Does SAHGCA assist members with firearm licenses?
SA Hunters supports its members in complying with the legal requirements to own and use a firearm.
What is the procedure for application for a new firearm license?
What is the procedure for the renewal application for an existing firearm license?
Renewal application must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiry of current firearm licences.
What is the procedure for application for a competency certificate?
Prior to applying for a competency certificate the applicant must successfully complete the relevant proficiency training at an accredited training centre.
The applicant must be a South African citizen.
How do I get an endorsment?
Are green licences still valid?
The old green firearm licences issued under the previous firearms act is still valid. However, if the holder of a green firearm licence applied for a firearm licence (white licence) in terms of the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000), it is argued that the green licence is no longer valid.
There is a logical assumption that the old green licences would be declared invalid at some point. Meanwhile, SA Hunters advises members with old green licences, to apply for their firearm licences in terms of the new Act, and to comply with the requirement of submitting a valid competency certificate with their application.
Is groen lisensies nog geldig?
Die ou groen vuurwapenlisensies wat onder die vorige vuurwapenwet uitgereik is, is steeds geldig. Indien die vuurwapeneienaar egter reeds ŉ hernuwingsaansoek (wit lisensie) ingevolge die Wet op die Beheer van Vuurwapens (Wet 60 van 2000) ingedien het, is die groen lisensie ongeldig.
Daar is ŉ logiese aanname dat die ou groen lisensies een of ander tyd ongeldig verklaar sal word. Intussen raai SA Jagters sy lede met groen lisensies aan om aansoek te doen vir vuurwapenlisensies (wit lisensies) ingevolge die nuwe wet wat vereis dat aansoekers geldige bevoegdheidsertifikate saam met die aansoek indien.
When is an airgun considered to be a firearm?
An Airgun is defined in the firearm act:
“Airgun’ means any device manufactured to discharge a bullet or any other projectile –
a) of a calibre of less than 5.6 (.22 calibre); or
b) at a muzzle energy of less than 8 joules (6ft-lbs), by mean of compressed gas and not by mean of burning propellant”