The Constitutional Court ruled on Friday, 27 May 2022, in the Fidelity case where the question of principle addresses: May a person whose firearm license expired apply for a new license for said firearm? This case initiated with a Fidelity application after about 700 of their firearms licenses expired. They wanted to submit late applications but the SAPS refused to process the applications. Fidelity then wanted to submit new applications for licenses for these firearms which the SAPS again refused to accept and process . Fidelity appealed to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal overturned the Supreme Court’s ruling an d that an individual may apply for a new license for a weapon ruled whose license has expired .
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