Whether you’ve been shot or threatened by a gun, whether you’ve witnessed gun violence, or know someone who’s been killed, injured or threatened by a gun – you’re a survivor of gun violence. This page is for you – to help and support you. 

Don’t let the tiny minority of gun owners in South Africa dominate the gun control debate; raise your voice in support of a South Africa free from gun violence.

You can take action against gun violence by declaring your space – your home, your place of work, worship or study, even your car – a Gun Free Zone (GFZ).  Read below for more information on how to establish GFZs, or islands of safety in a sea of guns.

Reducing access to lethal means is an effective way to increase the odds that a suicide attempt will end in care, not in death.

Any woman who lives in fear of a gun in her home can ask the magistrates court or the police to remove the gun immediately. See downloads below for more information.

If someone you know has a gun and you think that they (or the gun) are dangerous, you can ask the police to remove the gun.  The police can use the Firearms Control Act (and sometimes the Domestic Violence Act) to remove the gun. See the downloads below for more information.

If you have a firearm that you want to get rid of you can either sell it or have it destroyed – you are not allowed to destroy it yourself. The only way you can legally sell a gun is to either sell it to a gun dealer or sell it privately, but you may not hand it to a new owner until that person has a licence for the weapon in question.

Latest News

13 September 2019:  The latest national crime statistics show that guns are overwhelmingly the weapon used to kill, injure, threaten and intimidate:

  • 47% of murders
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People in South Africa are scared, and are looking for ways to protect themselves. There is a widespread belief that buying a gun for self-defence will help protect you and your family from

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9 July 2019: 11 people were shot and killed in Philippi East on the Cape Flats this past weekend. The guns used were most likely once legal before they were lost or stolen.

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