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This is your FIRST STEP if you are looking for legal or professional support. We:

  • Guarantee a response within 1 working hour,
  • Are uncomplicated, friendly and professional,
  • Our fees are sensitive to the South African economy,
  • Have a team of professionals in all major Cities,
  • Function with integrity, attention to detail and are objective driven,
  • Use technology, innovation and internal processes to streamline your experience,
  • Strive to improve the sector we operate in.

 

SERVICES | AMASEVISI


In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.

 

FREE OR FEE? SIMAHLA OKANYE UHLAWULE?


For free services you could engage with an organization such as legal-aid.co.za or visit justice.gov.za for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


E-CONSULTS


An E-Consult is an effective way to receive expedited support for select, once off or ad hoc matters. Please visit the menu item for more information on this process. CLICK HERE

 

OPERATIONAL DAYS & TIMES


South African Working days. No public holidays.

  • Monday-Thursday from 09h00-13h00 and 14h00-16h00.
  • Friday 09h00-13h00.

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Firearm License


In South Africa, owning a firearm requires a strict and regulated process to ensure safety and responsibility. Here’s a simple guide on how firearm license laws work:

  1. Eligibility: To apply for a firearm license, you must:
    o Be at least 21 years old.
    o Be a South African citizen or permanent resident.
    o Have no criminal record.
    o Be mentally stable and physically capable.
    o Have a valid reason for owning a firearm, such as self-defense, hunting, or sports shooting.
  2. Competency Certificate:
    o Training: You must complete firearm training at an accredited institution. This covers safe handling, legal responsibilities, and shooting proficiency.
    o Assessment: After training, you must pass a written test and a practical shooting assessment.
    o Application: Apply for a competency certificate at the South African Police Service (SAPS). You’ll need to provide identification, proof of residence, training certificates, and two passport-sized photos.
    o Background Check: SAPS will conduct a background check, including interviews with references, to ensure you meet all criteria.
  3. Firearm License Application:
    o Once you have your competency certificate, you can apply for a firearm license. The type of license depends on the intended use (e.g., self-defense, hunting).
    o Forms: Complete the relevant forms, available from SAPS or their website.
    o Documentation: Submit the forms with your competency certificate, proof of residence, and a detailed motivation letter explaining why you need a firearm.
  4. SAPS Inspection:
    o A police officer will visit your home to inspect your firearm safe, ensuring it meets legal requirements for secure storage.
  5. Approval Process:
    o SAPS will review your application, which may take several months. They will assess your need, background, and storage arrangements.
    o If approved, you will be issued a firearm license, specifying the type of firearm and its use.
  6. License Validity and Renewal:
    o Firearm licenses are valid for different periods depending on the type (e.g., 5 years for self-defense, 10 years for hunting).
    o You must renew your license before it expires by following a similar process to the initial application.
  7. Legal Responsibilities:
    o Always carry your license when you have your firearm.
    o Adhere to storage and transport regulations.
    o Report any loss or theft of your firearm to SAPS immediately.

In summary, obtaining a firearm license in South Africa involves rigorous training, thorough background checks, and adherence to strict legal requirements to ensure responsible firearm ownership and public safety.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

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