Bank secrecy: Implementing the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention against corruption in South Africa
Mujuzi, Jamil Ddamulira
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For many decades South African law has recognised a bank's duty to keep its client's information confidential. This is popularly known as bank secrecy. However, this duty is not absolute. National and international law provide for circumstances in which a bank may disclose information relating to a client. The UN Convention against Corruption, which South Africa ratified in 2004, has three Articles which deal directly with the issue of bank secrecy, namely, Articles 31(7), 40 and 46(8). The purpose of this essay is to discuss whether South Africa has measures in place to give effect to Articles 31(7), 40 and 46(8) of the UN Convention against Corruption.