Category: Branch Activities
Published on 21 April 2011
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The Tembo conservation initiatives are aimed at the local conservation and environmental issues that directly impact the Tembo District. We are strategically aligned with the national conservation program as determined by National Office and support all initiatives as directed by National Office.

Currently Tembo has another local conservation project on the radar whereby Tembo was approached by the Cumberland Bird Sanctuary to assist them with some repairs and maintenance. The Cumberland Bird Sanctuary (CBS) is a protected area in Bryanston, next to the Bryanston Country Club.  The CBS suffered some damages after a heavy rainstorm and a wooden bridge, key to the access of the area was destroyed. The CBS approached Tembo to find out if we could possibly assist in some way to restore the bridge resulting in full access of the sanctuary to be restored.

We are currently looking into different options and ways to assist in this matter and will prepare a presentation for our members to consider.  This could serve as a kick-off project with the CBS as there are some other challenges that they face where Tembo could also be of assistance. In terms of a larger long term conservation program Tembo can possibly in the future also assist with the removal of alien plant species and also assist with combating the erosion problem which the sanctuary faces. 

The CBS as mentioned is a protected area in our area and some of our members even share the boundary fence of the sanctuary. It is home to many species of local/indigenous birdlife and even hosts some birds of prey! With areas like these being so few and far between it serves as a great opportunity for Tembo to get involved.

Further to this Tembo also uses the monthly newsletter to distribute some useful conservation news termed the “Conservation Conversation”. Here we discuss and inform our members of relevant up to date conservation news articles that range from water scarcity to the controversial Rhino poaching epidemic. Here we try to be more diverse in our conservation topics as not all Tembo members live in the Tembo District and many members might have other conservation issues that directly impact on them. Thus we cover all current conservation issues in the newsletter.

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Category: Branch Activities
Published on 21 April 2011
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The Tembo Branch has a very flexible training program for SA Hunters’members and offer the following training courses:-

Dedicated Hunter training courses:

This course is normally run on a weekend starting on a Friday evening at 18:00 hours to about 20:30 hours and then continuing on the Saturday morning, starting at 08:00 hours to about 16:30 hours at the Cecil Payne shooting range in Maraisburg, Roodepoort. After completion of the training course, the delegates are required to complete a simple shooting test which is done on the Tembo shooting day, being the third Saturday of each month at the Rooikraal shooting range outside Heidelberg.

Dedicated Sports Person training courses:

This course is run on an evening during the week staring at 18:00 hours to about 21:30 hours at the Cecil Payne shooting range in Maraisburg, Roodepoort. The course consists of a Powerpoint presentation after which a written exam is completed.

Range Officer training courses

SA Hunters Head Office has recently issued the new SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association Range Officers’ training course which will be offered by the Tembo branch to all members of the SA Hunters Association. These courses will be held at the Cecil Payne Shooting Range facility in Maraisburg, Roodepoort. More details will be available on this course soon.

The dedicated courses offered are all in line with the South African Police Service Firearm Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). For more information regarding the various training courses that the Tembo Branch offer, please feel free to contact the following:


Rod Swanepoel
Tel; 084 652 7960
Cell: 084 652 8022
Fax: 086 678 8436
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Member Evenings

Category: Branch Activities
Published on 21 April 2011
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memberevenings3TEMBO Branch of SAHGA hold meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every month excluding December.  The format of the Branch meetings is normally conducted in the following sequence of events.  The meeting is opened by the Branch Chairman, and then conveys important information from Head Office that relates to hunting and shooting related matters.  Once the Branch matters have been completed, a guest speaker is then invited to address the members on related hunting, shooting and conservation activities.

The following information is important to take note of:

  • Location:    Morningside Country Club
    Time:        19h00
    Catering:    Bring and Braai.  The Branch provides the charcoal and fires.  

Branch members are welcome to make use of the catering facilities provided for by the galley at Morningside Country Club at own cost, but be aware of the galley closing times.



Contact: For further enquiries contact Brad Morris on mobile +27832587090 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Suggestions on future guest speakers are most welcome.


Shooting Practice

Category: Branch Activities
Published on 21 April 2011
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skietoefeningTembo is a English speaking branch in the Johannesburg North area, we shot a variety of shooting tables on our very own 300m shooting range.  All the tables that Tembo shoot are as set by S.A. Hunters head office. The level of professionalism and attention to safety that Tembo shooting ensure that all members, young and old, have a better understanding of the ethics of shooting  and are better equipped with the knowledge both in the handling and safe use of their firearms on the shooting range and hunting field.

Tembo shooting days take place on the third Saturday of the month at the Rooikraal Shooting Range. A notification email will be sent out; this article will explain the type of shooting tables to be shot on the day.
Tables that members of Tembo shooting do on the range are:

  • Big bore Exercise
  • Black back jackel  exercise
  • Bushveld excursive
  • Plains game exercise
  • Warthog exercise
  • Skilled hunter exercise
  • Rimfire exercise
  • Impala shooting exercisewithout rest
  • Hunting Handgun exercise
  • Dedicated hunter exercise

Click here for detail on the above tables

We shoot three tables on a given shooting day and all tables are scored in accordance with the rules as set out by S.A. Hunter head office shootest that achieve  a high score can be awarded Bronze Silver or Gold shooting badges depending on the discipline shot. Tembo  encourages it members to always do well on their shooting and when members show consistent high results with shooting they are picked for the shooting teams that go to compete against other branches in national shooting competions.

RooiKraal Shooting Range

RooiKraal Shooting Range is located at S 26°22’47, 68 E 28°16’06, 19. This is the coordinates for the 300m range this is Tembo’s official range and all of Tembo’s shoots are conducted on this range.

Range Fees: Tembo Charges members R50-00 for the use of the range. This allows members ONE TARGET PER SHOOTING TABLE and the use of the range for the day. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DAY FEE WILL INCREASE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

Shooting Coordinator Contact details:
Antony Jorge
Cell 082 378 9924
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Transportation of firearms to the RooiKraal Range:

All members that partake in the TEMBO shooting day MUST adhere to the following rules:


  • The rifle bolt MUST BE IN THE OPEN POSITION AND A RED/ORANGE SAFETY FLAG inserted in place of the bolt. Take the bolt out of the rifle completely if you don’t have a red safety flag and place it next to the rifle in the bag.
  • All Rifles must be brought to the range in a RIFLE BAGN
  • No rifle is to be brought to the range loaded with ammunition.
  • Please ensurethat the firearms to be used are zeroed in for the respective distances.
  • Rifles must be fully assembled (no rifles are too brought to the range in kit form as the assembly of these firearms delays the days preceding.

Hunting handguns:

  • All Hunting Handguns or Secondary Hand Guns over and above your personal defence fire arm  that are brought to the Range must be unloaded  and placed in a Handgun bag or suitable carry case that can be closed   before being brought to the range .

Time duration:

07:15 – 07:20 AM members arrive at the range.We meet at the white shipping container were we unpack frames and targets these are carted by members vehicles to the back stop.
07:25 – 07:40 AM ALL MEMBERS help with mounting of Frames and taping of targets to frames and the removal of the frames at the end of all shoots.
07:40 – 07:55 AM ALL MEMBERS and NON SHOOTERS complete the Range Register and Indemnity Form and the day fee is paid to the Range Officer on duty as members complete the forms.
07:55 – 08:00 AM Enforcements for the day and brief rundown of the tables to be shot on the day will be explained by the Range Officer of the day
08:00 – 08:05 AM all members move to designated distance marker and await further instructions from Range Officer.
08:05 – 08:50 AM first table is shot.
08:50 – 09:00 AM Secondtable’s targets are taped to the frames and members move to designated distance marker.
09:00 – 09:50 AM Second table is shot.
09:50 – 10:00 AM Third table targets are taped to the frames and members move to designated distance marker.
10:00 – 10:50 AM Third table is shot.
10:50 – 11:10 AM all members on the range pack target frames away in the Shipping container.
11:15 AM shooting day is concluded and members are free to attend a braai after the shoots.


Members are asked to bring their own food and drinks, as well as cutlery and plates to the braai. The Braai and charcoal will be supplied by Tembo. Alcohol IS allowed BUT ONLY AFTER THE SHOOTING IS COMPLETE and you have moved to the braai area.Alcohol: strictly NO consumption of alcohol is allowed on the range if you caught consuming ANY alcoholic beverage THE PERSON OR PERSON WILL BE TOLD TO LEAVE THE ROOIKRAAL RANGE IMMEDIATELY.



Items to be brought to the shooting range are:

  • Firearm licence/licences
  • South African Hunters & Game Conservation membership Card
  • Ear muffs are mandatory( no ear muffs no shooting)
  • Eye protection is optional (BUT HIGHLY ADVISABLE)
  • Rifle/Rifles zeroed in before they are brought to the range
  • Ammunition for Firearms
  • Shooting mat
  • Three leg shooting sticks to hold rifle or hand gun
  • Harris type or equivalent two leg bipod optional
  • Shooting stand for the Jackal shoot
  • Hat to keep the sun out of your face
  • Cool box with drinking water and or soft drinks
  • Money for range fees
  • After the shoot we normally have a braai Please bring

Chair to sit on
Plates, knives and forks to use at the braai
Plastic bag for your rubbish

We as proud members of Tembo Branch would like to leave the Shooting Range in a better state than when we arrived.



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