At the end of November, a new variant of Covid 19 was identified in South Africa. The variant was named Omicron. All of a sudden, countries announced a travel on South Africa en other regions in southern Africa.
- Travel to the USA
The USA placed a travel ban on visitors from South Africa with effect from 29 November 2021, unless they are USA citizens or government officials. Please see the detail here.
This is important information for professional hunters that market hunting opportunities at the major shows in US early in 2022. Watch the news for further developments. Many people have already book flights and paid for show attendance.
It is said that the Omicron variant of Covid 19 is very contagious, but it is too soon to predict the impact it might have. Please take care.
We remind branches and members that participate in SA Hunters’ activities to follow the proper protocol. It has been sent to branch management committees a long time ago. However, request it from the office should you need a copy.
- IGRF World Championship
Last week, shottists that participate in the IGRF shooting disciplines received the good news that the IGRF World Championship will be held in Phoenix, England in May 2022. However, a few days later the news of the Omicron variant broke and Britain closed its borders for visitors from South Africa. Most flights were also cancelled. It makes it very difficult to plan for any participation. Only time will tell how circumstances might change.
- Proposed amendments to the Firearms Control Act r
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for the Police referred the proposed amendments to the Firearms Control Act back to the Police. It is also not on the agenda of the Portfolio Committee. This proves that the public can influence legislation.
SA Hunters thank all its members, supporters and the public that submitted comment on the proposed amendments. More than 118 000 comments were received. It shows that politicians do pay attention to negative comments.
- Role of the Board
During the Board meeting on 25 November 2021, each of the elected board members agreed to provide support to three regions. Regional coordinators and branch chairpersons in the various regions can expect a call or an e-mail from a board member.
The responsibilities have been allocated as follows:
André van Heerden Western Cape, Northern Cape, South-eastern Cape
Kobus Maree Free State, KwaZulu Natal, Drakensberg Eastern Cape
Basie Berg Vaalrivier, Stellaland, Kalahari Bosveld
Danie Momberg Gauteng South-East, Gauteng South-West, Gauteng- North
Richard Sowry Mpumalanga South, Mpumalanga- North, Limpopo
- Hand delivery of magazines
The closing of yet more post offices because they cannot pay the rent, has created a massive problem with the delivery of magazines to members.
We call on members in the larger city suburbs to change their delivery preference for the magazines (SA Hunter and Magnum) to hand delivery. The magazines will be hand delivered at your home at the same cost as before. Change your delivery preference to home delivery by:
- Phoning Michel Schoeman at (012) 8089300 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Changing the preference on your member profile on the SA Hunters website or using the SA Hunters App.
Remember to check that your residential address is correct.
- Photography Club
The Photography Club enjoys unprecedented interest and grows continuously.
Read more about the club, opportunities for training and participation in monthly competitions and prizes here It also includes detail about the best photographs of the year and the overall winner.
- Special offers
The Doctari ivory knife project will end soon. There are only 31 knives left with ivory handles from elephants hunted by Nico van Rooyen. Place your order now for that special Christmas gift, to avoid disappointment.
Pay R5 500 in SA Hunters bank account no 01443990077; branch code 632005 and use the reference Mes and your mobile number. Send proof of payment to email@example.com
Only copies of the memorial books with the hard covers are still available at R300 per copy. This is also the ideal Christmas gift for a dedicated member of SA Hunters. Place your order now to avoid disappointment.
To order your copy:
- Transfer the correct amount (R300 for the ordinary version or R1 000 for leather bound version) in SA Hunters’ bank account at Absa, account number 01443990077.
Use your member number and Book as reference. Check that you enter your member number correctly to ensure that we can process your order
There are only 105 items left in this limited series of 500 Buck knives at R1 000 each. These knives have ivory inlays on the handle with the SA Hunters logo engraved. Transfer R1 000 by EFT into SA Hunters back account at ABSA, account number 01443990077. Use your member number and Knipmes as reference. Send proof of payment, your member number and contact details to Realda Goosen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sale at SA Hunters Shop
SA Hunters decided to reduce the clothing stock in its store and to change its product range. Various items are available at discounted prices. Enquiries: Rene at (012) 808 9300 of email@example.com
In December 2021 Humansdorp Koöperasie offers the following products at 10% discount to members:
- Beretta APX Centurion Pistols
- Zeiss Scopes
- Xerotech Scopes
- Schmidt und Bender Scopes
Support to members
Many people are still suffering from the economic effects of Covid 19 circumstances. Herewith information about opportunities by members to members.
- Good quality, dry bushveld firewood available at reasonable price in Pretoria area. More information here.
Recruit members for commission
SA Hunters has 44 079. Members.
The Board agreed that a member or a branch that recruits ten or more members per year, can earn commission of between R100 to R150 per member. More information is available here.
SA Hunters distributed membership application forms at various dealers. Any member that wants to receive the same material, can enquire with Dorothy Ras by firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board also agreed that branches that succeed in resigning up lapsed members, will also benefit from the commission. More information has been sent to Branch chairpersons.
- Commercial affairs
The complete list of service providers that offer special discount to members of SA Hunters, are available below
- Humansdorp Koöperasie
- Toyota SA
- Wildman Hunting and Outdoor
- Hokaai Slaghuis
- LAVA Vakuumverpakking
- MAINSU Kragopwekkers
- Cens Digital Gehoorbeskerming
- Uitlaatstelle van De Graaf Autosentrum in Van der Hoffweg Pretoria
- Nitecore Flitse
- Fitch and Leedes
- Cassie Nienaber – Ladingontwikkeling en Herlaai
- Dovetail Wooden Boxes
- 4Deadlock Skietstok
Click here for more information on any of the above benefits.
This is the last opportunity in 2021 to wish our members a well-deserved rest. 2020 and 2021 will be remembered as two very difficult and uncertain years in which Covid 19 affected all or lives in one way or another.
To those whose friends or family members passed, our sincere condolences. May you find comfort in your faith. We do not forget so easily, but with time we learn to live without those loved ones.
I wish you a peaceful and joyous Christmas and best wishes for 2022.
SA Hunters: CEO