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BRIEFING 3 OF 2021: The illegal firearms trade in South Africa

In May 2021 the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service published a draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill. With almost 100 proposed amendments, a key focus of the Bill is to control legal firearms and ammunition more effectively. This Briefing explores whether that approach will have an impact on the illegal firearms trade in South Africa, and is based on a recently published report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GITOC).