Trading hours stock exchange South Africa (JSE)

South Africa is of course a wonderful holiday destination where you can go on a beautiful safari. The country also has one of the strongest economies in the region. This may make investing in South Africa very interesting. But what are the actual trading hours of the South African stock exchange? And on what days does the Johannesburg Stock Exchange close again?

What are the trading hours of the South African stock exchange?

Before you start investing in South Africa, it is important that you have the opening hours of the stock exchange well in mind. Below you can immediately see when the stock exchange is open:

  • The South African stock exchange is open from 9 to 17:00 local time.
  • The South African stock exchange is open from ##T|7:00## to ##T|15:00## your time.

Opening hours JSE Limited and FTSE/JSE

Now you know the opening hours of South Africa’s stock exchange. The stock exchange is also called JSE Limited. Would you rather trade in an index on the South African stock exchange? In that case the FTSE/JSE all shares or the FTSE/JSE top 40 index are good choices. The opening hours of these indices are the same as those of the South African stock exchange.

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When does the South African stock exchange open/close?

In the timer below you can see when the stock exchange will open or close again. This way you are always ready for a new trading session!

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On what days does the South African stock exchange close?

The South Africa stock exchange or the Johannesburg stock exchange is only open on weekdays. There are also several other days on which the stock exchange temporarily closes. Below you can see an up-to-date list of the public holidays on which the South African stock exchange closes:


  • 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • 22 March – Human Rights Day
  • 2 April – Good Friday
  • 5 April – Family Day
  • 27 April – Freedom Day
  • 16 June – Youth day
  • 9 August – Women’s Day
  • 24 September – Heritage Day
  • 16 December – Day of Reconciliation


  • 1 January 2020 – New Year’s Day
  • 10 April 2020 – Good Friday
  • 13 April 2020 – Family Day
  • 27 April 2020 – Freedom Day
  • 1 May 2020 – Worker’s day
  • 16 June 2020 – Youth day
  • 10 August 2020 – Women’s Day
  • 24 September 2020 – Heritage Day
  • 16 December 2020 – Day of Reconciliation

There are clearly a number of public holidays on which it is not possible to invest in South Africa. Would you like to invest actively? There are plenty of other stock exchange open on many of these local holidays!

Do you want to invest in South Africa yourself?

Do you want to invest in South Africa yourself? In that case it is important to keep an eye on the fees. An investment in another country can quickly become more expensive than an investment in the your own country. With eToro, however, you always pay no commissions when you buy shares. Use the button to open an account directly:

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What currency is used on the South African stock exchange?

Shares on the South African stock exchange are traded in the South African rand. Bear in mind that your investment may decrease in value if your currency becomes stronger in relation to South Africa’s currency.

Where can you find the South Africa Stock Exchange?

The South African Stock Exchange can be found in Johannesburg, which is the capital of South Africa. You can visit the website of the stock exchange here. The full address details are here:

JSE LimitedOne Exchange Square, Gwen LaneSandown, 2196 Republic of South Africa

You can also reach the stock exchange via or +27 11 520 7000.

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