PHASA News

Breaking News: Hunting open over Provincial borders

2020-06-04T13:13:39+02:00June 4th, 2020|

Wildlife Forum: Declaration of the invalidity and unconstitutionality of the Regulations published 28 May 2020 The declaration of the invalidity and unconstitutionality of the Regulations that were published on 28 May 2020 for Alert Level 3, is suspended for a period of 14 business days from date of the judgment. This means that the regulations remain in place for the mentioned period. Your interpretation is correct, as we have received clarity from the relevant approval structures that hunting may be done in the following manner while the Alert Level 3 Regulations remain in place: Hunting may be done for subsistence purposes; [...]

Hunters for Hunger Project

2020-05-22T08:37:08+02:00May 22nd, 2020|

PHASA FOUNDATION wants to remind you about the HUNTERS CARE for HUNGER project. Hunting came to an abrupt halt in Africa. This was all due to the Covid-19 virus and up to now, we could not figure a way to put food on needy peoples’ tables. Now we need more than ever to show that hunters care! Most probably you and I reading this letter today, woke up and had something to eat and drink for breakfast. We also know that yet again, there will be food on the table for a 2nd or maybe even a 3rd meal before we [...]

Travel Tip: Corona Virus

2020-03-06T14:20:38+02:00March 6th, 2020|

TRAVEL TIP: PHASA remains vigilant on developments regarding the movements and behaviour of the Corona-virus (Covid-19 virus) infection across the world and continue to engage with the international health and tourism fraternity to keep our clients updated on this issue. The World Health Organisation reported that there was zero risk impact on travellers visiting South Africa and that no travel or trade advisories or restrictions were issued. The Tourist Business Council of South Africa issued the attached link to keep us updated on the situation worldwide. https://ncov2019.live/

PHASA response to the ill-considered comments of the Minister of Police

2020-03-06T14:18:30+02:00March 6th, 2020|

PRESS STATEMENT 5 March 2020 Professional Hunters Association of South Africa notes the unfortunate and ill-considered comments of the Minister of Police in stating that citizens of South Africa should not be armed. Any member of cabinet must realise that when they make public utterances they are considered to be government policy and will be scrutinised by the persons that are affected by such statements. It follows that any minister should think carefully and be in possession of all relevant facts before making statements that impact negatively on a large part of the population. When making such statements, the minister must [...]

Africa does not need First World’s governments to tell it what it can and cannot do with its own wildlife

2020-02-21T08:45:00+02:00February 21st, 2020|

Common Sense in Conservation (I/27)   In recent years there has been an ever greater onslaught by First World animal rightists (A/Rs), to thwart the application of essential science-based wildlife management practices in Africa. What is more worrying is the fact that Western governments have been complicit insofar they have used these animal rightist attacks for their own political gain; and the political elites have pledged to write into their Western-country laws A/R demands that would place control of wildlife management practices in Africa back into First World ‘white-nation’ hands. Read more Ron Thomson

AIRLINK WILL CONTINUE OPERATING ON ROUTES ABANDONED BY SAA

2020-02-07T12:42:55+02:00February 7th, 2020|

Please see the Airlink article below. Airlink has assured PHASA that the current procedures of carrying firearms on their flights are still in place. Passengers should book their flights accordingly. 06/02/2020, JOHANNESBURG – Airlink, the privately-run South African airline, will operate services linking Johannesburg with Port Elizabeth, Entebbe, Ndola and Luanda after 29 February 2020, even though its franchise partner, SAA, will stop serving those destinations from that date. “We want to reassure travelers that as far as Airlink is concerned, it is business as usual!   Our schedule and operations are unaffected by SAA’s latest network cuts,” said Rodger Foster, [...]

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