Stock Exchanges in South Africa

Stock exchanges in South Africa include the JSE, Ltd.; South African Futures Exchange (acquired by JSE in May 2001); JSE Alternative Exchange (launched by JSE in 2003); Bond Exchange of South Africa (merged with JSE in June 2009).

JSE Limited
- The JSE Ltd ("JSE") is licensed as an exchange under the Securities Services Act, 2004 and is the largest stock exchange in Africa.
- In 1963 JSE became a member of the World Federation of Exchanges.
- In 1978, JSE achieved a market capitalisation of R51 billion, eight times the market size in 1961.
- In 2001, JSE acquired SAFEX, the South African Futures Exchange, and became the leader in both equities and equity and agricultural derivatives trading in the South African market.
- In 2004 it launched the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index, which measures compliance by companies with triple bottom line criteria around economic, environmental and social sustainability.

JSE Alternative Exchange (AltX)
- AltX, a division of the JSE Limited (JSE), is an exciting parallel market focused on good quality small and medium sized high growth companies.
- AltX in collaboration with the Wits Business School (WBS) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) provide the Directors Induction Programme (DIP), which is a compulsory education programme for executive and non-executive directors of AltX companies.

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