and
the proud winner, a member from Johannesburg, rushed back to the show
after the draw to collect his prize!
The Third Prize was donated by Leatherman, a K502X lockback folder knife and belt
sheath. This quality prize was also much sought after. This winner was
still at the show and so was able to claim his prize immediately. A
member visiting the show all the way from Durban!
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20 December 2005
SAGA is pleased to be able to inform you
that the Minister for Safety & Security has issued an important
statement about the implementation of the Firearms Control Act and the
renewal of firearm licences. The full text follows below but the two
most important points are:
The deadline for firearm owners born in January, February or March to
apply to renew their licences has been extended from 31 December 2005 to
31 March 2006.
Firearm licences issued under the (old) Arms & Ammunition Act of
1969 remain valid until 30 June 2009, but if those licences are NOT
renewed within the deadlines set according to month of birth, such
firearms will have to have been legally disposed of by 1 July 2009 or
surrendered to the SAPS.
statement and the forthcoming Government Gazette demand further study
and interpretation. We are also expecting the government to announce
other changes to the Act/Regulations and we will advise members in due
course. In the meantime, we suggest that those of you to whom the 31
March 2006 deadline now applies – and who wish to retain firearms
beyond 30 June 2009 – should take the prescribed test and start
preparing all the documentation for your application/motivation. Be
ready before the deadline, BUT check our website before handing in your
application as there may be a further Ministerial statement that could
perhaps radically change the whole convoluted procedure.
also that – as we interpret it – if you now have, say, four
self-defence handguns and the current law allows you only one, you need
to apply to relicence only the one you most want to keep for the
duration. The other three licences remain valid, and you may thus keep
those firearms, until June 2009.
will try to keep you properly informed as the drama unfolds,
negotiations continue and the facts become clearer.
past year has been a very busy and somewhat frustrating one for SAGA and
we don’t expect 2006 to be much easier. With your support, however, we
will continue the battle over firearm ownership rights and for fair and
reasonable treatment. We regard the recently announced three month
extension as a small victory for common sense and perhaps a sign that
practical reality sometimes overcomes political ideology.
do your best to recruit new members. The income received from membership
fees is what allows SAGA to function and the number of paid-up members
is what gives us credibility and ‘weight’ in meetings and
negotiations. Application forms are available from the office or online.
year’s AIM show at Kyalami was again a great success for SAGA and we
look forward to seeing you there on 24-26 March next year.
SAGA administration office will be closed from 15 December 2005 and will
reopen on Monday 16 January 2006.
regards and best wishes for a prosperous and safe 2006.
here to the Ministerial
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Did you know that SAGA was founded twenty
years ago in 1985?
To celebrate, a limited number of
Victorinox Biltong Knives have been purchased and engraved with the
special twenty-year logo.
These knives are available at R95.00 each
(including postage and packing) while stocks last.
Place your order today by contacting the office on telephone (031)
562-9951 (mornings only).
First come first served!
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Show 4-6 March 2005
10 March 2005
Mike Skellern knife was won by J Harmse from Gauteng - and boy was he a
part of our twenty-year celebrations we also launched the Victorinox Biltong Knife which has been
engraved with a special logo to celebrate 20-years of SAGA. Some of
these knives are still available and the price with postage and packing
is now R95. Order from the office if you would like one. (Picture
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4 November 2004
SAGA office has been receiving a number of queries for gunsmiths
throughout South Africa. At present we have no comprehensive list of
gunsmiths and so we are now attempting to compile such a list.
If you are a gunsmith please let us have your details.
* If you know of a gunsmith in your area please send us the contact
information and we will get hold of them.
Street Address (where workshop is located)
Telephone, Cell and Fax numbers
email information to email@example.com
or fax to (031) 562-0530.
see the Gunsmiths page for the first
entries that have come in.
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Here follows a report which was
published in Magnum Magazine (October 2004).
CFR Takes the Dias
By Gail Osborne
The Firearms Control Act Symposium, organized by the Hibiscus
Chamber of Commerce & Industry on 1 September 2004, was a great
success. Final attendance on the day was 232 people all interested to
learn something more about the Act and how they would be affected by its
implementation. The audience consisted of ordinary citizens, farmers,
businessmen, as well as those with special interests in the Act, like
security companies, firearm dealers, gunsmiths and training providers.
These various interested parties came from as far afield as Durban,
Pietermaritzburg, and the Midlands as well as the Hibiscus Coast. The
Symposium was opened by Chamber President Diane van Dyk who proved to be
an excellent Chairperson and controlled the sometimes heated debate most
Director Jaco Bothma of the Central Firearms Register, the
first of the official speakers, used a slide presentation to provide an
overview of the Act and Regulations.
He was followed by Senior Superintendent Lucky Lekgotla, also
from the CFR, who spoke about accreditation of training providers but
focused more on the accreditation of associations. He also announced
that Theta Seta (Tourism, Hospitality and Sport) would now manage the
unit standards and accreditation for the hunting and sport shooting
associations. This decision was only made on 31 August.
Hennie Richards, director of the Poslec Seta (Policing,
Correctional Services, Justice, Legal, Private Security), then gave a
slide presentation about training providers and their accreditation
requirements. He confirmed that the Poslec's "Certificate of
Learnership" which is to be issued to all who successfully undergo
a training course, will be available from the middle of September. The
certificate incorporates a 'counterfeit-proof' SAQA hologram -
especially produced in India, it shatters like a windscreen if tampered
with. At present there are 68 Poslec accredited training providers with
another 180 in the pipeline. [At time of writing only 25 of these have
full SAPS accreditation.] The cost of training courses are set by the
market (i.e. the trainers) and do vary considerably. Those requiring
training would be well-advised to shop around. Poslec is very concerned
about the dearth of accredited shooting ranges and is encouraging as
many range owners and trainers as possible to apply for the necessary
approval. The requirements are not unduly onerous.
The differences between the training needed to qualify for a
new licence, and that necessary for renewing an existing licence was
explained: New licence applicants have to undergo training on both
theory and practical handling and shooting before being assessed. To
renew a licence, you need only to pass the test on the theory of safe,
legal use of your firearm/s - the assumption is that your RPL
(Recognition of Prior Learning) is sufficient for you to bypass the
hands-on, practical training and testing. The curriculum for licence
renewals, which has been stipulated by the Commissioner, will soon be
distributed to training providers.
Paul Preston, a local legal man, gave a short talk on his
impression of the Act and its implications. Some of the examples he
presented provided much food for thought.
John Mowat from KwaZulu-Natal Hunting & Conservation Association
made a good presentation with the focus on hunting and the FCA.
Umzimkulu SAPS Area Commissioner Holloway gave an impromptu
speech about the Act. He felt the new Act would prevent the
proliferation of firearms in the area and that gun owners would now be
more accountable. He called for those present to support the Act and its
Local DFO, Superintendent Reggy Pillay, discussed what procedures are in
place locally. He named the eight police stations in the area which can
handle firearms matters, and stated that they were ready with trained
staff, computers and sufficient vehicles.
The final speaker was SAGA representative Gail Osborne who directed some
of the most frequently asked questions to the panel for immediate
answers. Matters that were covered include inherited firearms; storage
of firearms in a family safe; lack of Appeals Board and the resultant
backlog of appeals; lack of answers to e-mails sent to the SAPS e-mail
address; lack of assistance to calls placed to the call centre; lack of
availability of printed copies of the Act and Regulations; lack of a
form to apply to be in possession of more than 200 cartridges, etc.
Questions were taken from the floor after each speaker.
Although firm answers were supplied to a numbr of questions, many more
remained unanswered or unclear - why perfectly good licence applications
are refused; why the reasons given for licence refusals are all the
same; why applications take so long; why the Appeals Board situation was
not predicted and dealt with in good time; how licence applicants are
going to prove a "need" for a firearm; why implementation of
the Act was not stalled until the SAPS and other bodies were properly
ready for its implementation, etc. When pressed on the safe-keeping
issue, Director Bothma could only refer to the Regulations (section
86(11)(b)) which state "exclusive access" to the safe/keys is
required. He would not go out on a limb and say you are a criminal whose
licence renewal would be refused if your wife/husband/son/daughter
(whether a licensed firearm owner or not) shared access to the "family
Director Bothma confirmed that no action would be taken
against licensed firearm owners who are presently in possession of more
than 200 rounds of ammunition (per licensed calibre), but suggested that
you shoot off, or sell (to a dealer - if you can find one who wants to
buy it) "surplus" ammunition before you have to renew existing
This symposium must be counted as a success, and its
organizers complimented for their initiative. However, the fact that
unambiguous answers could still not be supplied to so many practical
questions seems to be adequate proof that the Act and its implementation
is like the curate's reply to the famous 'egg question' - "It's
good in parts." By which the ever polite curate means, "It's
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Government Gazette 22968 dated 2 January 2002 details the change in fees
payable as per Schedule O of the Arms and Ammunition Regulations. The
new fees came into effect on 2 January 2002. Here is a summary:
which fee is payable
|Application for a new
firearm licence (Section 3)
|Application to be
declared a category person - collector, bona fide hunter, bona
fide sportsperson (Section 43)
|Application for a
firearm licence after a person has been declared a category person
|Application for a copy
of a firearm licence (Section 6)
|Application to deal only
in arms or ammunition
|Application for a
dealers licence (Section 19)
|Application for a
temporary licence to deal in arms and ammunition and to exhibit
|Application for the
transfer of a dealers licence (Section 20)
registration as a gunsmith
Also in Government Gazette No. 22968 is the
notice deregulating airguns as follows:
Notice in terms of
section 1(2) of the Arms and Ammunition Act, 1969 (Act No. 75 of 1969)
By virtue of the powers vested
in me by section 1(2) of the Arms and Ammunition Act, 1969 (Act No. 75 of
1969), I, Stephen Vukile Tshwete, Minister of Safety and Security, hereby
amend paragraph (a) of the definition "arm" in section 1 of the
Arms and Ammunition Act, 1969 (Act No. 75 of 1969), by excluding from the
said paragraph the class of instruments mentioned in the Schedule attached
1. Any rifle, pistol or revolver manufactured to discharge a bullet or any
other projectile -
(1) of a calibre of less than 5,6mm (.22 calibre);
(2) at a muzzle energy of 8 joules (6 ft-lbs) or
by means of compressed gas and not by means of burning propellant; and
2. a paintball gun.
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The first five prize winners have been drawn and are:
HC Rabie - a Columbia River lockback folder from Sharp Edge
D de Jager - a one-year subscription to Magnum
WJH Louw - a one year subscription to Magnum
JJ Venter - a sleeping bag from Pertinax
KT Krobath - a Cold Steel folder from Bbobb
For details on how to win read below....
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Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors YOU could win great Magnum-style prizes in time for Christmas! And you’ll be helping add
much-needed ‘muscle’ to our membership numbers! (Which means YOU win
have been promised lots of lovely prizes to give, by lucky draw, to
those of you who recruit new members for us. For every 200 full members
recruited, we will draw ten prizes; you have a one in twenty chance of
winning a valuable prize, but ALL gunowners WIN by having a stronger SAGA
to look after all their interests.
Edge is donating two lockback folders by CRKT;
Pertinax is donating a Gold Medal sleeping bag;
a Casco expandable baton;
Bbobb is donating firearm/hunting books and Cold Steel knives;
Charl van Wyk is donating 5 copies of his new book "Shooting Back:
the right and duty of self-defence"
Magnum is donating subscriptions and binders ...
that’s not all ...
If your response warrants it, it should be easy for us to find more
sponsors willing to support our cause by giving more great prizes.
IT NOW –
the sooner the first 200 are in, the sooner we’ll have the FIRST draw,
with a higher than average prize value!
read the fine print:
You may recruit yourself if you are a lapsed member!
SAGA members may
You get one chance for every new paid-up full member recruited.
Make sure that your name and membership number appears on the
application form of everyone you recruit.
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or other goods.
The winners’ names will be published in Magnum and in SAGA’s
Newsletter asap after each draw.
an entry will ‘cost’ you is a little bit of gumption – go out
there and recruit your friends and colleagues. If they do not appreciate
the necessity of belonging to a strong and active association – the October
Bulletin should ‘prove’ how SAGA is beavering away in their
contact the office with any enquiries or to offer extra prizes!
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