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Gold Trade Regulations 1978 (RGN 255 of 1978)

 

 

RGN 255 of 1978

Gold Trade Regulations 1978

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Mines has, in terms of section 34 of the Gold Trade Act [Chapter 164], made the following regulations: —

  1. Title

These regulations may be cited as the Gold Trade Regulations, 1978.

                                                                                     2.   Interpretation of terms

In these regulations—

“form” means the appropriate form specified in the Schedule.

                                                                           3.   Applications for licences and permits

An application for—

  • a gold dealing licence shall be made to the Secretary to the Treasury;
  • a gold recovery works licence and a gold assaying licence shall be made to the Secretary;
  • a permit to acquire, be in possession or dispose of gold in a quantity not exceeding one ounce shall, subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of section 5, be made to a mining commissioner;
  • a permit to a acquire, be in possession or dispose of gold in a quantity exceeding one ounce shall be made to the Secretary.
  1. Form of licences and permits (1) A gold dealing licence shall be in form GT 1.
  • A gold recovery works licence shall be in form GT 2.
  • A gold assaying licence shall be in form GT 3.
  • A permit to acquire or to be in possession or to dispose of gold, issued by a mining commissioner in terms of subsection (1) of section 21 of the Act, shall be in form.GT 4.
  • A permit to acquire or to be in possession or to dispose of gold, issued by the Minister in terms of subsection (2) of section 21 of the Act, shall be in form GT 5.

                                                            5.  Procedure on cancellation of licence or revocation of permit

  • On the cancellation of a licence or the revocation of a permit in terms of section 22 or 23 of the Act, the holder of the licence or permit concerned shall forthwith submit a return to the Secretary showing the mass of gold in his possession at the time of the cancellation.
  • On receipt of a return submitted in terms of subsection (1) the Minister shall issue to the person who submitted the return a permit to enable such person to dispose of such of the gold listed in the return as has not been confiscated.
  • A permit issued in terms of subsection (2) may specify the period during which the holder of the permit may possess and dispose of the gold.
  1. Form of register to be kept by licence-holders

The register which the holder of a licence is required to keep by section 8 of the Act shall be in form GT 6.

                                                   7.   Keeping and inspection of registers by persons other than licence-holders

(1)  Every—

  • holder of a permit issued in terms of section 21 of the Act who makes up, smelts or changes the form of gold; and
  • persons whom the Minister has permitted in terms section 13 of the Act to smelt or change the form of any manufactured article containing gold;

shall keep a register in form GT 7.

(2)  Every person required by subsection (1) to keep a register shall enter therein a true and full statement of—

  • all receipts of gold by him; and
  • all gold which he has made up, smelted or changed in form; within twenty-four hours of such receipt, making up, smelting or change in form.

(3)  Every person required by subsection (1) to keep a register shall, on the written demand of any mining commissioner, inspector of mines or police officer, produce and exhibit such register to that official and, if so required, shall permit him to make a copy of any entry therein.

                                                                                8.   Dispatch of gold through post

The following persons are authorized to dispatch by post postal articles containing gold—

  • the holder of a licence, in respect of the gold to which his licence relates;
  • the holder of a permit, in respect of the gold which he is authorized to dispose of in terms of the permit;
  • a holder or tributor of a registered mining location, in respect of gold won from that mining location; (d) a person who lawfully acts as employee or agent of a person specified in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

                                                                                         9.   Use of old forms

Notwithstanding any other provisions of these regulations, the appropriate forms prescribed in the Gold Trade Regulations, 1940, published in Rhodesia Government Notice No. 390 of 1940, may be used in place of the forms prescribed in these regulations until the 31st December, 1978.

10. Repeals

The Gold Trade Regulations, 1940, published in Rhodesia Government Notice No. 390 of 1940, and Rhodesia Government Notice No. 406 of 1940, which declared ports of entry for the purposes of the Act are repealed.

SCHEDULE (Section 2)

In accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of section 5 of the Interpretation Act [Chapter 1], the forms specified in these regulations are not published herein, but may be inspected free of charge at the offices of—

(a) the Ministry of Mmes Earl Grey Building Fourth Street, Salisbury; (b) any mining commissioner.

The forms are as follows:

GT 1 : Gold dealing licence (section 14 of the Act).

GT 2 : Gold recovery works licence (section. 14 of the Act).

GT 3 : Gold assaying licence (section 14 of the Act).

GT 4 : Permit to acquire, possess or dispose of one ounce or less of gold, issued by a mining commissioner (section 21(1) of the Act).

GT 5 : Permit to acquire, possess or dispose of gold, issued by the Minister (section 21(2) of the Act).

GT 6 : Form of register to be kept by holders of licences (section 8 of the Act).

GT 7 : Form of register to be kept by holders of permits and persons to whom permission has been given to smelt or change the form of manufactured gold (section 7 of these regulations).

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