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South Africa. 2004 ‘Firearm Free Zones.’ Firearms Control Regulations, 2004; Chapter 12 (Section 109). Pretoria: Department of Safety and Security. 26 March

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109. Firearm Free Zones

1) The owner or the lawful occupier of premises or category of premises may submit a duly completed application form as prescribed in Annexure "A" together with any required supporting documents, to have the said premises declared a Firearm Free Zone.

2) Such application must be submitted to the relevant Designated Firearms Officer and must be accompanied by a full motivation which shall include the following:
a) Reason why the premises or category of premises must be declared as Firearm Free Zone;
b) capacity to maintain the premises or category of premises as a Firearm Free Zone; and
c) medium of communication to inform the public.

3) The following specific conditions shall in all respects apply to Firearm Free Zones:
a) the premises declared a Firearm Free Zone must be clearly identified and demarcated;
b) notices must be posted at all the main entrances or at strategic places on the premises or category of premises in at least English and where applicable in the predominant local language promoting the premises or category of premises as Firearm Free Zones;
c) the notices and signs must be clearly visible and unobscured at all times;
d) the institution where premises are declared Firearm Free Zone must endeavour to mark all correspondence accordingly to reflect the premises or category of premises as a Firearm Free Zone status; and
e) the person applying on behalf of the Institution must notify the relevant Designated Firearms Officer of any changes that may occur to any information submitted in the application.

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