This Follow up Report (FUR) sets out South Africa's progress in strengthening anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing measures. South Africa has been in an enhanced follow-up process following the adoption of its Mutual Evaluation Report in 2021. Overall, South Africa has made progress in addressing most of the technical compliance deficiencies identified in its Mutual Evaluation. The country has been upgraded on Recommendations 5 and 23 have been upgraded from Partially Compliant to Compliant; Recommendations 1, 7, 10, 14, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 have been upgraded from Partially Compliant to Largely Compliant; Recommendation 12 is upgraded from Non-Compliant to Largely Compliant; Recommendation 17 from Non Compliant to Not Applicable; and Recommendations 6, 8 and 15 have been upgraded from Non Compliant to Partially Compliant South Africa has five Recommendations rated Compliant and 29 rated Largely Compliant. Five Recommendations remain Partially Compliant. The country remains in enhanced follow up and will report back to the FATF on progress achieved in improving the implementation of its AML/CFT measures in October 2024.Download Document
Posted: 04, Dec 23
The Financial Action Task Force and the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group assessed South Africa's AML/CFT system. The Mutual Evaluation Report of South Africa is a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of South Africa's measures and their level of compliance with the FATF Recommendations. The International Monetary Fund staff-led assessment comprehensively reviews the effectiveness of South Africa’s measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, and their level of compliance with the FATF Recommendations as at the time of the on-site visit in November 2019. The FATF adopted this report at its June 2021 Plenary meeting. This was a joint assessment with the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) which also adopted the report in September 2021.Download Document
Posted: 11, Oct 21
Posted: 09, Nov 18
ESAAMLG (2017), First Round Mutual Evaluation - Post Evaluation Progress Report of South Africa on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Measures.Download Document
Posted: 01, Sep 18
The ESAAMLG Council of Ministers approved and adopted the Mutual
Evaluation Report for Republic of South Africa in August 2009 for
publication on ESAAMLG Website.
Since the Republic of South Africa is a member of both the FATF and ESAAMLG, the Mutual Evaluation Report was prepared by the FATF, with ESAAMLG Secretariat participating as an observer. The report was first approved and adopted by the FATF at its February 2009 Plenary, before its adoption by the ESAAMLG Council of Ministers in August 2009.
Posted: 09, Jan 17
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