Executive Directors’ Remuneration

At 30 April 2015 there were 355 active JSE-listed companies with a combined market capitalisation of R11 926 trillion. Industrials lead the pack with 39.8% of the total. It is interesting to note that only 36 companies account for 80% of market capitalisation. The most significant of these are growth, competition, technology, partnerships and diversity. Our analysis touches on some of these findings as we look for the link between these strategic issues and executives’ remuneration.
In this edition we continue our discussion of the importance of aligning an organisation’s purpose with executive remuneration, which we initiated in our 2014 report. We also focus on the number one agenda item of almost all boards, namely cyber security. Our research on key trends in executive remuneration continues. We debate around living wage versus minimum wage. The focus on executive remuneration is coming from all angles, including regulators, and from a position of what many would argue is simply moral best practice.
For the first time this year we extend our analysis to seven other African stock exchanges and observe some interesting trends around executive remuneration across the continent.

We also get into:

  • Regularity, trends & reporting overview
  • Aligning a company’s purpose and sustainable capital with remuneration:Cyber security
  • Managing shareholder activism
  • The economics and ethics of pay
  • Living wage versus minimum wage
  • Evolving role of company secretaries
  • Diversity: The gender agenda
  • Profile of an executive director
  • The psychology of incentives
  • Executive directors’ total guaranteed package: JSE trends
  • Executive directors’ total short-term incentives: JSE Trends
  • Remuneration trends in other African countries


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