Our Members all Conform to High Personal Ethical Standards in Hunting and in Sport Shooting.
That is why We Stand for an Illegal Guns-Free South Africa, and for the Safe and Responsible Use of Legally Owned Firearms.
The National Hunting and Shooting Association (Natshoot - NHSA) is an Association of South African Firearm Owners.
Natshoot is also Accredited as a Hunting and as a Sport Shooting Association with SAPS.
Natshoot has its activities focused on assisting the busy but enthusiastic hunter and/or sport shooter who cannot always participate in the usual structured activities presented by other highly respected hunting and sport shooting associations in South Africa.
Natshoot's processes are by no means easier than those of the other accredited hunting and/or sport shooting associations. Our processes might just be more convenient to participate in, and to conform to as they are individual specific and are not conducted in group context on specified days and dates.
In order for Natshoot to be able to at all times protect its accreditations, and thus the legal firearm ownership of our members, we operate strictly with respect for, and inside the legal process (specifically the Firearms Control Act [FCA]), and expect the same of our members.
Please note that we refuse to communicate with members through third parties due to our adherence to the stipulations of the so-called PoPI Act (Act 4 of 2013)
THE DOWN-SIDE TO NATSHOOT MEMBERSHIP:
We are individual orientated which means our members are in person responsible for everything regarding their firearms and their hunting and/or sport shooting activities, as we do not have Branches like some of the respected other accredited hunting and/or sport shooting associations in this country, where at least some responsibility is taken in name of the member.
As our communications are strictly electronic (per Email and/or per our Newsletters and/or per the different pages on our Website), our members must, unfortunately, diligently read all our communications and our regular Newsletters to remain informed and to stay abreast of happenings in the NHSA or regarding firearms, hunting and or sport shooting, as those are our only communication methods.
Our members must also enter all their postal target shooting scores and their activities themselves on their Personal Natshoot Member Portal. This in order keep the cost structure as low as it is.
THE UP-SIDE TO NATSHOOT MEMBERSHIP:
Members are at all times in charge of all aspects related to their personal legal ownership and use of their firearms as their contact with NHSA is direct and personal (be that in respect of their hunting needs or of their leisure sport shooting needs).
As we strictly communicate electronically with our members (we cannot handle or work with paper at all), our administrative processes are much faster (our turnaround time is 48 hours for any transaction - normal working days).
Because we refuse to communicate with our members through third parties as is prescribed by the stipulations of the so-called PoPI Act (Act 4 of 2013) re privacy of individuals, our relationship with our members is personal and direct, and specifically focussed on our specific members' needs.
Members have direct and 24/7 access to their continuously updated NHSA documentation on their Natshoot Member Profile. Members also have the continued administrative and legal advisory support of Natshoot at all times.
In the event that members need direct legal support, our legal advisor who is on the forefront of legal issues pertaining the FCA, is always to your service at reasonable professional rates should legal action need to be taken, or our members can always contact Legally Armed, with who we have a mutual agreement and who are always more than willing to assist our members. We are only an Email or a telephone call away - members may contact us whenever they need to - Contact Us
If you cannot be reached electronically via your own Email-address, it is unethical of us to take your fees for membership as we cannot communicate with you in other way. If members persist to work with us through third parties, those members must know that we take NO responsibility for any kind of guaranteed service provided as we would normally render towards our members we have direct contact with.
Ons kommunikeer met plesier in Afrikaans per e-pos en per telefoon met ons lede. Ons beleid is egter dat amptelike kommunikasie in Engels geskied sodat al ons lede, wat alle taalgroepe in die land verteenwoordig, en ook oorsee gebasseer is, ons kommunikasies kan verstaan. Anders moet ons regverdigheidshalwe al ons kommunikasies in ten minste 12 ander tale ook vertaal. Ons lae koste struktuur gee ons ongelukkig nie die finansies of die kapasiteit om dit te doen nie.