Investment company Astoria, whose primary asset is focused on SA’s outdoor and leisure sector, says sales of non-lethal self-defence products and guns soared recently, due probably to proposed restrictions on firearm ownership. 

Valued at R227m on the JSE, Mauritius-based Astoria’s biggest asset is a one-third stake in Outdoor Investment Holdings (OIH). Other interests include diamonds and services for used-car dealerships...

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