Firearms

More women arming themselves

Being a woman in South Africa has become somewhat of an extreme sport. From brutal rapes to high rates of femicide, the question remains: Is it time for women to start loading the barrel? Lynnette Oxley, a gun instructor for over 20 years, says self-defence is a tool women need.[…]

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Call for action to stop illegal gun leakage

Gun Free SA has welcomed the destruction of 30,000 unlicensed guns but has intensified a call for action to stop the risk of gun leakage. The 30,000 firearms were seized and surrendered during police operations. The last such destruction took place on 27 October 2016. “It is globally recognised that[…]

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Case against businessman, arms dealer postponed again

The case against a Cape Town businessman and Vereeniging arms dealer was again on Friday postponed for another pre-trial hearing. Irshaad “Hunter” Laher and Alan Raves appeared in the Western Cape High Court where the matter was postponed to October 12. The two are accused of various charges focusing on[…]

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More arms seized in ‘underworld’ clampdown

Firearms have been seized from the owner of a Cape Town security company – the latest in a string of actions clamping down on apparent underworld activities. The firearms were confiscated from the owner of the company, whose name is known to News24, in Bellville on Tuesday. Bruce Hendricks, who[…]

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