If you have a question on how Phuthuma Nathi shares work, this is the place to get all the answers.


Phuthuma Nathi owns 25% of MCSA.

The Phuthuma Nathi (PN) and Phuthuma Nathi 2 (PN2) share schemes were mirror images of each other as they both held an interest in MultiChoice. PN was launched in 2006 and PN2 in 2007.

The two schemes, PN and PN 2, were combined into one scheme in late 2019 to make it easier for shareholders to trade and to improve liquidity by having all shareholders trading one share. Every PN2 shareholder received one PN share for every PN2 share held.

When the schemes were initially set up, the cost of the share was R50 with the offer price being R10. The R40 difference was funded through preference shares. The MCSA Empowerment Transaction enabled participants to indirectly own a stake in MCSA, with the funding for 80% of this stake being provided by Naspers through the Phuthuma Nathi preference shares and the remaining 20% being provided by you through your application for the Phuthuma Nathi ordinary shares.

Participants are not, and will not, be entitled to enter into any agreement in terms of which their Phuthuma Nathi ordinary shares are used as security or encumbered in any other manner. The shares lose their black empowerment status when encumbered.

General Trading Information

When do my Phuthuma Nathi shares expire?

Your Phuthuma Nathi shares will not expire.

All companies are currently required to have black ownership in terms of B-BBEE. We will only reconsider the restriction if this regulation falls away.

The directors receive no fees or other remuneration for their services.

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No, your shares will not gain any interest as they are not interest-bearing assets. The value of your shares may increase or decrease based on the market.

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