1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this Manual is to assist persons wishing to access information in terms of the Promotion of Access Information Act (PAIA), promulgated in March 2001 from Geddes Capital (Proprietary) Limited.

This manual is not exhaustive nor does it comprehensively deal with every procedure provided for in the Act. Requesters are therefore advised to familiarise themselves with the provisions of the Act.

The manual provides an overview of records held by Geddes Capital and the processes that needs to be adopted to access such records.

2. REQUEST TO ACCESS OF INFORMATION

All requests for access to information (other than information freely available to the public) should be directed to the Head of the Organisation: Chief Executive Officer, +27 (0) 82 619 2700 or brent@geddescapital.co.za

3. DEFINITIONS

3.1 Organisation

Geddes Capital

3.2 Person

Refers to a natural or juristic person.

3.3 Head

In terms of the Act:

‘head’ of or in relation to a juristic person means-

(i) the chief executive officer or equivalent officer of the juristic person or any, person duly authorised by that officer; or

(ii) the person who is acting as such or any person duly authorised by such acting person.

4. BACKGROUND

Geddes Capital was founded in Cape Town in 2017 by Brent Geddes, Carnel Botha and Warren Deats. Carnel, a Chartered Accountant, Brent, an Investment Banker and Trader and Warren, a Global Equity Trader and Investor who has spent the previous 17 years in various divisions of investment banking and professional services in Johannesburg, London, Hong Kong and Tanzania. The unique skill set of the team and their desire to return to Cape Town to take advantage of the many opportunities that South Africa has to offer was the cornerstone for the creation of the business.

Geddes Capital operates several different business units that leverage the unique skill-set of the team to add value in specific areas. 

5. COMPANY CONTACT DETAILS

Company

Geddes Capital (Proprietary) Limited

Physical address

16 Kreupelbosch Way

Constantia

7806

Republic of South Africa

Telephone Number

+27(0) 82 619 2700

Email: brent@geddescapital.co.za

Website: www.geddescapital.co.za

6. HEAD OF THE COMPANY

Mr B Geddes

Chief Executive Officer

Contact Details

T: +27 82 619 2700

E: brent@geddescapital.co.za

DULY AUTHORISED COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE

Mr W Deats

Chief Investment Officer

Contact Details

T: +27 79 594 6767

E: warren@geddescapital.co.za

7. MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS

7.1 Records in terms of Section 51(1) (d))

The company also maintains records in terms of the following legislations (please note that this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993
  • Competition Act 89 of 1998
  • Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002
  • National Credit Act 34 of 2005
  • Prevention of Corrupt Activities Act
  • Protected Disclosures Act
  • Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008
  • Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002
  • Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998
  • Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001
  • Income Tax Act 58 of 1962
  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendments Act 38 of 1997
  • Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993
  • Regional Services Councils Act 109 of 1985
  • Skills Development Act 97 of 1998
  • Skills Development Levies Act 9 of 1999
  • Unemployment Insurance Act 63 of 2001
  • Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act 4 of 2002
  • Value Added Tax Act 89 of 1991

7.2 Maintenance of records in terms of Section 51(1) (e)

The following is a list of operational records maintained by Geddes Capital and is utilised in the day to day running and administration of the company:

    • Accounting records
    • Information Technology
    • Intellectual Property
    • Personnel Records
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Statutory Company records
    • Client Databases
    • Internal Phone lists
    • Policies
    • Procedures
    • Work Instructions
    • Standards
    • Directives
    • Minutes of Meetings
    • Administrative information

8. REQUEST PROCEDURE

A request to access information must be made in writing using the attached Request Form as set out in Annexure 1 of this manual. The request form must be marked for the attention of the Head or duly authorised company representative and may be posted, emailed or faxed to the contact details noted in Section 5 & 6 above. The requester must indicate which form of access is required, and identify the right that is sought to be exercised or protected, provide an explanation of which the requested record is required for the exercise or protection of that right and proof of the capacity in which the requester is requesting the information.

On receipt of a written request, the Head or duly authorised company representative will, in writing and as soon as it is reasonably practicable but within 30 days of such receipt, notify the requestor of the following information when the request has been granted:

    • Of any fees payable, if any (see fee section below);
    • The form in which the access will be granted; and
    • That the requestor may lodge an application with a court against the access fee or form of access granted.

On receipt of a written request, the Head or duly authorised company representative will, in writing and as soon as it is reasonably practicable but within 30 days of such receipt, notify the requestor of the following information when the request has been denied:

    • State adequate reasons for the refusal; and
    • State that the requestor may lodge an application with a court against the refusal of the request and the procedure for lodging the application.

9. AVAILABILITY OF THE MANUAL

A person who requires a copy of this manual can access it on Geddes Capital website www.geddescapital.co.za or alternatively a hard copy may be obtained free of charge at our offices in Cape Town.

Physical Address

Cape Town

16 Kreupelbosch Way

Constantia

7806

This manual is available for inspection by the general public upon request during office hours and there is no charge for viewing the manual at any of our offices located at the above-mentioned address.

Copies of this manual may also be requested from the South African Human Rights Commission at the address indicated below.

The South African Human Rights Commission (PAIA Unit)

Research and Documentation Department

Private Bag 2700

Houghton

2041

Phone: 011 484 8300

10. FEES

A fee will be required by the head (contact person) before further processing of the request in terms of S54 of the Act.

A requester fee of R5,000 should be paid, this amount will be refunded should the request for access be refused.

A portion of the access fee (not more than one third) may be required before the request is considered.

The head may withhold a record until the requester has paid the applicable fees.

11. DETAILS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

The South African Human Rights Commission has compiled a guide containing such information as may be required by a person who wishes to exercise any right contemplated in the Act. The guide to this Act may be accessed at the SAHRC website at the address noted below.

The contact details of the Commission are:

The South African Human Rights Commission (PAIA Unit)

Research and Documentation Department

Private Bag 2700

Houghton

2041

Phone: 011 484 8300

Fax: 011 484 0582

Email: PAIA@sahrc.org.za

Website:www.sahrc.org.za

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