South Africa


Amounts associated with clients connected to South Africa

South Africa is ranked #31 among the countries with the largest dollar amounts in the leaked Swiss files. See full ranking >>

The maximum amount of money associated with a client connected to South Africa was $164.3M.

How much is this for South Africa?

South Africa's GDP per capita was $5.9K in 2007. (Source: World Bank)


Account openings and accumulated active accounts from 1988

1,382 client accounts opened between 1982 and 2006 and linked to 2,221 bank accounts.



An account linked to a person holds the name of one of the clients, which is a person.

An account linked to an offshore company holds the name of an offshore company, which provides an extra layer of secrecy to the client.

In a numbered account the name of the account holder is kept secret and replaced by a code of a mix of numbers and letters.

Distribution of account types

1,787 clients are associated with South Africa. 52% have a South African passport or nationality.