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South African law requires that we obtain certain documents from you before we can act on your instructions. Note that non-residents may not need to supply all of the documents below, and should ask our consultants for specific requirements.
Individuals Sole Proprietor
  • Original certified copy of your Identity Document (signed 3 times by yourself)
  • Original certified copy of your Proof of Residence (not older than 3 months, Examples)
  • Original certified copy of bank statement / original cancelled cheque
  • Copy of a SARS document with your tax number. If you are not registered for tax, then a brief signed statement to that effect.
    Individual broker (sole proprietor):
  • Original certified copy of his Identity Document with three specimens of his signature
  • Original certified copy of his Proof of Residence
  • Original certified copy of bank statement / original cancelled cheque for bank account in own name (if business bank account is not separate from personal we require a statement confirming this)
  • Copy of a SARS document with tax number. If not registered for tax, then a brief signed statement to that effect.
  • Sole proprietorship business:
    • Proof of physical business address and existence of the business
    • Bank account in the name of the sole proprietorship (if business bank account is not separate from personal we require a statement confirming this)
    • SARS document for tax number (usually the same as the individualís tax number)
Companies/CC's Trusts
  • Original certified copy of CM1 / CK1 (proof of registration) reflecting the directors/members of the company/CC
  • Original certified copy of CM22 (proof of physical business address - not older than 3 months)
  • Original certified copy of bank statement / original cancelled cheque for company
  • Copy of a SARS document with tax number. If not registered for tax, then a brief signed statement to that effect.
  • Letter of authority / resolution
  • For director / member authorised to transact on the account:
    • As per Individual requirements
  • Uncertified copies of ID and Proof of Residence of all other members / directors (not older than 3 months)
  • Original certified copy of Letter of Authority from Master of the High Court
  • Original certified copy of bank statement / original cancelled cheque for trust bank account
  • Copy of a SARS document with tax number. If not registered for tax, then a brief signed statement to that effect.
  • Original certified copy of Trustees' resolution
  • For trustee authorised to transact on the account:
    • As per Individual requirements
  • Uncertified copies of ID and Proof of Residence of all other trustees (not older than 3 months)
Copies can be certified at any bank, police station or post office. Documents can be posted to: Equinox, PO Box 41259, Craighall, 2024, South Africa