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Legal Entity Identifier update

South African entities that operate in international markets require a legal entity identifier (LEI), a unique reference code used across markets and jurisdictions to identify legally distinct entities engaged in
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The Settlement Services team

At the heart of what Strate does, is the safeguarding of ownership rights for public and private market securities in South Africa. These records, held digitally, represent the legal record
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Resilience through tough times: Chairman Nigel Payne on the Freedom Challenge

As a key financial market infrastructure, Strate has to be resilient, adapt to changes and manage risks to ensure financial market stability. Strate’s Chairman Nigel Payne has an in-depth understanding
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Strate helps 4AX expand capabilities to public and private markets

As South Africa’s trusted and principal central securities depository and central collateral platform, we are pleased to announce that we have enabled 4 Africa Exchange (4AX) to extend its services
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Tokenised assets to play a role in the future of the securities industry

We were delighted to welcome our clients and other stakeholders to our market advisory virtual event, Strate Nexus, on Tuesday.  Our guest speaker Dominic Hobson, co-founder of the Future of Finance
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Bev Muir, Head of Supervision, on building a rewarding career

How did you find yourself on this career path? I initially studied at RAU and obtained both a BCom Law and BProc degree. After varsity, I started out working at
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Beneficial holdings data services discontinued due to POPIA requirements

Strate fully supports the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), which came into full operation on 1 July 2021. Due to the requirements of POPIA, we have ceased to provide beneficial
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RMB and Strate launch solution to benefit fixed income issuers and investors.

In line with Strate’s purpose of serving the financial markets, we work closely with our stakeholders to introduce digital solutions to meet the evolving needs of the ecosystem. We have
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Gregory Naicker Appointed Vice Chair of SWIFT Users of South Africa (SUSA)

Gregory Naicker, Head of CSD Services for Strate, was nominated and appointed as Vice Chair of SWIFT Users of South Africa (SUSA), a voluntary association of SWIFT users in South
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Pheona Härtel: Head of Legal, Risk and Compliance, on building a rewarding career

How did you find yourself on this career path? To be honest, I sometimes think that this career chose me. I was running away from a career in legal advice
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Pioneers in digital innovation, Strate welcomes Momentum Investments and Standard Bank

Strate’s e‐Voting platform has reached a significant milestone with the onboarding of Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited and Standard Bank. Momentum Investments, one of the operating brands within Momentum Metropolitan Holdings,
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Strate appointed by SARB to publish JIBAR post-trade disclosures

As South Africa’s principal central securities depository (CSD) and financial market infrastructure, Strate has been appointed by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) as the publishing agent for the Johannesburg
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Nasdaq to Deliver Blockchain e-Voting Solution to Strate

South Africa’s central securities depository (CSD) will leverage the solution to improve voting efficiencies and increase shareholder participation in South Africa
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Strate unwraps its new website

Strate is proud to announce that its new website is live, where current and prospective clients will find useful information about our services in a fresh and fluid design that
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4AX goes live with two issuers using Strate’s settlement services

Strate welcomes the news that its client – one of South Africa’s newest exchanges, 4 Africa Exchange (4AX) – announced its first two issuer listings on the Exchange – NWK Limited
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Strate partners with A2X Markets for Collateral and Settlement Services

On Friday 13 October, 2017, the first non-cash collateral exposure between A2X Markets and one of its brokers was successfully reported and settled using Strate’s Tri-Party Collateral Management Services. This
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You can now watch videos from the 2017 Strate GIBS Fintech Innovation Conference Online

To provide you with a holistic understanding of the impact emerging FinTechs will have on the future of financial services, GIBS partnered with Strate to host the Fintech Innovation Conference
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Go-Live Date for Strate’s Debt Instrument Solution Project announced

South African Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate, has confirmed that all the milestones necessary to proceed with its Debt Instrument Solution (DIS) Project have been met. This landmark has been
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