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Explosives Act, No. 15 of 2003

Long title


To provide for the control of explosives; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions

CHAPTER 1. APPLICATION OF ACT AND AMENDMENT 0F SCHEDULE 3
2. Application of Act
3. Amendment of Schedule 3

CHAPTER 2. APPOINTMENT AND POWERS OF INSPECTORS AND DISPOSAL OF EXPLOSIVES
4. Appointment of Chief Inspector and inspectors
5. Inspections
6. Entry and search of premises
7. Forfeiture
8. Destruction of explosives
9. Prints and samples for investigation purposes

CHAPTER 3. MANUFACTURE, DEALING, IMPORTATION, EXPORTATION AND PACKAGING OF EXPLOSIVES
10. Keeping, storage, possession or transportation of explosives
11. Prohibition of transportation of explosives under certain conditions
12. Certificate in respect of explosives manufacturing site and licence for explosives
13. Licence to deal in explosives
14. Manufacturing of explosives
15. Prohibition on use of explosives without permit
16. Possession of imitation of explosives
17. Importation and exportation of explosives
18. Packaging of explosives
19. Prohibition in respect of unauthorised explosives

CHAPTER 4. RECORD KEEPING
20. Database
21. Record keeping

CHAPTER 5. ENDANGERING LIFE OR PROPERTY
22. Endangering life or property

CHAPTER 6. PRESUMPTIONS
23. Presumption of’ possession of explosives under certain circumstances
24. Presumption relating to failure to report
25. Presumption relating to failure to take reasonable steps
26. CHAPTER 7. PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES
27. Acts relating to unmarked plastic explosives

Information regarding plastic explosives

CHAPTER 8. OFFENCES, PENALTIES, JURISDICTION AND APPEALS
28. Offences
29. Penalties
30. Declaration of persons as unfit to possess explosives
31. Jurisdiction
32. Appeals

CHAPTER 9. REGULATIONS
33. Regulations

CHAPTER 10. REPEAL OF LAWS, AND SAVING
34. Repeal of laws, and saving
35. Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. LAWS REPEALED (SECTION 34) [s34]
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2. CRIMES AND OFFENCES GIVING RISE TO UNFITNESS ENQUIRY BY COURT (SECTION 30) [s30]
Sch. 3. SCHEDULE 3. CONVENTION ON THE MARKING OF PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETECTION [s1; s3]
 
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