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Republic of South Africa
This briefing describes the background applicable to the beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) of trusts including key trends emerging from international best practice. It discusses the context of BOT and considerations applicable to designing an effective BOT of trusts regime. The briefing then discusses South Africa’s BOT of trusts regime through the framework of the Open Ownership Principles.
An introduction to trusts in South Africa: A beneficial ownership perspective
This briefing provides background information on the origins, elements, and classifications of trusts in South Africa relevant to the discussions on national beneficial ownership transparency reforms, and serves as background to the Open Ownership briefing, Beneficial ownership transparency of trusts in South Africa.
Published: 14 November 2022
Beneficial ownership transparency of trusts
This policy briefing analyses the existing policy and regulatory framework on the BOT of trusts at an international level, and highlights research and policy recommendations on the issue whilst identifying the gaps for further research
Published: 01 July 2021