The Financial Surveillance Department is responsible for the administration of exchange control in terms of the authority delegated by the Minister of Finance. Policy decisions on exchange controls rest with the Minister of Finance. The responsibility of the Financial Surveillance Department entails:
- implementing exchange control policy and administering the Exchange Control Regulations;
- gathering, analysing and disseminating information on cross-border flows;
- appointing Authorised Dealers in foreign exchange and Authorised Dealers in foreign exchange with limited authority; and
- ensuring compliance by Authorised Dealers in foreign exchange with limited authority with anti-money laundering control measures in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (Act No. 38 of 2001).