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2021 PHASA Convention & AGM – Save the date!

2021-05-21T12:10:36+02:00May 21st, 2021|

PHASA CONVENTION & AGM 2021 At a meeting on the 19th May 2021 the Executive Committee decided to keep the format for the 2021 PHASA Convention & AGM the same as last year.  This came about as a result of the hunting industry not fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic yet. The 2021 PHASA Convention & AGM in Hartenbos has been postponed and reserved for our 2022 Convention & AGM.  Hartenbos ATKV has agreed to keep the deposits for accommodation already paid and to roll it over to next year.  We urge you to check on this and confirm with the [...]


2021-04-30T12:16:40+02:00April 30th, 2021|

A great initiative by CHASA (Confederation of Hunting Associations of South Africa) led to the inauguration of a National Hunting Day for South Africa! This day will be celebrated annually on the first Saturday of May. Our first-ever National hunting Day celebrations will thus be on 1 May 2021. The purpose of the day is to create a positive awareness about hunting and celebrate the spirit of hunting. It is time for hunters to unite and celebrate our heritage! Why do we hunt? The hunting of wild animals is an emotive issue, drawing fire from anti-hunting organisations, environmentalists as well as many ordinary [...]


2021-04-23T09:17:10+02:00April 23rd, 2021|

SUCO (SUTAINABLE UTILISATION COALITION) A GOLDEN MOMENT IN THE HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN HUNTING! 17 April 2021 saw a first in South African history where all major role players in the hunting industry united to work together towards the future and promotion of hunting. The indaba discussed the challenges and strategic goals that faces our hunting industry. It was great to see our young men and future leaders attending and participating in the discussions. Our hunting heritage is in the hands of our younger generations! SUCO (Sustainable Utilisation Coalition) consisting of PHASA, CHASA, WRSA, NATSHOOT, True Green Alliance, South African Taxidermy [...]


2021-04-22T15:03:14+02:00April 22nd, 2021|

SOUTH AFRICA is the preferred hunting destination in Africa and we have never been as ready as we are now! After good rains and the opening of our international borders, your dream safari is awaiting you. Call your favourite PHASA outfitter now and book the hunt of your dreams. Follow this link for an update on the South African hunting scene.... PHASA is awaiting to welcome you in South Africa! https://youtu.be/uCTEpdFLewM


2021-04-22T15:00:57+02:00April 22nd, 2021|

PHASA is affiliated, either through membership or otherwise, to national and international hunting and conservation organisations. PHASA also serves on various provincial and other forums in the hunting industry to discuss and comment on issues relating to the hunting industry. As a professional body, PHASA takes part in the SAQA Professional Body Forum. PHASA serves on the Game Meat Industry Forum and together with CHASA and NHSA submitted proposals for consideration by the Forum. PHASA serves on the Board of TBCSA (Tourism Business Council of SA) where tourism-based organisations and government meet at the highest level to discuss tourism-related issues. We [...]

Bill Lemon – Professional Hunter

2021-05-28T13:56:12+02:00March 2nd, 2021|

Mature, responsible, ex Zimbabwean PH with 35 years of hunting experience for dangerous game and 27 years experience in international marketing in the USA, Spain and Germany. *Licensed to hunt in Zimbabwe and Eastern Cape. No restrictions *Own hunting rig - Double Cab Landcruiser *Own firearms *Driver’s License - Zimbabwe and SA. No endorsements Achievements: * PH of the year Zimbabwe 1989 * Biggest lion Zimbabwe 2002 * Biggest leopard Zimbabwe 2008 * Member of the Rhodesian Special Forces Contact Details: Tel: 076 831 2443 / 067 388 7226 Email: blemonsafaris@gmail.com Sent from my iPhone

Report on Status of Green Firearm Licences

2021-02-25T16:58:19+02:00February 25th, 2021|

REPORT ON STATUS OF (EVER?)GREEN FIREARM LICENCES. APPLICATION TO HAVE INTERIM 2009 SA HUNTERS VS MINISTER OF SAFETY AND SECURITY ORDER UPLIFTED. NOTICE. 1. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS. It is important that your members should take notice of recent developments in respect of the continued validity of licences that had been issued in terms of the previous Arms and Ammuntion Act (Act 75 of 1969) (“The Previous Act.”). I refer to all licences issued in terms of the previous act, irrespective whether they were in green credit card format or pasted into an identity book, as “old green licences.” 2. HISTORY. 2.1. Old [...]

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reply to PETA’s allegations

2021-02-04T15:41:17+02:00February 4th, 2021|

29 January 2021 HUNTING INDUSTRY KEY TO ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION CYRIL RAMAPHOSA In November 2020 the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released what it claimed was an expose detailing the involvement of Phala Phala Wildlife in the trophy hunting industry. By virtue of my ownership of Phala Phala Wildlife, PETA sought to generate negative publicity for and cause embarrassment to the office of the President and to the country. A number of unsubstantiated allegations were made against Phala Phala and me personally. PETA subsequently attempted to garner greater international coverage for its alleged expose in [...]

US is no-go for SA

2021-01-28T10:33:53+02:00January 28th, 2021|

Non-US citizens, who visited South Africa, Brazil, the UK, and or Ireland, and or any of the 26 European countries (that allow travel across open borders), are not allowed into the US with effect from 30 January.  Travel from South Africa into the USA is ONLY allowed for returning US citizens.  Should this change, members will be notified. US citizens must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate obtained no longer than 72 hours before departure and observe a possible self-isolation period upon entering their country. According to reports, the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wouldn’t consider granting temporary [...]

Covid-19 update issued by TBCSA

2021-01-28T10:24:03+02:00January 28th, 2021|

COVID-19 UPDATE ~Issued by the Tourism Business Council of SA It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of the many lives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, in our industry and beyond. This pandemic has been the cause of many challenges and calamities that continue to taunt our industry as we face restrictions, once again. The year 2020 was a challenging year for us as an industry and the situation continues to be critical, well into 2021.  With this in mind, the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) would like to encourage all members to continue to follow [...]

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