30 January 2019

EOH sinks as old allegations re-emerge

There didn’t appear to be anything new in the irregularities listed by Eskom but EOH failed to release a statement clarifying this.

Adapt IT battles to grow in tough economy

The technology group only managed to grow first-half revenue through acquisitions due to stagnant economic growth.

Shoprite marks down first-half earnings

The supermarket group expects a sharp decline in profit due to hyperinflation in Angola and constraints at home.

Maria Ramos prepares to leave Absa

Former Nedbank executive and registrar of banks René van Wyk will take the reins until a replacement is found.

Taste is hungry for more capital

The restaurant and luxury goods group is likely to need more equity capital over and above its current R132 million rights issue.

Analysis: The ANC's future wars will be fought on Twitter

Imagine, for a moment, a democracy of more than 50 million people in which members of the governing party routinely attack one another and appear to...

29 January 2019

Naspers splashes out on Russian classifieds

Avito attracts 10.3 million daily unique visitors and has leading positions in a number of key categories in the Russian classifieds market.

Pepkor grows sales in tough environment

The value retailer says its defensive market position continues to resonate with a “financially constrained consumer”.

Italtile defies the slowdown

While the current period is expected to be positive, it said it is unlikely to match last year’s strong performance.

Kumba jumps as disaster lifts iron ore price

S&P Global Platts says supply constraints could become evident following the disaster at Vale’s Corrego do Feijão mine in Brazil.

The Week Ahead of 29 January 2019

Is America going back to work on a sustained basis?

Op-Ed: Section 25 amendments will not result in absolute disregard of the property law framework in SA

Do the imminent amendments to section 25 of the Constitution necessitate a change in the property law paradigm in South Africa - is there reason to...

28 January 2019

Sweet 16 as Santam joins A2X

The general insurer says it is taking the additional listing to attract potential new investors.

AVI hit by spending slowdown

The fast-moving consumer goods company has flagged lower earnings after December sales came under pressure.

MC Mining falls on Uitkomst challenges

The coal miner says production should improve after it bought more machinery and integrated the colliery’s staff and systems.

Pan African jumps on production update

The gold producer is on track to meet this year's guidance after its Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant was put into action.

Explainer: Eskom, State Capture and a plan to keep the lights on

Daily Maverick takes a look what's at stake amid all the Davos talk of renewal, credible turnaround strategies and growth.

MOTORING: Lexus ES250 EX: Fighting a lost cause

Two decades ago, the Lexus ES would have been a best seller. But today, the ever-growing demand for SUVs means that even advanced, streamlined sedans like...

25 January 2019

Vodacom tumbles as SA revenue declines

The group said a strong performance from its international operations helped to offset the slowdown in SA during the quarter.

Anglo firing on (almost) all cylinders

The diversified miner expects iron ore to bounce back this year after it resumed production at its Minas-Rio operation in Brazil.

Tiger sells Oceana stake to Brimstone

Tiger Brands plans to unbundle the rest of its stake in Oceana by the middle of the year as it focuses on its portfolio of core...

OP-ED: Africa brims with opportunity despite enduring risks

At the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos this week, there are several sessions on Africa and the developing world in general where this report is...

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)

Zapiro: Bosasa

Corporate Finance activity of the week

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

Thorts - The Dating Game: Investors & Founders

When investors and early-stage companies engage each other on a possible future together, the differences in their respective M&A experience can be telling.

24 January 2019

Reinet’s value smoulders on BAT decline

The investment company is an alternative entry to British American Tobacco but pays itself management fees.

Imperial CEO steps down early

Marius Swanepoel’s retirement was brought forward after the handover to his successor was concluded earlier than expected.

A generation of unwilling pensioners

A somewhat grey and gloomy reality faces most of us as future-retirees in South Africa. High fees, declining returns, and insufficient contribution and saving rates are...

May Won’t Rule Out Brexit Delay as U.K. Parliament Takes Control

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is refusing to rule out delaying Britain's departure from the European Union as Parliament moves to take over the process to...

Soria Hay: Black Industrialists - a key aspect in government's commitment to grow South Africa

As South Africa enters an election year, the issue of black ownership continues to be a dominant aspect within the country's transformation landscape. This was clearly...

Zapiro: #10YearChallenge

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