12J Indaba

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JSE, Johannesburg, South Africa

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We are pleased to announce the inaugural 12J Indaba 2017. This first of its kind masterclass is born out of necessity for all stakeholders in the ecosystem to better understand the inner-workings and nuances of Section 12J legislation.

The 12J Indaba is a platform for Section 12J professionals to discover and navigate the complexities, as well as the most recent tax rulings associated with Section 12J legislation enabling you to master,  structure  andmaximise shareholder returns.

The day will provide an opportunity to learn and grow from industry wide experts in the areas of tax, corporate finance, legislation, risk and compliance. We will cover the full spectrum from detailed definition understanding, to preparing for exit and everything in between.


This programme is designed for Founders, Board members and Executive Management of Venture Capital Companies, as well as those stakeholders including Fund Manager, Private Equity Firms and Family offices, who wish to start their own Sec12J Venture Capital Company.  Auditors, Attorneys and Bankers will also benefit in attending this informative Masterclass in order to carve out important strategies for their clients and stakeholders.


  • Easily understand the complex definition of Sec 12J as defined in the Income Tax Act and solutions to challenges arising thereto including connected persons, impermissible trades and venture capital shares.
  • Learn how to use Section 12J to maximum benefit.
  • Master the dos and don’ts of Section 12J legislation.
  • Enhance board effectiveness and improve the performance of Venture Capital Companies through good Corporate Governance and compliance of all relevant legislation.
  • Learn the most effective structures to use in both the Venture Capital Company and investments into Qualifying companies.
  • Become a master in Section 12J.

With less than one month to go, it’s time to book your ticket and ensure you’ve reserved your seat at the 12J Indaba taking place 28 November 2017 at the JSE.


Gidon Novick CA(SA), MBA.

Founder of Lucid Ventures, former CEO of Discovery Vitality and previously launched Kulula.com. Gidon will provide insight into the unique entrepreneurial challenges in SA today and the value that can be added by strategic investors.

Donald Fisher-Jeffes CA(SA), and Graham Viljoen Directors at Webber Wentzel.

Donald and Graham will be speaking to Optimising a Section 12J VCC's capital structure for exit focusing on the tax impact at exit of a VCC's capital structure and its approach towards management incentivisation.

Jeff Miller CA(SA), CEO of VCMS.

Jeff has over 30 years of investing in unquoted companies and is a start-up specialist. Jeff co-founded Brandcorp (listed on the JSE in 1997), KNR Flatrock, Balboa Finance, Born Free Properties, Eurosuit, Bride & Co, Redwood Capital and Seed Engine, and is a founder of Grovest and VCMS, the pioneers of 12J VCC’s in SA. Jeff too founded Metta Capital Managers, the first 12J fund of funds offering to the market. Jeff is a member of the subcommittee of SAVCA, focused on Venture Capital. Jeff will take attendees through the set up and management of the core of a healthy and successful VCC.

Ernest Mazansky Director and Head of Werksmans Attorneys Tax Practice.

Erenst specialises in corporate tax planning; restructuring of corporate entities; share incentive schemes; inward and outward investment; offshore structures and financing; VAT; estate planning; wills and trusts; and exchange control. He is past chairman of the Taxation Committee of SAICA and current chairman of the Institute's Exchange Control Committee. Ernest’s presentation will examine the requirements and potential pitfalls when a VCC wishes to make an investment in a qualifying company involved in the hospitality industry.

Gaurav Nair Co-founder of Jaltech and MD of the JSS Empowerment Mining Fund.

Gaurav is a qualified actuary with extensive structured finance experience. Gaurav is the Co-Founder of Jaltech and MD of the JSS Empowerment Mining Fund, a Section 12J VCC formed in partnership between Jaltech and listed construction and mining company Stefanutti Stocks. Jaltech specialises in forming and administrating Section 12J VCCs. Gaurav will speak on how to commercialise Section 12J and how best to structure Section 12J VCC’s to increase your ROI.

Neill Hobbs CA(SA), CEO Anuva Investments.

Neill is a registered auditor and senior business rescue practitioner. For the last 14 years, he has been a partner of Hobbs Sinclair where his skills have been utilised in building an accounting practice, specialising in tax structures. Neill will be speaking to the valuation of Section 12J qualifying companies in terms of IPEV.

Jan H Scholtz Director at Compli-Serve.

Jan is an admitted attorney and has extensive experience having been a compliance officer for over 10 years. Jan will be taking attendees through the practical implications of being a registered financial services provider.

Mansoor Parker Executive at ENSafrica.

Mansoor is an Executive in the tax department at ENSafrica who specialises in corporate tax, international tax and exchange control with a focus on VCC’s, energy taxation and taxation of major sports events. Mansoor will be covering the current trends and recent developments in Tax VCC structures at the Indaba.


07:15 - 08:00 Breakfast & registration

08:15 - 08:20 Welcome

08:20 - 10:40 Speaker Session 1

10:40 - 11:00 TEA & COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 13:00 Speaker Session 2

13:00 – 13:45 LUNCH

13:50 – 15:50 Speaker Session 3

15:50 - 16:10 TEA & COFFEE BREAK

16:10 - 16:40 Guest Speaker: Gidon Novick 


Facilitator Dr Adrian Saville

Panel members include - SAVCA, VCMS, ENSafrica, Jaltech and Werksmans.




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