Corporate social investment

Building a better tomorrow

We are committed to invest time, effort and money into initiatives that make a positive, sustainable, and meaningful impact on the well-being of South Africans.

We drive financial literacy through our flagship initiative, the JSE Investment Challenge, which uses a game to teach South African high school learners and university students the fundamentals of investing on the stock exchange. We also fund education through the JSE Empowerment Fund.

All our partnerships are designed to be long-term relationships to ensure they have a deep, broad and sustainable impact on the identified communities.

Read more about our corporate social investment (CSI) impact in our JSE Ltd - Sustainability Report 2022

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Our approach to CSI

We make financial contributions to projects that directly benefit disadvantaged individuals, improve society and protect the environment. In determining areas of focus, we aligned our CSI approach to the following principles:

Support the Group’s strategic priorities: These include leading by example on the national agenda, through financial literacy, Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) transformation and sustainability initiatives.

Contribute to national priority issues: These include poverty alleviation, job creation, youth and community development as indicated by the National Development Plan and the Financial Sector Codes among other key policies and legislation.

Contribute to our selected SDGs: Address the six SDGs that the JSE has prioritised.

A medium to long-term outlook: Invest in projects or initiatives over the medium to long-term so that our impact is significant and measurable.

Our CSI focus areas

Consumer education

(including financial literacy)

Gender equality
Social welfare

Project showcase

Afrika Tikkun

Growing and nurturing young lives through the Cradle to Career Programme working with youth participants between the ages of 0 to 35 years old.

JSE funding has contributed to:

  • 9104 youth registered in the programme annually.
  • Social support to about 4315 beneficiaries annually
  • 81% of Grade R learners attained “school readiness”.
  • Above average matric pass rate 89% 2021-2022
  • 4 200 youth placed in employment.

Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA)

BACSA coordinates initiatives to combat crime and corruption; contribute to a safer business environment.

JSE funding has members on training in high incidents stations.

  • 30 FCS SAPS officers in Gauteng trained negative resilience, trauma and stress management.
  • Opened  two child friendly reporting facilities Family violence in Soweto and Tembisa., Child protection and Sexual offences (FCS) unit. The facility will be used to assist victims of Gender-Based Violence.
  • Pilot project of training SAPS client services centre members ate the stations served by the Moroka FCS unit.
  • Matla a Bana and Business Leadership South Africa delegates handover the facility to SAPS

Conservation South Africa (CSA)

CSA works with communities in Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape and enables them to live in harmony with nature.

JSE funding has contributed to:

  • 3 900 youth engaged in in value-based environmental awareness programme
  • 19 500 family and community members
  • Training for 1 223 farmers and 38 grazing associations committed to land stewardship and 280 of those are women.
  • 1 398 participants trained on climate change and green jobs.
  • Restore and secure key reservoirs of nature across South Africa for the benefit of all.
  • 535 youth trained in financial literacy and management.

Gender-based Violence Femicide (GBVF) Response Fund 1

The fund invests in initiatives to prevent gender-based violence and femicide and promoting social cohesion.

The newly established fund anticipates reaching the following beneficiaries through its NGOs and programmes:

  • 38 000 children
  • 77 000 children with disabilities
  • 51 000 youth
  • 35 000 people living with HIV/AIDS
  • 13 000 drug abusers
  • 28 000 unemployed people
  • 6 140 000 women

Novia One Group

Novia One Group is a training provider for newly employed graduates, including specialised financial/technical training.

JSE funding has contributed to:

  • 30 beneficiaries preparing for CFA exams.
  • 90% of participants have completed the course and received an accredited qualification.
  • 85% of participants placed into employment.
  • Five candidates passed the CFA Level1 exam in 2021.
  • Four candidates passed the CFA Level2 exam in 2021.
  • Three candidates passed the CFA Level1 exam 2022.
  • Four candidates passed the CFA Level2 exam in 2022.
  • Improved educational assessment results after training, with an average improvement of 11.7% after the 2020.
  • Primary School Reading Improvement Programme (PSRIP) training


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Apply for support

To apply for support, please send a detailed request to [email protected]. Only registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs), non-profit organisations (NPOs) or public benefit organisations (PBOs) will be considered.