Meet Team GOSA

11 August 2017
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The team at GOSA are ALL volunteers. That's right, no salaries. Volunteers dragged (often kickin and screaming) from the throngs of those who believe
in responsible firearm ownership to represent YOUR needs. Chosen for their trade, sport or industry perspective and often for their day to day specialities
these people work tirelessly to keep GOSA moving forward as we gain momentum and achieve our mandate.

Paul Oxley
Chairman

Hi, I'm Paul. I was an original founder of SAGA back in the mid-80s. When the SAGA provincial structures were disbanded and the organisation retreated into a trust I, and many others, looked for a new home for gun rights. For years we fought in the media trenches via 'letters to the Editor', first under the leadership of Alex Holmes, and then via SA Legal Gun Owners, and finally Gunowners SA, but we left the membership issue to SAGA (they were already established whereas we had no rigid structure, and we didn't want to divide the gun owning community... finally, there was great hope that SAGA would resuscitate themselves). Eventually it became obvious that SAGA was never going to come to the fight in any real way, and we were forced to pick up the slack.

I had somehow allowed myself to become the leader of this band of diehard rebels a few years before, and when we established our Steering Committee in 2015 I was (s)elected as Chairman.

I have been a gun owner since I sold my old bike in school and bought my first handgun to shoot IPSC/Combat Shooting with. I am a regular but infrequent hunter and a devoted sport-shooter, shooting two clubshoots a week most times.

After the barn-storming success of the entire Firearms Community in Parliament in 2015 we started building our membership base, starting with our first paid memberships in 2016 only. Look at us now.

 

 

 

 

Bryan Mennie

 Bryan is a risk management specialist who for the past ten years has managed the incident response and management program for a global IT role-player. Prior to that he served as a police officer in the South African Police Service and then a protection specialist in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and North Africa.

He is a firm believer in not only the right and means to self-defense but the intrinsic freedoms that firearms in civilians hands represent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wouter De Waal

 

Wouter's been fascinated by firearms since primary school.

He bought his first firearm in 1993 and he's been steadily adding to his collection ever since. As a dedicated sport shooter, dedicated hunter and dedicated collector, he understands that we must all stand together for the common cause -- GOSA does not throw anyone under the bus.

Wouter's been serving on the GOSA Exco since 2005 and brings his full 25 years' shooting and activism experience to the table.

 

 

Gideon Joubert

Gideon has been informally involved with GOSA since 2013, and subsequently became part of the organisation. He sees firearm rights as a fundamental part of civil rights in general, and that the protection thereof is vitally important in any free and democratic society. Professionally he works as an airline pilot for a South African low-cost carrier, and he is currently completing his post-graduate degree in economics. He is also the owner and editor of Gunservant.com, a firearm rights blog, and has a love-hate relationship with Heckler & Koch. He is currently located in Cape Town.

 

Aziza De Villiers

Aziza is a firearms dealer and a long-time pin shooter. She became involved with the firearm rights movement a few years ago and has been an invaluable asset to it ever since, having assisted with the organising and execution of several GOSA HuntEx exhibits, meetings between dealers and SAPS, and always being available with helpful advice and assistance.

Aziza represents the ever-growing group of young women who firmly believe in their right to defending themselves and their loved ones, and that healthy firearm rights are fundamental to achieving this aim. 

 

 

Craig Pedersen

Craig has been a keen shooter since the age of 16 and has a long history in the security industry from close protection to policing and commercial security.  He owns a variety of business interests including IT, Tourism and Medical Products.

He lives in Cape Town and has been an active GOSA supporter since 2015. In his spare time he writes and shoots – Craig is well known for shooting better than he spells.

 

 

   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ensure that the CFR sticks to it's mandate
Transparency in firearms legislation
Equal treatment before the law 
Reasonable and Rational Licencing requirements

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