Monica Singer, former CEO of South African CSD Strate, left at the end of August 2017 after nearly 20 years. She will concentrate full time on blockchain.
The Namibian Stock Exchange and the central Bank of Namibia are working together to create a central securities depository (CSD) for equities, bonds and bills traded. They are waiting for laws and regulations to be passed to get the new system operational.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is switching to a shorter T+3 settlement cycle for the equity market from 11 July. Currently it works on T+5.
After a high-speed 8 weeks installation, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) successfully “went live” on 27 June with an integrated trading system and clearing and settlement technology supplied by South Africa’s Securities and Trading Technology (STT).