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South Africa. 2011 ‘No Compensation Payable where Firearms or Ammunition Are Destroyed by State.’ Firearms Control Act 2000 (Act last amended in 2011); Chapter 19 (Section 136), p. 63. Cape Town: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. 5 December

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136. No compensation payable where firearms or ammunition are destroyed by State

(1) The Registrar may in respect of any firearm or ammunition seized by, surrendered to or forfeited to the State, issue a notice in the Gazette stating that it is the intention of the State to destroy that firearm or ammunition.

(2) Any person who has a valid claim to the relevant firearm or ammunition may, within 21 days after the publication of the notice in the Gazette, make representations to the Registrar as to why the firearm or ammunition should not be destroyed.

(3) If the Registrar is satisfied, after consideration of any representations contemplated in subsection (2), that a valid claim to the relevant firearm or ammunition has not been proved, the firearm or ammunition may be destroyed and no compensation will be payable to anyone in respect thereof.

[NB: S. 136 has been substituted by s. 43 of the Firearms Control Amendment Act 28 of 2006, a provision which will be put into operation by proclamation. See PENDLEX.]

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