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National Payment Systems Act, 1998

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To provide for the management, administration, operation, regulation and supervision of payment, clearing and settlement systems in the Republic of South Africa; and to provide for connected matters.


Last update: May 2020

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Latest Developments:


The National Payments System Act 1998 (Act No. 78 of 1998), has been updated by the Designation of Retail Assist (Pty) Limited, as per Notice No. 603 of GG 43358, dated 29 May 2020.


The National Payment System Act, 1998 (Act No. 78 of 1998) was amended by the Financial Markets Act, 2012 (Act No. 19 of 2012) Government Gazette 36121, dated 1 February 2013.


The National Payment Systems Act, 1998 (Act No. 78 of 1998) has been added to the website and amended up to 2008.