Connecting investors to African opportunities

The JSE is a multi-asset class stock exchange that offers listings, trading clearing and settlement, information services and issuer services. Founded in 1887, the JSE is Africa’s largest stock exchange by market capitalisation. It is the 16th largest stock exchange in the world.

The JSE demutualised and listed on its own exchange in 2005. Since then, the listed entity JSE Limited has evolved into a leading, diversified exchange services Group through organic growth and acquisitions.

On this website, you learn about our role, history, Group structure, financial performance and approach to governance and sustainability. We have also included information relevant to our shareholders, such as share performance, our reporting suite, annual general meeting information and the latest SENS announcements.

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What we do

We connect buyers and sellers through financial products, supported by world-class technology and regulatory oversight.

Listing Services (Primary Market)

The JSE is an attractive capital raising destination for the listing of securities and debt instruments.

Equity Market

Established companies seeking capital to grow their businesses list on the JSE’s Main Board. Smaller, high-potential businesses not ready for a Main Board listing may raise capital through a listing on the JSE’s AltX.

We also offer a private market solution for companies that need to raise capital but wish to remain private.

Investment providers create and list securities like exchange-traded funds (ETFs), exchange-traded notes (ETNs) and warrants on the JSE’s Main Board.

Debt Market

We regulate Africa's largest listed Debt Market by capitalisation and liquidity. The South African government, state-owned enterprises, corporates and other African governments raise debt funding through listing bonds on the Debt Market.

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Trading Services (Secondary Market)

The JSE provides trading, colocation and client support services across our markets.

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Post-Trade Services

Post-Trade Services provides risk management, clearing and settlement assurance for the Exchange’s Equity, Bonds and Derivatives Markets. The JSE acts as the settlement authority for the exchange-traded Derivatives Market and through subsidiary JSE Clear.

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Information Services

We provide reliable and transparent market data products to market professionals and data distributors. We provide live data for JSE-listed equities, derivatives and bonds and an extensive selection of historical data products.

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JSE Investor Services

We offer transfer secretarial services to issuers. This includes share register maintenance, issuer communication, the handling of corporate actions and share scheme management. We also have a central securities depository participant offering.

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Issuer Services

We assist our listed companies with a range of services. These include a premium venue for results presentations and investor engagements, annual general meeting facilitation and training through the JSE Training Academy.

Our regulatory role

We are a self-regulatory organisation, licensed in terms of section 8 of the Financial Markets Act, 19 of 2012. We are the front-line regulator of issuers and trading and clearing members through the Issuer Regulation and Market Regulation divisions.

Our Issuer Regulation division is responsible for the JSE Listings Requirements and their interpretation, application and enforcement. The Market Regulation division oversees trading across the JSE’s markets to identify market abuse, including insider trading and market manipulation.  

Our purpose, vision, values and ethical culture

We are committed to a vision of a prosperous and inclusive South Africa within a dynamic and developing continent.

Our purpose

People with passion, powering a trusted marketplace for an inclusive and prosperous future.

Our vision

Growing shared prosperity.

Our mission

To be the best globally connected platform for inclusive and sustainable value creation that enriches lives and enables a positive future.

Our values

We deliver on our purpose through our core values of servant leadership, connecting for co-creation and growing together.

Our ethical culture

We remain focused on adhering to the applicable legislation and being an ethical, environmentally responsible business.

Featured news

JSE’s 2023 annual financial results show strong performance in line with long-term targets

Johannesburg, 18 March 2024: The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) delivered a strong revenue performance in 2023, in difficult market conditions.

Headline earnings per share (HEPS) increased by 12,2% year-on-year (YoY) to 1029.8 cents per share from 917.7 cents in 2022, while net profit after tax (NPAT) increased 11% to R831 million in the same period (2022: R749 million). These results demonstrate the JSE's robust operational performance and ability to innovate in response to market changes to deliver value to its stakeholders.

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Our latest financial results

“The JSE has produced strong results, with growth of 12.2% in headline earnings per share (HEPS) and return on equity (ROE) of 19.4% in line with long-term targets. This strong performance has enabled the Board to declare a dividend of 784 cents per share for the full year. We continue to invest in defending our core trading activity while building new services across asset classes and in private capital raising, Information Services and JSE Investor Services, which enabled non-trading income to increase to 36.8% (2022: 34.6%) of operating income in line with our long-term strategy. We delivered an excellent operating performance with system uptime of 99.89%. We launched new partnerships to enable us to rapidly innovate in data services, private markets, carbon trading and a modernisation of our broker-dealer accounting (BDA) system, which will ensure the JSE maintains its leading position among emerging market exchange operators.” 
- Leila Fourie, CEO of the JSE

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