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Diamonds Second Amendment Act, No. 30 of 2005
To amend the Diamonds Act, 1986, so as to define certain expressions; to prohibit assistance to licensees by non-licensed persons at any place where unpolished diamonds are offered for sale; to provide anew for the kinds of licences that may be issued by the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator; to provide for the issue of temporary diamond buyers' permits and certificates which entitle holders thereof to be in possession of unpolished diamonds under certain circumstances; to make fresh provision for the premises on which unpolished diamonds may be dealt in; to require that unpolished diamonds intended for export purposes must first be offered at a diamond exchange and export centre; to extend the powers of the Regulator and of the State Diamond Trader; to require diamond producers to offer a percentage of all diamonds produced in a production cycle to the State Diamond Trader; to require a licensee to retain a register in respect of unpolished diamonds for five years and not only two years; and to repeal certain obsolete provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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