South Africa


  • Service: Tax
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 2013/10/16

South Africa tightens up on offshore tax evasion 

In a statement issued on 12 October 2013, the South African Ministry of Finance announced that South Africa will work closer with the UK to tackle offshore tax evasion, and that South Africa will join the pilot scheme for automatic exchange of tax information launched by the UK, along with France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

This initiative has received growing support worldwide, demonstrating the growing number of jurisdictions committed to quickly implementing the new standard in the automatic exchange of tax information being developed by the OECD.


Greater automatic information exchange will provide a step change in the Ministry of Finance's ability to expose hidden assets and ensure the correct payment of tax.


Read the full statement by the Ministry of Finance at (PDF 32KB) 


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Deborah Tickle
Director, International and Corporate Tax, Cape Town


Christian Wiesener
Associate Director, International Tax, Cape Town


Robyn Nathan
Director, International Tax, Johannesburg


Yasmeen Suliman
Director, International Corporate Tax, Durban