In terms of Section 35(1) (f) of the Constitution of South Africa, anyone who is arrested for an alleged offence has the right to be released from detention if it is in the interest of justice to do so, and subject to reasonable conditions. Let us say for the purpose of this discussion that you were arrested by a member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) on a Friday afternoon over the festive season and charged with an alleged…
Firearm Training Academy
Do you want to become one of South Africa’s legal firearm owners? Start the process today. At HFG Attorneys Inc. and Legally Armed Paarl (Pty) Ltd, we can assist you with firearm training provided by skilled consultants and accredited trainers. We can assist you with the following training:
1) Handle and use of a handgun, including the legal test;
2) Handle and use of a shotgun, including the legal test;
3) Handle and use of manually operated rifle (Bolt action) or…
Legally Armed in Paarl, Western Cape, specializes in firearm related matters in association with HFG Attorneys in Paarl, Western Cape. We can assist you with specialized legal service regarding the following:
Legal representation and assistance in instances when SAPS institute proceedings against you in terms of section 102 of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No 60 of 2000) to declare you unfit to possess a firearm;
Legal representation and drafting of formal affidavits on behalf of an…
Firearms Control Amendment Bill, 2018
The recent Constitutional Court judgement in the matter of Minister of Safety and Security v South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association  ZACC introduced a system of more questions than answers in terms of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No 60 of 2000). Hereinafter referred to as the “Act”
In the Government Gazette, Notice 531 of 2018, dated 31 August 2018, Dr Groenewald of the Freedom Front Plus, intends to introduce an amendment to the…
Expired firearm licence update Social media such as Facebook posts and WhatsApp messages, as well as radio and newspapers are our main sources of information. Although we have these media at our disposal, we must be weary of the fact that these can be misused and abused by the wrong people in terms of the true essence of the story. For example, we receive on a weekly basis the same WhatsApp message about the Northern Gauteng High Court’s decision in…
At HFG Attorneys in Paarl, Western Cape, we also assist our clients with all firearm related matters. This will include, but is not limited to, criminal trials, bail applications and liaison with the South African Police Service, regarding the following matters:
When you are being charged with the negligent loss of a firearm in terms of Section 120(8) of the Firearms Controls Act, 2000;
Charged with pointing of a firearm.
Being accused of Illegal possession of firearms and/or…
Frustrated by tenants who are in arrears with their monthly rent and still illegally occupy your property? We at HFG Attorneys can assist you with the following legal assistance regarding rental disputes:
Instituting legal action against the tenant for recovery of the arrear rent due to you in terms of the rental agreement.
Institute eviction court proceedings against the tenants for eviction in terms of relevant legislation.
Drafting of rental agreements and/or contracts;
We specialize in residential-, agricultural-…
When renting out your property to someone that you don’t know personally, it can be a scary process and sometimes even be a financial “thorn” in your flesh. Defaulting rental payments, breach of the lease agreements and/or damage to your property are only some of the examples of risks that you as an owner must mitigate and manage.
Legislation and case law sometimes make it difficult for the owner of the property to evict a defaulting tenant and recover outstanding rent…
You arrive home one night after a long day’s work, only to realise that your firearm is not in the holster anymore. You immediately run to your motor vehicle to establish if it maybe “slipped-out” there, but the firearms is still nowhere to be found. It is important to immediately act in accordance with the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No 60 of 2000) and the relevant regulations. (Hereinafter referred to as the “Act”)
Read the full act here:
Read the regulations…
The right to a speedy trial in criminal matters are entrenched within the parameters of the South African Constitution, more specifically in section 35(3) (d). The relevant section reads as follows:
“Every person has the right to a fair trial, which includes the right- (d) to have their trial begin and conclude without unreasonable delay”
Read the Constitution here: www.justice.gov.za/legislation/constitution/SAConstitution-web-eng.pdf
An overburdened criminal justice system, slow state administration, uncooperative police officials and negligence from the state to prosecute are some of the factors to…