Our department is responsible for investigating market abuse offences as defined in the Financial Markets Act No 19 of 2012 (FMA). Essentially we carry out
the mandate of the Directorate of Market Abuse (DMA) which is a committee
appointed by the Minister of Finance, to investigate and enforce the
prohibitions against market abuse contained in the FMA. The FMA clearly defines
that there are three market abuse offences, namely; insider trading (prohibited
in section 78), market manipulation (prohibited in section 80), and false
reporting (prohibited in section 81).