Firearm Amnesty

 

Government Gazette Staatskoerant

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

REPUBLIEK VAN SUID AFRIKA

 

Regulation Gazette

 

No. 10177

Regulasiekoerant

Vol. 653

27

November

2019

No. 42858

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

 

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Government Notices • Goewermentskennisgewings

 

Police, Department of/ Polisie, Departement van

 

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Government Notices • Goewermentskennisgewings

 

 

 

 

Police, Department of/ Polisie, Departement van

 

 

Government Notice

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE

Date:

NO. 1527

 

27 NOVEMBER 2019

1527

Firearms Control Act (60/2000): Declaration of an amnesty in terms of section 139 of the Act

 

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DECLARATION OF AN AMNESTY IN TERMS OF SECTION 139 OF THE FIREARMS

 

CONTROL ACT, 2000 (ACT NO. 60 OF 2000)

 

MINISTRY OF POLICE

 

 

By virtue of the powers vested in me by section 139(1) of the Firearms Control Act, 2000

 

(Act No. 60 of 2000),l General Bhekokwakhe Hamilton Cele, Minister of Police, hereby

 

declare an amnesty as defined in section 138 of the said Act.

 

 

Under section 139(2)(b) of the Firearms Control Act, 2000, I determine the period during

 

which persons may apply for amnesty to commence on 1 December 2019 to 31 May 2020). Under section 139(2)(c) of the Firearms Control Act, 2000, I determine the conditions under

 

which amnesty will be granted, to be as follows:

 

 

(a)          A written application for amnesty by an applicant must, with the exception of the police stations set out in the Annexure, be handed to the duly appointed Designated Amnesty Officer at any police station in the Republic of South Africa. The application must state

the full names, identity or passport number and residential address of the applicant, as

 

well as the type, calibre, make, model and all marked serial numbers or other

 

identification marks on the firearm or the particulars of the ammunition;

 

 

(b)         The firearm or ammunition concerned must be surrendered by the applicant to the

 

Designated Amnesty Officer at the relevant police station and the Designated Amnesty Officer must issue a receipt in respect of such firearm or ammunition to the applicant; and

 

(c)         An applicant for amnesty who wishes to apply for a licence to possess the firearm surrendered by him or her as contemplated in section 139(4) of the Firearms Control Act, 2000, must when surrendering the firearm, in writing, for a licence to possess the firearm. The application for a licence must be lodged within 14 days from the date on which the firearm was surrendered with the relevant Designated Firearms Officer (the


 

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relevant Designated Firearms Officer has the meaning assigned to it in the Firearms

 

Control Regulations, 2004).

 

 

(d)         An application contemplated in section 139(4)(a) of the said Act shall not apply to illegal firearms where documentary proof of previous ownership cannot be produced.

 

I further determine that the South African Police Service must conduct ballistic tests on all

 

firearms surrendered in terms of this amnesty, and if an application for a licence to possess

 

the firearm as contemplated in paragraph (c) of this Notice is not duly lodged, or has notbeen lodged within the specified period, such firearm must be destroyed in accordance with Regulation 93(4) of the Firearms Control Regulations, 2004.

 

 

 

 

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GENER          '     -        CELE, (MP)

 

MINISTER OF POLICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ANNEXURE

 

 

 

NAME OF PROVINCE

NAME OF POLICE STATION

KwaZulu-Natal

Isipingo

Western Cape

Bellville South

Ma pumalanga

Kanyamazane


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Warning!!!

 

 

To all suppliers and potential suppliers of goods to the Government Printing Works

 

The Government Printing Works would like to warn members of the public against an organised syndicate(s) scamming unsuspecting members of the public and claiming to act on behalf of the Government Printing Works.

 

One of the ways in which the syndicate operates is by requesting quotations for various goods and services on a quotation form with the logo of the Government Printing Works. Once the official order is placed the syndicate requesting upfront payment before delivery will take place. Once the upfront payment is done the syndicate do not deliver the goods and service provider then expect payment from Government Printing Works.

 

Government Printing Works condemns such illegal activities and encourages service providers to confirm the legitimacy of purchase orders with GPW SCM, prior to processing and delivery of goods.

 

To confirm the legitimacy of purchase orders, please contact:

 

Anna-Marie du Toit (012) 748-6292 (Anna-Marie.DuToit@gpw.gov.za) and

 

Siraj Rizvi (012) 748-6380 (Siraj.Rizvi@gpw.gov.za)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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