D-WHAT WE DO FOR MEMBERS
As SAPS Accredited Hunting Association, NHSA is a member of the SA Hunters′ Forum and the Hunters-SAPS Consultative Forum. Both bodies consist of all accredited hunting associations and they deal directly with the SAPS (CFR) at a three monthly meeting.
NHSA is also a member of the Sport Shooting Forum of South Africa, which consists of all the accredited Sport Shooting Associations in this country. The SSF deals directly with SAPS(CFR) on matters pertaining firearm licensing.
Through NHSA you thus have direct access to the law maker and implementer. As a unit the Hunters Forum and the Sport Shooting Forum have influence and access to first hand knowledge of what is happening in terms of the implementation of the Firearms Control Act.
NHSA personnel have acted as chairperson for the Hunters′ Forum and have been nominated by the Minister of Police to serve on the Task Team which investigated the implementation of the Firearms Control Act and the functioning of the Central Firearms Registry.
NHSA personnel have activily participated in 2015/2016 processes of negotiating a Service Delivery Charter with The Central Firearms Registry and has thus taken a leading role in affecting better service delivery from the CFR in line with the stipulations of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act of 2000.
NHSA liaises with Government to streamline conservation, shooting and firearms legislation in South Africa. The Association is a permanent member of the Department of Environmental Affairs` Wildlife Forum.
NHSA supports conservation-based rural development and conservation through sustainable use of renewable natural resources through hunting. This is done in conjunction with all other like minded Hunting Associations, i.e. Lowveld Hunters, SA Wingshooters, and SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association and their Tinyarhi Conservation Initiatives Programme, with CHASA, and with Wildlife Ranching South Africa. In this context NHSA is a member of the Hunting and Wildlife Associations of South Africa (HAWASA) which has a three monthly meeting on relevant issues in the hunting and wildlife ranching sector.
We create an umbrella under which like minded law abiding hunters, sport shooters and firearm owners can converge to ascertain their right to possess firearms and to be responsible and accountable in their use. Be that in sport shooting, hunting or for self-protection.
NHSA is definitely one of the better deals for occasional and/or dedicated hunters, or occasional and/or dedicated sport shooters; and even for single firearm owneres in South Africa.