Glancing at an issue of Business Day from April 1994 and comparing it to a February 2024 issue, readers would see the glaring shrinkage in the listings on the JSE.

From about 800 companies in 1994, “the great shrinkflation” — a curse of delistings — has beset the JSE to such an extent that today the number is down to about 300, and falling. ..

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