Expiry of firearm licences

By 08/06/2018 No Comments

The Constitutional Court has delivered it’s judgment today in the matter of SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association vs The Minister of Safety and Security.

The Court found that the provisions of sections 24 and 28 of the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000), which govern the renewal and expiry of firearm licences are NOT UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

The effect of the judgement is that being in possession of a firearm with an  expired licence may lead criminal arrest and prosecution.

Kindly note that this post is an advisory only and should you require any Legal assistance please contact either

Attorney Martin Hood 011 234 7520


AttorneyJuan Kotze (011) 892-1019/20/21

Ian Mc Laren

Ian Mc Laren

Ian McLaren BA LLB (WITS) General Educated St Johns College, Houghton. BA LLB University of the Witwatersrand 1984 Founded McLarens Attorneys September 1986. Right of Appearance High Court, October 1996. Expertise Litigation, Labour Law, Commercial Law, Family Law, Pension and Provident Funds, Customs and Excise, Wills, Deceased Estates, Trusts, Commercial Agreements, Reviewing and Drafting Government Legislation, Information Technology. Committees/ Trusts Law Society of South Africa Information Technology Committee. Trustee Verney College Educational Trust Other Transvaal Provincial colours for Practical Shooting. Third degree Black Belt JKS Karate. Photographer and motor cyclist Lectured for Continuing Legal Education on Information Technology issues.