7.1   A dedicated member who had lost his/her dedicated status as explained under Failure to Comply, may apply to NHSA Exco for re-instatement of his/her status on or before the first day of February of the year following the year in which s/he lost the status, by submission of a full explanation and by furnishing proven reasons why Exco should consider his/her request for re-instatement to dedicated member status.  Such applications must be sent to

7.2   Applications for re-instatement received after 1 February of the year following loss of dedicated status, will only be accepted by Exco in highly exceptional instances.

7.3   If successful in having dedicated status re-instated, NHSA Exco will inform CFR in writing that the specific member’s dedicated status has been re-instated, indicating the reasons for that decision, plus the mitigations NHSA Exco had put in place to ascertain that the member will in future adhere to the relevant legal prescripts related to this matter.

7.4   If unsuccessful in seeking re-instatement of dedicated status, the member will have to re-do the dedicated courses with NHSA (hunting and/or sport-person), if s/he would want NHSA to award dedicated status to him/her again.

Note 1:  Members who stand to lose dedicated status due to non-compliance with the prescripts contained in this NHSA policy document, are again made aware of the serious consequences related to loosing dedicated status read why HERE.

Note 2:  In terms of Section 26(1) of the FCA, it is the responsibility of the person who had lost dedicated status in the above described manner, to, within 30 days after loss of said status, notify the SAPS (CFR) of the change in his/her circumstances re the legal ownership of his/her firearms.