The development studies sanction that, no one society can claim to represent another society without FULLY involving that society it claims to represent in every step of the way. One of the major challenges we must address speedily as an Industry is the amendment of the laws that appear to speak beyond our Constitution.
We need to eradicate the unnecessary barriers to entry, tighten the acts where necessary to make them stronger and inclusive. Our Constitution guarantees us the right to equal economic opportunities regardless of our statuses, class and income background.
We must start here, at the very beginning by amending these repressive laws.
Our code of conduct is one of the best in the industry, inspired by the African spirit of “Ubuntu”.
We have a diverse board, passionate, knowledgeable and adequately experienced to lead the way. We received a warm welcome from a significant part of the industry stakeholders. We are thus extending an invite to you to be part of history, grow with us, say I was there when it all started.
We want to educate the people about the benefits of hunting and responsible resource use. We firmly believe that education plays a key role if we want to stop wildlife poaching, irresponsible resource use & so forth. Not all interested stakeholders are receiving training pertaining to wildlife and responsible resource use. Nelson Mandela once declared “education is the most important tool that you can use to change the World”. Some of the interventions, and answers to poaching lie with the game farmers we believe.
In order to be able to compete on the International scale, we need to develop young stars, talent is nutured, it is a long term investment. It takes time, & money to create stars, it is extremely hard work but doable. It requires perseverance, focus, control, trial & error at times, and unity.
We want to put women, youth & people with disabilities of all ages & colors at the forefront. We want the marginalized people whom some of them own the game rich properties under tribal rule to be treated fairly.These poor communities tend to fall prey to scrupulous individuals & companies.
We want the people to get a fair share, what they deserve. These poor communities own some of the land where hunts including hunting the big five which is extremely expensive occur. This is why we exist, we are a Non-Profit-Company governed by the Companies act & other laws of the Republic of South Africa.
The board and other SABHSSA staff do no receive salaries for doing their work, and they’re are doing it with pride. We are simply doing what we know is right, and know it will pay dividends in the long term & some of us may not even be around to see the fruits.
Here are some benefits we offer to our members :
* 5 % discount at selected Wildman stores across the Country.
* Representation in the Wildlife Industry.
* We assist government formulate hunting & conservation laws.
* 10% Discount on game & accommodation at selected game farm(s).
* Discounted membership fees for selected membership types.
* We provide guidance to members when applying for firearm licenses.
* We get invited by leading industry players to attend events that influence government policy direction amongst other things.
* We are the first black founded association of this kind in the Country, and possibly the Continent.
* Upon receiving SAPS accreditation we will PROVIDE endorsement letters to support applications for firearm licenses by qualifying members.
* Assistance with permits, hunting licenses, & other statutory requirements.
* Offer skilled & dedicated hunter & sports shooter certificates to qualifying members.
* Monthly Magazine
* Branch activities
* 5% discount at Safari Outdoor (Boksburg Store)
* 5% discount at Wildman's store (Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg and Polokwane)
* 10% discount at Merino game farm in EC, on selected game.
* 10% off when purchasing noScent products
* Discount and other benefits when hunting at imvubu Safaris in Limpopo
* Discount on membership (women, youth and senior citizens)