Reducing violent crime in SA: is gun control the solution?

Reducing violent crime in SA: is gun control the solution? – Events


The Firearms Control Act is due to be amended next year. Ahead of this process, it is important to assess the impact of South Africa’s gun law to date and the proposed amendments to it.

Gun Free South Africa, together with the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), is hosting a seminar to explore whether gun control is the solution to reducing violent crime in South Africa.

Members of parliament’s Police Portfolio Committee have been specifically invited to joint this debate.

Space for this event is limited, so please confirm your attendance.

Chair: Alan Storey, Chairperson, Gun Free SA


  • Dr Richard Matzopoulos, epidemiologist and specialist scientist, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, and the Burden of Disease Research Unit, SA Medical Research Council
  • Prof Naeemah Abrahams, Gender specialist scientist and Deputy Director of the Gender and Health Research Unit, SA Medical Research Council

This event is co-hosted by the ISS, Gun Free South Africa and the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum. The ISS is grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.


Mostert Conference Room
Townhouse Hotel
60 Corporation Street
Cape Town
Parking is available at an adjacent parking garage so space cannot be guaranteed


Claire Taylor
Gun Free South Africa
Phone: +27 72 341 3898