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Afrique du Sud

South African Opposition Against Gun Law

12 July 1999

Xinhua

JOHANNESBURG — The Federal Alliance, an opposition in South Africa, Monday rejected the government's proposed new gun law as "short-sighted", saying the draft legislation would penalize the owners of legally licensed firearms. "(It) will not contribute one iota toward combating the crime wave sweeping through South Africa," party spokesman Jan Bosman said in a statement. The new law will "render law-abiding citizens defenseless" and will also open the door for more... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Most Illegal Guns Have a Legal Origin - Department

12 July 1999

South African Press Assocation / SAPA

The government on Monday defended moves to restrict all gun ownership, saying this was vital to cut down the number of illegal firearms in circulation. Most illegal guns were lost by or stolen from their legal owners, the Department of Safety and Security said in a statement. "It is not possible to make a difference to the availability of illegal guns without strict controls on legal guns and their owners." The department confirmed that a new Firearms and Ammunition... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

South Africa to Tighten Control on Firearms

11 July 1999

Xinhua

JOHANNESBURG — The South African government is drafting a bill to tighten control on firearms, but it Sunday rejected as "nonsense" media reports that the draft legislation would outlaw nine out of 10 legally owned firearms. The Department of Safety and Security issued a statement in response to an article in the Sunday Times newspaper. The newspaper quoted the South African Gun Owners' Association, which claims the legislation could drive the arms retail and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Anti-Gun Lobby Welcomes Gun Law

11 July 1999

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

JOHANNESBURG — Gun-Free South Africa has welcomed a draft gun control law which if passed by the National Assembly could outlaw nine out of 10 legally owned firearms, Network Radio News Service reported on Sunday. The organization says it has been asking for this kind of legislation for a long time. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that the legislation is being seen as among the world's toughest. The draft bill, supplied to the newspaper by pro-gun lobbyists,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

New Law Will Ban Nine Out of 10 Guns in SA

11 July 1999

Sunday Times (South Africa)

The government has drafted a tough new gun-control law which if passed by Parliament will outlaw nine out of 10 legally owned firearms. Outraged pro-gun lobbyists, who were consulted during the drafting process, have already begun campaigning against the legislation, which they say will be among the world's toughest. The South African Gun Owners' Association, which made a copy of the bulk of the draft law available to the Sunday Times, said the law could drive South... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Mbeki Says South Africa to Tighten Gun Laws

4 July 1999

Reuters

LONDON — South Africa will crack down on illegal gun ownership as part of efforts to combat a wave of crime, newly installed President Thabo Mbeki said on Sunday. Speaking from South Africa on BBC television's Breakfast with Frost programme, Mbeki said many crimes were concentrated in poor black areas, adding that the level of criminality was linked to a longstanding lack of faith in the legal system. "It's clear that we need to take some urgent measures," he said.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

South Africa: Weapons Found in Natal Only the Tip of the Iceberg

14 May 1999

Inter Press Service

JOHANNESBURG — What is believed to be the biggest arms cache in South African history, found in KwaZulu Natal province this week, is only the tip of the iceberg, said a top government official. The official, Bulelani Ngcuka, who is the director of public prosecutions, said the weapons are only a fraction of those delivered to the province before the 1994 general elections by the apartheid government. This week, Ngcuka announced the arms haul near Ulundi, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Yesterday's Weapons Keep Doing the Rounds

28 April 1999

Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg)

Yesterday's weapons of war in colonial wars are still doing the rounds in Southern Africa, used for crime and ethnic violence. There could be as many as four million light weapons in the region. Smuggled weaponry is being used in southern Africa's wars, says Frank Msutu, head of Interpol sub-regional bureau for southern Africa. Experts estimate that there are up to four million unregulated light weapons doing the rounds in the region. "The same weapons which are... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Charter Urges More Gun Control

26 March 1999

Cape Argus (Cape Town) / Africa News Service

CAPE TOWN — "What always stands out and still haunts me, is that the man who was shooting was laughing. After I was shot, he was still shooting and I looked straight at the gun, waiting, expecting another shot." Shelley Barry was in a minibus taxi on her way to a job interview on that day three years ago, when she was injured in a drive-by shooting. She became a statistic, just another victim of taxi violence, yet the accident changed her life forever, paralysing her... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud,Ouganda,Rwanda

Mandela Stops Weapon Sales to Uganda, Rwanda

21 March 1999

Africa News Service

KAMPALA — Nelson Mandela's government is moving to stop arms sale to Uganda, Rwanda and other countries involved in armed conflicts in the region. The chairman of the Pretoria based National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) Kader Asmal said said the South African government has decided to destroy all surplus small arms rather than sell them. Kabila's Congo, Zimbabwe and Angola, fighting rebels who enjoy sympathy from Uganda and Rwanda will also not receive... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Row Brews Over Bid to Tighten Gun Laws

9 March 1999

Cape Argus (Cape Town)

CAPE TOWN — Top Western Cape police, including Operation Good Hope chief Ganief Daniels, have urged Parliament to swiftly close loopholes in gun laws abused by gangsters — but firearms dealers are opposing law reform. The set-to has arisen over a bid to amend the Arms and Ammunition Act to narrow the conditions under which a firearm may be borrowed. The act allows a gun to be lent to another person, provided a dated letter of permission is given and is valid for no... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Arms and Ammunition Bill Tabled

8 March 1999

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

Draft legislation to clamp down on the lending of firearms was tabled in Parliament on Monday. The Arms and Ammunition Amendment Bill proposes that a provision in the current act which allows an unlicenced person to possess a firearm with the written consent of a licensed owner be done away with. It proposes that only a person who holds a firearm licence be allowed to possess another licensed owner's firearm, and then only when they are on land belonging to or... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Silencing South Africa's Gun Culture

5 March 1999

BBC News

At least 30 people are shot dead in South Africa every day and there are more than four million registered firearms in the country and millions more illegal guns. These grim statistics have forced the government to try to tighten the laws on gun control. But with some of the highest levels of violent crime in the world, the government has been accused of doing too little, too late. But some campaigners who want a gun-free society have begun their own initiative to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Surplus R1 Rifles to be Destroyed: Modise NCOP

3 March 1999

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

Armscor has declined requests by private agencies in the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Bulgaria to buy 100,000 surplus R1 rifles inherited from the former South African Defence Force, Defence Minister Joe Modise said on Wednesday. Replying to a question by James Selfe (DP), he said the rifles would soon be destroyed, together with other surplus stock, in terms of a decision by the National Conventional Arms Control... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

South Africa to Destroy Surplus Arms

27 February 1999

Pan-African News Agency

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The South African Government has decided to destroy all surplus small arms rather than sell them. This was announced on Thursday by the Chairperson of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), Prof. Kader Asmal. It followed a meeting of the NCACC, at which government ministers expressed grave concern about the proliferation of small arms which is having a devastating effect on the socio-economic development and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Debate Blazes Over Pros and Cons of New Gun Law

22 February 1999

Business Day (Johannesburg)

JOHANNESBURG — Despite constant murmurings in government during the past 18 months about tightening gun ownership laws, SA's gun lobby has failed to live up to its formidable reputation. Then, last week, a newspaper leaked some of the impending changes to the Arms and Ammunition Act and the gun lobby finally woke up — perhaps a little too late for its own good. "Government's intention is to disarm the populace of legally owned firearms under the pretext of going... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Crime-Ravaged South Africa to Destroy Excess State Guns

21 February 1999

Reuters

JOHANNESBURG — The South African government is to destroy a surplus of state-issued small arms, the Sunday Independent newspaper reported, as part of a campaign to clamp down on a wave of violent crime sweeping the country. It said the arms to be destroyed included guns issued to former apartheid government officials to protect themselves against attacks by liberation movement guerrillas fighting for the country's democracy as well as excess weapons held by the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Arms Law Proposals Under Fire

16 February 1999

Business Day (Johannesburg)

JOHANNESBURG — Government's planned tightening of SA's gun laws would push gun ownership underground, rendering enforcement of any sort impossible, SA Gun Owners' Association spokesman Juan de Greeff said yesterday. He was responding to a weekend report that government would push through tough amendments to the Arms and Ammunition Act this parliamentary session. The report said the amendments would result in: Scrapping the clause in the act permitting licensed gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

20,000 South Africans With Criminal Records Have Firearm Licences

14 February 1999

Sunday Times (South Africa)

The government is to crack down on guns by banning fully automatic weapons, forcing the public to re-apply for licences for South Africa's 2,2 million legal firearms and banning the sale of toy guns that look like the real thing. A task team appointed by Safety and Security Minister Sydney Mufamadi is to meet in Pretoria tomorrow to begin drafting legislation that will rewrite the rule book on gun ownership, Ric de Caris, the SA Police Service's legal services... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Charter for Gun Control Launched

10 February 1999

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

The Charter for Gun Control calling for stricter legislation and reduction of civilian gun ownership was launched in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on Wednesday. Speaking at the launch, Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference spokesman Father Efren Tresoldi said guns were a deadly recipe that brought more violence in society. Though supporting more stricter control in gun sales, he said: "The solution is to go deep into the root causes of crime such as unemployment,... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

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