The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is to donate fees derived across all asset classes traded on Wednesday 15 April and Thursday 16 April as part of a brand-new campaign #Trade4Solidarity to the Solidarity Fund.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the Solidarity Fund on 23 March 2020 to unite the nation in action against the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund is a rapid response vehicle designed to fund impactful initiatives that will augment the national health response contributions to national humanitarian efforts. The third focus area of the fund aims to mobilize South Africans to flatten the curve and manage the pandemic and its impacts on households and communities.
Announcing the launch of #Trade4Solidarity campaign, JSE Group CEO Leila Fourie said the "JSE staff and executive team had felt that this was a very tangible way in which they could answer the president's call to #PlayYourPart. How we respond to this pandemic has been our greatest Thuma Mina moment, not just for us, but for the country."
We are so pleased that we are in this together with some of our members coming on board to further contribute to the solidarity fund. A huge thank you to our partners