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Eugene van der Berg is a Senior Lecturer in Public Law at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. He currently teaches courses in Administrative Law, Civil Procedure and Game Ranch Law. He is a contributing author to Schwikkard et al: Principles of Evidence and Beginsels van die Bewysreg - both standard reference works in the Law of Evidence published by Juta. He has also published in the fields of Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure and Civil Procedure. He regularly participates in the presentation of training in Evidence in labour proceedings at LLM level and to the industry. Currently his main research focus is the law regulating hunting.

He was admitted as an Advocate in 1978. In 1983 he was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court and still practises as an attorney. He has formerly served as the acting Director of the University's Legal Aid Clinic and as the acting Head of the University's (former) Department of Adjective Law. He is frequently called upon to carry out various functions in relation to the University's student and staff disciplinary inquiries. Mr van der Berg established and served as the first Director of the School for Legal Practice at the University under the auspices of the Law Society of South Africa where candidate attorneys are trained after receiving their LLB degrees. He also served for several years as the local Director of the Courses for Candidate Attorneys presented by the Law Society of South Africa. He has also served as assessor in the High Court in murder trials.

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Mr van der Berg has a special interest in the law relating to the control of firearms, particularly the Administrative Law aspects thereof, and has published on the topic. He has expertise in the technical aspects of firearms and has served on various firearms related bodies including as member of the National Council of the South African Gunowners Association Trust, chairperson of the Eastern Province Metallic Silhouette Shooting Association, executive committee of the Falcon Rock Black Powder Shooting Club, and secretary and treasurer to the Eastern Cape Chapter of the Southern African Arms and Ammunition Collectors Association.

He has served in the Legal Portfolio of the Eastern Province Game Management Association. He served as the legal advisor to the South African Metallic Silhouette Shooting Association during the 2004 World Metallic Silhouette Shooting Association Championships. He was a member of the South African Shooting Sports Federation team at the 2004 World Championships and has won many medals at provincial and national level in the Metallic Silhouette Shooting Sport. He is also an avid golfer, but sadly his achievements in golf do not yet equal those in silhouette shooting.