The largest stock exchange in Africa is JSE Limited (formerly known as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange). JSE has 472 listed companies and a market capitalisation of US$182.6 billion as of December 2013. The stock exchange is not trading South African stocks only. JSE is planning to trade shares from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia.

FTSE/JSE Africa Top40 Tradeable Index

41 % of this index is constitutioned by banks, 19 % by mining sector, 13 % by Mobile Telecommunications. 10 companies are from South Africa, the rest from other african countries, namely Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia.

Top companies listed in TOP40:IND are as follows:

Company Volume
FirstRand Ltd 3 406 899
Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA 2 877 278
GROWPNT 2 289 187
DLY15MTN 2 238 534
DLY15STANBANK 1 417 273
Anglo American PLC 1 299 815
Bhp Billiton PLC 1 253 102
DLY15SHOPRIT 1 113 133
Discovery Holdings Ltd 1 099 940
IMPLATS 936 140
DLY15GFIELDS 860 607
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd 645 819
INVPLC 530 443
DLY15NASPERS-N- 498 451
INTUPROP 471 040
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd 462 494
MEDICLINIC INTER 450 909
DLY15B-AFRICA 442 560
Imperial Holding 400 414
British American Tobacco PLC 398 652
Exxaro Resources Ltd 390 384
MONDIPLCPRE 382 009
NEDBANK 381 623
INVLTD 333 591
KIO 255 649
MONDI TDPRE 228 493
Anglo American Platinum Ltd 173 512
African Rainbow Minerals Ltd 141 568
MASMART 64 032
Assore Ltd 44 008