Foundations of Financial Markets In South Africa online short course

Course starts: 7 November 2016
Registrations close: 1 November 2016
Course fees: R13,500
Course starts: 13 March 2017
Course fees: R13,500

Why this course?


This course is endorsed by UCT’s African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM).


In 2014, roughly 13% of South Africans were employed within the financial sector. That’s approximately 2 million out of 15.1 million working individuals (according to Stats SA). With this low percentage, there’s a high potential for growth within the industry.

Course overview

This 8 -week online short course will introduce you to the primary financial market landscape in South Africa. The introduction is aimed at helping you develop practical investment knowledge of these markets’ various participants, activities and instruments, as well as the legislation and regulatory bodies that govern the sector. You’ll complete this course with the ability to understand and interpret information from these financial markets, and make more informed investment choices when interacting with the financial instruments that trade on these markets.

Is this course for you?

Whether you’re just interested in the financial services and investment industries; a professional wanting to transition into one of the industries; or a financial journalist wanting to broaden your knowledge - you could benefit from what this course has to offer. If you’re looking to manage your own financial investment portfolio, this course could act as a first stepping stone by providing you with a strong foundation in financial markets. However, the course does not provide specific information about managing your own portfolio.

What you will learn

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Virtual Learning Environment
  • Module 1 Introduction to South African financial markets
  • Module 2 The money market
  • Module 3 The equity market
  • Module 4 The forex market
  • Module 5 The fixed income market
  • Module 6 The derivatives market
  • Module 7 Legislation and regulations of the SA financial markets
  • Module 8 Investing and investment performance

Your success team

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Director and Co-Owner of Gryphon Transition Management

Jaco has an MSc in Engineering Science, an MPhil in Future Studies and a PhD in Physics and has worked in the financial industry for the last 15 years. He initiated the transition management division at BNP Paribas Cadiz Securities and was the head of the transition management team from 2005 to 2012. Under Jaco’s leadership, his team won the prestigious Imbasa Yegolide award for Transition Manager of the Year, three times in a row. Currently he is director and co-owner of Gryphon Transition management. He has extensive financial markets, investments and risk management experience.


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Take the readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

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