Professional Hunters SA joins police to curb corruption at Or Tambo International

2018-05-09T13:46:23+02:00July 18th, 2017|

“ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CRIME AND CORRUPTION AT OR TAMBO” SAYS PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS SA SOUTH AFRICA - The Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA) said today that they are collaborating with national anti-corruption detectives to root out corrupt officials at the OR Tambo international airport (Johannesburg). On 13 July, five visible policing officers appeared before Kempton Park’s Magistrate Court on corruption charges, while another police officer arrested for defeating the ends of justice is facing drug charges. “OR Tambo is the first point of contact for our overseas clients and we will do everything possible to ensure that their trip to [...]

Call to legalise International Rhino horn trade

2018-05-09T13:43:34+02:00July 17th, 2017|

“NOW IS THE TIME TO LEGALISE INTERNATIONAL RHINO HORN TRADE” SAYS PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS SA SOUTH AFRICA - There is no better time than the present to reconsider putting effective measures into place to legalise, better regulate and permit the international trade in rhino horn, says the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA). Currently, only domestic trade in rhino horn is legal in the country. “After careful consideration and debate, we believe legalising the international trade in rhino horn to be one of the most effective, sustainable and ethical long-term solutions to safeguard the future of rhino populations,” says Tharia Unwin, [...]

Professional Hunters Association’s response on firearm court ruling

2018-05-09T13:52:01+02:00July 5th, 2017|

“GOVERNMENT SHOULD CONSULT PRIVATE SECTOR” PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS' ASSOCIATION'S RESPONSE ON FIREARM COURT RULING The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) congratulates the South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) on their triumph in court today. The Gauteng High Court ruled Sections 24 and 28 of the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000) unconstitutional. “There is a valuable lesson to be learned, and that is that Government cannot and should not develop and implement legislation in isolation,” says Tharia Unwin, chief executive officer of PHASA. “The implementation of the legislation was not well thought through and therefore one-sided. [...]

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