The Reserve Bank is responsible for bank regulation and supervision in South Africa. The purpose is to achieve a sound, efficient banking system in the interest of the depositors of banks and the economy as a whole. This function is performed by issuing banking licences to banking institutions, and monitoring their activities in terms of either the Banks Act, 1990 (Act No. 94 of 1990), or the Mutual Banks Act, 1993 (Act No. 124 of 1993).

Annual Report
Bank Supervision Annual Reports
South African banking legislation
Banks Act
Regulations relating to Banks
Mutual Banks Act
Regulations relating to Mutual Banks
Exemption Notices
Branches of foreign institutions
Representative offices of foreign banking institutions
Proposed amendments to legislation
The New Basel Capital Accord (Basel II)
Accord Implementation Forum (AIF)

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