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Afrique du Sud

Cabinet Approves Gun Control Bill

17 November 1999

African National Congress Daily News Briefing

Cabinet has finally approved the bill aimed at overhauling the country's gun control legislation, government spokesman Joel Netshitenzhe said on Wednesday. The Firearms Control Bill will be published on the internet on Thursday and will be the subject of a press conference by Safety and Security Minister Steve Tshwete the same day. An earlier version of the bill caused a controversy when it was claimed there had been no consultation with interest groups. It provided... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Preview of Draft Gun Control Bill Angers Farmers and Police

17 November 1999

Africa News Online

BATHURST — The draft bill on firearms control now heading for Parliament was not as bad as had been predicted, but getting a licence would still be tricky, complicated and costly, a police legal expert said yesterday. However, many in the crowd of about 90 farmers and senior police officers attending the third annual police-farmer conference in the Bathurst showground hall were either angry or sceptical about the contents of the draft. Advocate Peet van der Merwe,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Illegal Arms 'Are Not Addressed'

10 November 1999

Business Day (Johannesburg)

PRETORIA — New draft legislation on gun control was placing the focus on legal firearm owners while the issue of illegal weapons was insufficiently addressed in the proposed bill, the Democratic Party (DP) says. "When one considers that illegal firearms are used to deadly effect in the vast majority of gun-related crimes in SA, the bill must prioritise and lead the fight against illegal firearm ownership," said DP safety and security spokesman Graham McIntosh. He... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

CHOGM Commends South Africa's Arms Control

9 November 1999

African National Congress

An estimated 30,000 illegal weapons enter the South Africa market annually while around 8500 weapons are stolen from police stocks per annum, according to a Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative report to be released later this week. The report, which is to be presented to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, however, compliments South Africa for leading the way towards effective regulation of weapons brokering and shipping. It asks CHOGM to declare support... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Stiffer Penalties in Gun Bill

9 November 1999

Business Day (Johannesburg)

CAPE TOWN — Government has rejected psychometric tests for gun owners in the final draft of its gun control legislation. The draft firearms control bill sets strict requirements for licensing and registration of firearms, introduces checks on prospective gun owners and gun dealers and stiffens penalties. Anyone caught with an illegal firearm faces a maximum 25 years in prison, Alice Pienaar, a manager of government's firearms programme and assistant director in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

South African Cabbies Wage Gun Battle

4 November 1999

Associated Press

EMPANGENI, South Africa — Heavily armed police were patrolling this seaside town Thursday after rival minivan taxi operators waged a 15-minute gun battle that left at least 10 dead and 24 wounded, a town official said. The incident was the most serious of its kind in recent years in South Africa, where taxi associations often engage in violent battles to control lucrative commuting routes. The minivan taxis are the main means of transportation for poor blacks. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

South Africans Quick to Draw Weapons in a Gun-Soaked Culture

24 October 1999

Associated Press

SOWETO, South Africa — A bank robber flees from a suburban mall into the parking lot. Within seconds, a shopper and some taxi drivers pull their guns, take chase and shoot him dead. The wild melee at the East Rand Mall outside Johannesburg offered a glimpse into the weapons culture that saturates South Africa, fueling the world's second highest firearm murder rate. Now, South African officials want to make it tougher to acquire gun licenses in hopes that will reduce... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Black Lieutenant Kills Seven Whites at Army Base

17 September 1999

Telegraph (UK)

BLOEMFONTEIN — A black South African army officer was shot dead yesterday after he went on the rampage against white colleagues killing seven, including several officers. Five white soldiers were also wounded, two of them critically. The black lieutenant, who was not named, fired his automatic rifle as he went from office to office in the headquarters of the First South African Infantry Battalion at the Tempe base in Bloemfontein. The army tried to play down the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Draft Gun Legislation Soon: Thswete

16 September 1999

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

CAPE TOWN — A team of officials from the various departments dealing with criminal justice would be appointed in the next few days to draft a new Firearms Control Bill, Safety and Security Minister Steve Tshwete said on Thursday. On Wednesday night, Cabinet approved the draft ministerial policy on gun control in South Africa. The draft bill would be based on the approved firearms control policy, as well as earlier draft working documents and research, Tshwete said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Go Ahead for Gun Control

16 September 1999

The Citizen, The Sowetan and The Star

Cabinet has approved the draft policy on the control of firearms in South Africa, and a new Firearms Control Bill will be drawn up. Once the Minister of Safety and Security has approved the Bill it will be submitted to the Cabinet Committee on Security and Intelligence, after which it will go to cabinet — probably in the latter half of October. If approved it will be published in the Government Gazette. All stake holders and interest groups would then have an... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

South Africa to Beef Up Police in War on Guns

9 September 1999

Reuters

CAPE TOWN — South Africa will give police sweeping new powers to search for and confiscate illegal weapons in a bid to stamp out rampant violent crime, Safety and Security Minister Steve Tshwete said Thursday. "The draft policy recommends that we increase the powers of the police to search vehicles and buildings and to seize guns and ammunition," Tshwete told parliament. "The police must also be given wider powers to investigate, for instance by fingerprinting,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

South African Gun Owners Protest Weapons Measure

12 August 1999

Reuters

CAPE TOWN — More than 1,000 mainly white South African gun owners marched to the gates of parliament Wednesday to protest planned curbs on firearm ownership. Chanting "crime control not gun control" and carrying banners echoing the U.S. gun lobby with slogans such as "don't disarm law abiding citizens," the marchers handed a petition to a representative of the Safety and Security Ministry. There are four million registered firearms in South Africa — or one for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Protesters Rally Against New South African Gun Law

11 August 1999

Reuters

CAPE TOWN — More than 1,000 mainly white South African gun owners marched through the city to the gates of parliament on Wednesday in protest at planned draconian curbs on firearm ownership. Chanting "crime control not gun control" and carrying banners echoing the U.S. gun lobby with slogans such as "don't disarm law abiding citizens," the marchers handed a petition to a representative of the Safety and Security Ministry. There are four million registered firearms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

SA Guns Loom Large in Malawi Robberies

2 August 1999

African Eye News Service (South Africa)

BLANTYRE — Malawi has been flooded with thousands of illegal firearms, including several of South African origin, which have contributed to an escalation in armed robberies and other violent crime in the country, African Eye News Service reports. Robert Phiri, civic education officer of the Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a quasi-religious NGO that has just carried out a study on crime statistics and the proliferation of small arms in Malawi, says the Russian-made... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

South African Gun Owners Blast Tough New Control Law

30 July 1999

Reuters

CAPE TOWN — South African gun enthusiasts and politicians were outraged on Friday at proposed tough new laws that would impose sweeping restrictions on gun ownership in the firearm-crazy country. "We feel the proposed legislation is fundamentally flawed," Cape Gun Club chairman Fred Tatos told reporters. "If it does go through it will simply increase the already large pool of illegal firearms." There are four million registered firearms in South Africa — one for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Gun Free SA Calls for Schools Weapons Ban

30 July 1999

Business Day / Africa News Service

JOHANNESBURG — The carrying of guns in schools by teachers and students should be outlawed by government, the director of Gun Free SA, Adele Kirsten, said yesterday. Reacting to the shooting and killing of three teachers at Anchor High School in Soweto yesterday, Kirsten called on government to act speedily and strongly to make schools gun-free zones. Soweto police spokesman Capt. Richard Luvhengo said the three teachers were Henry Lebiya, Antonia Lethiba, of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Gun Curbs Have South Africans Up in Arms

16 July 1999

Telegraph (UK)

Anger is mounting among South Africa's gun owners over new laws that will ban nine out of 10 legally held guns while, they say, failing to cut the four million illegal weapons held by criminals. Housewives who pack pistols in their handbags as protection against rape and car hijacking have joined demonstrations against the Bill. Martin Hood, of the South African Gun Owners' Association, said: "As it stands the draft Bill will make it extremely difficult for law-abiding... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Don't Shoot Your Mouth Off in Gun Row

16 July 1999

Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg) / Africa News Service, Opinion

JOHANNESBURG — The debate may be heated, but the statistics show that controlling gun ownership is the way to go, writes Anthony Minnaar South Africa has become part of a worldwide trend with its controversial draft legislation that tightens controls on the issuing of firearms to individuals. The whole world seems to have become gun conscious. The names of Port Arthur, Tasmania; Dunblane, Scotland; and Greensboro, Ohio, conjure up images of gun- toting individuals... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Poor Quality Guns Flood South African Market

15 July 1999

Africa News Service / Business Day

JOHANNESBURG — Hundreds of thousands of cheap, poor quality firearms, known in the US as "budget guns", have flooded SA in the past five years, dramatically widening access to legally owned guns. Chinese manufacturer Norinco entered the market in 1994 and Californian manufacturer Lorcin in 1995. By 1997 they had captured more than 60% of the market, selling more than 160000 hand guns between them, according to central firearms register statistics. In 1994 the most... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

The Absurdity of Gun Control

14 July 1999

Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg), Opinion

John A Mayer argues that the American experience shows that restrictive gun laws target law-abiding citizens, while criminals don't care what the law says. Perhaps it is out of line for me, a Yank, to express an opinion about a South African domestic issue. But believe me, we in the USA have had a great deal of experience with the absurdity of restrictive gun ownership legislation. Our social engineers and politicians react to every hysterical outburst from liberals... (GunPolicy.org)

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