Copies of all records, or part records, related to all investigations and reports made at any time into the export of uncut diamonds during the period 1992 – 1993 by the company ‘De Beers’

Reference number: SAH-2015-OAG-0005
Submitting organisation: South African History Archive (SAHA)
Status: open
Date submitted: August 27, 2015
Stage(s): Initial request, court
Request description:

Copies of any and all records, or part records, related to all investigations and reports made at any time into the export of uncut diamonds during the period 1992 – 1993 by the company ‘De Beers’, including but not limited to those records that were compiled in preparation of a briefing document on the matter to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in 2007.

o Any further particulars of record:
Noting specifically in relation to this request that:
i. Section 5 of PAIA provides for the supremacy of PAIA over any other legislation prohibiting or restricting disclosure of information and that this includes any provisions in the Public Audit Act, 2004 that limits or restricts the disclosure of information, such as section 18 of that Act (see South African Human Rights Commission notice on supremacy of PAIA - http://www.sahrc.org.za/home/21/files/Notice on the supremacy of PAIA.pdf);
ii. To the extent that any grounds for refusal in Chapter 4 of PAIA may apply to any, or any part of any, record falling within this request, section 46 of PAIA places an obligation on a Requestee body to apply the public interest override test provided for in that section to each and every such record or part of a record;
iii. To the extent that any grounds for refusal in Chapter 4 of PAIA may apply to any, or any part of any, record falling within this request, section 28 of PAIA places an obligation on a Requestee body to severability in terms of the provisions of that section; and
iv. To the extent that any record or part of any record requested in terms of this request is in the possession of, under the control of or more closely connected to the functions of another public body or where the information in the record / part of the record contains commercial information of another public body, section 20 of PAIA places an obligation on the Requestee body to transfer the request or part of the request to such other body.

Initial request communication

Communication sent

Submission of PAIA request SAH-2015-OAG-0005
Sent on: August, 27 2015
Submission of PAIA request SAH-2015-OAG-0005
Sent on: August, 27 2015
Confirmation of receipt of PAIA request SAH-2015-OAG-0005
Sent on: September, 01 2015
Confirmation of receipt of PAIA request SAH-2015-OAG-0005 - follow up and request fee payment details
Sent on: September, 06 2015
Failure to respond to PAIA request SAH-2015-OAG-0005 within statutory time frame
Sent on: October, 01 2015
Repeated failure to respond to PAIA request SAH-2015-OAG-0005 within statutory time frame
Sent on: October, 11 2015
Notice of intention to lodge internal appeal for PAIA request SAH-2015-OAG-0005
Sent on: October, 26 2015
Reminder to lodge internal appeal / complaint (Public/Private)
Sent on: October, 31 2015

Response received

Response date: 2015-10-26
Response nature: Denied
Received within statutory period: No

Court

Application Description

APPLICATION DOCUMENTATION Notion of motion and founding affidavit with annexures.

Released records

Record summary
This is a 36 page document from the Office of the Auditor General, first 4 page being the exemption mass in carats and exemption in Rand value and most of it being certificates of Exemption in respect of export duty on unpolished diamonds, document dated 26 June 2007. This report is temporary EMBARGOED by agreement with the researcher Hennie van Vuuren.
Total pages
36
SAHA CALL number
AL2878_B01.55.29
Record summary
This is a 40 page document from the Office of the Auditor General, first 3 page being the exemption mass in carats and exemption in Rand value and most of it being certificates of Exemption in respect of export duty on unpolished diamonds, document dated 26 June 2007. This report is temporary EMBARGOED by agreement with the researcher Hennie van Vuuren.
Total pages
40
SAHA CALL number
AL2878_B01.55.30
Record summary
This is a 38 page document from the Office of the Auditor General being certificates of Exemption in respect of export duty on unpolished diamonds, document dated 11 September 2007. This report is temporary EMBARGOED by agreement with the researcher Hennie van Vuuren.
Total pages
38
SAHA CALL number
AL2878_B01.55.31
Record summary
This is a 38 page document from the Office of the Auditor General being certificates of Exemption in respect of export duty on unpolished diamonds, document dated 28 September 2005. This report is temporary EMBARGOED by agreement with the researcher Hennie van Vuuren.
Total pages
38
SAHA CALL number
AL2878_B01.55.32
Record summary
This is a 32 page document from the Office of the Auditor General being certificates of Exemption in respect of export duty on unpolished diamonds, document dated 28 September 2005. This report is temporary EMBARGOED by agreement with the researcher Hennie van Vuuren.
Total pages
32
SAHA CALL number
AL2878_B01.55.33
Record summary
This is a 49 page document from the Office of the Auditor General being certificates of Exemption in respect of export duty on unpolished diamonds, document dated 28 September 2005. This report is temporary EMBARGOED by agreement with the researcher Hennie van Vuuren.
Total pages
49
SAHA CALL number
AL2878_B01.55.34
Record summary
This is 3 page report on the operation of diamonds titled "Review of Operations", undated. This report is temporary EMBARGOED by agreement with the researcher Hennie van Vuuren.
Total pages
3
SAHA CALL number
AL2878_B01.55.35

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