Company and private investment data resources

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Listed company reporting

Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Stock Exchange News Service (SENS) can be accessed here. You can also view by company or 'equity issuer' such as Steinhoff or AB InBev.

Many South African companies are also listed on international exchanges, such as in the U.S. Filings from companies with their 'Principal executive offices' located in South Africa can be accessed on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) system. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is also a popular listing for South Africa-linked companies for which you can view specific profiles, along with relevant news and announcements, similar to the JSE.

The Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) database of court cases can be searched for specific companies.

South African Revenue Service (SARS) dispute resolution and judgements such as Tax Court judgments.

Judgements from the National Consumer Tribunal back to 2008 are available here.

Also see governance data resources page for references to private companies.

Registers of companies, trusts and individuals

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has an entity search where you can look up information about a specific company using enterprise name, number of director ID.

Master of the High Court hosts a Trust Search via its Integrated Case Management System (ICMS) Web Portal. You can also search for deceased, liquidation, curator and insolvency via the same link.

International databases and registers are also useful for accessing information on companies (and individuals associated with companies) based or operating in South Africa.

Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA) publishes PDFs of registered and chartered directors.

The Tax Justice Network runs a Financial Secrecy Index which lists South Africa's adherence with several registers of information.

Sector-specific tools and registers

National Credit Regulator (NCR) provides access to databases of registered (and cancelled/ lapsed) credit providers, debt counsellors, credit bureaus, alternative dispute resolution providers, and payment distribution agencies.

Construction companies are registered with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). Access the register here.

Mining company activity for South Africa is available via the list of operating mines by Province.

Open banking is a growing area. Have a look at the open banking tracker and this example API page for Nedbank.

Other sectors have their own registers for providers such as in healthcare (e.g. licensed pharmacies, doctors and therapists).


Resource Projects lists payments made by corporates to governments (e.g. taxes and royalties) - mainly related to oil, gas and mining projects - including South Africa.

Land Matrix tracks large-scale land acquisitions.

SmartAGM virtual participation in company AGMs.

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