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South Africa

3 June 2011

New Age (Johannesburg)

The backlog in gun licence renewals is so severe that the entire application processing system is on the verge of "collapsing", an investigation by The New Age has revealed. Sources in the South African Police's Central Firearms Registry (CFR), speaking on condition of anonymity, said that officials were battling to clear the backlog but new applications were coming in everyday. With 200000 applications already received, and only 1000 being processed each working day,... (

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