I've looked through a couple of questions relating to reclaiming VAT when you leave South Africa. I'm a little confused/hopeful that what I think is the case isn't the case. I only just realized that I could do this after having been abroad here on a semester exchange for almost 4 months. I have already purchased most of the gifts I plan on bringing home. I saved all of my receipts and many of them say Tax Invoice on them include the seller's name and address as well as the amount of VAT charged. But they do not have my name.
Does this mean I cannot collect VAT. Is there anyway to get the proper paper work retroactively. It would save me a lot of money.