Top 7 JSE Shares to Invest in South Africa 2022

Investing in Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) can be the best thing you can do today to secure your future financial freedom.

Investing in JSE isn’t only for the wealthy. Anyone with the financial means to do so can invest from as little as R5000 for the best results. If you do not have such an amount right now you can start by saving from the little you are left with from your monthly income till you have the recommended start-up amount.

There are several ways that one can invest in the JSE, you can either invest via a stockbroker, through a Financial Services Provider (FSP) like Standard Bank, ABSA, etc., or via an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) like Ashburton or Stanlib.

With all the risks that can be incurred in investing it can be extremely hard to decide on the best stock to invest in.

In this article, we will be listing some of the best-performing stocks that you can invest in 2022.

1. Gold Fields Ltd

You can bank your money on Gold! Gold Fields is one of the world’s largest diversified gold mining companies.

It has nine operating mines and projects in Australia, Chile, Ghana, Peru, and South Africa.

Gold Field is a JSE top performer, it has been doing great in the market with positive potential growth. 

In addition to that, it has seen a continuous rise in its share price on the JSE.

2. Naspers Ltd

Naspers is one of the largest technology investors in the world and a global internet group.

Founded in 1915, it has yielded great results and reached new heights and it currently operates in over 80 countries and markets with long-term potential growth.

Due to its consistency, it has earned the trust of most investors as the company’s future is really promising and it is one stock that is worth investing in.

3. British American Tobacco PLC (SA)

Established in 1902, British American Tobacco is ranked high as a leading multi-category consumer goods company that manufactures and sells cigarettes, tobacco, and other nicotine products worldwide.

It is one of the strongest buys, ever since it has been listed in the JSE it has been doing well – it has not seen any downfall, making it the best to invest in.

4. Tesla

Founded in July 2003 and headed by the well-known Billionaire, Elon Musk, Tesla is listed as one of the strong buys in 2022 as it has been recently upgraded to a Zacks Rank #1.

This upgrade reflects the increasing trend in earnings estimates, which is one of the strongest impacts on stock prices.

Regardless of Tesla being a relatively young company, tech companies have been viable investment options so investing in Tesla wouldn’t be a bad idea.

5. Anglo American PLC (SA)

Founded in 1917, Anglo American PLC is a mining company that operates worldwide. It deals with copper, platinum, rough and polished diamonds, alloys, metallurgical and thermal coal, iron, nickel, manganese ores, platinum group metals, and polyhalite.

Looking at Anglo American’s year market trend on returns vs industry it has exceeded the ZA metals and mining industry with a return of over 40% over the past year.

Its share price has been stable, moving at +/- 7% a week and its estimated annual growth in the next 1 – 3 years is set to decline.

However, if you are seeking to invest in longer term returns then, Anglo American is a to go to stock as the return on equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time by 34.6%.

6. MTN Group Ltd

MTN Group Limited is one of the companies in the telecom sector that is currently doing well in the market. Over the past year, it has exceeded the industry with 34.7% returns.

Together with its subsidiaries, MTN Group operates in the telecommunications industry offering mobile voice, enterprise bundle, reverse bill URL, dedicated internet, enterprise mobility services, and international calling.

MTN is not as volatile as the rest of ZA stocks. Over the past 3 months, it has been typically moving at +/- 6% a week.

It is predicted that in the next 1 to 3 years its annual earnings growth will be 26.7% which is way above the 8.9% savings rate.

7. South32

Founded in May 2015 and headquartered in Perth, South32 is a mining and metals company that produces bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead, and zinc in Australia, South Africa, and South America.

South32’s portfolio includes assets with strong and successful history which have been working in Africa for 78 years, Australia for 80 years, and South America for 25 years.

Compared to other stocks in the same sector, South32 has shown great performance from the first year of being listed.

Undeniably so, currently, the mining sector is a very risky market to invest in but, if you consider investing in the mining sector then South32 shares are more viable.

Other companies listed in the JSE that you can also look into investing in are ShopriteAfrimat LtdRemgro Ltd, Bidvest, as well as Investec PLC (SA).

You should know that no matter how well a company is currently doing, there are always risks that come with investing.

It is advisable to invest in stable companies that have a good track record and shows continuous growth.

Also, avoid investing in one company because if anything goes wrong with that one company you might lose all your money with no returns so, rather spread your money amongst various companies, so you always have something to fall back on if one fails.