It’s often controversial and sometimes misunderstood, but it’s something that humankind has been doing since the beginning of our existence. Martin Hood speaks to Stephen Palos from the Confederation of Hunting Associations of South Africa (CHASA) about all aspects of hunting – from the legalities and sustainable use… to conservation, food security, and trophy hunting.

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The Professional Firearms Trainers Council (PFTC) is responsible for maintaining the standards for full firearm qualification, and all the unit standards contained within this qualification. They have also been tasked with assisting in the regulation, ethics and quality of firearms training in South Africa. Martin Hood speaks to Mac McGuire to find out all about the role of the PFTC in South Africa.

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Training is essential and a legal requirement to become a gun owner in South Africa. Martin Hood speaks to Nikki Pretorius from the International Firearm Training Academy about what is available, the various competencies, the procedures that must be followed… and what it’s like being a woman in what is sometimes perceived as a ‘man’s world’.

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How did we end up in a situation where approximately 430,000 law-abiding citizens are potentially criminals? Gareth Cliff joins attorney Martin Hood to introduce this new podcast series about guns and gun ownership in South Africa.

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