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  1. NATIONAL OVERVIEW DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER CRIME PREVENTION M W MAKHUBELA

  2. NATIONAL PROFILEPROVINCES: 9POLICE AREAS: 43POLICE STATIONS: 1090POLICE PERSONNEL: 135 207BUDGET : 21 884 466 000 (03/04)RSA POPULATION: 44 819 778RSA LAND SURFACEFIREARMS CONTROL INFORMATIONFIREARMS WORKSTATION: 309APPOINTED DFO’S: 981

  3. DETAILS TOTAL Total number of Licenced Owners 2 075 864 Total number of licenced Firearms 3 969 200 Dealers 554 Gunsmiths 160 Manufacturers 19 OVERVIEW OF FIREARM OWNERSHIP IN SOUTH AFRICA

  4. Average number of firearm licence applications considered over last 6 years (98-03) per year 157 850 Average number of firearm licence renewals per year based on current ownership Owners Firearms 2 075 864 3 969 200 Average number of re-issued firearm licences over the last 6 years (98-03) per year 92 313 Total number of firearm licence applications, renewals & re-issued licences estimated to be processed annually 1 242 463 IMPACT OF LEGISLATION

  5. RESOURCES ALLOCATED TOTAL • Project plans on structured budget • Inventories, Equipment & Professional and Spes Services to the value of R 39 908 000 • Vehicles 458 • Computer Equipment (figures after roll out of final procurement) • Desktops – 1 153 • Scanners – 728 • Printers – 573 • Fax machines – 367 • Include network connectivity and e-mailing • Licence printers X 15 • Total value of computer equipment – R 23 291 956.00 • Total allocation – R 63 199 956.00

  6. TRAINING PROVIDED TO MEMBERS OF SAPS • Designated Firearm Officers • Firearms Control legislation - 844 • Practical Approach – 1 878 • Enhanced Firearms Register System – 1 480 • Evidence Management – 2 384 • IBIS Testing - 420 • Declaration of unfitness (Sect 102/103) - 86

  7. SIX PILLARS OF FIREARMS CONTROL LEGISLATION • ACCREDITATION • COMPETENCY CERTIFICATES • FIREARM LICENCES, PERMITS OR AUTHORISATIONS • RENEWAL OF FIREARMS LICENCES AND PERMITS • OFFENCES, PENALTIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE FINES • TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS (RENEWAL)

  8. ACCREDITATION (Regulation 2-12) • Categories of Accreditation • Public collector/museum • Hunting association • Sports-shooting organisation • Collectors association • Shooting range • Training providers in use of firearms • Provision of firearms for use in theatrical, film or television • Game rancher • Conduct business in hunting • Other business purposes • Official institution

  9. ACCREDITATION CATEGORY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED APPROVED REFUSED CANCELLED PENDING Public Collector/Museum 14 5 0 1 8 Hunting Association 45 5 0 3 37 Sport-shooting Organisations Collectors Associations Shooting Ranges 67 11 0 2 54 Training providers in the use of Firearms 113 34 2 16 61 Game Rancher 30 1 0 0 29 Conduct Business in Hunting 82 11 0 0 71 Other business purposes 139 27 2 12 98 Official Institution 52 28 0 0 24

  10. OFFICIAL SAPS FORMS • Firearms Control Regulations provide for 49 forms • First print of forms – 3 000 000 • Distribution to all provinces • Available • Intranet • Internet • Electronic copies at all Firearm Registration Centres • Completion instructions available with forms

  11. COMPETENCY CERTIFICATION • Certificate of competence issued by the Central Firearms Register on a SAPS 524 • Certificate means that a person is fit and proper to possess a specific type of firearm • Types of Competency Certificate • Certificate to possess a firearm • Certificate to trade in firearms • Certificate to manufacture firearms • Certificate to conduct business as a gunsmith

  12. MONTH APPLICATIONS RECEIVED APPROVED REFUSED JULY 40 3 0 AUGUST 88 0 0 STATISTICS FOR COMPETENCY CERTIFICATES

  13. LICENCE TO POSSESS A FIREARM - INDIVIDUALS • Categories of Firearm Licences • Licence to possess Firearms for self-defence • Licence to possess restricted Firearms for self-defence • Licence to possess firearms for occasional hunting and sport-shooting • Licence to possess firearms for dedicated hunting and sports-shooting • Licence to possess firearms in a private collection • Additional licences

  14. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS(APPLICABLE TO CURRENT FIREARM OWNERS) • Transitional period of five (5) years for the renewal of licences, permits or authorisations • Replacement of corresponding licences in terms of Firearms Control Act, 2000 • Notice will be published in Government Gazette with renewal call up • Renewal period (1 Jan 2005 to 31 Dec 2008)

  15. CATEGORY PERIOD DEALERS, GUNSMITHS, MANUFACTURERS 1 JULY 2004 30 JUNE 2005 1 JANUARY TO 31 MARCH 1 JANUARY 2005 31 DECEMBER 2005 1 APRIL TO 30 JUNE 1 JANUARY 2006 31 DECEMBER 2006 BUSINESSES 1 JANUARY 2006 31 DECEMBER 2006 1 JULY TO 30 SEPTEMBER 1 JANUARY 2007 31 DECEMBER 2007 1 OCTOBER TO 31 DECEMBER 1 JANUARY 2008 31 DECEMBER 2008 TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

  16. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS RENEWAL PROCESS • Competency Certificate • Obtain training proficiency certificate from accredited training institution • Successfully completed prescribed test on knowledge of the Act • Apply at relevant DFO for competency certificate • Background evaluation • Fingerprints • Process applications on EFRS • Submit to CFR • Issue competency certificate • Print a Provincial Office of certificate • Licence to possess corresponding licence, permit or authorisation • Apply simultaneously with competency certificate at relevant DFO • Safe inspection – issue inspection certificate • Process application of EFRS • Submit to Provincial Office • Consider and issue licence, permit or authorisation at Provincial Office • Forward competency certificate and licence to relevant DFO

  17. MONTH APPLICATIONS TO RENEW FIREARM LICENCES RECEIVED APPROVED REFUSED JULY 1 0 0 AUGUST 11 0 0

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