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Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges (CoSSE)

est. January 1997


The Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges (CoSSE) was established in 1997 and is a collective and co-operative body of the various stock exchanges in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).


The objectives of CoSSE are as to:

  • Improve the operational, regulatory and technical requirement underpinnings and capabilities of SADC exchanges
  • Make the securities markets of SADC exchanges more attractive to both regional and international investors
  • Increase market liquidity and enhance trading in various securities and financial instruments
  • Promote the development of efficient, fair and transparent securities markets within the SADC region
  • Encourage the transfer of securities markets’ intellectual capital and technical expertise among the member countries of CoSSE
  • Encourage interaction among market participants
  • Encourage the development of a harmonized securities market environment within the SADC region
  • Maximize co-operation among CoSSE members