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South Africa. 2014 ‘Firearms Destroyed.’ National Report of South Africa on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 5, p. 13. New York NY: Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations. 1 January

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Actions taken during the reporting period

10.6 During the reporting period, has your country destroyed surplus stocks? YES

10.6.1 How many SALW were destroyed?

2012 - No SALW destroyed by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).

In 2013 a total of 9,960 SALW were destroyed by bending/crushing by the SANDF.

According to the South African Police Services. From 1 January 2009 to 10 June 2014 a total of 306,111 firearms were destroyed, these include firearms handed in during the amnesty period in 2010 and other firearms which are voluntary surrendered by the lawful owners to the Police.

There is another firearms destruction scheduled for 9 July 2014, which will coincide with the International Firearms Destruction Day…

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q12896

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