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SAGA Release 14 November 2018
Subject: Parliamentary Question about FCA amendment
On 12 November 2018, The Mercury and Pretoria News newspapers carried an article in which it alluded to Police Minister Bheki Cele’s response to a parliamentary question about the recently leaked draft amendment bill to the Firearms Control Act. In this regard IT WAS REPORTED that the minister confirmed in a written response that the process to amend the Act was ‘at an advanced stage.’
The Freedom Front Plus’s Pieter Groenewald further asked whether Cele intended to amend the Firearms Control Act to provide for the category to possess a firearm for self-defence to be deleted. He also wanted to know the reasons for the amendment and asked to be furnished with details of the proposed amendment.
The proposed amendments, which have been roundly and vociferously debated in social media are of significant concern to all those who would choose to exercise their right to possess a firearm for hunting, sporting or self-defence reasons. Notwithstanding the fact that these proposals may indicate the thinking and end-goals of certain elements of the police and government, they do on the face of it directly impinge on specific guarantees in our Bill of Rights.
Stripping citizens in one of the most violent countries in the world of their means of self-defence (security from violence – both public and private) will most certainly not be an easy undertaking for those who seek to bring this legislation into reality. At this time, there is a groundswell of cooperation amongst the predominant firearms associations in South Africa. There will inevitably be some different approaches to opposing this nonsensical draft, but in the end we are all moving in the same direction.
While we await the publishing of the amendments we wish to assure members that all lawful measures will be employed to oppose any unreasonable legislation.
The SAGA Trust
P O Box 35203
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Ek wil my 303 geweer verkoop. Baie Goeie kondisie. Het 850 rondtes deur die loop. Het die scope bases op. Houtwerk is ook uitstekend. Het 200 gelaaide patrone, Hornady Interlock 150 gr en nog 200 punte en kruit. Alles vir R 5500.00
Evanix Windy City 5mm PCP airgun met 4 magasyne van 10 patrone elk met 5500 pellets 13.74gr en Duiksilinder vir die laai van die bottle met 5 swing plaat teikens. Skiet akkuraat tot met 100m. Die peletgun is getune vir akkuraatheid en effektiwitiet. Het n Zos 10-40×50 SFE scope. Alles vir R 12000.00
Ek gradeer op na n 6.5 Creedmoor en moet daarom verkoop.
Kontak asseblief vir Ruben – Rubens Property Services
FIREARMS FOR SALE:
Scopes Swarovski, both suited to the rifles.
The above are in pristine condition. The 30.06 is a Pre 64 Model 70 which is
a very rare rifle and is known to be a collector’s item, it’s extremely
Selling these rifles is like losing a lifelong friend, so please no fancy
offers. If you know your rifles and very keen on Hunting, then you will know
the value. They are better than a new modern rifles of today!
Please contact Keith Gild on 083 7777 824 if you are interested
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Anshutz Mod. 1422 .22lr for sale with Leupold 6×42 scope. Awesome stock. Straight shooter. R10 000. Contact Johan on 083 306 3971
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SAGA Update on Expired Licences
On the 7th November 2018, GOSA released a media statement concerning their interim Order and Judgment obtained on the 27th July 2018, which Order was against the National Commissioner of Police and the Minister of Police.
SAGA had previously reported on the judgment from the 27th July 2018 in our SAGA news bulletins dated 29th July, 4th August and 10th September 2018 wherein we dealt with and reported on the written Judgment from the GOSA Court case.
It is not the intention of this release to discuss or deal with the GOSA media release from the 7th November 2018. We are aware that some parties have criticised the GOSA media release, but for the sake of clarity, and because we have received a number of queries from our members, we wish to advise as follows:
1. The Judgment obtained by GOSA on 27th July 2018 obtained interim relief against the SAPS in that SAPS were prohibited from implementing any plans of action, or from accepting any firearms for which the licence had expired at its police stations or any place, and SAPS were prohibited from demanding that such firearms be handed over to them for the sole reason that the licence of such firearm had expired.
2. The rest of the Judgment dealt with further relief that GOSA had applied for, but it was clearly indicated that the rest of the relief would be dealt with in the main application, once the main application had been set down for trial.
To be clear, we wish to advise that the Judgment from the 27th July 2018, does not allow or provide for any further relief. Thus, SAGA members or any person for that matter, who is in possession of a firearm with an expired licence, may still not renew the licence at their police station and they cannot apply for a licence for such firearm yet.
Therefore at this point, there is no possibility of SAPS accepting any applications for late renewal of a firearm licence after it has expired, nor will SAPS even process such applications.
As soon as we have been made aware of the trial date for the main application, we will advise our members.
We will also be publishing another newsletter concerning the private bill of Dr. Pieter Groenewald of the Freedom Front Plus, which Bill was discussed at Parliament on 6th November 2018. This bill seeks to amend Section 24 and Section 28 of the Firearms Control Act, and which Bill directly deals with the renewal of firearm licences, where either the application is brought late or after the licence has expired.
The SAGA Trust
P O Box 35203
Draft amendments to the norms and standards for the management of Elephants in South Africa
Dear Valued Stakeholder
The Acting Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mr Derek Hanekom, has published the draft amendments to the norms and standards for the management of Elephants in South Africa (the Elephant Norms and Standards) in Government Gazette No. 42015 (Notice No. 1208) on 2 November 2018, for public comment for a period of 30 days.
Please find below the link to the Government Gazette No. 42015:
Mr Khuthadzo Mahamba
Department of Environmental Affairs
Tel: 012 399 8835/060 992 2477
Gariep Eco Reserve’s 2019 Hunting Pricelist
Please click here to download the Gariep Eco Reserve’s 2019 Hunting pricelist
Announcement of the 2018 KZN team!
Dear Fellow shooter,
It is with please that we announce the 2018 KZN team that will represent our province at the interprovincial Chairman’s Cup to be held at Wattlespring Sport Shooting Club in Johannesburg on 17/18 November.
Congratulations to all and may you guys shoot straight !
Congratulations also to Hector Wills who has successfully completed the CTSASA (Clay Target Shooting Association of South Africa) Club Coach course in FITASC Sporting.
He is the first accredited club coach in the province., well done !
375 Magnum Rifle for Sale
.375 Magnum Field De Luxe Holland and Holland Musgrave
rifle. It has a Mauser bolt action and has only been used once Price new
is R28,000-00. I am trying to get in the region of R 20,000. Will be
prepared to negotiate.
Please contact Gordon van der Merwe
Cell/ phone : 0832300842 or 0117641005
The Cat® S61 Is The Perfect Conservationist Companion
October 2018: Conservationism is a noble but often risky profession which requires incredible skill and dedication. Resilience, bush craft, marksmanship, communication and tracking skills are invaluable in the fight against poaching and the protection of wildlife – a fight that would be almost impossible without the use of technology.
From drones to tracking collars, radios to satellite phones, conservationists rely heavily on technological innovations to assist them in their work. The Cat S61 smartphone, with durable and resilient hardware and first-of-its-kind technology, including a curated app catalogue specifically tailored for rugged device users, is the perfect conservationist companion.
- Integrated thermal imaging camera
- Extended battery life and quick charge enabled
- Beyond rugged IP68, IP69 and Mil Std 810G certified
The Cat S61 is more than just a smartphone. With a FLIR thermal camera, which can measure temperatures ranging from -20°C to 400°C and is capable of live streaming thermal video. This allows the identification of both animals and humans in the dark, with a pallet of thermal filters including night vision. In the all too frequent discovery of a poached carcass thermal imaging can be used to estimate time of death – and so determine the likely distance of the retreating poachers and assist in capture. Its high-powered torch, which is ~40% brighter than standard phones; and its enhanced GPS technology, means tracking wildlife and locating poachers will be easier than ever before.
Optimised for outdoor use, it’s huge 4,500Ah capacity battery ensures that users won’t run out of power in the field. It’s also drop-proof (from 1.8m), water-proof (up to 3 metres for 60 minutes), as well as sand, dust and dirt resistant. The super bright 5.2″ FHD display is protected by a scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 screen that can easily be read in direct sunlight with a touch screen optimised for use with wet fingers and while wearing gloves
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For sale: Sako 375 H & H
Lynx P1,5-6 x 42 scope
RCBS 3 die set
Lots of brass.
Bullets, of which there are currently 5 boxes Woodleigh 270gr PP bullets. One opened but not used. 4x unopened. Plus other bullets.
Price is negotiable
Please contact Selwyn on 082 447 3470
Meopta Meopro rifle scope 6-18 X 50
Meopta Meopro rifle scope 6-18 X 50 as new in original box. Price R8 000.00 – contact Jason 083 232 4527.
List of items for sale
- Scopes: Lynx 1,5-6 x 42 IR with 30mm tube. Perfect working order ,holds it’s zero position and has an illuminated reticle. Has scope covers and original box.. R4000-
- Burris 4,5-14 x 42 Fullfield E1. Ballistic Plex reticle. Parralax adjustable. 25mm tube in perfect working order. Scope covers and original box with manual for x-hair calculation. R5500-
- Vortex Crossfire Hog Hunter 3,5 -12 x 56 AO V Brite. 30mm tube. 7 mths old, is like new perfect working order with illuminated reticle. Has original box . R7500-
- Also have two base sets for K98 Mauser actions and two ring sets for 25mm tubes. All steel In the Lynx/ Thor style.
I’m upgrading my scopes as my needs have changed.
- Harris Bi Pod Ultralight Model H Series 1A2 12”- 24” extendible R1000-
30 Cal. Speer 180gr Mag Tip 100 R650-
30 Cal Hornady 180gr BTSP 100 R650-
375 Cal Frontier Spartan 250gr HPBT Mono. 50 R500
375 Cal Hornady 270gr SPRP 50 R650-
375 Cal Speer 286gr Grand Slam Premium Big Game 50 R750-
375 Cal Hornady 300gr BTSP 31 R350-
I’m on whatts app and will send pictures or supply more details if requested.
I’m also prepared to do a scope, base/ring deal.
Please contact me on 0726067946
Hunting Opportunities – Nyamazane Game Ranch
Exciting news: Nyamazane Game Ranch Website is up and running. We have 7 hunting packages available to all our members at a very reasonable price. Huge discount available for the online bookings for 2019. Please visit our Website – www.nyamazanegameranch.co.za – and follow the process. We are also launching two competitions on our Facebook page – Nyamazane Hunting for huntijg and Nyamazane Game Ranch for a get away weekend.
We are looking forward hearing from you.
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.
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”
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.
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:
Have you visited the Classifieds for the latest sale items?
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!
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
Alfred County Calender Program 2018
NYALA MAG JULY 2018
Please click on the link to download the NYALA NEWS July 2018, you will need to be a KZNHSCA member to be able to download the magazine.
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.
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.
Select your order form: