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South Africa. 2000 ‘Central Firearms Register.’ Firearms Control Act 2000; Chapter 17 (Section 125). Cape Town: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. 1 January

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Central Firearms Register

125. (1) The Central Firearms Register must contain —
(a) the central firearms database;
(b) the central dealers database;
(c) the central manufacturers database;
(d) the central gunsmiths database;
(e) the central importers and exporters database;
(f) the central Official Institutions database; and
(g) any other information required to be kept by the Registrar in terms of this Act.

(2) The central databases referred to in subsection (1) must contain —
(a) such information as may be prescribed concerning —
(i) competency certificates, licences, authorisations and permits, as well as renewals and cancellations thereof;
(ii) applications for competency certificates, licences, authorisations and permits and any renewal applications which have been refused in terms of this Act;
(iii) transfers of firearms effected in terms of this Act;
(iv) imports and exports of firearms and ammunition in terms of this Act;
(v) the transport of firearms and ammunition in terms of this Act; and
(vi) the loss, recovery, theft or destruction of firearms.
(b) all original documentation submitted in support of all applications made in terms of this Act;
(c) a record of all licensed dealers, manufacturers, gunsmiths, importers and exporters, transporters for reward, accredited institutions, organisations and all firearms and ammunition in their possession;
(d) a record of all firearms in the possession of Official Institutions;
(e) a record of the acquisition, transfer, loss, theft or destruction in respect of firearms in the possession of Official Institutions;
(f) a record of all firearms recovered, forfeited to the State or destroyed;
(g) the fingerprints which have been submitted for purposes of an application in terms of this Act; and
(h) any other documentation and information as may be prescribed.

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