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Precious Metals Act, No. 37 of 2005

Long title


To provide for the acquisition, possession, smelting, refining, beneficiation, use and disposal of precious metals; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1.  Definitions
2.  Objects of Regulator
3.  Functions of Regulator
4.  Prohibitions relating to acquisition, possession or disposal of unwrought precious metal
5.  Prohibitions relating to acquisition, possession or disposal of semi-fabricated precious metal
6.  Consideration of applications and principles of administrative justice
7.  Issue and renewal of refining licences
8.  Issue and renewal of precious metal beneficiation licence
9.  Issue and renewal of jewellers' permits
10.  Permit to import precious metals
11.  Cancellation of licences, permits and certificates
12.  Export of precious metals
13.  Transportation and conveyance of precious metals
14.  Authorised dealer entitled to buy precious metal in any form
15.  Register of transactions to be kept by certain persons dealing in unwrought precious metal
16.  Powers of police to inspect, search and seize
17.  Identification prior to entry, and resistance against entry
18.  Entry and search of premises without warrant
19.  Disposal of items seized by member of South African Police Service
20. Offences and penalties
21.  Disposal of precious metal
22.  Database for precious metals
23.  Regulations
24.  Repeal of law, transitional provisions and savings
25.  Short title and commencement
 
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