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Strate: A Pioneer of Exchange-of-Value Settlement Solutions

All too often, good infrastructure goes unnoticed. This is probably one of the reasons why few South Africans know and understand the country’s Central Securities Depository, Strate, however, without it, investors would shy away from South Africa.
Prior to the implementation of Strate in 1999, SA was categorised as one of the worst emerging markets in terms of operational and settlement risk. Trading volumes on the stock exchange were averaging 4,000 trades daily, very thin when this is compared to the 350 000 on average during a month today.

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Infographic: Strate Fast facts

From a Thomas Murray AA- rating, to Strate being ranked among the top Central Securities Depositories globally, click here to view an infographic that tells you all the fast facts that you need to know about Strate.  

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Encouraging Dematerialisation of Equities

While Strate was created more than 17 years ago to replace paper share certificates with electronic records of ownership, a process referred to as dematerialisation, it continues to receive requests about dematerialisation.

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Bonds now Accepted as Strate Charity Shares Donations

Strate Charity Shares (SCS), which was created as an independent non-profit organisation and charity donation programme that focuses on charities dedicated to feeding, raising and educating children, has now expanded its  list of eligible securities to include odd lots of bonds as well.   Investors who have wanted to dispose of odd lots of securities (such as bonds and equities) to […]

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SCS Charity Spotlight: In Support of the Welfare of our Nation’s Children

Nelson Mandela once said, “Together as a nation, we have the obligation to put sunshine into the hearts of our little ones. They are our precious possessions. They deserve what happiness life can offer.” Child Welfare’s vision is in line with Mandela’s, aiming to provide safe home environments to children and protect children to ensure that they […]

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