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Exchange Control Regulations

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EXCHANGE CONTROL REGULATIONS, 1961

(as promulgated by Government Notice R.1111 of 1 December 1961 and amended up to
Government Notice No. R.445 in Government Gazette No. 35430 of 8 June 2012)

It is hereby notified that the State President has, in terms of section nine of the Currency and
Exchanges Act, 1933 (Act No. 9 of 1933), made Exchange Control Regulations as contained in the
Schedule in this Notice.

SCHEDULE

DEFINITION OF TERMS

1. In these regulations, unless the context otherwise indicates –

“affected person” means a body corporate, foundation, trust or partnership operating in the
Republic, or an estate, in respect of which –

(i) 75 per cent or more of the capital, assets or earnings thereof may be utilised for payment
to, or to the benefit in any manner of, any person who is not resident in the Republic; or

(ii) 75 per cent or more of the voting securities, voting power, power of control, capital,
assets or earnings thereof, are directly or indirectly vested in, or controlled by or on behalf
of, any person who is not resident in the Republic;

“appropriate officer” means any officer of customs or excise, any immigration officer, any
member of the South African Police, any member of the South African Railway and Harbour
Police or any person authorised by the Treasury to act as such;

“authorised dealer” means, in respect of any transaction in respect of gold, a person
authorised by the Treasury to deal in gold, and in respect of any transaction in respect of
foreign exchange, a person authorised by the Treasury to deal in foreign exchange;

“bond” includes any mortgage bond or notarial bond registered or registrable in any
registration office in the Republic;

“financial assistance” includes the lending of currency, the granting of credit, the taking up of
securities, the conclusion of a hire purchase or a lease, the financing of sales or stocks,
discounting, factoring , the guaranteeing of acceptance of credits, the guaranteeing or
acceptance of any obligation, a suretyship, a buy-back and a leaseback but excluding –

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(a) the granting of credit by a seller in respect of any commercial transaction directly
involving the passing of ownership of the goods sold from seller to purchaser; and

(b) the granting of credit solely in respect of the payment for services rendered;

“foreign currency” means any currency which is not legal tender in the Republic, and includes
any bill of exchange, letter of credit, money order, postal order, promissory note, traveller’s
cheque or any other instrument for the payment of currency payable in a currency unit which
is not legal tender in the Republic;

“gold” means gold in any form, except in Regulations 2 and 5 in which “gold” means any gold
other than wrought gold;

“goods” includes any immovable goods or security;

“money” includes foreign currency or any bill of exchange or other negotiable instrument;

“owner” in respect of any security, includes any person who has the right to dispose of or
transfer that security, or who has the custody thereof, or who receives or has the right to
receive, whether on his own behalf or on behalf of any other person, dividends or interest
thereon, or who has any other interest therein;

“security” means shares, stock, bonds, debentures, debenture stock, unit certificates and
includes any letter or other document conferring or containing any evidence of rights in
respect of any security;

“the Act” means the Currency and Exchanges Act 1933 (Act 9 of 1933);

“transfer” includes transfer by way of loan or security, and for the purposes of these
regulations a person shall be deemed to transfer securities from the Republic elsewhere if he
transfers securities from a register in the Republic to a register outside the Republic;

“Treasury”, in relation to any matter contemplated in these regulations, means the Minister of
Finance or an officer in the Department of Finance who, by virtue of the division of work in
that Department, deals with the matter on the authority of the Minister of Finance.

RESTRICTION ON PURCHASE, SALE AND LOAN OF FOREIGN CURRENCY AND GOLD

2. (1) Except with permission granted by the Treasury, and in accordance with such conditions
as the Treasury may impose no person other than an authorised dealer shall buy or
borrow any foreign currency or any gold from, or sell or lend any foreign currency or any
gold to any person not being an authorised dealer.

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(2) (a) An authorised dealer shall not buy, borrow or receive or sell, lend or deliver any
foreign currency or gold except for such purposes or on such conditions as the
Treasury may determine.

(b) The Treasury may, in its discretion, by order prohibit all authorised dealers or any
one or more of them –

(i) from selling, lending or delivering to, or buying, borrowing or receiving from,
any specified person, fund or foreign government any foreign currency or gold;
or

(ii) from so selling, lending, delivering, buying, borrowing or receiving any foreign
currency or gold for any specified purpose or except for such purposes or on
such conditions as the Treasury may determine.

(3) Every person other than an authorised dealer desiring to buy or borrow or sell or lend
foreign currency or gold shall make application to an authorised dealer and shall furnish
such information and submit such documents as the authorised dealer may require for
the purpose of ensuring compliance with any conditions determined under sub-regulation
(2) of this regulation.

(4) No person other than an authorised dealer shall –

(a) use or apply any foreign currency or gold acquired from an authorised dealer for or
to any purpose other than that stated in his application to be the purpose for which
it was required; or

(b) do any act calculated to lead to the use or application of such foreign currency or
gold for or to any purpose other than that so stated.

(5) If a person has, as a result of an application in terms of sub-regulation (3) of this
regulation, obtained from an authorised dealer any gold or foreign currency and no
longer requires all or any part of such gold or foreign currency for the purpose stated in
his application, he shall forthwith offer for sale to the Treasury or an authorised dealer
that gold or foreign currency which is not so required, which may be repurchased at the
price at which it was sold to him or such other price as the Treasury may determine.

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RESTRICTION ON THE EXPORT OF CURRENCY, GOLD, SECURITIES, ETC., AND THE IMPORT OF
SOUTH AFRICAN BANK NOTES

3. (1) Subject to any exemption which may be granted by the Treasury or a person authorised
by the Treasury, no person shall, without permission granted by the Treasury or a person
authorised by the Treasury and in accordance with such conditions as the Treasury or
such authorised person may impose –

(a) take or send out of the Republic any bank notes, gold, securities or foreign currency,
or transfer any securities from the Republic elsewhere; or

(b) send, consign or deliver any bank notes, gold, securities or foreign currency to any
person for the purpose of taking, sending or removing such bank notes, gold,
securities or foreign currency out of the Republic; or

(b) bis take any South African bank notes into the Republic or send or consign any such
notes to the Republic; or

(c) make any payment to, or in favour, or on behalf of a person resident outside the
Republic, or place any sum to the credit of such person; or

(d) draw or negotiate any bill of exchange or promissory note, transfer any security or
acknowledge any debt, so that a right (whether actual or contingent) on the part of
such person or any other person to receive a payment in the Republic is created or
transferred as consideration –

(i) for the receiving by such person or any other person of a payment or the
acquisition by such person or any other person of property, outside the
Republic; or

(ii) for a right (whether actual or contingent) on the part of such person or any
other person to receive a payment or acquire property outside the Republic;

or make or receive any payment as such consideration; or

(e) grant any financial assistance to any person in the Republic, where as security for
such financial assistance, the person granting the financial assistance in turn relies
on any security, guarantee, undertaking or financial assistance, directly or indirectly
furnished by –

(i) any person resident outside the Republic; or

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(ii) an affected person;

(f) grant any financial assistance to any person in the Republic, where such person –

(i) is not resident in the Republic; or

(ii) is an affected person.

(2) Nothing in sub-regulation (1) contained shall prohibit the doing by a person authorised by
the Treasury of anything within the scope of his authority.

(3) Every person who is about to leave the Republic and every person in any port or other
place recognised as a place of departure from the Republic, who is requested to do so by
the appropriate officer shall –

(a) declare whether or not he has with him any bank notes, gold, securities or foreign
currency; and

(b) produce any bank notes, gold, securities or foreign currency which he has with him;

and the appropriate officer and any person acting under his directions may search such
person and examine or search any article which such person has with him, for the
purpose of ascertaining whether he has with him any bank notes, gold, securities or
foreign currency, and may seize any bank notes, gold, securities or foreign currency
produced or found upon such examination or search unless either –

(i) the appropriate officer is satisfied that such person is, in respect of any bank
notes, gold, securities or foreign currency which he has with him, exempt from
the prohibition imposed by sub-regulation (1); or

(ii) such person produces to the appropriate officer a certificate granted by the
Treasury which shows that the exportation by such person of any bank notes,
gold, securities or foreign currency which he has with him does not involve a
contravention of that sub-regulation.

No female shall be searched in pursuance of this sub-regulation except by a female.

(4) The appropriate officer and any person acting under his directions may examine or
search any goods consigned or letters or parcels sent from the Republic to a destination
outside the Republic, for the purpose of ascertaining whether there are being sent
therewith any bank notes, gold, securities, or foreign currency, and may seize any bank
notes, gold, securities or foreign currency found upon such examination or search, unless

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the appropriate officer is satisfied that the Treasury has granted a certificate which shows
that the sending as aforesaid of the bank notes, gold, securities or foreign currency does
not involve a contravention of sub-regulation (1), and that such certificate was not
granted in reliance on any incorrect statement.

(5) All bank notes, gold, securities and foreign currency seized under sub-regulation (3) or
(4) shall be forfeited for the benefit of the National Revenue Fund: Provided that the
Treasury may, in its discretion, direct that any bank notes, gold, securities or foreign
currency so seized, be refunded or returned, in whole or in part, to the person from
whom they were taken, or who was entitled to have the custody or possession of them at
the time when they were seized.

(6) Every person who is about to enter the Republic and every person in any port or other
place recognised as a place of arrival in the Republic, who is requested to do so by the
appropriate officer shall –

(a) declare whether or not he has with him any South African bank notes; and

(b) produce any such bank notes which he has with him;

and the appropriate officer and any person acting under his directions may search such
person and examine or search any article which such person has with him, for the
purpose of ascertaining whether he has with him any South African bank notes and may
seize any such bank notes produced or found upon such examination or search unless
either –

(i) the appropriate officer is satisfied that such person is, in respect of any South
African bank notes which he has with him, exempt from the prohibition imposed
by sub-regulation 1(b) bis; or

(ii) such person produces to the appropriate officer a certificate granted by the
Treasury which shows that the importation by such person of any South African
bank notes which he has with him does not involve a contravention of that sub-
regulation.

No female shall be searched in pursuance of this sub-regulation except by a female.

(7) The appropriate officer and any person acting under his directions may examine or
search any goods consigned or letters or parcels sent to the Republic from a place
outside the Republic, for the purpose of ascertaining whether there are being sent
therewith any South African bank notes and may seize any such bank notes found upon
such examination or search, unless the appropriate officer is satisfied that the Treasury

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has granted a certificate which shows that the sending as aforesaid of such bank notes
does not involve a contravention of sub-regulation 1(b) bis, and that such certificate was
not granted in reliance on any incorrect statement.

(8) All South African bank notes seized under sub-regulation (6) or (7) shall be forfeited for
the benefit of the National Revenue Fund: Provided that the Treasury may, in its
discretion, direct that any notes so seized, be refunded or returned, in whole or in part,
to the person from whom they were taken, or who was entitled to have the custody or
possession of them at the time when they were seized.

(9) For the purposes of sub-regulation (1)(a), documents of title relating to securities shall
be deemed to be securities, and any reference to securities in sub-regulations (3), (4)
and (5) shall be construed as including references to such documents of title.

BLOCKED ACCOUNTS

4. (1) In this regulation “blocked account” means an account opened with an authorised dealer
for the purposes specified in the succeeding sub-regulations.

(2) Whenever a person in the Republic is under a legal obligation to make a payment to a
person outside the Republic but is precluded from effecting the payment as a result of
any restrictions imposed by or under these regulations, the Treasury may order such
person to make the payment to a blocked account.

(3) The Treasury may by notice in the Gazette direct, in respect of –

(a) persons resident in a particular country; or

(b) any particular person whom the Treasury has reasonable grounds to suspect of
having contravened any provision of these regulations relating to foreign exchange,

that all sums due by any other persons to persons referred to in (a) or (b) (hereinafter
referred to as a “creditor”) shall be paid into a blocked account.

(4) Whenever such direction has been given –

(a) any person who holds or may thereafter hold moneys on behalf of any creditor (as
defined in sub-regulation (3)), or who is or may thereafter become indebted to such
creditor, shall forthwith, or as the case may be, on the date upon which such
moneys become due or such debt becomes payable, pay the said moneys or the
sum representing such debt into the said blocked account;

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(b) no person shall, without permission of the Treasury and in accordance with such
conditions as the Treasury may impose, make any payment on behalf of any creditor
as defined in sub-regulation (3);

(c) any person who owes money to such creditor but is not under a legal obligation to
make a payment, unless called upon by his creditor to do so, shall forthwith report
to the Treasury, in writing, the amount of his indebtedness to the said creditor and
the conditions on which the amount will become payable. The Treasury may
thereupon, if the amount is payable at call, order him to pay the amount forthwith
into a blocked account, or, if the amount is payable within a specified period after
notice, order him to pay the amount into a blocked account within such period;

(d) no person shall, without the permission of the Treasury and in accordance with such
conditions as the Treasury may impose, undertake any transaction in respect of
property or assets belonging to or directly or indirectly controlled by any creditor as
defined in sub-regulation (3), or take any action whereby any moneys which would
otherwise have accrued to such creditor, cease to become due to him or whereby
any obligation resting upon such person to pay any moneys due or payable to such
creditor into a blocked account would otherwise be evaded.

(5) Any payment made to a blocked account in terms of this regulation shall, to the extent of
the sum paid, operate as a valid discharge to the person making payment.

(6) Where the liability to make the payment is a liability to make the payment in currency
other than Republic currency, the amount of the liability in Republic currency and the
extent of the discharge shall be ascertained by converting the amount into Republic
currency at a rate fixed by the Treasury.

(7) No sum standing to the credit of a blocked account shall be dealt with in any way except
with permission granted by the Treasury or a person authorised by the Treasury and in
accordance with such conditions as the Treasury or such authorised person may impose.

(8) The Treasury may grant exemptions from the provisions of this regulation and may
authorise the refund to any person of moneys paid by him into a blocked account. To the
extent of such refund no payment shall be deemed to have been made for the purposes
of sub-regulation (5).

ACQUISITION BY TREASURY OF GOLD

5. (1) Every person resident in the Republic who becomes entitled to sell or to procure the sale
of any gold shall, within thirty days after becoming so entitled, offer that gold or cause it
to be offered, for sale to the Treasury or to a person authorised by the Treasury to act

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under this regulation; and the Treasury or a person so authorised may purchase that gold
at such price as the Treasury may fix, being a price which, in the opinion of the Treasury,
is not less than the market value of the gold on the day of purchase.

(2) (a) The provisions of sub-regulation (1) of this regulation shall not impose upon any
person an obligation to offer any gold for sale or to cause any gold to be offered for
sale, if he is, in respect of that gold, exempted from this regulation by the Treasury
or by a person so authorised.

(b) The Treasury or a person so authorised may withdraw any exemption granted in
terms of paragraph (a) of this sub-regulation.

(3) In any criminal proceedings against any person for failure to comply with sub-regulation
(1) –

(a) if there is produced to the Court any document of which such person is proved or
has admitted himself to be the author and which contains a statement by such
person from which it may reasonably be inferred that any gold is held by him or on
his behalf or in his name, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that
such person is entitled to sell or to procure the sale of the gold in question;

(b) if it is proved that such person is entitled to sell or to procure the sale of any gold it
shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that the gold in question has not
been offered for sale to the Treasury or to a person authorised by the Treasury
within the period required by sub-regulation (1).

ACQUISITION BY THE TREASURY OF FOREIGN CURRENCY

6. (1) Every person resident in the Republic who becomes entitled to sell or to procure the sale
of any foreign currency, shall within thirty days after becoming so entitled, make or
cause to be made, a declaration in writing of such foreign currency to the Treasury or to
an authorised dealer.

(2) Every person resident in the Republic who becomes entitled to assign or to procure the
assignment of any right to receive outside the Republic, in respect of any credit or of any
balance at a bank, payment of any amount in a foreign currency shall, within thirty days
after becoming so entitled, make or cause to be made, a declaration in writing of such
right to the Treasury or to an authorised dealer.

(3) Any person who has, in terms of sub-regulation (1) or (2), made a declaration in writing
to the Treasury or to an authorised dealer, shall be deemed to have offered such foreign
currency or such right, as the case may be, for sale to the Treasury or to such authorised

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dealer and the Treasury or such authorised dealer may purchase such foreign currency or
such right at a price which, in the case of foreign currency, shall not be less than the
market value of that currency on the day of purchase and, in the case of a right, shall be
such as the Treasury may fix.

(4) Any person from whom the Treasury or an authorised dealer purchases foreign currency
or a right in terms of this regulation shall do all things necessary for the purpose of
transferring that foreign currency or assigning that right to the Treasury or to such
authorised dealer.

(5) No person who is entitled (whether actually or contingently) to receive a payment in a
foreign currency shall, except with permission granted by or on behalf of the Treasury
and in accordance with such conditions as may be imposed by the Treasury or on its
behalf do, or refrain from doing, any act with intent to secure that –

(a) the receipt by him of the whole or any part of the payment in such currency is
delayed;

(b) the payment ceases, in whole or in part, to be receivable by him or receivable in that
currency;

(c) the contingency on which the right to receive payment as aforesaid is dependent
(including the declaration of a dividend or profit by a company in which such person
has an interest), does not eventuate.

(6) Any foreign currency or any right in respect of which a declaration has been made in
terms of sub-regulation (1) or (2) but which has not been purchased by the Treasury or
by a person authorised by the Treasury to act under this regulation shall not be sold,
transferred or otherwise disposed of without the permission of the Treasury and in
accordance with such conditions as the Treasury may impose.

(7) The provisions of sub-regulations (3), (4) and (6) shall not impose upon any person an
obligation in respect of any foreign currency or any right if he is, in respect of that
currency or that right, as the case may be, exempted from this regulation by the
Treasury.

(8) The Treasury may withdraw any exemption granted in terms of sub-regulation (7).

(9) For the purposes of this regulation any person who has at any time since the
commencement of these regulations been in the Republic shall be deemed, until the
contrary is proved, to have been and still to be resident in the Republic.

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(10) (a) Subject to any exemption which may be granted by the Treasury, no person shall
export goods from the Republic, unless the relative bill of entry export in respect of
such goods is duly completed and signed by the consignor or a person duly
authorised by the consignor.

(b) The Treasury may direct that the said bill of entry export shall be completed in
respect of any commodity or article, irrespective of its value.

(c) For the purposes of this sub regulation “value” shall mean –

(i) for customs purposes, the value as defined in section seventy two of the
Customs and Excise Act, 1964 (Act No. 91 of 1964); and

(ii) for the purposes of an authorised dealer, the full proceeds of the goods
exported.

(11) If in any criminal proceedings against any person for a contravention of sub-regulation
(1) of this regulation there is produced to the Court any document of which such person
is proved or has admitted himself to be the author and which contains a statement by
such person from which it may reasonably be inferred that any foreign currency is held
by him or in his name or on his behalf, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved,
that such person is entitled to sell or to procure the sale of the foreign currency in
question.

(12) If in any criminal proceedings against any person for a contravention of sub-regulation
(2) of this regulation there is produced to the Court any document of which such person
is proved or has admitted himself to be the author and which contains a statement by
such person from which it may reasonably be inferred that any amount is standing to his
credit outside the Republic or that he has any balance at a bank outside the Republic, it
shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that such person is entitled to assign or
to procure the assignment of such a right as is referred to in the said sub-regulation (2).

(13) If in any criminal proceedings against any person for a contravention of
sub-regulation (1) or (2) of this regulation, it is proved that such person is entitled to sell
or to procure the sale of or to assign or to procure the assignment of any foreign
currency, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that a declaration in writing
has not been made to the Treasury or to an authorised dealer within the period required
by sub-regulation (1) or (2), as the case may be.

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DECLARATION OF FOREIGN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

7. (1) Every person resident in the Republic who is, or becomes, entitled to sell or to procure
the sale of any foreign asset, shall within thirty days after becoming so entitled, make or
cause to be made, a declaration in writing in the form prescribed by the Treasury of such
foreign asset to the Treasury or to an authorised dealer. Such declaration shall state
when and how such foreign asset was acquired, where it is held and whether and to what
extent it is held in cover for or in respect of any foreign liability.

(2) Any foreign asset in respect of which a declaration has been made in terms of sub
regulation (1) of this regulation shall not be sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of
without the permission of the Treasury, and in accordance with such conditions as the
Treasury may impose.

(3) The provisions of sub-regulation (2) of this regulation shall not impose upon any person
an obligation in respect of any foreign asset if he is, in respect of that asset, exempted
from this regulation by the Treasury.

(4) The Treasury may withdraw any exemption granted in terms of sub-regulation (3) of this
regulation.

(5) For the purposes of this regulation any person who has at any time since the date of
publication thereof been in the Republic shall be deemed, until the contrary is proved, to
have been and still to be resident in the Republic.

POWER TO PRESCRIBE CURRENCIES IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS

8. (1) The Treasury may from time to time prescribe, by notice in the Gazette or by instructions
to authorised dealers, the currency or currencies or the manner in which payment may or
may not be made in connection with imports or exports or other transactions involving
payments between persons in the Republic and persons outside the Republic, and no
person shall, except with the permission of the Treasury, and in accordance with such
conditions as the Treasury may impose, make or receive payment otherwise than in the
currency or currencies or in the manner so prescribed.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of sub-regulation (1), any notice and
any instructions under the said sub-regulation may relate to payments (including any
particular payment) –

(a) in connection with the import or export of any commodity specified in the notice or
instructions –

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(i) to or from all countries; or

(ii) to or from all countries except any country specified in the notice or
instructions; or

(iii) to or from any country so specified; or

(b) in connection with any particular transaction.

(3) The provisions of sub-regulation (10) of Regulation 6 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the
export from the Republic of any commodity to a country in connection with the export of
which commodity to that country the Treasury has in terms of sub-regulation (2) above
prescribed the currency or currencies or the manner in which payment may or may not
be made.

LIMITATION OF OPTIONAL PORTS OF DESTINATION

9. (1) No person may, except with permission granted by the Treasury and in accordance with
such conditions as the Treasury may impose, consign any goods to any destination other
than that specified in the Declaration in regard to Foreign Exchange Proceeds of Exports
prescribed in terms of sub-regulation (10)(a) of Regulation 6, unless the other
destination is in the same monetary area, or give or accept instructions after the
despatch of the goods for the diversion thereof to any other destination unless such other
destination is in the same monetary area.

(2) If in any criminal proceedings under this regulation it is proved that goods have been
diverted to a country other than that designated as the destination of such goods on the
prescribed documents submitted to and accepted by the Republic authorities to cover the
outward consignment of such goods, then it shall be presumed, until the contrary is
proved, that the goods were consigned to and received in such other country and not the
country designated on such documents.

RESTRICTION ON EXPORT OF CAPITAL

10. (1) No person shall, except with permission granted by the Treasury and in accordance with
such conditions as the Treasury may impose –

(a) export from the Republic during any period of twelve months a total quantity of
goods which exceeds in value twenty rand or such greater amount as the Treasury
may determine, if –

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(i) no payment for such goods has been or is to be received in the Republic from a
person outside the Republic; or

(ii) such goods are exported at a price which is less than the value thereof; or

(iii) the period within which payment for such goods is to be made exceeds six
months from the date of shipment from the Republic or such shorter period as
an authorised dealer may determine in respect of such goods;

(b) take out of the Republic goods, including personal apparel, household effects, and
jewellery which have a value in excess of six hundred rand or of such greater
amount as the Treasury may determine;

(c) enter into any transaction whereby capital or any right to capital is directly or
indirectly exported from the Republic.

(2) The provisions of sub-regulation (3), (4) and (5) of Regulation 3 shall apply mutatis
mutandis to goods referred to in sub-regulation (1)(b) of this regulation.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation “value” shall mean the value for customs purposes as
defined in section one hundred and eight of the Customs Act, 1955 (No. 55 of 1955).

(4) For the purposes of sub-regulation (1)(c)-
(a) ’capital’ shall include, without derogating from the generality of that term, any
intellectual property right, whether registered or unregistered; and
(b) ’exported from the Republic’ shall include, without derogating from the generality of
that term, the cession of, the creation of a hypothetic or other form of security over,
or the assignment or transfer of any intellectual property right, to or in favour of a
person who is not resident in the Republic.

ASSIGNMENT TO TREASURY OF RIGHT TO EXPORTED GOODS

11. (1) Whenever a person has exported goods from the Republic and has failed to sell such
goods within six months from the date of shipment from the Republic, or within such
shorter period as may have been determined in terms of sub-regulation (1)(a)(iii) of
Regulation 10, without having permission in terms of sub-regulation (1) of Regulation 10
aforesaid to export such goods without sale, or without payment within the period
mentioned by sub-regulation (1)(a)(iii) aforesaid, then in such event such person shall
within fourteen days from the date of expiry of the said period report in writing to the
Treasury or to an authorised dealer that the said goods have not been sold, and the

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Treasury may thereupon order such person to assign to the Treasury or to a person
authorised by the Treasury his right to the said goods.

The sum payable as consideration for any assignment in terms of this regulation shall be
such sum as may be determined by or on behalf of the Treasury, but shall not be less
than the amount realised by the Treasury after deduction of the cost of realisation.

(2) After the date on which this regulation comes into force, no person shall export any
goods on conditions which would preclude him from giving effect to an order issued in
terms of sub-regulation (1).

GOODS PURCHASED OUTSIDE THE REPUBLIC

12. (1) Whenever a person in the Republic has purchased goods in any country outside the
Republic and has paid for or made a payment on account of such goods, but the said
goods have not been consigned to the Republic within four months from the date on
which such payment was made, such person shall within fourteen days from the date of
expiry of the said period of four months report in writing to the Treasury or to an
authorised dealer that the goods have not been consigned to the Republic and the
Treasury may thereupon order such person to assign to the Treasury or to a person
authorised by the Treasury his right to the said goods.

The sum payable in consideration for any assignment made in accordance with this
regulation shall be such as the Treasury may fix but shall not be less than the amount
realised by the Treasury after deduction of the cost of realisation.

(2) After the date on which this regulation comes into force no person shall purchase any
goods on conditions which would preclude him from giving effect to an order issued in
terms of sub-regulation (1).

(3) If in any criminal proceedings against any person for failure to make a report to the
Treasury or to an authorised dealer as required by sub-regulation (1), it is proved that
such person was unable, after the expiration of a period of six months from the date on
which any payment referred to in the said sub-regulation was made by him, to produce a
bill of entry import in respect of the goods in question after having been called upon to
do so by the Treasury or by an authorised dealer, it shall be presumed, until the contrary
is proved, that the goods in question were not consigned to the Republic within four
months from the said date.

(4) No person in the Republic who has purchased any means of transport outside the
Republic shall, after such means of transport has been consigned and brought to the
Republic, permit such means of transport to leave the Republic for the conveyance of any

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persons or goods for reward outside the Republic except with the consent of the Treasury
and subject to such conditions as the Treasury may impose.

For the purposes of this sub-regulation “means of transport” includes any ship, aircraft,
motor vehicle, tractor or roller.

PROHIBITION OF EXPORT OF GOODS IMPORTED FROM COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE STERLING AREA

13. (1) No person shall, except with permission granted by the Treasury, and in accordance with
such conditions as the Treasury may impose, export from the Republic any article
imported from any country outside the sterling area.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation an article manufactured in the Republic in whole or in
part from imported products, materials or parts, shall be deemed to be of South African
origin and be deemed not to have been imported from a country outside the sterling
area.

(3) In this regulation “manufactured” includes processed or assembled.

RESTRICTION ON DEALINGS IN SECURITIES BELONGING TO NON-RESIDENTS

14. (1) No person shall, without permission granted by the Treasury or a person authorised by
the Treasury and in accordance with such conditions as the Treasury or such authorised
person may impose –

(a) acquire or dispose of in any way any controlled security;

(b) act as nominee for a non-resident or appoint a non-resident as nominee in respect of
any dealings in securities;

(c) make any entry in a security register which involves the transfer of a security into or
out of the name of a non-resident;

(d) change an address of a non-resident in any security register except a change to an
address in the same monetary area as that currently recorded in the register;

(e) enter in a security register or do any act with intent to secure the entry in such
register of an address in the Republic if he knows or has reason to believe that the
purchaser of the security is a non-resident or that a non-resident has an interest in
the security;

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(f) transfer a security owned by a non-resident or in which a non-resident has an
interest from a United Kingdom register or from the London section of a register to a
South African register or section of a South African register.

(2) (a) Any person who holds, possesses or has in his custody any controlled securities shall
submit such securities to an authorised dealer within thirty days from the date of
commencement of this regulation or within thirty days from the date on which he
becomes the holder of such securities or on which such securities come into his
possession or are placed in his custody whichever is the later date.

(b) The securities submitted in terms of paragraph (a) must be accompanied by a list
giving the following particulars:-

(i) Full name and country of residence of owner or person interested in the
securities, together with a signed declaration by the holder that to the best of
his knowledge, the owner or interested person is actually resident in the country
stated.

(ii) Name of company or body which issued the securities.

(iii) Total number of securities.

(iv) Full name and residential address of person in possession of the securities or
who has the securities in his custody.

For the purpose of facilitating identification of controlled securities the Treasury may
direct authorised dealers to affix to the securities so submitted to them their stamp
together with such endorsement as the Treasury may determine.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation –

(a) “controlled security” means –

(i) any security which is registered in the name of a non-resident, or of which a
non-resident is the owner, or in which a non-resident has an interest;

(ii) any security acquired from a non-resident or acquired outside the Republic, by
any person, irrespective of the residence of such person;

(b) “non-resident” means a person resident outside the Republic;

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(c) “nominee” means a person through whose agency all or any of the rights of the
owner of a security are exercised.

PROHIBITION OF DEALINGS IN BEARER SECURITIES AND BEARER OPTIONS

15. (1) No person shall pay any dividend or interest coupon issued in respect of any bearer
security irrespective of whether such coupon became payable before or becomes payable
after the commencement of this regulation.

(2) No person shall issue any bearer option or extend the currency period of any existing
bearer option.

(3) No person shall dispose of, acquire or otherwise deal in –

(a) any bearer security;

(b) any bearer option issued after the date of publication of this Proclamation in the
Gazette.

(4) The owner of any bearer security may with the permission of the Treasury and in
accordance with such conditions as the Treasury may impose, convert such security into
a registered security.

(5) Application for permission to convert any bearer security into any registered security
shall be accompanied by a sworn declaration in such form as the Treasury may prescribe,
duly completed by the owner of the security or his authorised agent.

(6) (a) The Treasury or a person authorised by the Treasury may grant exemptions from the
provisions of sub-regulations (1), (2) and (3).

(b) The provisions of sub-regulation (5) shall apply mutatis mutandis in respect of
applications for exemptions under paragraph (a) of this sub-regulation relating to
bearer securities or to dividend or interest coupons issued in respect of such bearer
securities.

(7) The provisions of this regulation shall apply in respect of all bearer securities and bearer
options irrespective of whether such securities or options were or are issued inside or
outside the Republic.

(8) For the purposes of this regulation “option” means the right to subscribe for or take up
the whole or any part of an issue of capital.

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CONTROL OF CAPITAL ISSUES

16. (1) Except with the consent of the Treasury and in accordance with such conditions as the
Treasury may impose, no person shall during any period of twelve months –

(a) make in the Republic an issue or issues of capital which amount in the aggregate to
more than ten thousand rand; or

(b) renew or postpone the date of maturity of securities maturing for repayment in the
Republic which amount in the aggregate to more than ten thousand rand.

(2) The Treasury may from time to time by notice in the Gazette –

(a) exempt particular classes of issuers of capital, either generally, or in respect of
particular classes of issues of capital, from the operation of sub-regulation (1); or

(b) increase, either generally or in respect of particular classes of issues or issuers of
capital, the aggregate exemption limit of ten thousand rand prescribed in
sub-regulation (1);

and may by similar notice withdraw any such aforementioned notice or reduce to not less
than ten thousand rand any exemption limit prescribed in any such aforementioned
notice as the case may be.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation –

(a) a person shall be deemed to make an issue of capital who –

(i) raises capital in the Republic by the issue, whether within or outside the
Republic, of any securities or who issues any securities whether for cash or
otherwise; or

(ii) receives any money on loan on the terms or in the expectation that the loan will
or may be repaid wholly or partly by the issue of securities or by the transfer of
any securities issued after the making of the loan;

(b) the amount of capital issued or to be issued shall be deemed to be the amount to be
raised by the issue or the total nominal value of the securities whichever is the
greater.

(4) The raising of any loan by any local authority shall be deemed to constitute an issue of
capital whether or not securities are issued or transferred in connection with such loan.

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(5) No local authority shall without the written consent of the Treasury raise any loan outside
the Republic.

(6) If in any advertisement, prospectus or other document which offers for subscription any
securities there be included any statement intimating or purporting to convey that the
Treasury has approved or consented to the issue of the securities, such statement shall be
included only at the top or commencement of the advertisement, prospectus or other
document and shall be made and qualified in the following words:-

“The Treasury has consented under Exchange Control Regulation 16 to the issue of
the securities referred to hereunder but that consent does not imply that the
Treasury has investigated or is responsible in any way for the soundness of the
proposals involved or for the correctness of any statements made or opinions or
estimates given in connection with such proposals.”

BUSINESSES CONTROLLED BY PERSONS OUTSIDE THE REPUBLIC

17. Where the control of any business is established outside the Republic, any transaction with a
branch or subsidiary of such business in the Republic shall be treated as if the said branch or
subsidiary were a separate person. The manager or controller of such branch or subsidiary
in the Republic shall assume the same obligations under these regulations as he would have
been required to assume if the said branch or subsidiary were independent of control from
outside the Republic.

PROVISION OF SECURITY

18. (1) The Treasury or a person authorised by the Treasury, may order any person to provide
security, in such form and in such amount as the Treasury may determine, that he will
comply, either generally or in respect of any particular transaction, with the provisions of
any of these regulations specified by the Treasury or by a person authorised by the
Treasury.

(2) Where any person who has provided security in terms of this regulation, has failed to
comply with the provisions of the regulations in respect of which the security has been
provided, the Treasury may direct that the said security shall be forfeited for the benefit
of the National Revenue Fund.

The forfeiture of such security shall not prevent any other action against the person
concerned for his failure to comply with the provisions of these regulations.

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FURNISHING OF INFORMATION

19. (1) The Treasury, or any person authorised by the Treasury, may order any person to furnish
any information at such person’s disposal which the Treasury or such authorised person
deems necessary for the purposes of these regulations and any person generally or
specifically appointed by the Treasury for the purpose may enter the residential or
business premises of a person so ordered and may inspect any books or documents
belonging to, or under the control of such person.

(2) If any person makes any statement in any information furnished in compliance with such
an order which is in conflict with any other statement previously made by him in giving
information required in connection with the subject matter of such order, he shall be
deemed to have made an incorrect statement in terms of Regulation 22 and may, on an
indictment, summons or charge alleging that he made the two conflicting statements, be
convicted of making an incorrect statement in contravention of the said Regulation 22
upon proof of the two statements in question and without proof as to which of the said
statements was incorrect, unless he proves that when he made each statement he
believed it to be true.

EXEMPTION FROM STAMP DUTY

20. Stamp duty shall not be chargeable on any document made for the sole purpose of meeting
the requirements of these regulations.

FORMS

21. The Treasury may prescribe such forms for the purposes of these regulations as it may think
expedient.

PENALTY

22. Every person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of these regulations, or
contravenes or fails to comply with the terms of any notice, order, permission, exemption or
condition made, conferred or imposed thereunder, or who obstructs any person in the
execution of any power or function assigned to him by or under these regulations, or who
makes any incorrect statement in any declaration made or return rendered for the purposes
of these regulations (unless he proves that he did not know, and could not by the exercise of
a reasonable degree of care have ascertained, that the statement was incorrect) or refuses
or neglects to furnish any information which he is required to furnish under these
regulations, shall be guilty of an offence and liable upon conviction to a fine not exceeding
two hundred and fifty thousand rand or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding five
years or to both such fine and such imprisonment; provided that where he is convicted of an

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offence against any of these regulations in relation to any security, foreign currency, gold,
bank note, cheque, postal order, bill, note, debt, payment or goods, the fine which may be
imposed on him shall be a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand rand, or a sum
equal to the value of the security, foreign currency, gold, bank note, postal order, bill, note,
debt, payment or goods, whichever shall be greater.

ATTACHMENT OF CERTAIN MONEY AND GOODS, AND BLOCKING OF CERTAIN ACCOUNTS

22A. (1) Subject to the provisions of the proviso to subparagraph (i) of paragraph (b) of
section 9(2) of the Act, the Treasury may in such manner as it may deem fit –

(a) attach –

(i) any money or goods, notwithstanding the person in whose possession it is, in
respect of which a contravention of any provision of these regulations has been
committed or in respect of which an act or omission has been committed which
the Treasury on reasonable grounds suspects to constitute any such
contravention, or, in the case of such money or any part thereof which has been
deposited in any account, an equal amount of money which is kept in credit in
that account, and shall, in the case of money attached, deposit such money in
an account opened by the Treasury with an authorised dealer for such purpose,
and may, in the case of goods attached, leave such goods, subject to an order
issued or made under paragraph (c), in the possession of the person in whose
possession such goods have been found or shall otherwise keep or cause it to
be kept in custody in such manner and at such place as it may deem fit ;

(ii) any money or goods, not withstanding the person in whose possession it
is –

(aa) which the Treasury on reasonable grounds suspects to be involved in a
contravention of any provision of these regulations or in a failure to
comply with any such provision, or which the Treasury on reasonable
grounds suspects to be involved in any act or omission which the
Treasury so suspects to constitute a contravention of any such provision
or a failure to comply with any such provision;

(bb) which have been obtained by any person or are due to him, whether by
virtue of any personal right or otherwise, and which would not have been
obtained by him or would not have been due to him if any such
contravention or failure or any such act or omission had not been
committed;

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(cc) by which any person has been benefited or enriched as a result of any
such contravention or failure or any such act or omission,

or, in the case of such money or any part thereof which has been deposited in
any account, an equal amount of money which is held in credit in that account,
and shall, in the case of money attached, deposit such money in an account
referred to in subparagraph (i), and may, in the case of goods attached, leave
such goods, subject to an order issued or made under paragraph (c), in the
possession of the person in whose possession such goods have been found or
shall otherwise keep or cause it to be kept in custody in such manner and at
such place as it may deem fit;

(iii) any money or goods, notwithstanding the person in whose possession it may
be, into which money or goods referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii) have been
transformed, including any personal right obtained with money or goods
referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii), or, in the case of such money or any part
thereof which has been deposited into any account, an equal amount of money
which is held in credit in that account and shall, in the case of money attached,
deposit such money in an account referred to in subparagraph (i), and may, in
the case of goods attached, leave such goods, subject to an order issued or
made under paragraph (c), in the possession of the person concerned in whose
possession such goods have been found or shall otherwise keep or cause it to
be kept in custody in such manner and at such place as it may deem fit;

(iv) any money which is held in a blocked account referred to in regulation 4 and
which the Treasury on reasonable grounds suspects to be money –

(aa) in respect of which a contravention or act or omission referred to in
subparagraph (i) has been committed;

(bb) which has been involved in a contravention or failure or act or omission
referred to in subparagraph (ii)(aa);

(cc) which has been obtained by any person or is due to him as referred to in
subparagraph (ii)(bb);

(dd) by which any person has been benefited or enriched as referred to in
subparagraph (ii)(cc);

(b) if the Treasury on reasonable grounds suspects that money referred to in paragraph
(a) has been deposited in any account and if it has not been attached under the said
paragraph (a), issue or make an order in such manner as it may deem fit in or by

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which any person is prohibited to withdraw or cause to be withdrawn, without the
permission of the Treasury and in accordance with such conditions (if any) as may
be imposed by the Treasury, any money in that account or not more than an amount
determined by the Treasury, or to appropriate in any manner any credit or balance
in that account, notwithstanding who may be the holder thereof;

(c) in the case of goods referred to in paragraph (a) which have been left in the
possession of the person concerned, issue or make an order in such manner as it
may deem fit in or by which any person is prohibited to deal, without the permission
of the Treasury and in accordance with such conditions (if any) as may be imposed
by the Treasury, in any manner determined by the Treasury with the goods attached
or any part thereof.

(2) When any immovable goods are attached under paragraph (a) of subregulation (1) or
when an order is issued or made in respect of immovable property under paragraph (c)
of that subregulation –

(a) the Treasury shall notify the registrar of the deeds registry where such goods are
registered in writing of such attachment or order and furnish to that registrar such
particulars in connection with such goods as that registrar may require;

(b) such registrar shall free of charge note particulars of such attachment or order
against the title deed of such immovable property.

(3) The Treasury shall –

(a) return any money or goods attached under paragraph (a) of subregulation (1),
including any money or goods accrued therefrom, to the person in whose possession
it has been found or the person entitled thereto, on a date not later than the period
referred to in paragraph (g) of section 9(2) of the Act as from the date on which
such money or goods have been attached;

(b) cancel any order issued or made under paragraph (b) or (c) of subregulation (1), on
such a date,

unless such money or goods or money or goods to which such order relates are forfeited
under regulation 22B before that date.

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FORFEITURE AND DISPOSAL OF MONEY OR GOODS ATTACHED OR IN RESPECT OF WHICH
ORDERS HAVE BEEN ISSUED OR MADE

22B. (1) Subject to the provisions of subregulation (3), the Treasury may issue an order in writing
in which it forfeits to the State any money or goods referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or
(c) of regulation 22A(1), including any money or goods accrued therefrom, and shall –

(a) in the case of money, deposit such money into the National Revenue Fund; and

(b) in the case of goods, realise such goods in such manner as it may deem fit as if it is
the owner or holder thereof, and may transfer such goods to the purchaser and give
a valid title thereto and, in the case of immovable goods, without submitting to the
registrar of deeds the title deeds thereof, provided it is certified by the Treasury that
the Treasury has been unable to obtain those title deeds.

(2) The Treasury may, if it is on reasonable grounds satisfied that money or goods attached
under paragraph (a) of regulation 22A(1) or in respect of which an order has been issued
or made under paragraph (b) or (c) of that regulation are not money or goods as referred
to in those paragraphs, return such money or goods, including money or goods accrued
therefrom, to the person in whose possession such money or goods have been found or
to any person otherwise entitled thereto, or cancel the relevant order.

(3) The Treasury shall not forfeit to the State any money or goods referred to in paragraph
(a), (b) or (c) of regulation 22A(1), unless it –

(a) has published a notice in the Gazette in which –

(i) notice is given of any decision to forfeit to the State money or goods specified
in such notice;

(ii) particulars are furnished of the manner in which such forfeited money or goods
will be disposed of; and

(iii) the date (which may be the date of the notice) on which the money or goods
are forfeited is indicated; and

(b) has simultaneously with the publication of the notice aforesaid sent a like notice by
registered post to the person who in the opinion of the Treasury is affected by that
decision or, if his address is not known, to his last known address,

and the Treasury shall not dispose of any goods forfeited to the State under
subregulation (1), unless a period of 90 days as from the date of publication of such

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notice in the Gazette has expired or, if any proceedings has been instituted in a court of
law in connection with any such decision, final judgement has been given in such
proceedings.

(4) Expenditure incurred by the Treasury in connection with –

(a) the attachment of money or goods in terms of regulation 22A.(1) or 22C.(1);

(b) the keeping in custody of goods in terms of regulation 22A.(1)(a); or

(c) the issuing or making by the Treasury of, or the compliance by any person with, an
order contemplated in regulation 22A.(1)(b) or (c) or in regulation 22C.(2);

(d) the forfeiture or realisation of money or goods in terms of subregulations (1) and (3)
of this regulation or in terms of the said subregulations read with regulation 22C.(3);
or

(e) the upkeep or preservation of, or the payment of any tax or other charges in respect
of, goods attached in terms of regulation 22A.(1)(a) or 22C.(1) or declared forfeited
in terms of subregulations (1) and (3) of this regulation or in terms of the said
subregulations read with regulation 22C.(3), may, notwithstanding the provisions of
subregulation (1)(a), be defrayed from the money in question, or from the proceeds
of the realisation of the goods in question, in so far as such money or goods have
been declared forfeited in terms of subregulations (1) and (3) of this regulation or in
terms of the said subregulations read with regulation 22C.(3).

RECOVERY OF CERTAIN AMOUNTS BY TREASURY

22C. (1) When the Treasury has, under regulation 22B, forfeited to the State money or goods
referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of regulation 22A(1) and such money and the
proceeds of the realisation of such goods, if any, are less than an amount equal to an
amount –

(a) in respect of which a contravention or failure or act or omission referred to in
subparagraph (i) of regulation 22A(1)(a) has been committed;

(b) which was involved in a contravention or failure or act or omission referred to in
subparagraph (ii)(aa) of that regulation;

(c) which has been obtained by any person or is due to him as referred to in
subparagraph (ii)(bb) of that regulation;

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(d) by which any person has been benefited or enriched as referred to in subparagraph
(ii)(cc) of that regulation,

or when no money or goods have been forfeited for the State under the said regulation
22B, the Treasury may recover an amount equal to the difference between the
last-mentioned amount and the first-mentioned amount of money and proceeds or an
amount equal to the last-mentioned amount, as the case may be –

(i) from the person who committed the contravention or failure or act or omission
in question;

(ii) from the person who the Treasury on reasonable grounds suspects to have
committed the contravention or failure or act or omission in question;

(iii) from the person benefited or enriched as a result of the contravention or failure
or act or omission in question;

(iv) if more persons have committed the contravention or failure or act or omission
in question or if the Treasury on reasonable grounds suspects that more
persons have committed any such contravention or failure or act or omission or
if more persons have been benefited or enriched as a result of the contravention
or failure or act or omission in question, separately and jointly from those
persons,

by attaching in such manner as it may deem fit any other money, including money in
a blocked account referred to in regulation 4, or other goods of the person or
persons concerned.

(2) The Treasury may, if it on reasonable grounds suspects that it will be necessary in due
course to recover under subregulation (1) any amount from the person or persons
concerned, at any time on or after the date on which money or goods referred to in
paragraph (a) of regulation 22A(1) have or could have been attached, issue or make an
order in such manner as it may deem fit in or by which any person is prohibited –

(a) to withdraw or cause to be withdrawn any money held in any account or not more
than an amount of it determined in its discretion by the Treasury, with due regard to
the amount which in the opinion of the Treasury will in due course be recovered, or
to appropriate in any manner any credit or balance in that account;

(b) to deal in any manner as may be determined by the Treasury with any goods as may
be determined by the Treasury of the person or persons concerned,

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without the permission of the Treasury and in accordance with such conditions (if any) as
may be imposed by the Treasury.

(3) The provisions of –

(a) subregulations (1) and (3) of regulation 22B shall apply mutatis mutandis to any
money or goods referred to in subregulations (1) and (2) of this regulation as if such
money or goods were money or goods referred to in regulation 22A;

(b) subregulation (3) of regulation 22A shall apply mutatis mutandis to an order issued
or made under subregulation (2) of this regulation.

REVIEW OF, OR INSTITUTION OF ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH, ATTACHMENT AND
FORFEITURE OF CERTAIN MONEY OR GOODS, AND OF CERTAIN ORDERS

22D. Any person who feels himself aggrieved by the attachment of any money or goods under
paragraph (a) of regulation 22A(1) or regulation 22C(1) or the issue or making of an
order under the provisions of paragraph (b) or (c) of regulation 22A(1) or
subregulation (2) of regulation 22C or any condition imposed thereunder may –

(a) in the case of an attachment under paragraph (a) of regulation 22A(1) or of
regulation 22C(1) or the issue or making of an order under paragraph (b) or (c) of
the said regulation 22A(1) or regulation 22C(2), bring an application in a competent
court for the review of any such attachment or order or in which other appropriate
relief is asked;

(b) in the case of a decision under regulation 22B(1) or 22B(1), read with regulation
22C(3), to forfeit to the State such money or goods, at any time but not later than
90 days after the date of publication of the said notice institute an action in a
competent court for the setting aside of any such decision,

and any such court may set aside any such attachment or order or decision, as the case
may be, on the grounds set out in the provisions of paragraph (d)(i) or (iii) of
section 9(2) of the Act.

DELEGATION OF POWERS

22E. (1) The Minister of Finance may delegate to any person any power or function conferred
upon the Treasury by any provision of these regulations or assign to any such person a
duty imposed thereunder to the Treasury.

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(2) The Treasury shall not be divested of any power or function or duty delegated to any
person under subregulation (1) and may at any time withdraw or amend any decision
taken by any such person in the exercise or performance of the power or function or duty
in question.

WITHDRAWAL OF REGULATIONS

23. (1) The regulations published under Government Notices Nos. 2800 of 2nd November, 1951,
797 of the 6th June, 1958, 194 of 6th February, 1959 and Extraordinary Government
Gazette Notice No. 84 of 16th June, 1961, are hereby withdrawn.

(2) Any certificate issued, exemption, permission or consent granted, order given, period
fixed, return, declaration, report, or appointment rendered or made, security provided,
information furnished or act done under or in terms of the provisions of any regulation
withdrawn by this regulation, shall be deemed to have been issued, granted, given, fixed,
rendered, made, provided, furnished or done under or in terms of the corresponding
provisions of these regulations; provided that the provisions of this sub-regulation shall
not apply in respect of any power or function, vested in the Treasury by any regulation so
withdrawn, which the Treasury exercised through the medium of a notice in the Gazette.

ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEF

24. (1) The Treasury, or a person authorised by the Treasury, may authorise the regularisation
of any contravention of these Regulations by allowing a person who has so contravened,
to disclose such contravention to the Treasury, or such authorised person, in accordance
with the provisions and in the manner set forth in this regulation 24.

(2) The regularisation of any contravention of these Regulations, by a person who is subject
to these Regulations, shall take place on the basis that the Treasury, or a person
authorised by the Treasury, may on written notice allow for certain types of
contraventions to be regularised on application and by the making of a sworn affidavit or
solemn declaration, in writing, of the contravention during the period prescribed, at the
address and in the form and manner prescribed, on the basis that –

(a) the affidavit or declaration made by such person must be made voluntarily; and

(b) the affidavit or declaration must be in respect of a contravention by such person of
these Regulations prior to the date prescribed; and

(c) such person, when making application in terms of this regulation in respect of any
foreign asset, must –

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(i) disclose the market value of that foreign asset in the foreign currency of the
country in which the foreign asset is situated; and

(ii) include a description of the identifying characteristics and location of that
foreign asset; and

(iii) submit, in respect of the market value, in the foreign currency of that foreign
asset, as at such date as may be prescribed –

(aa) a valuation certificate by a valuator of the country where that foreign
asset is located; and/or

(bb) a valuation by a sphere of government of the country where that foreign
asset is located; and/or

(cc) where the asset constitutes a financial instrument, an original or certified
copy of a statement of account indicating the balance or market value;
and/or

(dd) any other form of proof of value of that foreign asset as the Treasury may
on good cause shown allow to be submitted; and

(d) such person, when making application in terms of this regulation in respect of any
contravention of these Regulations, must provide such additional information
relating to such contravention, as may be prescribed.

(3) The provisions of this regulation 24 shall not apply to persons where, on the date on
which they are afforded the opportunity to regularise any contravention of the
Regulations –

(a) there is a pending investigation by the Treasury, or any person authorised by the
Treasury, into the affairs of such person; or

(b) an investigation by the Treasury, or any person authorised by the Treasury, into the
affairs of such person has commenced as at the date of an application made, or
caused to be made, by such person.

(4) A person who, in terms of subregulation (3), is not permitted to make application for
administrative relief, shall be entitled, with the permission of the Treasury and in
accordance with such conditions as may be prescribed, to make application for the
administrative relief set out in this regulation 24, provided that the Treasury or the
authorised representative granting such permission, after having regard to the

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circumstances of the pending or current investigation into the affairs of such person, is of
the view that –

(a) the contravention of the provisions of these Regulations, for which application is
made for administrative relief, would not otherwise be detected in the ordinary
course of any pending or current investigation by the Treasury into the affairs of
such person; and

(b) allowing such person to make an application, in respect of the contravention of the
provisions of these Regulations, would be in the interests of the administration of the
Treasury and would be the best use of the resources of the Treasury.

(5) The Treasury, or any person authorised by the Treasury, may issue a non-binding opinion
as to the eligibility for relief from any contravention or failure to comply with the
provisions of these Regulations by a person subject to these Regulations, to the extent
that it receives sufficient information in respect of such contravention or failure, which
information need not include the identity of any party to the contravention or failure.

(6) If a person complies with the provisions of subregulation (2), in relation to a
contravention of these Regulations, the Treasury must, subject to the provisions of
subregulation (7) and subregulation (12), grant relief and regularise any contravention in
respect of these Regulations.

(7) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations and the exclusion in subregulation (3), if
any application for the regularisation of a contravention of these Regulations is lodged in
terms of this regulation 24 the Treasury, or any person authorised by the Treasury, shall
in respect of such person and in respect of the specific contravention set out in such
application, not pursue any criminal prosecution, but may –

(a) grant to such person 100 per cent relief in respect of any levy payable by such
person resulting from the contravention of the provisions of these Regulations;
and/or

(b) grant a credit in respect of the unutilised portion of the foreign invest allowance of
such person; and/or

(c) impose a levy in respect of contraventions of the provisions of these Regulations as
provided for in subregulation (13); and/or

(d) impose any other conditions as may be prescribed.

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(8) The Treasury, or any person authorised by the Treasury, must deliver to the person
making application for relief in terms of this regulation 24, a notice of its decision in
respect of the granting or refusal, as the case may be, of such application which notice, if
favourable, may include such additional conditions as the Treasury or such authorised
person may impose, including –

(a) the material facts of the relevant contravention of the provisions of these Regulation
on which the application was granted; and/or

(b) details of the levy payable (if any) by such person to the Treasury, including the
arrangements and date for payment of such levy; and/or

(c) notification of the utilisation by such person of any applicable allowance and as may
be prescribed; and/or

(d) details, in respect of such contravention, of the applicability of the provisions of
these Regulations following the granting of any relief in respect thereof; and/or

(e) details of such undertaking and conditions as may be imposed on such person.

(9) Should it be established, subsequent to the granting of relief in terms of this
regulation 24, that such person failed to disclose, in the application lodged with the
Treasury in terms of this regulation, any matter that may have been material for the
purpose of making the disclosure, the Treasury may declare, on written notice to such
person, that –

(a) any application approved in respect of such person is void and such notice shall set
out the reasons therefore; and/or

(b) any amount paid by such person pursuant to the notification referred to in
subregulation (7) will not be refunded and will be regarded as part payment of any
further levies that may be imposed by the Treasury in respect of such contravention
of the provisions of these Regulations; and/or

(c) criminal prosecution may be initiated in respect of any contravention of the
provisions of these Regulations.

save that the Treasury shall not use and may not rely on any information, disclosed to it
in any application pursuant to this regulation 24, in any subsequent prosecution of a
contravention of the Regulations.

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(10) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Treasury, or any person authorised by the
Treasury, to refuse an application for regularisation or to subsequently withdraw or
declare void any application previously approved under this regulation 24, may lodge an
objection in the manner prescribed.

(11) All objections lodged pursuant to and in accordance with subregulation (10), shall be
dealt with in the manner prescribed.

(12) If any person is required, under the notice issued in terms of subregulation (8), to make
payment of a levy, the Treasury, or such person authorised by the Treasury, will issue a
final notification in respect of the relief granted in terms of this regulation to such person
once any such levy has been paid in full; and only upon receipt of such final notification
from the Treasury, or such authorised representative, will the application be regarded as
approved.

(13) Any person who has made application in terms of this regulation 24 and whose
application has been approved may be required to pay a levy, as prescribed, on the
market value, as at the prescribed date, of the foreign asset disclosed or the amount
involved in the contravention of the provisions of these Regulations.

(14) The levy payable, as set out in subregulation (13), must be paid by such person from
foreign funds repatriated, or to the extent that such person does not have any foreign
funds, the aforementioned levy may be paid from local funds, provided that in such
instance an additional levy, as prescribed, will be payable.

(15) All amounts payable as a levy must be paid by such person to an authorised dealer by no
later than the date prescribed after the date of approval of the application and, if paid
from foreign funds repatriated, must be converted into South African Rand by using the
ruling spot exchange rate on the date of payment.

(16) The authorised dealer must pay all amounts received in terms of subregulation (15) into
an account held for that purpose at the Corporation for Public Deposits established in
terms of section 2 of the Corporation for Public Deposits Act, 1984 (Act No. 46 of 1984),
within the period and under the terms prescribed, for subsequent transfer to the National
Revenue Fund.

(17) A reference in this regulation 24 to “prescribed” shall be as prescribed by the Treasury
from time to time.

(18) Any contravention of the Regulations and which has been regularised in terms of this
regulation 24 shall, subject to compliance with regulation 24, be deemed not to have
been a contravention of these Regulations.

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(19) No person may rely on the provisions of this regulation 24 and claim relief in terms
hereof, unless the Treasury, or a person authorised by the Treasury, has in a notice (and
within the period stipulated in such notice) authorised the regularisation of a
contravention(s) of these Regulations by allowing disclosure of such contravention and
which shall take place in the manner set forth herein.

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