Who we are

As South Africa's only licenced, full service securities exchange, the JSE is a key feature of the country's economic landscape. The Exchange connects buyers and sellers in a variety of financial markets: equities, financial derivatives, commodity derivatives, currency derivatives and interest rate instruments. The JSE is licenced to operate under the Financial Markets Act, 19 of 2012, and is the largest African exchange by market capitalisation and value traded.

The JSE was started over 126 years ago. We now provide a primary market, secondary market and post-trade services and technology services. We also sell market data, and regulate primary and secondary markets. The JSE is supervised by the Financial Services Board (FSB).

Our culture

Values are the heart of our culture. Our values guide and direct who we are and the behaviour we build and foster in our organisation.


Who we attract

We hire people who are smart, curious and problem solvers. We embrace an innovative and collaborative spirit in our people.

Our values

  • Authenticity: We do the right thing for the right reason so that our colleagues, clients and stakeholders respect and trust us for our consistency, transparency and willingness to take responsibility.
  • Diversity: Our appreciation for multiple perspectives gives us the competitive advantage to creatively solve problems, meet the changing needs of our diverse clients and identify opportunities.
  • Energy: We take action with a positive, can-do approach to win the support of our colleagues, clients and the broader stakeholder universe in order to achieve great things together.
  • Insight: We build an understanding of the true nature of an issue and craft the appropriate response through a process of active listening, wide consultation, intellectual discipline and robust discussions.
  • Resilience: We keep going even when the path is uncertain or difficult, with the determination to adapt and improve from the experience.

Why join the JSE

The JSE recognises that its success and strength depend on the quality of its employees. We are committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning and high standards of performance. Our employee wellness programme is designed to encourage work-life balance for employees. We naturally seek to empower staff and encourage diversity and opportunities for all.

At the JSE, you will interact and engage with leaders and individuals recognised as experts in their fields. Be part of creating and developing new products and work on various exciting and challenging projects.

We will provide you with the necessary tools, support and development to help you reach your full potential. The JSE is very much a learning organisation, so we also encourage learning through training programmes, mentoring, sponsored education and paid membership of professional associations.







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