Cape Town, 11 July 2023: Against the backdrop of a protracted policing crisis around effectiveness and leadership, allegations of underperformance and corruption have for years dogged the Central Firearms Registry (CFR), the police unit responsible for firearms management, including firearm-related recordkeeping.  Globally accurate and efficient recordkeeping, which tracks firearms from cradle to grave, is recognised as a cornerstone to effectively manage legal gun stocks and ensure they don’t leak into criminal hands; and is a requirement under several international small arms control instruments which SA has signed onto.

STATEMENT: Underperformance and corruption at Central Firearms Registry fuels gun violence epidemic in SA

RESEARCH: Central Firearms Registry – Challenges and Opportunities

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