Change the world

Student Governance and Development

The JSE/Liberty Investment Challenge is a game that aims to teach South African students about investing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the larger role that such investments play in the country's economy. The Challenge helps those participating, learn about the fundamentals of investment strategies and tests their share trading skills through an on-going annual simulated "ghost trading" programme. The participants gain exposure and experience on financial and life skills such as budgeting, economic research and team work.

Students need to form teams which are then given an imaginary sum of R1 000 000 each to invest in JSE-listed shares. Their performance is tracked and measured in a competition against other teams taking part in the Challenge.

Sponsored by the 2014 Student Representative Council

Who can take part:

Any  currently registered NMMU university student,  irrespective of  year or field of study, is eligible to participate.  Teams must not be less than two members or more than four members.



The competition runs from the beginning of March until end September. To register go to:



A fee of R150 per team for universities. A limited amount of sponsorship is available.


Contact person:

Deidré  Potgieter

Manager: Leadership Training & Development

Student Governance and Development

South Campus

Tel: +27 (0)41 504 2167