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 The functions of JSE.

  • Serves as a link between investors and entrepreneurs.
  • Keeps investors informed through newspapers and other media by publishing share prices daily.
  • Regulates market for dealing with shares.
  • Serves as a barometer/indicator of economic conditions.
  • Mobilises the funds of insurance companies and other institutions.
  • Raises primary capital.
  • Venture capital market is made possible.
  • Provides protection for investors.
  • Has strict listing requirements which increase liquidity for investors.
  • Creates a safe environment for exchanging securities.
  • Forces listed companies to improve their reporting, and provide better information for decision-making by investors.
  • Encourages short term investments.
  • Allows small investors to buy shares in large companies.
  • Enables financial institutions to invest their surplus funds in shares.
  • Enables companies to offer share option incentives, which increases their ability to attract and retain high-quality investment talent.
  • Monitors change in listed companies.
  • Monitors the activities of the stockbrokers.
  • Uses STRATE to facilitate share transactions.
  • Promotes the JSE to the general public and educates the public about the stock exchange.
  • Plans, researches and advises on investment possibilities.
  • Allows shareholders to realise the value of their investments through a public trading platform.
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