Custodial Services

Your company is unique with its own individual complexities which is why you need a tailored, personalised service. You can take advantage of our wide range of custodial services for equities, bonds and money market instruments and, since we are one of the few CSD Participants which is not a bank, you can keep your relationship with the bank of your choice.

Whether you are holding shares for an employee share scheme or a pension fund, or you are an asset manager or issuer, you have access to an extensive range of innovative products tailor-made to suit every financial situation, with flexibility of choice between own name or nominee custody.   


T+3 Timelines

The settlement cycle moved from a T+5 basis to T+3 on Monday, 11 July 2016. To find out how the timelines have changed and how you will be affected, we have provided some information that we hope will be of help.
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We take pride
We are one of the few licensed custody providers that is not a bank and we take pride in our service excellence and offering. That is why our clients have trusted us to hold over R850 Billion assets in custody and this is growing.

Siyabonga Gqoli
Managing Director, Computershare (Pty) Ltd
  • Issuers
    You can sponsor custody for your shareholders knowing that their custody, settlement and share dealing needs will be taken care of. We'll manage the entire dematerialisation process for them through our custodial system linked to Strate and maintain and balance the sub registers for you. You can do the same for your own holdings, whether they are equities, bonds or money market instruments.
  • Asset Managers
    Use Computershare Nominees for your holdings and leave the custody, settlement, corporate actions and pledges in our hands.
  • Employee Share Schemes
    The Trust for your employee share scheme can hold the share allocation in custody with us and, when the time for vesting comes, your employees can open accounts directly with us. We'll provide them with custody and, when they need to sell, they can use our online or telephone share dealing services.


Hold your shares in your own nominee account, secure in the knowledge that your custody and settlements, your corporate action entitlements and pledges are safe in our hands. If you are a JSE member who has selected Computershare as your CSD Participant and Computershare Outsourcing as your Custody Services Provider, we are confident that we are able to offer a superior, competitive and cost-effective custody and settlement function.
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​Report on your portfolio

You have access to our online reporting facility which provides you with settlement instructions, daily movement reports, real time online inquiries, portfolio valuation and market information.  If you prefer, you can receive your reports by email directly from us.

​Administer your corporate actions

Your corporate action entitlements for dividend payments, bonus issues, name-changes, takeovers and elections for rights offers are punctually and professionally executed.  Cash payments and share entitlements are credited to your accounts on value date.

Tax Free Investments
The good news in March was that Section 12T of the Income Tax Act introduced tax free investment to the value of R30 000 per annum. Since ETFs have become increasingly popular with investors, both large and small, we've partnered with etfSA to bring you a low risk income bearing tax free account. Talk to us about opening a tax free investment account.
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Diversify your corporate investment strategies

To maximise your investment earning capacity, put your inactive securities to work at our Securities Lending desk. As well as playing an integral role in improving market efficiencies in the T+3 trading environment, you can reap the benefits of earning fees from dormant assets.
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 JSE T+3 Announcements

Computershare (Pty) Ltd. is an authorised Financial Services Provider and Participant regulated by the Financial Services Board and Strate (Pty) Ltd.