SA Hunters Press Releases

SA Jagters Persverklarings

The most recent amendments published on 28 July 2020 by the minister of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of Covid-19 relating to the biodiversity sector, will have far-reaching negative implications for conservation and livelihoods of people, and in particular rural communities that rely on wildlife-based economic activities.


Culling and subsistence hunting (for the primary purpose of acquiring game meat for food security) was allowed under level three lockdown regulations published on 5 June 2020, without any restrictions. Both these activities contribute to wildlife management and food provision, services that have been classified as essential services. Movement of game meat, similar to other meat products, was also allowed across district, metro, and provincial borders, subject to the permits required by the regulations.

Die jongste wysigings in die Covid-19 beperkings ten opsigte van die biodiversiteitsektor wat die Minister van Omgewing, Bosbou en Visserye, Barbara Creecy, op 28 Julie 2020 gepubliseer het, hou verreikende negatiewe gevolge in vir landelike gemeenskappe wat afhanklik is van die wildlewe-ekonomie vir oorlewing.


Wildvermindering en verbruikersjag (die wettige verkryging van wildsvleis vir voedselsekerheid) was toelaatbaar onder vlak drie inperkingsregulasies wat op 5 Junie 2020 gepubliseer is. Beide hierdie aktiwiteite dra grootliks by tot wildlewebestuur en voedselverskaffing wat as noodsaaklike dienste geklassifiseer is. Die vervoer van wildsvleis – net soos ander vleisprodukte – was toelaatbaar oor metro-, distrik- en provinsiale grense met die nodige permitte ingevolge die regulasies.

Minister of Police asked to recall flawed firearms amnesty

On Wednesday 4 December 2019, the SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) asked the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, to recall the flawed firearms amnesty announced on 27 November, in favour of a new process following extensive consultation with all affected and interested role players.

In a comprehensive open letter to the Minister on Wednesday 4 December 2019, SA Hunters requests him to urgently clarify various aspects of the 6-month firearms amnesty that was declared on 27 November 2019. A copy of the letter was sent simultaneously to South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Internasionale sportskuts ding mee by wêreldkampioenskap in die Vrystaat

Die wêreld se beste sportskuts neem op 25 en 26 Oktober 2019, deel aan die International Gallery Rifle Federation se tweejaarlikse Wêreldkampioenskap by die Excalibur-skietbaan, naby Welkom in die Vrystaat.

Sowat 50 skuts van Ierland, Engeland, Australië, Duitsland en Suid-Afrika neem individueel en in spanverband deel in elf verskillende skietdissiplines van die IGRF-kampioenskap, een van die belangrikste skietbyeenkomste op die internasionale sportskietkalender. Dit is egter die eerste keer wat hierdie tweejaarlikse byeenkoms in Suid-Afrika gehou word.

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