Gun Free South Africa

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IANSA member Gun Free South Africa is partnering with Primedia, South Africa’s leading media group, to run a campaign to encourage 3 million radio listeners to participate in the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence by reporting illegal guns and illegal gun use to Primedia’s crime fighting initiative, CrimeLine. The advertisement is being broadcast from 11 to 17 June 2012 on the national radio stations 702 Radio, 567 Cape Radio, Kfm, and 94.7 fm.

As the Global Week of Action against Gun Violence, 13-19 June 2011, approaches, we would like to share with you some ideas about events and campaigns organised by IANSA members

On 15 November a man shot and killed his former girlfriend and a bystander before turning the gun on himself in a school in Soshanguve, South Africa.

Gun Free South Africa has been awarded the prestigious Loerie Awards for its ‘Umshini Wakho’ campaign, part of a project exploring how to use mass media in the work to reduce gun violence. An inspiring video about the campaign is available on the IANSA Youtube channel.

We are sad to report the death of Sheena Duncan on 4 May.

Some 32,169 guns are no longer in circulation thanks to the joint efforts of South Africa’s police and citizens during the nationwide Firearms Amnesty, which ended on 11 April.