- CHASA Board meetings - 09 Feb,
25th of May and 7th of September 2013
- Annual Inter Association Shooting Competition
- 6th of April 2013 near Bloemfontein.
To Member Associations,
You are kindly requested to please take note of The Revival of SAGA
as outlined in the link below and to place it on your websites.
It will also be advisable to distribute it to your local media as
soon as possible.
Your co-operation in the above regard is greatly appreciated.
Bestuurder / Manager
Tel: 041-922 5600
Faks/Fax: 0866 145 354
Cell: 082 523 8201
E-pos / E-mail: email@example.com
Erkenning aan Studente in Wildplaasbestuur
Die Nelson Mandela Metropool
Universiteit se Departement van Wildbestuur in Port Elizabeth bied
'n Kursus in Wildplaasbestuur aan wat deur studente van oor die
hele Suider Afrika bygewoon word.
Daar is tans 21 1ste jaars, 24 2de jaars en 29 3de jaar diplomastudente,
asook 9 4de jaar studente wat die Graad B Tech in 2012 sal voltooi.
Die Jaarlikse prysuitdeling van die Departement Wildbestuur het
op 6 November 2012 by die Rangers Uitenhage Kampus plaasgevind waar
die Wildplaasbestuurskursus aangebied word. CHASA het 'n paar jaar
gelede besluit om by die jong studente betrokke te raak en erkenning
te gee aan prestasies wat behaal word. 'n Koopbewys van R500.00
elk is aan twee studente geskenk wat as die beste skut tydens die
CHASA praktiese skietoefening aangewys is asook die hoogste punte
in die CHASA teoretiese kursus behaal het. 'n Boekprys is ook aan
die student oorhandig wat in beide afdelings die hoogste presteer
Dit was vir CHASA 'n besondere voorreg om die pryse vir 2012 onderskeidelik
aan Sneller Kleinhans en Ferdi Smith te oorhandig.
Foto van L na R:
• Sneller Kleinhans (Beste Skut)
• Rory O’Moore ( Bestuurder Chasa)
• Ferdi Smith (Beste Teorie Student)
explore hunting industry potential
|South Africa’s trophy
hunting industry is envisaged to grow to R10bn a year, a development
that would allow it to contribute "a great deal" to job
creation and the economy, Water and Environmental Affairs minister
Edna Molewa said on Monday.
Ms Molewa was speaking at the department’s Hunting Indaba
at Sun City, where industry experts and stakeholders said the industry
employed 140,000 people and contributed R6bn to gross domestic product.
Hunting in South Africa was already bigger than the country’s
dairy and sugar industries, said Confederation of Hunting Associations
of South Africa chairman Stephen Palos.
Ms Molewa said there was room for more growth in the industry and
"(we) do not believe we have realised that potential to the
Renewable energy and wildlife tourism are sectors being targeted
by the government for transition to a green economy. "The government
of South Africa, through the Department of Environmental Affairs,
set aside R800m to establish a green fund and appointed the Development
Bank of Southern Africa as implementing agent," Ms Molewa said.
Mr Palos said SA had untapped potential in the international hunting
market, but because of the anti-hunting sentiment from lobby groups,
this could be under threat.
"Government must continue to engage with industry and organisations.
We must also aggressively market hunting and not hide it in tourism
packages and we have to educate society about the benefits of hunting,"
North West University professor Melville Saayman said that while
Australia had much less wildlife diversity than South Africa, its
commercial utilisation of wildlife was a good example for South
Africa to follow.
Ms Molewa said South Africa has played a positive role in conservation
through hunting, and had been recognised by the International Conservation
Union. But the chief operating officer at the Department of Environmental
Affairs, Elizabeth McCourt, said the industry faced challenges,
including complexities that emerged as a result of outdated regulation
systems and the lack of an accepted national set of principles.
Awareness of the importance of conservation was stressed by United
Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa, who said black communities
were lagging in awareness of environmental issues.
Limpopo economic development, environment and tourism MEC Pinky
Kekana said hunting was about more than just conservation. "There
is a disjuncture between the views of state, regulation, industry
and communities, who do not see industry gains as amounting to their
benefit." The hunting industry provided "more job opportunities
… faster than any other rural-based activity", she said.
Tydens die laaste CHASA Raadsvergadering het Bosveld Jagters,
wat as gashere vir die vergadering opgetree het, ‘n geskenk
aan die uittreedende Voorsitter, Pieter van Niekerk oorhandig tydens
die Gala dinee as blyk van waardering vir die onbaatsugtige dienste
wat hy die afgelope 5 jaar aan CHASA gelewer het.
Op die foto van L na R verskyn Pieter van Niekerk, uittreedende
Voorsitter, Johan Kapp, President van Bosveld Jagtersvereniging
en Frans Heinlein, Voorsitter van Bosveld Jagtersvereniging.
Hunting Indaba Presented by the Minister of Environment Affairs
on 29 & 30 October 2012 at The Palace, Sun City, North West
|To: Member Associations
The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms.
Edna Molewa arranged a Hunting Indaba on 29 and 30 October 2012
at The Palace, Sun City, North West Province.
The Chairman, Stephen Palos and Secretary, Matt Relihan represented
Chasa at the Indaba which was attended by all role players within
the Hunting Industry. Stephen was also requested to do a presentation
on the topic. “The Essential role of Hunting in the South
African Conservation Model” which he did with flying colours
as the slogan “Together lets create an African success story
out of an African opportunity” was accepted by the Minister
for the Indaba moving forward. The Minister conveyed a strong pro-hunting
message to the delegates present.The Chairman also handed a copy
of the “Mpunzi Book “The Dawn of the New Era”
to the Minister after his presentation as a token of appreciation
for arranging the Indaba. Our representatives after the first day
reported at that all the presentations including those made by Adri
Kitshoff, PHASA and Dr. Gert Dry, WRSA reflected a positive spirit
Attached for information and publication in your newsletters /
publications is the Press Release issued by DEA as well as a photo
of Stephen doing his presentation on behalf of Chasa. We will keep
you posted on further developments.
brings much to SA economy
- The hunting industry has contributed millions to the country's economy
in past years, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa
said on Monday.
In the 2010, hunting season, for which comprehensive information
was available, total revenue of approximately R1.1bn was generated
by the local and trophy hunting industries collectively.
"This amount only reflects the revenue generated through accommodation
and species fees. The true revenue is therefore substantially higher,
as this amount does not even include revenue generated through the
associated industries as a result of the multiplier effect,"
Molewa was speaking at the launch of the first Hunting Indaba in
The event, which would run until Tuesday, was aimed at bettering
communication between government and hunters.
"Although government and industry will sometimes not agree
on other matters, I am of the firm belief that the hunting industry
and the game farming industry are important partners, who play a
key role in terms of conservation, tourism, and economic development,"
She said statistics had shown that controlled hunting had helped
to conserve endangered species such as the white rhino.
"Statistics compiled in 2010 indicate that there are approximately
18 800 white rhino in South Africa and the number of white rhino
has increased over tenfold since hunting and live-sales started,"
She stressed that poaching still hampered efforts to protect the
rhino. Over 280 rhino had been poached this year alone.
Molewa pledged that her department would have a good working relationship
and would co-operate with the hunting sector.
"I am committed to strengthening and improving the relationship
between my department and this sector," she said.
TREKKING: JUNIOR JAGTER EN MENTOR FOTO KOMPETISIE
verwys na 'n berig oor bogenoemde aangeleentheid wat in die Jan
2012 uitgawe van Wild en Jag verskyn het en wil julle meedeel dat
'n totaal van 44 foto’s op die sluitingsdatum ontvang was.
Tydens 'n Chasa gala-aand wat op 8 September 2012 te Klein Kariba,
Bella – Bella aangebied is, is MJ Verwey van Suid-Kaap Jagters
as die gelukkige junior jagter aangewys met die trekking.
Hy ontvang 'n gratis jag wat deur Robert Peachy van BASA geborg
is asook 'n bedrag van R5,000.00 van Chasa om vervoerkostes te dek.
Sy pa, Joe Verwey, sal hom op die jag vergesel.
Aangeheg is 'n foto van MJ en sy Pa, Joe, met die springbokram
wat hy op Mnr. G.R. Morsbach, eienaar van die plaas Minieskraal
in die Prins Albert distrik geskiet het op 1 Mei 2012.
Chasa wil hulle van harte gelukwens en vertrou dat dit vir MJ 'n
onvergeetlike ervaring sal wees. Rob Peachy het reeds aangedui dat
hy weer 'n jag in 2013 sal borg. Ons wil dus nou reeds Junior Jagters
en Mentors uitnooi om weer volgende jaar hul foto’s vroegtydig
in te stuur vir die gelukkige trekking.
Rory O' Moore
|Press Release –
CHASA Elects New Exco
- CHASA kies nuwe Dagbestuur
On the photo from L to R are Matt Relihan: Secretary,Elmo
Scheffer: Vice Chair, Stephen Palos: Chairman and Dr Gary Bauer:
During a Board meeting held on 8 September 2012 a
new Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary were elected to take CHASA forward
for the next few years. Stephen Palos, the Vice
Chair for the past three years has been elected as Chairman.
Elmo Scheffer has been elected as the new Vice Chair and
Matt Relihan as the Secretary. Dr Gary
Bauer will still occupy the postition of President of CHASA.
The election of new office bearers became necessary in view of the
fact that the former Chair (Pieter van Niekerk) and Secretary (John
Harris) did not make themselves available for re-election.
Palos says his focus will be:
- to ensure the confederation’s continued growth by further
enabling its existing associations and growing its footprint;
- the further development of hunting opportunities and an expanded
- ensuring that hunting becomes ever more a normal part of the
South African culture and way of life and is not regarded by non-participants
in a negative light.
Matt Relihan has been the CEO for Cape Hunt since
Febr 2011. He was born in the former Rhodesia, but has lived in
South Africa since 1968. After being a Senior Office manager with
Sanlam he managed his own wholesale business in Malmesbury and from
November 2005 to 2011 he managed his own gunshop and hunting enterprise
in Malmesbury. His hobbies are hunting, firearms and clay target
Elmo Scheffer is currently Vice Chair of Cape
Hunt which he joined some years ago. He has served in various capacities
as Vice Chair and Chairman. He was initially involved a transport
company in developing information systems and also with the Altech
group as project manager. Since he shot his first buck at the age
of 23, Elmo developed a passion for hunting, wildlife and conservation.
“ My aim is to make a contribution to promote the freedom
to hunt and to ensure that this culture is carried forward to the
younger generation” he said. He likes to hunt as much as possible
and is also a keen bow hunter.
“The Hunters Confederation has a long and proud history
and it is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. The ball has
been passed to me and I intend to give of my best. I am looking
forward to working with the two new EXCO members, Elmo Scheffer
and Matt Relihan. I have already had the pleasure and huge benefit
of working with our president Gary Bauer these past four years and
take much comfort from his continued presence on the EXCO”
Issued by CHASA Office
Tydens die CHASA Raadsvergadering wat
op 8 September plaasgevind het, is ‘n nuwe voorsitter, onder-voorsitter
en sekretaris verkies. Stephen Palos, die onder-voorsitter
van die afgelope 3 jaar is as voorsitter verkies. Elmo Scheffer
is as die nuwe onder-voositter verkies en Matt Relihan
as sekretais, Dr Gary Bauer is steeds die CHASA
president. Die verkiesing van nuwe lede is genoodsaak omdat die
sittende voorsitter (Pieter van Niekerk) en sekretaris (John Harris)
nie weer verkiesbaar was nie.
Palos sê sy fokus sal wees om :
- die konfederasie se voortgesette groei te verseker deur lidverenigings
te bemagtig om hulle lidgetalle uit te brei,
- die verdere ontwikkeling van jaggeleenthede en jagbestemmings
na te streef,
- te verseker dat die jag meer onder die publiek bevorder word
as ‘n Suid Afrikaanse kultuur en leefwyse en nie soos dit
tans beoordeel word deur anti-jagorganisasies nie.
Matt Relihan is sedert Februarie 2011 uitvoerende
beampte van Kaapjag. Hy is in die destydse Rhodesië gebore,
maar woon sedert 1968 in Suid-Afrika. Ná hy by Sanlam as
Senior Kantoorbestuurder werksaam was en daarna sy eie groothandelonderneming
in Malmesbury bedryf het, het hy van November 2005 tot 2011 sy eie
vuurwapenwinkel en jagonderneming vanuit Malmesbury bedryf. Sy belangstelling
is jag en vuurwapens, en sy sport is kleiteikenskiet.
Elmo Scheffer is tans Onder Voorsitter van Kaapjag,
waar hy in 1996 aangesluit het en sedert 1997 in die bestuur dien,
afwisselend as ondervoorsitter en voorsitter. Hy is ? gebore Kapenaar,
en vroeër betrokke by ? vervoermaatskappy, by die ontwikkeling
van inligtingstelsels en by die Altech-groep as projek-kantoorbestuurder.
Sedert hy sy eerste bok op 23 gejag het, het hy ? passie vir jag,
wild en bewaring ontwikkel. “My doelwit is om ? bydrae te
maak om jag in die toekoms te kan verseker en toe te sien dat dit
aan ons jeug oorgedra word.” Hy probeer soveel moontlik jag,
ook met sy boog.
“ Die Jagterskonfederasie het ‘n lang en trotse geskiedenis
en daarom kan my verantwoordelikheid nie ligtelik opgeneem word
nie. Die bal is vir my aangegee en ek is van plan om my beste te
lewer vir die organisasie. Ek sien daarna uit om met my twee nuwe
Dagbestuurlede, Elmo en Matt saam te werk. Ek het reeds die vooreg
gehad om met Gary Bauer, President vir die afgelope vier jaar saam
te werk en sal steeds staatmaak op sy voortgesette teenwoordigheid
en insette op die Dagbestuur “ – het Palos gesê.
Uitgereik deur CHASA Kantoor
OF CFR ATTENDS CHASA BOARD MEETING
Brigadier M Mangwani being thanked by Pieter Van Niekerk past Chairman
of Chasa during a Board meeting held on 8 September 2012 at Klein
Kariba, Bella Bella.
The Board applauded Brig M for the positive attitude and vast improvement
in service delivery of the Cental Firearms Register.
The new Nodal Point Section that has been implemented in conjunction
with the Hunters/SAPS Consultative Form was extremely welcomed by
the Board. This NP will deal with applications of members of accredited
associations which are outstanding for longer than 6 months.
She gave her full support to co-operate with accredited associations
to attend to all constraints brought to her attention. According
to Brig M a series of Road Shows will be held in the near future
to communicate the CFR ‘s strategic aims to grass roots level
so as to ensure that aal the systems functions effectively.
|Sponsors of CHASA for
site of the Confederation of Hunters
Associations of South Africa
document outlining the outcome of the court
case judgement on the Firearms Control Act
can be seen here
releases and CHASA Board communications
ON CORPORATE HUNTS -DVD ...
RELEASE – CHASA ALSO OPPOSES FRACKING
IN THE KAROO
CHASA has taken cognisance of the proposed
fracking exploration currently under investigation
the Karoo by Shell Petroleum company. CHASA
is opposed to this proposed exploration mainly
to the lack of scientific proof on the possible
implications of such exploration. The following
are most concerning:
CHASA therefore request that no consideration
is given to any further investigations until
- One of the main assets of the Karoo
is the quiet, placid environment and the
beauty of the area. This is furthermore
an ecological sensitive area where members
hunt on a regular basis to enjoy nature.
Unique vegetation is found in this area
which must be
protected at all costs. It cannot be allowed
that the proposed exploration could have
ecological and aesthetic implications
on the area.
- A large section of the inhabitants in
the Karoo are dependant on ground water
the influence of the proposed exploration
on ground water resources is unknown.
unacceptable that the lifestyle of the
inhabitants in the area could be negatively
through fracking activities.
concerns have been adequately addressed.
PERSVERKLARING – SAGA
EN CHASA SLUIT MEMORANDUM VAN VERSTANDHOUDING
Dit is vir Die Konfederasie van Jagtersverenigings
van Suid Afrika CHASA 'n besondere voorreg
om aan te kondig dat ons 'n formele Memorandum
van Verstandhouding met die “South
African Gunowners Association, SAGA”
Na samesprekings tussen SAGA Trustees en
die Dagbestuur van CHASA oor 'n periode
van tyd is 'n dokument geformuleer en aan
die Raad van CHASA voorgelê tydens
'n vergadering gehou op 12 Februarie 2011
in Oos Londen waar dit eenparig aanvaar
Die algemene konsensus van Raadslede was
dat dit 'n kwessie is wat “lank uitstaande”
was het die Onder-Voorsitter, Stephen Palos
gesê. Jagtersverenigings het
enorme hoeveelhede hulpbronne veral gedurende
die laaste twaalf jaar aangewend in die
stryd teen vuurwapenregte en-eienaarskap
en daar bestaan steeds dreigemente teen
opsigte van jagregte. Verskansing
van die konsep van Bewaring deur Volhoubare
Benutting moet ons primêre funksie
wees. “Deur die vorming van
hierdie vennootskap het die Jagters Federasie
nou die beste geskikte vennoot aan boord
om hulp te verleen met vuurwapenverwante
aangeleenthede wat ons in staat sal stel
om meer op ons kernbesigheid te fokus naamlik,
die ‘Vryheid om te Jag’
en sekerlik ook om ons bewaringsdoelwitte
te bevorder”, het Mnr. Palos gesê.
'n Foto wat
geneem was tydens die Raadsvergadering
waar die MOU amptelik geteken was
na regs: Chas Lotter, Trusteelid van
SAGA en Prof. Pieter van
Niekerk, Voorsitter van CHASA
OF ACTION FOR THE CENTRAL FIREARMS REGISTRY
Hunter Status, Frequently
Asked Questions with regard to
Minimum Requirements, Maintaining the Status
etc..(PDF - 224Kb)
benodig vir Buurlande / Import Permits required
for Neighbouring Countries
Bogenoemde aangeleentheid was ook onlangs
by ‘n Raadsvergadering bespreek. Aangeheg
ter insae is ‘n dokument ontvang van
Dr. Richard Burroughs, Direktoraat Veeartsenydienste,
Departement van Landbou, Pretoria waarin
die voorskrifte uiteengesit word oor die
invoer van vleis en vleisprodukte vanuit
The above matter was recently discussed
at a Board meeting. Attached for information
is a document received from Dr. Richard
Burroughs, Directorate of Veterinary Services,
Department of Agriculture, Pretoria outlining
the conditions for the import of meat and
meat products from neighbouring countries.
are the public's attitudes towards
It is important for the organised
hunting industry to know how much
support hunting enjoys amongst the
general public. Hunters on the one
hand, who realize that the hunting
industry is essential to ensure a
future for wildlife, and animal-rights
activists on the other hand, who strive
to close down the hunting industry
are at loggerheads regarding the acceptability
of hunting. These animal-rights organizations
often exert pressure on governments
to ban hunting by creating the impression
that their point of view enjoys the
support of the majority of the public,
while hunting associations are supported
by only a small number of hunters.
Resent research that was conducted
amongst the economically active public
in Port Elizabeth, showed that the
majority of the public (53%) supports
hunting, while a mere 26% opposed
hunting and 21% had neutral feelings
towards hunting. An important finding
was that people who oppose hunting
can be divided into two categories.
The first category was of the opinion
that although they personally disapprove
of hunting they also felt that other
people should have the right to hunt
if they want to. Evidently, these
people do not pose any serious threat
to the hunting industry. The second
category was of the opinion that nobody
should be allowed to hunt. Although
these people represented only 15%
of the public, they pose a serious
threat to the hunting industry. These
results indicate that only a small
percentage of the public finds hunting
truly socially unacceptable.
As far as demographical factors are
concerned, gender has the most significant
influence on the public's attitudes
towards hunting. Females were much
more likely to oppose hunting than
males. While 40% of females opposed
hunting, only 14% of males opposed
it. Similarly, 68% of males supported
hunting, while only 35% of females
The public who opposed hunting was
mostly of the opinion that hunting
endangered wildlife (54%), that it
is morally wrong to kill animals (51%),
that hunting inflicts pain on animals
(47%), that they love animals (31%),
that animals are used to benefit people
(27%), that hunters behave badly (19%)
and that hunting is a dangerous activity
(17%). It is important to realize
that these findings show how hunting
is viewed through the eyes of those
who oppose it.
The majority of the public (78%)
were of the opinion that hunting has
the potential to be beneficial to
wildlife populations if it is
done correctly, while only small
percentage of the public (12%) were
of the opinion that hunting cannot
be beneficial to wildlife populations
even if it is done correctly. This
shows that the public recognizes the
potential benefits of hunting to a
large extent. Despite this, it was
found that 41% of the public belief
that hunting endangers wildlife populations.
These almost contradicting results
show that, although the public recognize
the potential benefits of hunting,
many are also of the opinion that
hunting does not live up to its potential
to be beneficial to wildlife, possibly
because they belief hunting is done
in an irresponsibly or unsustainably
manner. This implies that a large
proportion of the public is probably
not aware of the many contributions
hunting makes to conservation. Therefore,
the message needs to be conveyed to
the public that hunting is done in
a responsible and sustainable manner,
and the contributions that hunting
makes to conservation should be highlighted.
The research also showed that negative
attitudes towards hunting are often
based on people's incorrect beliefs
about hunting. The belief that hunting
endangers wildlife was identified
as the most significant belief on
which people base their negative attitudes
towards hunting. People that hold
this belief towards hunting was nine
times more likely to feel that hunting
should be made illegal (36%) than
those who felt that hunting does not
endanger wildlife (4%). Another incorrect
belief, on which negative attitudes
towards hunting were often based,
is that hunting does not form an important
part of wildlife management. People
that hold this belief towards hunting
was ten times more likely to oppose
hunting (71%) than those who believed
that hunting was an important part
of wildlife management (7%). It is
important to realize that people's
attitudes towards hunting can be influenced
by exposing them to information that
may alter their underlying beliefs
about hunting. Thus, the public's
attitudes towards hunting can be positively
influenced by addressing people's
incorrect beliefs and by educating
the public about the importance of
hunting in the management and conservation
Hunters have the potential to positively
influence people's attitudes towards
hunting. The research showed that
the degree of exposure to hunting
has a significant influence on a person's
attitude towards it. People who have
never been directly exposed to hunting
were five times more likely to oppose
hunting (35%) than those who have
been directly exposed to hunting in
the past (7%). This is probably because
someone who has never been exposed
to hunting will be more likely to
have an inaccurate perception of it.
It was also found that social ties
have a significant influence on a
person's attitude towards hunting.
The research showed that people who
have family members or friends who
hunt (even if they do not hunt themselves),
are much more likely to approve of
hunting (66%) than people who do not
have any family members or friends
who hunt (37%). This is probably because
a person who has family members or
friends who hunt has been exposed
to the hunting mind and is aware of
the benefits of hunting. It is thus
clear that in order to improve the
public's attitudes towards hunting,
one must improve the public's understanding
of what hunting is all about.
Are YOU a CHASA Member?
I have found that a lot of members within
my own specific association, BASA, are not
fully aware that they are indeed CHASA members.
Take a look at all the association emblems
appearing on this page and you may be surprised
to find that your answer to my opening question
What exactly is CHASA and how does it fit
into the scheme of things? Essentially it
can best be described as an umbrella body
which fulfils some very specific and essential
roles and services for its member associations.
One of the more tangible things that the
ordinary member would experience is the
issuing of Dedicated Status. Although some
members of the CHASA family can in fact
do so themselves because they have achieved
accreditation in their own right, CHASA
does this for the bulk of its members.
Behind the scenes CHASA sits on forums
and committees that discus, negotiate and
influence much of the legislation and policies
that affect the hunter-conservationist.
The Hunters Forum, The Hunters/SAPS Consultative
Forum, HAWASA etc. Here we act in the interests
of local hunters specifically and in conjunction
with all the other role players within the
greater hunting industry.
Through the CERE Trust CHASA fulfils the
fundamental hunting obligation of conservation
and education, empowering local communities
to make land available for sustainable hunting
practices and much more.
CHASA has produced top quality hunter training
material (for both senior and junior level)
as well as shooting-range officer training
guides. This is available at no cost to
member associations which enables them to
substantially increase the quality of service
to members at grass roots level.
What really makes CHASA such an outstanding
organisation is how efficiently it manages
to achieve all this and especially how the
structure is such that the very fundamental
spirit and culture that exists in each of
its various member associations is not interfered
with in any manner. This means that the
individual member has the benefits of being
part of a large and powerful organisation
on one hand, but most of his membership
fee and ALL the say in how his own association
is run vests with him at local level.
CHASA really offers the best of both worlds.
With 22 member associations representing
a vast array of specific interests &
cultures perhaps if your answer was NO then
it’s time you do consider contacting
one and join the CHASA family!
An agreement has been reached between the
CFR and the Hunters/SAPS Consultive Forum
that applications for new firearms licences
and renewals, exceeding a reasonable period
of time (3 and 6 months respectively) should
be reported to member associations of CHASA
in prescribed format. These enquiries shall
then be collated and referred to the CFR (Sen.
Supt Burger) in Pretoria for investigation
and report back.
COMPETENCY AND LICENSE APPLICATIONS
(NEW AND RENEWALS).
CHASA’s Board has appointed Mr. Neil
Jones as the responsible person to deal
with these enquiries and also to represent
CHASA on the HUNTERS/SAPS Consultative Forum
which meet on a quarterly basis.
Subsequently it was agreed upon that all
enquiries must be submitted direct to Mr.
Neil Jones at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax 011 462 1072. Cell
no: 083 655 0348 on the prescribed form
attached hereto. This form must be completed
by members comprehensively to enable the
CFR to do the necessary enquiries.
Should any member encounter any problems
or are unsure about certain procedures,
please feel free to contact Neil at the
Your co-operation and support in informing
you members accordingly will be greatly
The Department of Environmental
Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) has given indications
to the hunting industry that it might in
future only recognise associations which
have a clear policy on black economic empowerment.
As the core of what is needed is already
CHASA policy, it was not difficult for the
CHASA Board to be pro-active and adopt an
official policy on this issue. Having this
policy will automatically ensure recognition
to CHASA’s 21 member associations.
The policy reads:
CHASA supports our country’s
constitutional objectives that call for
the enhancement of our capacities of the
historically disadvantaged and the inculcation
of a culture that values diversity.
CHASA further supports
the goals of broad-based black economic
CHASA, however, is a cultural
organisation that belongs to its member
base, and is not for gain, and we acknowledge
the reality that in order to achieve black
economic empowerment, we need to look beyond
the facets of shareholding and distributing
CHASA therefore adopts
as official policy, the following goals:
- to, with the aim of speeding up the
creation of representative membership,
pursue the drafting of new members from
historically disadvantaged groups;
- to, with the aim of uplifting rural
communities, actively pursue and fund
initiatives to enable communities to live
close to or amongst wild animals, to benefit
financially or otherwise in a sustainable
manner from those animals;
- to, with the aim of empowering previously
disadvantaged individuals, financially
support the training of said individuals
as conservationists and hunters;
- to, with the aim of supporting the
latter two, establish the CHASA Conservation,
Education, Research & Empowerment
(CERE) Foundation, and fund that foundation
from membership fees.
KAPASITEIT VIR CHASA
|‘n Belangrike uitvloeisel
van CHASA se strategiese beplanningsessie
wat op Klerksdorp van stapel gestuur is, waarop
toe voortgebou is te Kemptonpark en wat uiteindelik
aanvaar is in Durban is ‘n nuwe bestuursmodel
vir CHASA wat berus op kapasiteitskepping
op bestuursvlak, sowel as op die daarstel
van ‘n matriks-model van dienslewering
wat setel in die toekenning van nasionale
konsessies vir spesialis belangegroepe.
Die matriks-model skep
ruimte vir tradisionele streeksjagtersverenigings
én spesialis belangegroepe om in
venootskap diens aan jagters te lewer. Die
spesialis belangegroepe, wat nasionaal georganiseerd
is, neem volgens hierdie model die verantwoordelikheid
om lede van die streeksjagtersverenigings
te diens met uitsette binne hul betrokke
spesialisveld. CHASA het dan ook nasionale
konsessies aan sewe spesialis belangegroepe
toegeken, en daarmee word hierdie betrokke
verenigings erken as die amptelike nasionale
organisasies vir hulle spesialisveld:
- Probleemdierjag – Problem Animal
Control Association of SA (PACASA)
- Handwapenjag – Handwapen Jagtersvereniging
van Suider Afrika
- Grootkaliberjag en grootkaliberskiet
- Big Bore Association of Southern Africa
- Jaggeweerskiet – SA Jaggeweer
- Haelgeweerskiet – Clay Target
Shooting Association of SA (CTSASA)
bestuursportefeuljes is geskep om deel te
vorm van die vergrootte dagbestuur van CHASA.
Die nuwe portefeuljes en lede van die bestuurspan
lyk soos volg:
- Bewaring (Conservation) : Hennie Erasmus
- Navorsing (Research) : Vacant
- Opleiding (Training) : Horst Kettner
- Junior Training : Neels Meyer
- Vuurwapeneienaarskap (Firearm Ownership)
: Neil Jones
- Sentrale Vuurwapenregister Skakeling
(CFR Liaison) : Neil Jones
- Administratiewe Interneskakeling (Administrative
Internal Liaison) – Rory 'O Moore
- Wildboereskakeling (Game Farming Liason)
: Daan Bodenstein
- Toekennings en erkenning (Awards and
Recognition) : Fred Mulders
- Litmaatskap Ontwikkeling (Membership
Development) : Daan Bodenstein
- Sportskiet (Sport Shoot) : Siegfried
Afhangende vanuit watter
hoek jy daarna kyk, word die jagter of as
“vernietiger” van die omgewing
voorgehou of as iemand wat ‘n “belangrike”
(selfs “kritiese”) rol speel
as bewaarder van die omgewing. Hierdie debat
(dit kan selfs as ‘n konflik voorgehou
word) is een van die belangrike debatte
van ons tyd en verdien bepaald meer aandag.
Onlangs by ‘n CHASA Raadsvergadering
het die organisasie homself verbind tot
die konsep van “Blou aarde”
waarin die jagter as ‘n bewaarder
voorgestel word en dat hierdie konsep die
ideologiese grondslag moet verskaf vir die
bevordering van die beeld van die jagter
en om ook ‘n trust hiervoor in die
lewe te roep. Dit is veral om ‘n ideologiese
teenvoeter te vind vir die Groenbeweging
en sy aktiwiteite wat wêreldwyd besig
is om toe te neem en in momentum op te bou.
Die Groenes bedreig nie net die beeld van
die jagter as bewaarder nie, maar is ook
regstreeks of onregstreeks deel van die
kontensieuse gesprek oor wapens en wapenbesit
wat baie jagters wêreldwyd rooi onder
die boordjie het. Ten einde die debat (konflik)
in oënskou te neem, moet ‘n rekonstruksie
van die Groendenke eers gemaak word.
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