Jersey is one of the world’s major international finance centres.Its successful combination of stability and reliability combined with tax neutrality has kept Jersey at the forefront of global finance for almost half a century.The United Kingdom's Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (3 & 4 Will. 73) abolished slavery throughout the British Empire and overrode the Cape Articles of Capitulation.To comply with the act the South African legislation was expanded to include Ordinance 1 in 1835, which effectively changed the status of slaves to indentured labourers.Please note that this briefing is only intended to provide a very general overview of the matters to which it relates.It is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Jersey offers seasoned and proven service providers across a variety of disciplines so substance/management of entities can be demonstrated “on the ground” (e.g.administration, accounting, banking and custody providers). To read our guide to funds and private equity in Jersey, please download our guide.
Broadly speaking, apartheid was delineated into petty apartheid, which entailed the segregation of public facilities and social events, and grand apartheid, which dictated housing and employment opportunities by race.This was confirmed by the British Colonial government in 1809 by the Hottentot Proclamation, which decreed that if a Khoikhoi were to move they would need a pass from their master or a local official.These passes were to be issued for Coloureds and Khoikhoi, but not for other Africans, who were still forced to carry passes.and this led to a separation of the law in South Africa from English Common Law and a high degree of legislative autonomy.The governors and assemblies that governed the legal process in the various colonies of South Africa were launched on a different and independent legislative path from the rest of the British Empire.