NEWS ARCHIVES


10 December 2018

FSCA probes NEPI Rockcastle reporting

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority is taking a closer look at rumours trending on social media ahead of the release of Viceroy’s report.

DAWN defends offer as losses build

With cash flow under pressure the group says a listing is no longer suitable and the associated costs outweighed any benefits.

PBT Group reinvents itself

The IT services group plans to position itself as a leading data and analytics company in SA and potentially also in Europe.

PARLIAMENT: Scopa demands answers on Steinhoff, VBS and PIC's other troubled investments

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is rid of two executives and has moved to debar them for having failed to inform it of the looting at...

Labour: National minimum wage on the way, a major step in tackling inequality

On Friday President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the national minimum wage would kick in from 1 January. It's a huge victory for workers but only a first...

MOTORING: Renault Mégane RS: Best of the breed?

In the battle of the hot hatches, the latest Renault Mégane RS might not be the fastest, nor the most powerful. But in all-round terms, it...




07 December 2018

One year on, Steinhoff delays explanation

Shares in the beleaguered retailer tumbled after it shifted the release of a forensic report into financial irregularities until next year.

Kpone continues to haunt Group Five

The owners of the power project in Ghana want the construction and infrastructure to pay another $60.5 million to complete the works on the terminated contract.

EPP on track with full-year payout

The Polish property investor says it expects to deliver on its distribution guidance as it builds its retail portfolio.

Who’s doing what this week in the South African M&A space?

Weekly summary of M&A activity by South African companies

Who’s doing what in the African M&A space?

Weekly summary of all M&A activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

SA out of recession

Well, I have to admit that I am surprised that the GDP number came in to strong yesterday. GDP growth came in at 2.2% versus expectations...

Zapiro: Recycled

Corporate Finance activity of the week

Weekly summary of corporate finance activity by South African exchange listed companies

Thorts - The role of Socio-Economic Development funds in deal-making

A potential transaction should evaluate whether the transaction makes commercial and create shareholder value but should also take into account any public interest considerations




06 December 2018

Weak markets hurt Sanlam

The financial services group expects the economic and operating environment for its business to remain tough.

VCP builds Grand Parade stake ahead of showdown

The “engaged shareholder” raised its stake to 8.05% ahead of last night’s special general meeting.

Balwin redevelops its rental plans

The property developer has already sold units to a new rental company for R98.4 million as it moves to protect its cash flows.

New Prosecutions Boss: Shamila Batohi tasked with fighting factionalism and putting out fires in the NPA

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday appointed Advocate Shamila Batohi to head the NPA, the first woman to lead the institution. Her first task will be to...

Pierre De Vos: Why Communications Minister is legally obliged to respect SABC's independence and work with its board

The SABC and its board have again been plunged into turmoil after the new Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, clashed with the board over plans to...

Mourinho admits top four by end of year is improbable

Jose Mourinho has acknowledged Manchester United are unlikely to meet his target of climbing into the Premier League's top four by the end of 2018.

Money matters: Mazzotti: It's Mrs Malema's property and she pays rent

But growing revelations make clear how the EFF aligns its politics with its money flows.

Analysis: SABC showdown: Board resignations follow clash with new Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams - but common ground can still be found

There is a lot of heat and history in the kitchen where the SABC board and new Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, must meet in order...

Nedbank sets odd-lot price

Shareholders affected by the odd-lot offer will receive R276.48c per share, to be paid out in the next few weeks.




05 December 2018

The recession is over

A strong rebound in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors offset a plunge in mining output.

Italtile glides over tough economy

The tile and sanitary ware group says sales have trended positively despite tough trading conditions.

Pembury to pay in shares for Opti-Baby

The private education and retirement village group is in talks to buy pre-school network Opti-Baby and will settle the deal in shares.

Nedbank sets odd-lot price

Shareholders affected by the odd-lot offer will receive R276.48c per share, to be paid out in the next few weeks.




04 December 2018

Schroder’s positioning pays off

The real estate investment trust has sold off lower-yielding properties and bought high-growth industrial assets.

Rebosis reduces office exposure

The property fund will receive as much as R2.19 billion for a number of commercial properties in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Nuclear Energy: Jeff Radebe challenges Necsa board over proper governance

Independent reports are being received by EE Publishers that energy minister Jeff Radebe has asked the Necsa board to provide reasons why it should not be...

Class action against Tiger to proceed

The claims of more than 1 000 victims will now be be able to proceed as one against Tiger Brands in a single matter.

Parliamentary Notebook: Expropriation without compensation set to pass next hurdle, but there's a long road ahead

Land expropriation without compensation is set to pass its second parliamentary hurdle today when the National Assembly debates and votes on the joint constitutional review committee...

DAWN’s days on the JSE are numbered

A company owned by Derek Tod and Luis Baeta has been given a 12-day exclusivity period during which competing offers can't be considered.

Kgomoco Diseko: NET1 Financial inclusion: A Trojan Horse milking the poor

Financial inclusion sounds like a remedy for the discrimination the poor have suffered for decades, but thousands of social grant beneficiaries taking up tempting products have...

Harvey Tyson, 1928 - 2018: 'Unsinkable' editor who always took his job seriously, but never himself

South African newspapersman Harvey Tyson died on Friday, 30 November 2018, aged 90.




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