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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.

South Africa's 2020/21 national firearms amnesty started on 1 August 2020 and ends on 31 January 2021. In this time you can hand in your unwanted, unlawful or illegal firearm for destruction.

If you've been shot or threatened by a gun, witnessed gun violence, or know someone who’s been killed, injured or threatened by a gun, you're a survivor of gun violence.

You have the power to help reduce and prevent gun violence; raise your voice in support of a South Africa free from gun violence.

You can take action against gun violence by declaring your space – your home, your place of work, worship or study, even your car – a Gun Free Zone (GFZ).

Reducing access to lethal means is an effective way to increase the odds that a suicide attempt will end in care, not in death.

Any woman who lives in fear of a gun in her home can ask the magistrates court or the police to remove the gun immediately.

If you have a firearm that you want to get rid of you can either sell it or have it destroyed – you are not allowed to destroy it yourself.

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The latest national crime statistics show that murder rates have again increased with almost half of all murders for which the weapon is known being from gunshots: 45% of murders were

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Supreme Court of Appeal: Gun Free SA welcomes the hard hitting judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal that overturns an urgent interim interdict issued by Judge Bill Prinsloo in the Pretoria

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Gun Free SA welcomes the destruction of over 30,000 illegal firearms by the police on the eve of International Small Arms Destruction Day. Every day we hear about the destruction ...

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