Frequently asked questions2020-07-29T06:27:23+00:00

Southern Africa Arms & Ammunition Collectors Association

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is SAAACA?2020-07-29T05:53:02+00:00

SAAACA Mpumalanga was established as a non-Profit organization in 2007 and is a registered collector’s organization. The mission of SAAACA is to promote the collection, study, restoration, preservation and responsible recreational use of collectable arms, ammunition and related items. SAAACA Mpumalanga is affiliated to NAACCSA, being the National Arms and Ammunition Collectors Association of South Africa.

How does SAAACA Define a Collector?2020-07-29T05:54:14+00:00

In simple terms, a Collector is a person who collects things of a specified type, professionally or as a hobby. In SAAACA terms, a collector is a person with an interest in the collection and preservation of firearms, ammunition and related items, and who focuses on specific fields of interest, with one or more themes within the field of interest. The regulations of the Act give guidelines on collectability value. This can include Historic, Heritage, Technology and Science, Culture, Educational, Artistic and other such themes.

What are Collection Categories?2020-07-29T05:55:47+00:00

There are 4 main collector categories, which are indicated on a collector’s Certificate of Membership. These categories are used by the SAPS Central Firearms Department to issue a collector with a competency certificate, thereby enabling the collector to apply for licenses for firearms within that category. Category A is for restricted Firearms, Category B is for Semi-automatic Firearms, Category C is for Manual Action Firearms and Category D is for Ammunition Collectors Membership advancement for D, to C, to B to A takes time and such advancement is subject to strict review and control.

How do I apply for SAAACA Membership?2020-07-29T05:56:54+00:00

Fill in the application form overleaf (SAAACAMP-Form 02), and email the completed form to Once your application has been assessed, you will be contacted by the secretary of the association who will inform you on the approval or denial of your application. On approval, you will be invoiced the initial enrolment fee and annual membership fee. You will also be forwarded to a more thorough questioner, which, once completed and returned to the secretary, will allow the association to forward you your Certificate of Membership.

How long will my application take?2020-07-29T05:57:35+00:00

Your application will take several weeks to assess and confirm. Once the assessment is made, the secretary will confirm your membership number and will forward you an invoice for your initial enrolment and annual membership fee.

What does Membership Cost?2019-11-27T08:18:25+00:00

For 2017, the initial enrolment fee is R200.00 and the annual membership fee is R600.00. This is subject to review and revision on an annual basis.

What are the Benefits of SAAACA Membership?2020-07-29T05:58:32+00:00

SAAACA is an association that enables collectors of firearms and ammunition to legally exercise their hobby and interest. The association provides guidelines to its members, updates members on new or changing legislation. The SAAACA executive committee also fulfils an important role in the administration of the Certification of  “Approval for Collection” for a Collectable Firearm in terms of Section 17(1) (a) (non-Heritage items) of the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000)

What are the Aims of a Responsible Collectors?2020-07-29T05:59:29+00:00

Collecting Firearms is a serious business, but one that brings personal satisfaction and enjoyment to those who are involved. However, the responsibility that a collector takes onto himself goes beyond this and extends to the preservation and custodianship of an item. Every collector should acknowledge that his custodianship may be brief and that one day he will pass his collection on to others, preferably in the same or better condition than he obtained it.

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