Johannesburg Stock Exchange


South Africa Flag Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Symbol Location Market Cap Status Opening Bell Closing Bell
JSE Johannesburg,
South Africa
$995.12 Billion 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

Johannesburg Stock Exchange 2018

Johannesburg Stock Exchange Table of Contents

Johannesburg Stock Exchange by the Numbers

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Below is a break down of key Johannesburg Stock Exchange figures.

Market Capitalization

Ranked 17th in Market Capitalization ($995.12 Billion)

Market Cap over South Africa GDP ratio is 281.19%

South Africa Statistics

Ranked 34th in Gross Domestic Product ($353.9 Billion)

Ranked 25th in Population (49 Million People)

Johannesburg Stock Exchange is the 17th largest exchange out of the 77 stock exchanges we track. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Market Capitalization is $995.12 Billion adjusted US Dollars as of March 2017. Although the primary currency used by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is the South Africa Rand (R).

The population in South Africa is approximately 49 Million people and the country has a GDP of $353.9 Billion adjusted US Dollars. South Africa ranks 25th in terms of population and 132nd in terms of GDP out of 240 countries and country equivalents.

Market Capitalization to GDP ratio, which when compared to the historic ratio is an indicator that a market is over or under valued, is 281.19%.

† Market Capitalization and Gross Domestic Product are both converted into U.S. Dollars. Data shown here is from March 2017 and is updated yearly.

When is the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Open?

Upcoming Holidays

Human Rights Day March 21, 2018
Good Friday March 30, 2018
Family Day April 2, 2018
Freedom Day April 27, 2018
Workers Day May 1, 2018
National Women's Day August 9, 2018
Heritage Day September 24, 2018
Day of Reconciliation December 17, 2018

Trading Schedule

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Does the Johannesburg Stock Exchange close for lunch?

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange does not close for lunch. The exchange opens at 9:00 AM and stays open all day until the closing bell at 5:00 PM.

Johannesburg Stock Exchange Timezone

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange uses the Africa/Johannesburg timezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +02:00. Africa/Johannesburg does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).

About the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Johannesburg Stock Exchange Currency

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange trades shares in South Africa Rand. The official ISO 4217 currency code for South Africa Rand is ZAR. The official currency symbol is "R". Note that all dollar values listed on this site, such as market cap, are in U.S. Dollars.

The table below shows the current currency exchange rates between South Africa Rand and other top currencies. These rates were last updated on February 24, 2018.

100 South Africa Rand Equals:

US Dollar (USD) Euro (EUR) UK Pound (GBP) India Rupee (INR) China Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
$ £ ¥

Economy and Geography

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is located in Africa and its headquarters is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange are primarily South Africa based companies and trade in South Africa Rand. Companies outside of South Africa would be listed in a different exchange. See the full list of exchanges.

Contact the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

In most cases, you will want contact your broker instead of contacting the Johannesburg Stock Exchange directly. Most general information about the Johannesburg Stock Exchange can be found on the web at

To contact the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, you can use the information below:

  • Phone Number: +27 11 520 7000
  • Email Address:

What's Next?

Check out the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Bell Countdown see when the stock market opens next. All holiday closures are taken into account by our Opening/Closing Bell Countdown. You can even turn on/off an opening and closing bell notification sound.

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