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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.
Research project on Oribi
I am currently conducting research for my Masters thesis. I am examining farmers’ attitudes towards conservation, as well as their willingness to participate in conservation programmes, with specific reference to the endangered oribi antelope.
In order to gather the necessary information, I am distributing a brief survey that contains questions pertaining to farmers land management practices, attitudes towards conservation, as well as questions regarding oribi on their lands.
I am asking that farmers that have oribi on their properties, as well as those who do not but may have suitable oribi habitat (i.e. natural grassland/veld), participate in this survey. I would be incredibly grateful to those willing to do so.
The information collected in this project will be used to inform oribi conservation efforts on private land. Any personal information provided will be kept strictly confidential.
Please find the link to the survey below.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.
Survey link: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_723yTRnThsVBzed
Department of Zoology & Entomology
University of Pretoria
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Bow hunting opportunity for Zebra in the Thornville area, KZN
We have been given an opportunity to allow 7 Zebra – 5 males and 2 females – to be harvested from an Estate in the Thornville area.
1. Bow Hunters must prove proficiency before they hunt.
2. Bow Hunters need to be in possession of a valid Bow Hunting Permit and Protected Game licence.
1. The price of the Zebra is R2750 each.
2. An administration fee of R100 per application is payable on application.
3. Limited slaughtering facilities exist and there is no skinner available, however we can arrange skinners at an additional fee. The complete carcass needs to be removed from the Estate.
4. Animals to be harvested will be identified by a representative of the Estate.
5. This will be a day hunt.
6. Applications close at close of business on the 23rd of July 2018 and the draw will take place on the 24th of July 2018, where after the successful applicants will be notified.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the booking application form below and click submit icon.
Bank details for application:
Name of the account : KZN Hunting & Conservation
Bank : First National Bank – Pinetown
Account number : 58880792280
Branch Code : 221 626
Reference to use : Name followed by Zebra
KZNH Senior Hunters Course
Date 13 – 16 September (Thurs-Sun)
Venue Nkwazi in the Umkomaas Valle
Trainers Sakkie van Vuuren and Mithesh Maharaj
Contact Carmen 082 449 5731 email@example.com
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”
Estcourt Rifle Club and Impala Shooting Club
2018 JUNIOR JAGTER/MENTOR JAGFOTO-GELUKKIGE TREKKING / 2018 JUNIOR HUNTER/MENTOR HUNTING COMPETITION
INTERNAL CIRCULAR / INTERNE OMSENDBRIEF 1/2018
2018 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.
Constitutional Court decision of 07 June 2018
Most of you will be aware of the Constitutional Court decision of 07 June 2018.
The Constitutional Court, in dismissing the application of SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association, upheld the constitutionality of Sections 24 and 28 of the Firearms Control Act. This means that you are compelled to relicence your firearm in terms of Section 24 and if you fail to do so, the possession of your firearm is illegal and you are criminalised.
The Judgment of the Constitutional Court is short, simple and to the point. It is also a final Judgment and any criticism of the Judgment is of no purpose or consequence.
What we need to consider now, is the consequences of the Judgment and if you have an expired licence, and what you can do.
The Constitutional Court ruled that the life of your licence is finite as determined by the Act and if you do not renew the licence, your licence terminates, the firearm becomes illegal and possession thereof is criminalised i.e. you become a criminal. The Constitutional Court pointed out, however, that if you intend to surrender the firearm to the police on an expired licence, you cannot be prosecuted, because handing in the firearm is a solution to the illegal possession. Froneman J specifically stated “I can see no legal obstacle to hand in a firearm over to the police after termination.” (of the licence)
This means that the safest most precautionary approach to take, is to surrender your firearm to the police for destruction if you have an expired licence.
The other alternative, which comes without any guarantees at this stage, is to wait for the proposed amnesty that the police are busy trying to finalise and put before Parliament and apply for a licence in terms of such amnesty. This comes, however, with some potential risks inasmuch as your possession of a firearm on an expired licence remains illegal until you have handed it in to the police and applied for an licence in terms of the amnesty.
Under no circumstances and as a result of this Judgment, should anybody with an expired licence carry and/or use their firearm until they have been granted a licence in terms of the proposed amnesty.
In summary therefore you can:
1) Immediately surrender your firearm to the police for destruction and avoid being criminalised; or
2) You can keep your firearm, not use it or carry it and wait for the proclamation of the amnesty to surrender your firearm in terms of the amnesty and to apply for a licence in terms of the amnesty.
I do not know exactly when the amnesty will be proclaimed.
The Judgment does not change the status of green or old Act licences which remain valid.
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Below are three links of videos which deal with programme interviews which were recently broadcasted regarding the Canned Lion Saga which currently has caused much controversy In social media:
DRGC - March 2018
The Schulz Shoot unfortunately had to be postponed due to the weather. The new date is the 21st April at 13h30. Same venue and similar format. Prepaid shoot fees are on record and will be used on this date.
Raffle tickets: Kameelkop hunting opportunity perfect for Dads and Lads/Lasses
Hinterland Wapens Potchefstroom
Hinterland Wapens – Nikon Promosie begin 23 Februarie 2018
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Wildlife Poisoning Prevention & Conflict Resolution
Dear friends of Wildlife Poisoning Prevention & Conflict Resolution
Herewith – our first newsletter!! (see attached)
You have received this newsletter from Tim Snow because you are either a friend of his, or a supporter of the work being done to fight wildlife poisoning. Happy reading!
The Aloes Farm to Front Door Delivery
Over the passed year we have experienced a huge outcry in demand for delivery of our products to your door.
We are in early stages and trial runs with a fantastic delivery company to provide this service for you, they follow a route all the way from us to Umhlanga
WOULD YOU LIKE DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR? LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
Mobile Cold Rooms / freezer units
I would like to introduce our manufacturing company to you and all members of your association.
with the hunting seasonaround the corner obtain one of our mobile cold rooms or freezer units. We also do fixed installations of above on farms.
Please contact us for a special quote!
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CorrosionX products to be stocked at the Office. Please click on the link for Website and Contact details – www.corrosionx.co.za
Rewilding The Lost Wilderness
I would like to introduce you to the unique Cape conservation
coffee-table book Rewilding The Lost Wilderness: Green Heritage of the
Forgotten Cape, with a Foreword by Dr Ian Player.
In the 317 pages of Rewilding The Lost Wilderness: Green
Heritage of the Forgotten Cape we explore the natural heritage, wildlife
and wilderness of the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape. The story involves
the vegetation and wildlife that occurred and still occur within the Cape, and
the human impact on the natural environment through the ages. The conclusion of
the story explores the reserves and farms that have dedicated themselves to
restoring the original cape ecosystem and all its diversity, and how they
implemented the restoration.
Ten years in the making, Rewilding The Lost Wilderness: Green
Heritage of the Forgotten Cape has been the result of an intense pursuit of
restoration of the Cape of South Africa. After much eager anticipation I can
finally say that Rewilding The Lost Wilderness is officially available with the
inspirational story of Rewilding the Cape. This story of a quintessential
African wilderness that has been lost and regained is a story of hope and
restoration! A tale of hope for all the wilderness areas that has been lost,
and an example for all wilderness areas that is still to be regained! Rewilding
The Lost Wilderness is much anticipated among the international rewilding
community for whom the book will serve as a practical example for the
recreation of lost wilderness areas, especially so in parts of Europe and North
Upper Tugela activities 2018
Saturday 19 May. Clay shoot. Stewart Park farm Ladysmith.
Saturday 17 June. Ka-Ching gong shoot. Winterton.
Saturday 28 July. CHASA shoot (Postal shoot). Stewart Park farm Ladysmith.
Saturday 29 September. Fin Fur Feather. Clay shoot. Stewart Park farm Ladysmith.
Saturday 13 October. Branch AGM. TBA
Saturday 18 November. Ding Dong gong shoot. TBA.
Alfred County Calender Program 2018
NYALA NEWS DECEMBER 2017
Please click on the link to download the NYALA NEWS DECEMBER 2017, you will need to be a KZNHSCA member to be able to download the magazine.
KZN Hunting Signed Financial Statements.
You need to be a member of KZN Hunting Shooting and Conversation Association to view this page and download the pdf document.
New Swarovski CL Binocular
We are pleased to announce to you that Swarovski have launched a new CL
Companion binocular which will be available in South Africa from End
It will be available in both an 8×30 and 10×30, and in either Green or
There will also be a choice of three different cases – (Accessory Packs).
Attached is the official press release and the new binocular as well as the
broshure and specifications.
For more information contact Andrew at Whylo Distributors in Umhlanga on
Click here to download CL Campanion
Click here to download CL Companion Fact Sheet_
Click here to download Cl Press Release
New SAGA Facebook Page
SAGA has a new Facebook presence. Please visit us at:
You might get a Friend request as we work to get the new page up and running. If you don’t please go online to Like our page and do a Friend request. The old page will be decommissioned soon.
Thank you for your support.
NOORDWES UNIVERSITEIT BILTONGJAGTER OPNAME SKAKEL / NORTHWEST UINIVERSITY BILTONG HUNTER SURVEY LINK
U word hiermee vriendelik dog dringend versoek om bogenoemde vraelys skakel onder u lede te versprei om dit te voltooi. Die belangrikheid om hierdie inligting in te samel vir die navorsingsprojek kan nie oorbeklemtoon word nie en u samewerking en ondersteuning, om dit ‘n sukses te maak, sal hoog op prys gestel word.
You are hereby kindly requested to circulate the above questionnaire link to your members for completion as a matter of urgency. The importance to collate this information for this research project cannot be overemphasised and your co-operation and support to make this a success, will be greatly appreciated.
Gun Dog Success
Here at the KwaZulu-Natal Hunting Shooting and Conservation Association, we strive to promote fair, ethical hunting through our actions and attitudes.
Hunting unfortunately has a negative image to the general public. Despite what you may think, hunters are conservationists, and if it weren’t for the hunting industry, conservation would not be what it is today. Interested in learning more?
Read more here…
We hope that this website will help to educate and inform, so that you may understand a little more about what we do and stand for.
Dear CHASA Board Member
Please circulate this CHASA Renewals Survey link below as far and wide as possible. It is set up for both CHASA affiliate members down to grassroots level as well as non-members.
The link is also on the CHASA Facebook page.
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