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Our Company

What is Strate?

As a South African Central Securities Depository, Strate is licensed to be an independent provider of post-trade products and services for the financial markets. Strate is internationally recognised as a Financial Market Infrastructure that is trusted to use its state-of-the-art technology, international expertise and sound risk management framework to support and promote the safety and efficiency of the financial markets.

Strate provides electronic settlement of equities and bonds transactions concluded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. It also settles transactions in money market securities and has recently introduced a collateral management service. Strate offers an asset servicing product range which augments the services it offers to issuers in terms of the Companies Act No. 71 of 2008 and the Financial Markets Act No. 19 of 2012.


Vision, Purpose, Objectives & Values


Strate is internationally recognised as an independent world-class Financial Market Infrastructure providing custody, settlement and data services to identified stakeholders while contributing to making South Africa an investment destination of choice.


Strate's purpose is to provide post-trade services for securities and other asset classes enabling end-to-end pragmatic, reliable, innovative solutions that facilitate risk management, enable transparency and bring efficiencies to markets. We also aim to identify and establish other centralised services that realise value for our stakeholders while still excelling in our primary function as a Central Securities Depository.

Strategic Objectives

  • To ensure operational excellence, transparency and the effective management of risk, while driving innovation and market best practice;
  • To be stakeholder centric;
  • To be financially viable; and
  • To be a learning organisation enabling corporate and personal growth.


  • Integrity;
  • Reliability;
  • Passion;
  • Dynamic innovation;
  • Accountability; and
  • Teamwork.