Professional hunters, hunting-outfitters, directors of professional hunting schools and taxidermists
49. (1) No person may without a permit act as – (a) a professional hunter; (b) a hunting-outfitter, or (c) a director of a professional hunting school.
(2) No person may without a permit establish and operate a taxidermy.
Hunting of wild and alien animals by clients 50. (1) A client may hunt a wild or alien animal only – (a) if the hunt has been organised by a hunting-outfitter; and (b) under the supervision of a professional hunter.
(2) A hunting-outfitter and professional hunter – (a) must ensure that the client hunts in accordance with this Act; and (b) may give the client any lawful instruction which the client must obey at all times.
(3) A hunting-outfitter and professional hunter must without delay report any act committed by a client in breach of a provision of this Act to the nearest- (a) office of the Environmental Management Authority; or (b) Police Station .
(4) A hunting outfitter and professional hunter may not present or conduct a hunt with a client under false pretences. 58 Hunting-outfitters to be holders of hunting-rights 51. (1) A hunting-outfitter may not present, advertise, organise or conduct the hunting of a wild or alien animal for a client, unless the hunting-outfitter – (a) is the holder of hunting-rights on the land on which the hunting is presented, advertised, organised or conducted; or (b) is authorised by the MEC in writing, to present a hunt of specific wild or alien animals.
(2) A professional hunter may not escort a client on a hunt unless the hunting outfitter is the holder of the hunting rights and must at all times carry a copy of such hunting rights on such holder of hunting rights.
Professional hunting schools 52. The MEC may appoint such number of persons, as the MEC may deem expedient or necessary as directors of professional hunting schools to conduct these schools, and to advise theMEC on the performance of an applicant in relation to the prescribed curriculum.
Regulations 53. The MEC may for the purposes of this Chapter make regulations in terms of section 122 relating to –
(a) the requirements that must be complied with by a professional hunter, hunting-outfitter, director of a professional hunting school or taxidermist before a permit referred to in section 49 may be issued to the professional hunter, hunting-outfitter, director of a professional hunting school or taxidermist; (b) the curriculum and other requirements to be complied with by professional hunting schools or directors of such schools; (c) the exportation or removal from the Province of a hunted wild or alien animal;
(d) the requirements to be complied with when a client has wounded a wild or alien animal; (e) the type and calibre of firearm with which any wild or alien animal may be hunted; (f) the registers, records, books or documents required to be kept by professional hunters, hunting-outfitters, directors of professional hunting schools and taxidermists, and the inspection of such registers, records, books or documents; (g) the supervision of hunting by a client, services and conveniences, agreements between a hunting-outfitter and a client, advertising to act as a hunting-outfitter, the obtaining of licences, permits and exemptions from the qualifying requirements which must be complied with, the documents and written permissions for a client and the dispatching of trophies; (h) the control and conducting of professional hunting schools; and (i) any other matter that may be necessary to facilitate the effective implementation of this Chapter.