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South Africa. 2011 ‘Registrar of Firearms.’ Firearms Control Act 2000 (Act last amended in 2011); Chapter 17 (Sections 123, 124), pp. 59-60. Cape Town: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. 5 December

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123. Registrar of Firearms

The National Commissioner is the Registrar of Firearms.

124. Functions of Registrar

(1) The Registrar must perform his or her functions in accordance with such directions as the Minister may issue.

(2) The Registrar must-

(a) establish and maintain the Central Firearms Register;
(b) establish and control the Office of the Central Firearms Register;
(c) recover the fees payable in terms of this Act;
(d) develop a training curriculum for competency testing in terms of this Act;
(e) conduct research into firearms policies;
(f) monitor the implementation of this Act;
(g) conduct public education programmes concerning the provisions of this Act and all other matters relating to the safe possession and use of firearms; and
(h) designate police officials as Designated Firearms Officers.

(3) The Registrar may-

(a) conduct any investigation or enquiry which he or she deems necessary in order to exercise his or her powers or carry out his or her duties in terms of this Act; and
(b) make recommendations to the Minister on any matter relating to this Act.

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