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13 Feb

Late Renewal Update

By Damian Enslin

On Thursday 24 November 2016, an application brought by the South African Arms and Ammunitions Dealers (SAAADA) against the South African Police Service (SAPS) was heard in the North Gauteng High Court before Judge Raulinga. However, Judge Raulinga declined to grant any relief, and directed further that the matter be postponed to around 20 April 2017, with the final date still to be determined.

13 Feb


Here we deal with dedicated sports shooting and hunting licence applications in terms of Section 16 of the Firearm Control Act 60 of 2000 (FCA).
By Damian Enslin

25 Nov

What are your firearm rights?  by Damian Enslin

What rights do a firearm owner have in terms of South African law and, more importantly, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996?

25 Nov

The Occasional Sport Shooting or Hunting Licences by Damian Enslin

One of the easier types of licences to obtain is the occasional sport shooting or occasional hunting licence in terms of Section 15 of the Firearms Control Act, 60 of 2000 (FCA). Although the FCA appears to have few stipulations for such a licence, my experience in having dealt with such applications for some time, as well as dealing with appeals after such licence applications have been refused, means I have a fairly good idea of what is required by SAPS.

15 Sep

Ensuring a "BULLETPROOF" licence application motivation

by Damian Enslin

Part one:  The section 13 Self-Defence licence application

14 Sep

UPDATE: Late renewal situation

by Damian Enslin

20 Jul

Using a Sport Shooting or Hunting Firearm for Self Defence by Damian Enslin

Can I use my dedicated sport shooting/hunting firearm (Section 16 licence) and/or occasional sport shooting/ hunting firearm (Section 15 licence) for self-defence?

19 Jul

Process for a firearm licence by Damian Enslin

An accredited training provider is an entity legally permitted to conduct proficiency training in firearms, said entity being accredited with the South African Professional Firearm Trainers’ Council (PFTC), as well as with the SAPS.

03 Jun

What to do if your licence has expired by Damian Enslin

Damian Enslin from Michael  Matthews & Associates receives numerous calls and daily emails from persons whose licences have expired and have failed to renew these timeously or at all. Here he gives advice on what  to do.

01 Jun

Road Block Blues by Damian Enslin

What do you do when stopped at a road  block by the police?  Damian Enslin from  Michael Matthews & Associates looks at the implications of having a self defense  firearm in your possession.