Nicky Newton-King's laudable laws of change
JSE's outgoing head leaves the exchange a very different place
In Cape Town, people with a beef march on parliament. In Johannesburg, they tend to march on the JSE - as the EFF did in October 2015 at the height of the #FeesMustFall rallies, and as protesters against gender-based violence did last month to demand action by JSE-listed companies.
It's not immediately obvious why the JSE should be the target. It's really just a trading platform, the regulator for companies that go to the equity and bond markets to raise capital, rather than the seat of capitalism.