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Monday, 22 June 2020 11:44

Gun Free SA Board member's book on masculinity published

Malose Lange, one of Gun Free SA's Board members, has just published a book on masculinity. MaloseLanga BecomingMenBook

Becoming Men follows a group of young black South African boys over a period of 11 years, exploring the paths they have taken to become young men.

Malose reflects on Becoming Men in The Conversation: Decade-long study shows why South Africa needs to stop stereotyping young black men.

"Being a different boy is “hard work”, so it is important that young adolescent boys are assisted in negotiating these challenges of boyhood and also the transition into healthy manhood."

Becoming Men is available online and at bookstores.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 14:12

Welcome arrest of 16 people for gun licence fraud, corruption

While Gun Free SA commends SAPS for arresting 16 people (including police officials and gun dealers) for firearm licence-related fraud and corruption, these arrests are long overdue. Gun Free SA reiterates our call for concrete action, including a forensic audit of all firearm licences and authorisations issued since November 2010 (when we first became aware of corruption in SA’s firearm control management system) and urges that these arrests are analysed to review SA's firearms control management system, and close loopholes in both policy and implementation.

Wednesday, 06 May 2020 12:19

Campaign to #SilenceTheGunsSA during Covid-19

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South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world; with guns being the leading cause. 23 people are SHOT & KILLED a day. During our #SilenceTheGunsSA campaign we’ll highlight stats and discuss solutions.

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Monday, 13 January 2020 17:20

Hunters see reason, withdraw legal challenge to 2020 Firearms Amnesty

Gun Free SA welcomes the decision by the National Hunting and Shooting Association (NHSA) to withdraw an urgent legal challenge to stop the 2020 National Firearms Amnesty. Papers filed by the Minister of Police in response to the NHSA’s court challenge comprehensively debunk and correct a range of myths and untruths made by the NHSA, showing that the 2020 Amnesty is legal and that it infers rights to gun owners, particularly those in illegal possession.

Monday, 02 December 2019 12:52

Don’t groom For violence! Support a toy gun free festive season

Gun Free SA and Sonke Gender Justice have partnered on a campaign to encourage parents and caregivers, friends and family to support a toy gun free festive season. The campaign, Don’t Groom For Violence!, is being held within the context of a national gun violence emergency. Says Mary-Ann Nobele, Gun Free South Africa’s youth coordinator, “Toy guns are not fun. They are dangerous, and can cause injuries, even death.”


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