Betreff: NAPHA Newsletter, 21 April 2017
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Datum: 21.04.2017 17:47
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NAPHA Newsletter, 21 April 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  1. Amendment of Namibian Identity Number on Firearm Licence
  2. Hunters Liability Insurance
  3. Feedback from CANAM AGM
  4. Game Fair in France 23-25 June 2017
  5. Final Notice - Membership Fees
  6. USA Hunters travelling through South Africa
  7. Hunt Africa 2017/2018
  8. Classifieds

 

Amendment of Namibian Identity number on Firearm Licence
Any person that still has his / her firearm licence(s) registered in the former SWA Identity Number needs to adhere to the below procedure to have the licence(s) amended to reflect the Namibian Identity Number. The procedure as outlined below has been obtained from Inspector Scott (Okahandja Police Station).

Inspector Scott - 081 863 4961;
In Windhoek: Main police station (Independence Avenue) - use the entrance of the "Certificate of Conduct" to enquire.

Kindly ensure to have all the necessary documentation and Revenue Stamps per licence available to speed up the process.

1.  Complete the form POL564 in triplicate (use Carbon Paper) for each firearm licence indicated in your booklet - licence number on the form refers to the booklet number;
2.  Use your NAMIBIAN IDENTITY NUMBER below your name. Indicate the reason "Licence needs to be amended to new ID number".
3.  Attach 2 Passport Photos;
4.  Attach a certified copy of your namibian identity document;
5.  N$25.00 Revenue Stamps are due per firearm licence (obtainable from the Receiver of Revenue);
6.  DO NOT SIGN THE FORM BEFORE SUBMISSION TO THE POLICE STATION.
7.  Sign the completed form in the presence of a police officer and submit together with supporting documentation at the police station.

NOTE: Do not submit your current firearm licence. This needs to remain in your possession.
Hunters Liability Insurance
As per Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) Act of 2000, the minimum for ALL regulated businesses providing transport is NAD5 million minimum. 

As per extract of the Act: 
NAMIBIA TOURISM BOARD ACT, 2000
Under section 23 of the NTB Act, 2000 (Act No. 21 of 2000), and after consultation with the NTB, we hereby declare - …..
 
Application for registration of regulated business
3. (1) An application in terms of section 24 of the Act for the registration of a regulated business must be made in the approved form and be accompanied by –
….
(2) If it is proposed to provide in connection with any activity of the regulated business –
(a) a service for the transport of clients, either as an integral part of the activity, as a courtesy service or for recreational or any other purposes, the application in terms of subregulation (1) must be accompanied by proof that the applicant has taken out general passenger liability insurance cover with a registered insurer for a minimum amount of N$5 million;
(b) any service for the recreation of guests to be carried out under the guidance or supervision of a staff member or any other person engaged for that purpose, the application in terms of subregulation (1) must be accompanied by proof that the applicant has taken out general public liability insurance cover, including professional indemnity cover, with a registered insurer for a minimum amount of N$2.5 million.

AON Namibia will contact their clients individually to rectify any discrepancy. Please see here.

   

Feedback from the Conservancies Association of Namibia (CANAM)
 
The CANAM AGM was held on 06 April 2017.
Below please find the newly elected Executive Committee Members:
 
Mr Jan Hennings – Chairman (2 years) 
jcdhennings@gmail.com   
Mr Helmut Halenke – Vice Chair (1 year) 
halenke@iway.na   
Mrs Gudrun Heger – Secretary/Treasurer (2 years) 
gudrun@otjiruse.com / canam@iway.na   
Ms Rebekka Mueller – Additional member (2 years) 
rebekka@cheetahnamibia.com   
Mr Thomas Peltzer – Co-opted member (1 year) 
ombu@iway.na   
 
Various issues were discussed, amongst them the necessity of a revised Wildlife Bill.
CANAM shared a hotline number (081 559 5344) of the Cheetah Conservation Fund for farmers to discuss/report any issues relating to cheetah and other carnivores on their properties.
Game Fair in France 23-25 June 2017
 
NAPHA has been offered a 9m² stand at the Game Fair in Lamotte, in exchange for a full page ad in the June/July/August 2017 edition of the Chasses Internationales magazine to be released in June.
During the 2016 French Game Fair our line ministry did not attend but 5 NAPHA Members and 3 non NAPHA Members did. Use was made of translators to bring across messages about Namibia and what our country has to offer. During 2015 Namibia welcomed ±200 French hunters (in comparison to ±1000 hunters from the USA).

In your opinion, should NAPHA continue to pursue the French Market, or should we rather explore a different market?
Please share your opinion on this matter with the NAPHA office as soon as possible.
FINAL NOTICE - Membership Fees
Kindly note that members are hereby given a final opportunity to pay their 2017 membership fees before 30 APRIL 2017.
During the NAPHA Exco meeting of 05 April 2017 it was resolved that members who have not paid their membership fees by 30 April 2017 will lose their NAPHA membership.
No further extension will be granted, unless arrangements have been made with the NAPHA Office.

 

USA Hunters travelling through South Africa - Customs Form 4457
Hunters departing the USA and traveling via South Africa with their hunting rifles should note that the South African Police Services’ central firearms desk will no longer accept America’s Department of Homeland Security’s Certificate of Registration, commonly known as CBP Form 4457, if the date in the top right hand corner has expired, even if a US border official has stamped it with a later date.
Please access the NEW CBP Form 4457 here, from Homeland Security’s official website.
Kindly make your hunting clients aware of this and urge them to obtain a new Certificate of Registration, prior to leaving the United States of America.
Hunt Africa 2017/2018
In the NAPHA Newsletter of 16 December 2016 a word of caution was extended regarding a publication by the name of Hunt Africa 2017, which was to roll out on 1 February. It appears that several NAPHA Members have proceeded to enter into an advertising agreement with this publication and could to date not be presented with their copies of an issue. The roll out date has also been shifted several times and the NAPHA Office has been contacted by various members enquiring on the legitimacy of this publication. 
Even though the publisher, Peekaboo Media South Africa, has been making use of the NAPHA (and various other hunting associations) logo, we remind our members that NAPHA is neither affiliated nor endorses this publication. We have been in contact with the publisher, who has since proceeded to remove the logo(s) from their website, although we have no control over the advertising material this publisher distributes. 
Please take heed and be cautious before commencing in any transaction with this (or any similar) publication.

Win a Buffalo Hunt in Tanzania
Elnatan Private School and Aru Game Lodges are hosting a fundraiser, with all funds raised to be donated to Elnatan Private School. 1000 tickets are available at a cost of N$2,000.00 per ticket for a buffalo hunt for two hunters in Tanzania.
See Ticket and Terms and Conditions here.
Please contact Danene van der Westhuyzen (info@arugamelodges.com.na) for more information. 
Vacancy Announcement WWF:  
Sustainable Wildlife Utilization Resource Officer
The Namibian Association of Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Support Organizations (NACSO) are looking for a Sustainable Wildlife Utilization Resource Officer to support MET, conservancy committees and support organizations with the development of structured systems that will support sustainable utilization of wildlife resources.
Please click here to view the Vacancy Announcement
Please click here to view the Job 
Description
We are looking for 2 Game Viewer Vehicles.
Please contact Silke van Heerden - 081 127 3040 
We are urgently looking for homemade Jams/Jelly and/or  Kalahari Truffles. We will take any size. Kindly contact the Hansa Hotel 064-414 200 (Elgin Ritter or Heino Küstner).
Namibia maps

Namibia Professional Hunting Association
(NAPHA)

 

P.O. Box: 11291
Windhoek,
Namibia

Tel : + 264 (0) 61 234455
Fax : + 264 (0) 61 222567


Tanja Dahl, Chief Executive Officer, ceo@napha.com.na
Nicole Schwandt, Executive Assistant, napha@napha.com.na
Delin Rooinasie, Secretary, info@napha.com.na
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