The day the droid army struck

09 February 2016 - 02:19 By David Shapiro

Last week marked my 44th year at the JSE. I joined the market after qualifying as an accountant, though I commenced work on the trading floor as a lowly clerk, running orders and reading out prices to clients over the phone.Over those four decades I have witnessed infinite change, notably the deregulation of the broking industry, forced upon the clubby JSE committee in the early 1990s by a group of institutions that threatened to launch a competitor exchange, and, shortly thereafter, the politic...

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