Section 51 Manual

1. INTRODUCTION

EC Ross Professional Accountant (SA) is well-established with offices in Bedfordview and offers reliable accounting, tax and company secretarial services to individuals and small to medium enterprises.

Our trained staff ensures an efficient and professional service which benefits our clients.


2. COMPANY CONTACT DETAILS

Designated/duly authorized persons:

Owner: Mrs. EC Ross

Postal Address: PO Box 752007, GARDENVIEW, 2047

Street Address: First Floor North, Block B, Hans Merensky Office Park, 32 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, 2007

Telephone Number: +27 11 615 6352

E-mail address: ecross@yebo.co.za


3. THE ACT

3.1 The ACT grants a requester access to records of the COMPANY, if the record is required for the exercise or protection of any rights. If a public body lodges a request, the public body must be acting in the public interest.

3.2 Requests in terms of the ACT shall be made in accordance with the prescribed procedures, at the rates provided. The forms and tariff are dealt with in paragraphs 6 and 7.

3.3 Requesters are referred to the Guide to be compiled by the South African Human Rights Commission, which will contain information for the purposes of exercising Constitutional Rights. The Guide will be available in August 2003. The contact details of the Commission are:

Postal Address: Private Bag X 2700, Houghton, 2041

Physical Address: 33 Hoofd Street, Braampark Forum 3, Braamfontein, 2198

Telephone Number: +27 11 877 3600

Fax Number: +27 11 403 0625

Website: http://www.sahrc.org.za


4. LEGISLATION

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Ref
Act
1No 61 of 1973
Companies Act
2No 98 of 1978
Copyright Act
3No 55 of 1998
Employment Equity Act
4No 95 of 1967
Income Tax Act
5No 66 of 1995
Labour Relations Act
6No 89 of 1991
Value Added Tax Act
7No 37 of 2002
Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act
8No 75 of 1997
Basic Conditions of Employment Act
9No 25 of 2002
Electronic Communications and Transactions Act
10No 2 of 2000
Promotion of Access of Information Act
11No 30 of 1996
Unemployment Insurance Act
12No 181 of 1993
Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act
13No 68 of 2008
Consumer Protection Act


5. RECORDS HELD BY EC ROSS PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT (SA)

5.1 Financial

Annual Financial Statements

Financial information including records and books of account

Bank records

Taxation records

Rental agreements

Asset register

UIF, WCA and SDL records

5.2 Personnel

Employment contracts

Remuneration records

Disciplinary records

Leave records

*Access to these documents may be protected by professional privilege, privacy or the grounds of refusal detailed in the Act.


6. FORM OF REQUEST

To facilitate the processing of your request, kindly:

6.1 Use the prescribed form, available on the website of the SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION at www.sahrc.org.za

6.2 Address your request to the Director.

6.3 Provide sufficient details to enable the COMPANY to identify:

(a) The record(s) requested;

(b) The requester (and if an agent is lodging the request, proof of capacity);

(c) The form of access required;

(d) (i) The postal address or fax number of the requester in the Republic;

(ii) If the requester wishes to be informed of the decision in any manner (in addition to written) the manner and particulars thereof;

(e) The right which the requester is seeking to exercise or protect with an explanation of the reason the record is required to exercise or protect the right.


7. PRESCRIBED FEES

The following applies to requests (other than personal requests):

7.1 A requestor is required to pay the prescribed fees (R50.00) before a request will be processed;

7.2 If the preparation of the record requested requires more than the prescribed hours (six), a deposit shall be paid (of not more than one third of the access fee which would be payable if the request were granted);

7.3 A requestor may lodge an application with a court against the tender/payment of the request fee and/or deposit;

7.4 Records may be withheld until the fees have been paid.

7.5 The fee structure is available on the website of the SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION at www.sahrc.org.za