JSE Limited. JSE: JSE

JSE shares

Background of JSE

  • The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) offers primary and secondary capital markets across a diverse range of securities, and is the only licensed, full service securities exchange in South Africa. The JSE is the market of choice for local and international investors looking to buy and sell shares in South Africa and Africa. It is the largest African exchange by market cap and value of trade, and the 19th largest in the world.

  • The Exchange connects these buyers and sellers through a range of financial instruments including equities, financial derivatives, currency derivatives, interest rate instruments and financial derivatives. The group also provides post-trade and technology services, sells market data and regulates primary and secondary markets.

  • The JSE has a long history stretching back to the gold rush in 1887, and today offers five financial markets for investors to buy and sell shares. There are almost 400 companies listed across the Main Board and AltX of the JSE, consisting of 62 equities, 120 equity derivatives, 92 commodity derivatives and 102 interest rate and currency derivatives. The live online stocks chart shows that JSE share price has a history of strong gains.

JSE Shares Growth Driver

  • The JSE is considered both horizontally and vertically integrated, offering a wide porftolio of products and an end-to-end service from listing, to clearing and settlement. The JSE generates revenue from listings, trade and post-trade fees and the sale of end-of-day data from all JSE markets, while also receiving dividends from Strate, South Africa’s central securities depository.

  • The JSE’s activities are guided by a strategy agreed upon in 2012, with the purpose of maintaining a multi-product, world-class exchange that can adapt to the future. The business positions itself as cost-effective, capital-efficient, agile and innovative. Strong market intelligence, regulatory and market credibility and an integrated, customer-focused culture also play key roles.

  • Global and domestic economic uncertainty has resulted in increased volatility and higher trading values and volumes on the JSE. JSE shares plunged with the removal of South Africa’s finance minister in Decmeber 2015, but JSE share price has since staged a recovery from R115.70 to R162.64 by September 2016, making the shares a good buy once again.

  • The group’s latest financial data showed after-tax earnings of R899 million for 2015, a 42% increase from the previous year. Increasing trade in shares resulted in improved performance, with double-digit revenue growth across all of the company’s divisions.

JSE Investor Tip

  • JSE share price is looking strong, and higher trading volumes are forecast to persist into the near-future, which bodes well for the company’s performance and investors who buy JSE shares.

JSE Major Shareholders

Public Investment Commissioner, Government Employees Pension Fund, Skagen Kon-Tiki Verdipapirfond and Investec Asset Management.

  • Sector


  • Industry

    Institutional Financial Svcs

  • Sub industry

    Security & Cmdty Exchanges

How to buy JSE Group Shares

  • JSE : How to buy JSE Group Shares Online

    We have made it simple to buy JSE listed firm shares online. The easiest way to buy JSE shares or stocks is to; start by submitting the ‘BUY THIS SHARE’ form. Next, one of our experienced and certified stock brokers will personally get in contact with you to discuss your custom stock request. Finally, a stock advisor will confirm the amount of shares you are looking to invest in JSE and assist you with the setup and management of your stock portfolio account.

  • Here are the steps you must follow to Buy / Purchase JSE Group shares with utmost confidence:

    1. Start by Filling in the BUY THIS SHARE form.
    2. Insert your name, email, telephone number and monthly remuneration.
    3. Then, Indicate the amount you are looking to invest in JSE Fund.
    4. Click the “ INVEST NOW” button
    5. Once we have received your info, a dedicated stock advisor will personally call you back to discuss your personal share request.
    6. Lastly, your newly appointed personal stock advisor will handle all account setups and reporting as stipulated by the financial services board of South Africa (FSB)
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Frequently Asked Questions


What is JSE?

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is the only licensed and full-service securities exchange in South Africa and the market of choice for investors locally and internationally who want to buy and sell shares in South Africa and Africa.

Can you buy JSE shares online?                

The website of SA Shares makes it easy for you to buy JSE listed shares online.

Who are the major shareholders in JSE?

Public Investment Commissioner, Government Employees Pension Fund, Skagen Kon-Tiki Verdipapirfond and Investec Asset Management.

Who regulates the JSE?

The JSE is regulated by the Financial FSCA (Financial Sector Conduct Authority) – the market conduct regulator of financial institutions

When was JSE founded?

8 November 1887

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