ABOUT THE LEAF 12J FUND

The Leaf 12J Fund is an exciting Section 12J fund established in 2019 by Leaf Capital and the Leaf Empowerment Trust (together the “Founders”). The Founders see the Leaf 12J Fund as a catalytic opportunity to develop a unique Cape Town-based and empowered asset management business.

The fund’s objective is to harness Leaf Capital’s 20+ years of fund management and deal making experience to provide investors with a leading Section 12J opportunity that targets superior risk-adjusted returns in sectors not typically available to individual investors.

The fund looks to deploy capital into “themed” assets with a strong investment case and fundaments and is currently accepting investments in excess of R1.0m (per investor) into the following investment silos:

  1. Fuel Retail – Provide investors with exposure to leading brand fuel sites on major routes or in key locations
  2. Hospitality – We’ve partnered with a leading Cape-base property developer to offer a premium apart-hotel offering silo

The Leaf 12J Fund has submitted a Prospectus to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and we are able to accept investments from the public (i.e. below R1.0m)

WHAT IS S12J?

Section 12J (or S12J) of the Income Tax Act was specifically created to encourage SA-resident taxpayers to invest in small-to-medium sized enterprises in South Africa. Unlike other tax-related investments, S12J is not linked to any specific sector, industry or asset class – and it is therefore considered to have greater potential for broad positive application while avoiding the pitfalls of other well-known tax-schemes.

Investors are entitled to claim a 100% deduction (max of R2.5m p.a. for individuals /trusts and R5.0m p.a. for corporates) against taxable income (whether capital gains or income in nature) on the capital they invest in a S12J fund – this provides an upfront tax incentive to investors equal to:
• up to 45% of the capital invested in the case of individuals and/or trusts, or
• up to 28% in the case of a company

Section 12J Explained

CURRENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Fuel Retail Silo

Hotel Silo

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    WHAT ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?

    HOW DO INVESTORS OBTAIN THEIR TAX BENEFIT?

    PAYE employees submit investment details when completing annual tax returns and SARS will request a VCC certificate (issued by the fund) – S12J is well established and the refund process is standard

    Provisional taxpayers include the deduction when calculating provisional / annual tax – i.e. an almost immediate tax saving

    The adjacent tables provide an example of the typical tax savings >>

    Notes:
    (1) 2021 tax year for <65’s assuming no other deductions (medical etc.)
    (2) Including annual rebate

    PEOPLE

    Jacqui Hathorn
    Jacqui Hathorn
    Founder & Director

    Jacqui Hathorn established Leaf Capital in 2004, together with Paul Leaf-Wright. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce C.A.I.B. degree. During her years in the banking sector, Jacqui’s activities included chairing regional credit committees, due diligence on acquisitions, formation and operations of BEE alliances, international and local mergers of major business and the disposal of non-core companies.

    Jacqui held various roles in BoE (subsequently Nedbank Ltd). These included managing private wealth operations, head of finance, Head of strategy, and merger integration.

    While working at Leaf Capital Jacqui began in the Corporate Finance division. She then moved on to establish the Leaf Private Equity fund (now known as Infinitus). At times Jacqui has placed her focus on Leaf Capital’s property division. Currently Jacqui currently overseas the South African operations at Leaf Capital.

    Thomas van Vlaanderen
    Thomas van Vlaanderen
    Director - Leaf ManCo
    Shaun Fourie
    Shaun Fourie
    Director - Leaf ManCo

    Jacqui Hathorn
    Jacqui Hathorn
    Founder & Director

    Jacqui Hathorn established Leaf Capital in 2004, together with Paul Leaf-Wright. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce C.A.I.B. degree. During her years in the banking sector, Jacqui’s activities included chairing regional credit committees, due diligence on acquisitions, formation and operations of BEE alliances, international and local mergers of major business and the disposal of non-core companies.

    Jacqui held various roles in BoE (subsequently Nedbank Ltd). These included managing private wealth operations, head of finance, Head of strategy, and merger integration.

    While working at Leaf Capital Jacqui began in the Corporate Finance division. She then moved on to establish the Leaf Private Equity fund (now known as Infinitus). At times Jacqui has placed her focus on Leaf Capital’s property division. Currently Jacqui currently overseas the South African operations at Leaf Capital.

    Thomas van Vlaanderen
    Thomas van Vlaanderen
    Director - Leaf ManCo
    Shaun Fourie
    Shaun Fourie
    Director - Leaf ManCo

    CONTACT

    ADDRESS

    • 5th Floor
      Protea Place
      Cnr Protea Rd and Dreyer Str
      Claremont
      Cape Town, 7708

    • PO Box 44302 Claremont, 7735

    TEL & EMAIL

    • +27 21 657 1180