DIAMOND CUTTING: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Diamond Cutting Regulations

DIAMOND CUTTING REGULATIONS

(section 34)

(14th November, 1980)

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

   REGULATION

   1.   Citation

   2.   Application for licence

   3.   Licence

   4.   Annual charge

   5.   Notes

   6.   Packing and sealing of diamonds for export

   7.   Diamonds to be sent by registered post

   8.   Application for permit to export, etc.

   9.   Issue of permit

   10.   Record to be kept by licensee

   11.   Daily record

   12.   Recognizance

   13.   Manner of printing name, style, etc. of licensee

      Schedule - Forms

S.I. 128, 1980,
S.I. 12, 2008.

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Diamond Cutting Regulations.

2.   Application for licence

   An application for a licence, in terms of section 6 of the Act, shall be in Form 1 set out in the Schedule.

3.   Licence

   A licence issued in terms of section 4 of the Act shall be in Form 2 set out in the Schedule.

4.   Annual charge

   The annual charge for a licence, under section 5 of the Act, shall be as follows-

         diamond cutter's licence ........................ P100.

         diamond research licence ..................... P100.

         diamond toolmaker's licence ................. P100.

5.   Notes

   (1) A note of sale and purchase or of delivery and receipt, under section 17 of the Act, shall be in Form 3 set out in the Schedule, which note shall be retained by the licensee for a period of at least five years.

   (2) Any person who falsely completes any note required under subregulation (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding P300 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months.

6.   Packing and sealing of diamonds for export

   (1) The packing and sealing of diamonds for export in accordance with sections 20 and 21 of the Act shall be in the following manner-

   (a)   the diamonds shall be placed in a box, which box shall be wrapped in two coverings of linen-lined paper;

   (b)   in the presence of the Mining Commissioner or his designated representative, the inner cover shall be sealed with the seal of the exporter at two or more places and the address of the consignee shall be inscribed thereon; and

   (c)   the outer cover shall be tied over the box with tape and sealed in four places with the seal of the exporter, the end of the tape to bear the seal or other identification of the Mining Commissioner, and shall bear thereon the address of the consignee, the signature of the Mining Commissioner or his designated representative and the date of the sealing.

   (2) For the purposes of this regulation "diamonds" means a cut or an unpolished diamond.

7.   Diamonds to be sent by registered post

   Where diamonds are to be sent by mail, such diamonds shall be packed and sealed in the manner prescribed for consignment by registered post in accordance with the provisions of the Post Office Act.

8.   Application for permit to export, etc.

   An application for a permit to export or sell or deliver or dispose of any unpolished diamond, in terms of section 20 of the Act, shall, with the written approval of the Director of Mineral Affairs or his or her representive, be made to the Minister, in Form 4 set out in the Schedule.

9.   Issue of permit

   A permit issued under regulation 8 shall be in Form 5 set out in the Schedule.

10.   Record to be kept by licensee

   (1) The record to be kept by a licensee in terms of section 22 of the Act shall be in Form 6 set out in the Schedule.

   (2) In recording the particulars prescribed by this regulation a diamond of a value of P2000 or more or of a weight of 10 carats or more shall be recorded separately.

11.   Daily record

   A daily record, in terms of section 24 of the Act, shall be in Form 7 set out in the Schedule.

12.   Recognizance

   A recognizance, in terms of section 11, shall be in Form 8 set out in the Schedule.

13.   Manner of printing name, style, etc., of licensee

   The particulars required to be affixed by a licensee or a body whose nominee is licensed under the Act, in terms of section 15(4) of the Act, shall be printed in capital letters at least five centimetres in height and be plainly visible and legible.

SCHEDULE

Form 1
APPLICATION FOR A LICENCE

Capacity

   8. Give number to be employed of the following:

REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA

DIAMOND CUTTING ACT

(Cap. 66:04)

(section 6 and regulation 2)

1.   (a)   Full name ...........................................................................................................

   (b)   Date of birth .........................................................................................................

   (c)   Nationality (state name of country).........................................................................

2.   Residential address .......................................................................................................

3.   Occupation ...................................................................................................................

4.   If not a citizen of Botswana:

   (a)   state date of arrival in Botswana

   (b)   give particulars of employment or occupation prior to entry into Botswana:

Period of employment or occupation

Place

   5. (a) State capacity in which application is made (personal/director of company/partner) ...................................................

   (b)   If in partnership, state:

      (i)   name(s) of other partners ..............................................................................

         ...................................................................................................................

      (ii)   date(s) of birth .............................................................................................

      (iii)   nationalities (state name of country) ..............................................................

      (iv)   occupation(s) ..............................................................................................

   6. State class of licence applied for: ................................................................................       * diamond cutter's/diamond research/diamond toolmaker's

   7. Give particulars of plant you propose to erect at commencement of operations:

No.

      (a)   cutting machines

..............................................

      (b)   mills

..............................................

      (c)   sawing machines

..............................................

      (d)   other (specify)

..............................................

No.

      (a)   cleavers

..............................................

      (b)   cutters

..............................................

      (c)   polishers

..............................................

      (d)   sawyers

..............................................

      (e)   other (specify)

..............................................

   9. State financial position:

      (a)   value of property

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