Re: Bringing in a scope to SA
I don't believe there would be any ITAR restrictions on a Monarch scope. However, customs would probably make him pay at least sales tax on it bringing it in. I had to pay sales tax on all the gifts I brought for my family members last time I visited (2008). At the time I was not even a green card holder, just a straight south african citizen with a SA passport. So I guess they treated me like someone who had gone on a vacation, bought something and was returning.
If he is a US citizen, he might be alright.