How to buy Woolworths shares

Woolworths is one of the most famous retail stores in South Africa. It can be found in most cities and has millions of customers. This is a guide on how to buy Woolworths shares.

Register with a broker

The first thing you have to do is to find a broker, there are many brokers in South Africa. A broker acts as a middleman that between you and the company you want to buy shares from. I recommend using EasyEquities, a broker that was specifically made for beginners. It doesn’t charge a lot of fees that are charged by other brokers and everyone can use it, even someone with only R100 to invest.

Creating an EasyEquities account usually takes a few minutes if you are a Capitec Bank client. After successfully creating an account, you will get a demo account with R100k, which you can use to practice buying and selling shares.

From your EasyEquities dashboard, do the following.

  • Tap on “invest”.
  • Select the account you want to invest with.
  • Search for “Woolworths” and click on it.
  • Tap on “buy now”
  • Enter the amount of money you want to buy with.
  • Confirm your transaction.

Woolworths Holdings Limited has produced good returns recently, it’s up 63% within the last 12 months at the time of writing this article. However, it’s down 17% since 2014, which means it has lost money in the long term.


This was a guide on how to buy shares at Woolworths. Do you have any thoughts or questions? Comment below.

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