DOMESTIC PROMINENT INFLUENTIAL PERSON (DPIP)

A domestic prominent influential person is an individual who holds, including in an acting position for a period exceeding six months, or has held at any time in the preceding 12 months, in the Republic—

a)  a prominent public function including that of—

  • the President or Deputy President;
  • a Government Minister or Deputy Minister;
  • the Premier of a province;
  • a member of the Executive Council of a province;
  • an executive mayor of a municipality elected in terms of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act 117 of 1998);
  • a leader of a political party registered in terms of the Electoral Commission Act, 1996 (Act 51 of 1996);
  • a member of a royal family or senior traditional leader as defined in the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, 2003 (Act 41 of 2003);
  • the head, accounting officer or chief financial officer of a national or provincial department or government component, as defined in section 1 of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Proclamation 103 of 1994)
  • the municipal manager of a municipality appointed in terms of section 54A of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000), or a chief financial officer designated in terms of section 80(2) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003);
  • the chairperson of the controlling body, the chief executive officer, or a natural person who is the accounting authority, the chief financial officer or the chief investment officer of a public entity listed in Schedule 2 or 3 to the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act 1 of 1999);
  • the chairperson of the controlling body, chief executive officer, chief financial officer or chief investment officer of a municipal entity as defined in section 1 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000);
  • a constitutional court judge or any other judge as defined in section 1 of the Judges’ Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, 2001 (Act 47 of 2001);
  • an ambassador or high commissioner or other senior representative of a foreign government based in the Republic; or
  • an officer of the South African National Defence Force above the rank of major− general;

b) the position of—

  • Chairperson of the Board of Directors;
  • Chairperson of the Audit Committee;
  • Executive Officer; or
  • Chief Financial Officer, of a company, as defined in the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 7 of 2008), if the company provides goods or services to an organ of state and the annual transactional value of the goods or services or both exceeds an amount determined by the Minister by notice in the Gazette; or
  • the position of head, or other executive directly accountable to that head, of an international organisation based in the Republic

FOREIGN PROMINENT PUBLIC OFFICIAL (FPPO)

A foreign prominent public official is an individual who holds, or has held at any time in the preceding 12 months, in any foreign country a prominent public function including that of a—

  • Head of State or Head of a country or government;
  • member of a foreign royal family;
  • Government Minister or equivalent senior politician or leader of a political party;
  • Senior Judicial Official;
  • Senior Executive of a state owned corporation; or
  • high−ranking member of the

Family members and known close associates

  1. Sections 21F and 21G apply to immediate family members and known close associates of a person in a foreign or domestic prominent position, as the case may be.
  2. For the purposes of subsection (1), an immediate family member includes—
  • the spouse, civil partner or life partner;
  • the previous spouse, civil partner or life partner, if applicable;
  • children and step children and their spouse, civil partner or life partner;
  • parents; and
  • sibling and step sibling and their spouse, civil partner or life