29 January 2020

Blue Label punished as Cell C defaults

The decline came despite a debt standstill and after Blue Label impaired its investment in the mobile network operator.

intu sells another centre

The shopping centre owner is disposing of assets and planning a rights issue as it tries to get its balance sheet in order.

Amplats flags bumper earnings

The platinum producer will report headline earnings up to two-and-a-half times higher than 2018 thanks to stronger PGM prices.

Time to start balancing RAs with 12Js

For individual taxpayers, retirement annuities (RAs) and Section 12J investments (12J investments) are effective annual investment options that allow taxpayers to reduce their income tax or...

Spur deals with economic reality

The restaurant group says conditions have been challenging due to the weak economy, rising unemployment and increasing costs.

Diversification pays off for Lewis

The furniture and appliance retailer says strong Black Friday sales helped boost revenue as it extends its focus.

28 January 2020

Woolworths marks down earnings

Strong food sales stood out in a tough period for clothing and homeware and continued difficult conditions in Australia.

Sasol takes Amaglug-glug to A2X

The petrochemicals group says the secondary listing is aimed at increasing value for shareholders and providing more trading options.

Investec fund reduces SA exposure

Investec Property Fund has sold two SA malls which will provide further funding capacity for its growing European logistics portfolio.

Net1 offloads Korean firm to focus on core strategy

The group said KSNET was not reflected in its overall value as it sold it for more than its current market capitalisation.

Pembury addresses CEO, governance concerns

The private schools group says its CEO is resisting after being placed on temporary leave as it investigates various concerns.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 27 January 2020

SA's long bond yields spike in reaction to IMF slashing growth outlook

27 January 2020

Sasol claims limited damage at Lake Charles

The petrochemicals group says an explosion a fortnight ago only affected one unit at the US chemicals project.

Pepkor held back by late start to school year

The late start to the school year meant many parents put off buying new uniforms until January.

Reinet gets go-ahead to broaden mandate

The investment group now has the scope to increase its exposure to certain key assets in the long-term interest of shareholders.

Pan African on track to meet guidance

Despite electricity constraints and unrest at Barberton Mines, the gold producer is more than half-way towards its target.

Bowler Metcalf recovers from plastics strike

The plastics manufacturer says its trading results have been restored after a crippling strike in the plastics sector last year.

24 January 2020

Anglo meets targets on mixed performance

The diversified mining group benefited from increased PGM output and the continued ramp up of its Minas-Rio iron ore mine in Brazil.

Clicks continues healthy performance

The pharmacy, health and beauty retailer credits a resilient brand and defensive offering for cash-strapped consumers.

AVI to report reduced profit after tough first half

The consumer goods group says stronger operating profit from its food and beverages was offset by a decline in its personal and footwear brands.

AMSA to report loss as it cuts jobs

The steel producer says 2019 was the most challenging year for the world steel industry since the global financial crisis.

Ansarada DealMakers Annual Awards shortlists

The release of the shortlist of nominees for the 2019 BEE Deal of the Year and a look at the deals nominated for Deal of the...

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

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

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

Weekly summary of all Merger & Acquisition activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Marauding through the related party requirements’ inconsistencies

The Exemption Provisions are insufficient as they are currently drafted – an amendment is suggested which would capture the entire scope of both sections without complication

23 January 2020

Shoprite keeps the tills ringing

The supermarket group has reported strong first-half sales despite the impact of load shedding and currency depreciation in some markets.

Naspers sells Prosus shares worth R24 billion

Naspers says increasing the Prosus free float will allow more investors to get exposure to the largest European consumer internet stock by value.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on Prosus entitled “Hunger Games”

Ingham Analytics has issued a fascinating insight into Prosus.

BAT recovery boosts Reinet

The net asset value of the Reinet Fund has been supported by an improvement in its holding in British American Tobacco.

Equites lines up more logistics tenants

The real estate investment trust is developing a number of properties in SA and the UK for blue chip tenants.

The “fund”amentals of Section 12J investing

Over the past 5 years, Section 12J funds have become increasingly popular tax shielding mechanisms for taxpayers.

Europa Metals to stop drilling while it regroups

For the time being, the metals exploration company says it sees limited additional incremental value from continued drilling.

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