GFSA’s 2020-21 Annual Report
GFSA’s latest annual report, reflecting on the years 2020 and 2021, is available.
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RESPONSE: Tavern mass shootings
GFSA’s Director Adele Kirsten responds to the tavern shootings of 9 July:
NEWSLETTER: June 2022 – Human rights, self-defence and public safety
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
Gun control and violence in SA over 25 years
To mark global disarmament week (24-30 October) Gun Free South Africa has published a comprehensive report, which documents the history and impact of gun control in South Africa since Apartheid.
In summary, it tracks gun violence and gun control in South Africa over 25 years, showing that gun control saves lives, but that poor enforcement kills.
SA facing another violent crime wave
An Institute for Security Studies analysis of SA’s latest crime stats shows that 50% of murders are committed with a gun, which amounts 26 people shot and killed every day in South Africa.
For more analysis and insights by the ISS Click here to read more.
Bronkhortspruit father wants justice for son’s killing
Follow Khumbulani Dube’s struggle to get justice after his son was killed by a 12 year old neighbour with his grandfather’s unsecured gun.