with a gun. We
remember those whose lives were lost and tragically changed on that day.
12 July 2013: Give the Auditor General six million rands
and Nkandla goes away.
12 July 2013: GOSA press release.
19 March 2013: From the PMG
... the total value of the contract came to R412.5 million. Despite this, the contract had still not been fulfilled 70 months after the deadline
... For SAPS to say it would learn from their mistakes in the future was to admit that they did not know what they were doing
... The Chairperson put it to SAPS that less than 2% of the Firearms Contract had been completed. She asked for their understanding of 'completion'.
She said that there had been four people who were supposed to be providing assistance from SITA and that there was now only one left.
... Lt-Gen Ngubane said that the old firearms control system was still being used but not in its original form as it was constantly being updated
... The only surprising thing here is that people seem surprised by this.
(Minutes also available
12 March 2013: Paul Oxley on a BBC documentary. For those of you who, like me,
can't watch documentaries like this, the fun starts just before the 44 minute mark.
22 February 2012: "So when Gun Free SA
and others loudly proclaim that the main source for illegal weapons is theft and loss by legal owners one needs to take a very sceptical view --
a detailed analysis on news24.
20 February 2013: Paul Oxley (GOSA) debates Adele Kirsten (GFSA)
on Eusebius Mckaiser's show on
CapeTalk and 702.
17 February 2013: GOSA quoted in the
and Global Post.
6 February 2013: Gun Free South Africa wants to
audit the Central Firearm Registry. It appears that they think
the new Firearms Control Act is not working properly -- "We have no confidence in the registry -- Adele Kisten".
Well, surprise, surprise. Gun Owners of South Africa cautioned that the Act can't work, even before it
was implemented. Like GFSA, we also want an audit. A full audit. How much has the Firearm Control Act
cost to implement, and how well does it meet its stated goals?
Here's the money quote, though: "what this means is that all of us, those who are not armed, are not safe -- Adele Kisten".
5 February 2013: While we cannot condone drinking and driving, a
recent court judgement
rules that being caught drunk behind the wheel does not automatically disqualify you from having firearms.