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dc.contributor.advisor De Beer, Marie Pretorius, Johan Andries Christoffel 2009-09-14T08:38:27Z 2009-09-14T08:38:27Z 2008
dc.identifier.other 323463
dc.description Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for a Master's Degree in Technology: Business Administration, Durban University of Technology, 2008. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research is to compare the firearm legislation between South Africa and selected countries and to determine if multiple firearm owners and firearm dealers are affected in terms of economics, and changes to their business environment by the new Firearms Act, 60 of 2000.The sub-objectives of this study are as follows: - To compare firearm regulations between countries that were affected by access to firearms and deaths as a result thereof; - To evaluate the economic effect of the legislation on a firearm dealer/dedicated hunter/dedicated sportsman/collector of firearms; - To evaluate the economic effect of the restrictions on the number of firearms an owner may legally possess; - To evaluate the economic impact of the cost involved for re-licensing a firearm; - To establish how the firearm business environment is affected according to the political, economic, social, technological and ecological influences on business strategies. The research does not include firearm owners with hand weapons or individuals with fewer than four firearms. It also excludes South African Police Service and South African Defence Force weapons, as these are not usually provided to the public. The aim of this research is to establish if there is an effect on the dealers and hunters in the firearm industry in South Africa with the advent of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000. The world trend changed firearm legislation world-wide and South Africa followed. In the following chapter the global and South African issue is discussed with some of the arguments on why the firearm legislation had to change. en_US
dc.format.extent 128 p en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Firearms--Law and legislation--South Africa en_US
dc.subject Illegal arms transfers--South Africa en_US
dc.subject Weapons--South Africa en_US
dc.title Firearms in South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-000344

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