South Africa

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  1. Does South Africa have a sanctions regime in place?

No.

  1. Does South Africa implement UN sanctions?

Yes.

  1. Does South Africa implement an autonomous sanctions regime?

No.

  1. What is the nature of the sanctions regime in South Africa?

Section 25 of the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist and Related Activities Act 2004 (“the Act”) empowers the President of South Africa to make proclamations in the Government Gazette, and other appropriate means of publication, to give notice of UN Security Council Resolutions. Every proclamation issued under Section 25 of the Act shall be tabled in the Parliament of South Africa for its consideration and decision, and Parliament may thereupon take such steps as it may consider necessary (Section 26 of the Act). Proclamations published in the Gazette are generally also published on the South African Police Service website.

  1. Does South Africa maintain a list of sanctioned individuals and entities?

Yes. The South African Police Service maintains a consolidated list of individuals and entities subject to measures imposed by the UN Security Council. This list is available on the South African Police Service website.

  1. Are there any other lists related to sanctions?

No.

  1. Does South Africa have a licensing or authorisation system in place?

N/A.

  1. What are the consequences for a breach of sanctions in South Africa?

There is no publicly available information with regard to the consequences for a breach of sanctions in South Africa.

  1. Who are the relevant regulators in South Africa and what are their contact details?

The South African Police Service is responsible for the administration of sanctions in South Africa, and maintains consolidated lists and archives of Government Gazette proclamations in relation to sanctions.

South African Police Service
Koedoe Building
236 Pretorius Street
Pretoria
Private Bag X94
0001

T: (+27) 12 393 1000
www.saps.gov.za/resource_centre/acts/terrorism.php

The Financial Intelligence Centre is responsible for compliance in relation to money laundering and terrorist financing in South Africa.

Financial Intelligence Centre
Private Bag X177
Centurion
0046

T: (+27) 0860 222 200
F: (+27) 0860 333 336
www.fic.gov.za/

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