A dedicated hunter in terms of Section 16 of the Firearms Control Act is defined as “a person who actively participates in hunting activities and who is a member of an accredited hunting association”.
A dedicated sport shooter is defined as “a person who actively participates in sport-shooting and who is a member of an accredited sports-shooting organisation”.
KAAPJAG is proud of the fact that we are accredited by the South African Police Services as both a:
This means we may declare members, who meet our minimum requirements, as dedicated. This privilege is however granted to KAAPJAG with certain conditions. These conditions, amongst others, determine that the association must submit a written report annually in respect of its dedicated members. KAAPJAG must determine TWO main criteria annually:
To maintain your status, KAAPJAG’s accreditation conditions determine that a member must participate in at least two activities between 1 January and 30 November every year..
Dedicated members must submit a report to the association regarding their activities.
KAAPJAG launched Hunters Portal on 1 December 2021. This sophisticated system replaces the old manual system whereby a report form needed to be completed and sent in to head office.
All dedicated members should log their activities on the portal, given the fact that the platform automatically determines a member’s compliance. It also serves as a register of activities for use during the renewal of firearm licences. Should you require help with this, you can contact our office.
Dedicated sport shooters must attend a minimum of two shooting events during the reporting period to maintain their status. We accept any official shooting event hosted by a recognised club or association.
Dedicated hunters must attend a minimum of two hunting associated activities during the reporting period to maintain their status, These hunting-related activities can be hunting trips in your personal capacity and/or any official event hosted your hunting association (i.e. the attendance of shooting events can be used for both hunting and sport shooting statuses. Unfortunately the contrary does not apply.
Should you have any questions in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact the office for advice and assistance.
Please remember that maintaining your dedicated status is crucial in maintaining the firearms licensed under Section 16 of the Firearms Control Act.
This implies that you remain a member of the association and you are active.
Please contact us with any queries you may have.