BANK LICENSING, SUPERVISION AND SURVEILLANCE
Guideline No. 01-2004/BSD
In line with the objectives and commitments enshrined in the mid-term Monetary Policy Statement regarding the issuance
of certain guidelines to the Banking Sector and the public at large, I hereby issue two guidelines as follows:
Bank Licensing, Supervision and Surveillance - Corporate Governance
Bank Licensing, Supervision and Surveillance - Minimum Internal Audit Standards in Banking Institutions
Dr. C.L. Dhliwayo
Deputy Governor - Bank Licensing, Supervision & Surveillance,
Exchange Control & Anti - Money Laundering
The Guideline is issued under the authority of section 45 of the Banking Act [Chapter 24: 20].
This Guideline applies to all banking and non banking institutions. Wherever the term "bank(s)" or "banking institution(s)" is used in the
guideline, it shall also be read to include non-bank financial institutions that are licensed and supervised by the Reserve Bank including
Bank Holding Companies.
The Guideline covers a variety of governance related issues. However should there be additional areas arising out of the particular
circumstances of the bank that merit coverage, the board will be responsible for ensuring that relevant governance systems and practices
The following terms used in this Guideline shall be taken to have the meaning assigned to them hereunder.
'Compliance Function' means an independent function that identifies, assesses, advises on, monitors and reports on the institution's
compliance risk, that is, the risk of legal or regulatory sanctions, financial loss, or loss to reputation an...