Shuttleworth takes Reserve Bank to court

Pretoria – Billionaire IT entrepreneur and the first South African in space, Mark Shuttleworth, has turned to the Pretoria High Court in a bid to recover the 10 percent exit levy (more than R250 million) imposed on him by the South African Reserve Bank when he transferred more than R2 billion out of the country. His legal team, headed by Gilbert Marcus SC, on Monday asked Judge Francis Legodi to set aside the decision by the Reserve Bank that he had to pay this amount – and he wants to be refunded.