Last Updated Wednesday, October 4, 2017 01:12:07 PM


The JSE is licensed as an exchange under the Security Services Act, 2004. It has operated as a market place for the trading of financial products for nearly 120 years. In this time, the JSE has evolved from a traditional floor based equities trading market to a modern securities exchange providing fully electronic trading, clearing and settlement in securities, financial and agricultural derivatives and other associated instruments and has extensive surveillance capabilities. The JSE is also a major provider of financial information. For companies to be listed on the Exchange there is certain requirements that need to be met. Requirements in relation to the adoption of the KING IV Report on Corporate Governance and other governance arrangements, including a race diversity policy and the publication of a compliance report pursuant to the Broad-Based Economic Empowerment Amendment Act No.46 of 2013. The final amendments will be effective from 19 June 2017.

The JSE Listings requirements are available on the JSE Limited website.

Proposed amendments

JSE has released the following documents available on their website.

  • Announcement regarding amendments
  • Implementation information
  • Proposed JSE Listings Requirements changes

    SAICA summary – 2017 amendments to the auditor accreditation model (108Kb PDF)

    Guidance letters

    The JSE issues guidance letters on matters dealing with administrative issues, procedures and guidance on specific listings requirements.

    These guidance letters are included in the Listings requirements, available on the JSE website.


  • Key audit matters in auditor’s reports (324Kb PDF)
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