04 April 2018

SARS cracks down on non-compliance

The received narrowly missed its 2017/18 collections target and has a tougher goal in the year ahead.

Steinhoff properties may be worth a lot less

A valuation of the group’s Hemisphere portfolio puts it at half of its previous estimates.

Anglo suspends Minas-Rio due to second leak

The diversified miner says production at the iron ore mine will remain suspended for about 90 days while it undertakes a full inspection.

Murray & Roberts bags more mining contracts

The group’s Underground Mining division has seen a 50% rise in its order book over the past month.

ADvTECH bolsters East African schools

The private education group has gained nine schools in Kenya and Uganda through its acquisition of a majority stake in Scholé.

The week ahead

As expected, the SARB’s MPC cut interest rates by a modest 25bp. This will help in a very limited sense to offset the impact of the...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: The world reacts to the death of a lioness

Easter Monday saw the death of a South African woman so famous she could be referred to by just one name: Winnie. In the hours following...

Peter Flack: Cricket Australia – a job well done

Top sportsmen need to be more responsible and realise that, along with the big salaries, endorsements and high public profiles, they owe a duty of care...

03 April 2018

Cracks appear as Nampak plans glass sale

The packaging group expects a first-half loss from Glass while liquidity issues in Zimbabwe remain a problem.

Group Five secures funding as losses deepen

The group says it has managed to secure R650 million in short-term bridge funding which will tide it over until cash starts coming in.

Tiger Brands confirms listeriosis class action

Claimants will seek a declaratory order establishing the nature and extent of the liability of Tiger Brands and Enterprise Foods.

Gold Fields strengthens Ghanaian portfolio

The gold producer is entering a joint-venture with Canada’s Asanko Gold which improves the quality of its gold portfolio in Ghana.

Kore Potash lists on the JSE

The group owns what it hopes is a two-million-tonne a year potash mine in Congo and hopes to raise its profile through the listing.

29 March 2018

Netcare pulls the plug on ailing BMI

Expensive rentals and a lack of cash meant the private hospitals group wasn’t able to respond to changing market dynamics.

Roughed up EOH expects recovery

The business outsourcing group has had to deal with negative media coverage and poor public-sector payment practices.

Phumelela bolts out of the starting gate

The sports betting and media rights group says it’s benefitting from synergies between Betting World and joint-venture partner Supabets.

Basil Read reckons it can keep on going

The construction and engineering group’s 2017 loss has brought into question its ability to keep operating.

Sport in an INCEtant!

There were many moments of brilliance on the sporting field over the past week, my must-see-moment has to be shared between Morne Morkel’s 300th test wicket...

Before you leave on holiday...

You have booked that trip, researched the must-see attractions, recharged all your electronic devices, packed your bags and now… it’s the evening just before you leave...

AbbVie a drug manufacturer with a bigger than 4% dividend yield

Last week the US markets dropped more than 6%. On top of that AbbVie announced the slowing down of trials due to disappointing results, on a...

28 March 2018

Capitec closes in on 10 million customers

The bank plans to introduce funeral plans underwritten by Sanlam as it heads for 10 million customers.

Murray & Roberts slates ATON’s R15 offer

At the proposed offer price, the company’s independent board believes the prospects of ATON successfully delisting the company is very low

Sanlam issues shares to pay for Saham

Sanlam says partly funding the deal with equity will allow it to maintain a conservative level of leverage.

Tiso Blackstar feels advertising pinch

The group has delayed a R40 million special dividend and says it will reconsider paying it after it’s sold its Kagiso Tiso stake.

Basil Read rounds off a bad year with a loss

The construction and engineering group is restructuring, with a planned rights offer and corporate reorganisation.

It’s Complicated: The land issue according to the ANC Nasrec conference

On Monday afternoon the ANC finally published the resolutions from its Nasrec Conference, which finished in December 2017. Yes. There has been a gap of three...

Russia: Six more years of Vladimir Putin’s global play

In the wake of Vladimir Putin's latest crushing electoral victory, J. BROOKS SPECTOR tries to come to grips with the ideas that motivate the Russian president's...

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