In a dramatic new development, Africa’s biggest hunting and firearm show, HuntEx 2021, has been postponed until October. This, after a legal battle between organisers and the police to host the event next month.
According to a media release by HuntEx, a substantial number of exhibitors raised concerns about the increasing coronavirus cases in Gauteng and across the country. After deliberating on the possibilities, they decided to move the date up.
“After discussing it with many exhibitors and other stakeholders, we have agreed not to stage HuntEx2021 in June but to postpone it to 1 to 3 October 2021. This decision allows most exhibitors to participate, as the third wave fears will hopefully be a thing of the past,” said Adriaan Woudstra, organiser of HuntEx.
The firearm and hunting show is regarded as one of the main drivers of the wildlife industry that contributes R115 billion to the economy annually.
Among others, HuntEx caters for hunters, sport shooters, game farm owners and people with personal and defensive protection requirements.
The show will still be hosted at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng.