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South Africa. 2000 ‘Application for Competency Certificate - Age.’ Firearms Control Act 2000; Chapter 5 (Section 9). Cape Town: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. 1 January

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Application for competency certificate

9. (1) An application for a competency certificate to possess a firearm, to trade in firearms, to manufacture firearms or to carry on business as a gunsmith must be delivered to the Designated Firearms Officer responsible for the area in which the applicant ordinarily resides or in which the applicant's business is or will be situated, as the case may be.

(2) Where a person has not previously obtained a competency certificate, a competency certificate may only be issued to such person if he or she —
(a) is 21 years or older on the day the application is received by the Designated Firearms Officer;

(5) (a) Despite subsection (2)(a), the Registrar may allow a person under the age of 21 years to apply for a competency certificate if there are compelling reasons which require the person to obtain a competency certificate or licence to possess a firearm.
(b) Compelling reasons contemplated in paragraph (a) may include the fact that the applicant conducts a business, is gainfully employed, a dedicated hunter, a dedicated sports person or a private collector.

ID: Q1421

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