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15 August 2018

Elsa Esterhuizen gesels met Fred Camphor van die SA Jagters en Wildbewaringsvereniging met oor die kwessie rondom vuurwapenlisensies, en waar sake nou in dié verband staan. Kyk vanaf 10:10

11 May 2018

Marico Bosveld-tak en Orpen Wapens van Oom Ossie Penzhorn het vir ons ’n pasmaakgeweer beskikbaar gestel om uit te loot sodat ons nog geld bymekaar kan maak vir die Regshulpfonds en vir renosterbewaring.

Orpen Wapens bou ’n pasmaak 9,3 X 62 kaliber met K98 aksie, Walther-loop, topgraad Turkse okkerneuthout en gravering met 24 kt goud. Hierdie is inderdaad ‘n versamelstuk en die kommersiële waarde van die geweer is minstens R135 000. Die geweer word reeds gebou en u kan die foto’s hieronder besigtig.

Vir ‘n bydrae van R50 of enige veelvoud daarvan staan enigeen die kans om hierdie geweer te wen in ‘n gelukkige trekking.

Betaal per EFT aan die Regshulpfonds van SA Jagters in veelvoude van R50. Die rekening van die Regshulpfonds word gehou by ABSA en die rekeningnommer is 9134305406. Neem asseblief kennis dat die rekeningnommer verskil van die normale rekening van SA Jagters waarin ledegeld en ander bedrae betaal word. Verskaf die volgende inligting as verwysing, met ‘n spasie tussen elkeen van die entiteite:

  • K
  • U Selfoonnommer

Die kompetisie is oop vir lede en nie-lede, aangesien alle vuurwapeneienaars voordeel sal trek as die Grondwethof in ons guns beslis. Versprei asseblief hierdie inligting so wyd moontlik na alle wapeneienaars. Gebruik gerus gemeenskap- en streekskoerante hiervoor.


The Marico Bushveld Branch of SA Hunters and Orpen Wapens owned by well-known Ossie Penzhorn will provide a custom-built rifle in 9,3 X 62 calibre built on a K98 action with Walther barrel, top grade Turkish walnut stock with 24 ct gold engraving as prize in our next fundraising effort to boost our legal fund and in aid of rhino conservation. This rifle is a collector’s item with a commercial value of R135 000. The rifle is already built and you can view photo thereof hereunder.

For a small contribution of R50, or any multiple thereof, anyone stand a chance to win this beautiful rifle in a lucky draw.

Please make payment by EFT into the Legal Aid Fund of SA Hunters in multiples of R50. The Legal Aid Fund’s account is with ABSA and the account number is 9134305406. Please note that this is a different account number from the regular account used for paying in membership fees and other payments. When transferring the money, please use the following information as reference, with a space between the two entities:

  • K
  • Your mobile phone number

This competition is open to members and non-members because all firearm owners will benefit if the Constitutional Court judgement is in our favour. You may distribute this information as widely as you wish and even use community or regional newspapers.








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

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