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The art of weaponry

Ralph Ziman worked with a group of Zimbabwean wire beaders to make replica AK-47s and ammunition. Then he took photos in downtown Joburg, depicting an eerie, frightening world for his exhibition, Ghosts. It was not to glamorise guns, he says, but to spark a debate.

Cape Flats gang film an Oscar contender

A Cape ganglands coming-of-age thriller 'Four Corners', directed by South African director Ian Gabriel, is being touted as a serious contender in the best foreign language category for the 2014 Oscars. Filmed on the Cape Flats using members of the community as well as professional actors, the film has been selected as the official South African submission at the 86th Academy Awards.

Mass literacy campaign makes strides

Stricter SA law ‘bringing down gun crime’

According to police statistics, gun-related crime in South Africa decreased by 21% between 2004 and 2011. While this reflected a general decrease in crime, evidence suggests that the drop was thanks in part at least to a new law, effective from 2004, that drastically raised the bar for gun ownership in the country.
Beefing up the criminal justice system

Firearms amnesty ‘a success’

More than 32 000 firearms were recovered across South Africa during the latest firearms amnesty, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said following the passing of the deadline for people to hand over their illegal firearms without facing prosecution.

New deadlines for gun owners

South Africa's new Firearms Control Act is being phased in between now and 2009, with gun owners required to renew their licences according to a staggered timetable - or dispose of their firearms in a prescribed manner.

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