FSCA warns the public against Mr S Shangase, an individual impersonating Bateleur Capital (FSP: 18123) on WhatsApp

20 October 2021 The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) warns the public to be cautious when doing any financial services business with Mr S Shangase, an individual impersonating Bateleur Capital (FSP: 18123) on WhatsApp, who is suspected of breaching several South African financial sector laws, including falsely impersonating an authorised financial services provider (FSP) and rendering unauthorised financial services.

The FSCA received an anonymous complaint that Mr S Shangase is sending out bulk WhatsApp messages, using Bateleur Capital’s name and details to encourage investments from the public.

It is the FSCA’s view that, based on the information we received this individual may be conducting unregistered business. Alternatively, they may not be providing financial services at all but are engaged in a fraudulent scheme using a FSP number fraudulently.

Members of the public should always check that an entity or individual is registered with the FSCA to provide financial advisory & intermediary services and what category of advice it is that the entity is registered to provide. There are instances where persons are registered to provide basic advisory services for a low-risk product and then offer services of a far more complex and risky nature. The FSCA reminds customers who wish to conduct financial services with an institution or person to check beforehand with the FSCA on either the toll free number (0800 110 443) or on whether such institution or person is authorised to render financial services.

Quick Polls


The second draft amendments to Regulation 28 will allow retirement funds to allocate up to 45% of their assets to SA infrastructure, with a further 10% for rest of Africa; but the equity & offshore caps remain unchanged. What are your thoughts on the proposal?


Infrastructure? You mean cash returns with higher risk!?!
Infrastructure cap is way too high
Offshore limit still needs to be raised
Who cares… Reg 28 does not apply to discretionary savings
fanews magazine
FAnews November 2021 Get the latest issue of FAnews

This month's headlines

New proposals to amend PPRs have major impact
The untold truth about intermediary agreements
Rethinking claims
Tik-Tok: The clock is ticking on SA’s R45 billion unclaimed benefits bomb
Medical schemes’ average increases for 2022
Disability claims aggregation
Subscribe now