South Africa – CM PB – Update 2023

Sep 15, 2023

Country Manuals Private Banking

Dear Client,

We would like to inform you that BRP has updated its COUNTRY MANUAL PRIVATE BANKING for the following jurisdiction:


Law / RegulationNO
New Position of the AuthoritiesNO
Evolution of Expert’s interpretationNO

Regulatory Template, Regulatory Summary and Behaviour Template

Material changes

The Country Manual has been reviewed to ensure that the content of all the documents remains accurate and up to date. We can confirm that there have been no major material changes or modifications in the relevant South African regulation since the last update.

Note that we have slightly amended the wording in the Foreign Exchange Controls section to reflect recent amendments of the local regulation.

Non-material changes

Some comments/conditions have been reworded and further non-material changes have been made throughout the documents.

Regulatory Summary

This document has now a more user-friendly layout and reflects the changes contained in the RT.

BT Short Comparison

BRP has created a comparison document allowing users to quickly identify the modifications made compared to the previous version of the PB Manual (BT Short Comparison). The BT Short Comparison can be found on BRP’s platform (mybrponline) in the Search tab by entering in the Document Field “CM PB BT SHORT COMP” and “SOUTH AFRICA” in the Target Country Field.

The BT Short Comparison should be read as follows:

The first column contains a short description of the activity in question. The second column contains the answers of the previous version of the Country Manual (online until the day of the alert). The third column contains the new answers of the most recent version of the Country Manual. Only the modified answers are displayed (in color). If the answers in the new version are unchanged compared to the previous version, they are shaded in grey.

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Best regards,