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302, 2023

STATEMENT: Government must act decisively to prevent gun massacres

3 Feb 2023|Media Releases|

3 February 2023: The latest gun massacres in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal will not be the last if government again makes empty promises of action.

These same promises were made in July last year when 21 people were shot and killed and 20 injured in 3 separate shootings at taverns in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Government responded by deploying Crime Intelligence, […]

2906, 2022

NEWSLETTER: June 2022 – Human rights, self-defence and public safety

29 Jun 2022|In the News|

Welcome to GFSA’s June 2022 newsletter, contents include:

  • Guns and human rights: in conversation with Jeremy Vearey
  • Changing pattern of gun violence: more multiple shootings, more multiple shots, more women killed in public spaces
  • The burden of gun violence on SA’s health system
  • Protecting our youth
  • New SA research highlights risk of guns for self-defence
  • Gun violence is preventable

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1506, 2022

BRIEFING 2 of 2022: Gun control, self-defence and public safety

15 Jun 2022|Gun Policy Briefs|

Crime statistics for January to March 2022 confirm that violent crime in South Africa continues to rise.

In this context of high levels of crime, a weak criminal justice system, proposed amendments to tighten gun controls (including banning guns for self-defence), as well as forceful marketing by the firearms industry that guns are effective for self-defence, we can expect gun sales […]

3003, 2022

BRIEFING 1 of 2022: Femicide in South Africa over 18 years

30 Mar 2022|Gun Policy Briefs|

Femicide – the murder of women and girls – is the most extreme form of violence, and shows a country’s magnitude of violence against women.

South Africa’s third national femicide study looks at how femicide has changed over an 18 year period, comparing data from 1999, 2009 and 2017.

The findings of the Medical Research Council’s 2017 femicide study include that:

  • While SA’s […]

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