07 May 2018

Dis-Chem results no tonic for investors

Analysts say the discount pharmacy chain’s full-year earnings don’t justify its lofty market valuation.

Limited appetite for Libstar

The food producer just met its IPO goal while Consol held back when it couldn’t raise the targeted R3-R3.5 billion.

Astoria rallies on RAC offer

RECM & Calibre plans to take advantage of Astoria’s NAV discount and will implement its own capital allocation framework at the group.

Hulamin says no immediate impact from US tariffs

In the short to medium term, the direct impact of higher import tariffs is likely to be neutral as there is little available capacity.

OP-ED: Trump's threat to cut US aid to South Africa - the real issues

Unlike the other top 10 nations most frequently voting against the US in the UN, South Africa, in security terms, is viewed as a vital strategic...

ANALYSIS: Does the class action silicosis settlement go far enough?

Phthisis, silicosis, or simply "underground disease": it's a condition which has robbed South African gold miners of their health and livelihood for over a century. Now,...

Zapiro: Holding On

04 May 2018

Light at the end of the tunnel for silicosis victims

Mining companies have agreed on compensation for workers who contracted lung diseases on their mines.

MTN weighs up exposure to China’s ZTE

The mobile operator says it’s assessing both the impact and contingent planning given its exposure to ZTE in its networks.

Sibanye holds back on capex as rand gold price weakens

The gold and platinum miner is cutting back R550 million in capex this year as it defers non-essential spending.

Quantum increases profit estimates

The poultry producer has forecast a massive rise in first-half earnings as the winds turn for the industry.

Sport in an INCEtant! 4 May 2018

The sporting World was set alight last week with many moments of sheer brilliance. Here is my recap of some of the highlights of the last...

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

Go Life International (GLI) has announced a new BEE partner with the sale of a 26% stake in the company to Caligraph for an undisclosed sum.

Corporate finance activity of the week

The company plans to undertake an early redemption of its existing convertible bonds and proposes a R1,8 billion rights issue. The early bond redemption will be...

Act of Retaliation: Trump rejects SA's appeal for exemptions to high steel and aluminium import tariffs

Was this retaliation for South Africa repeatedly voting against the United States in the United Nations General Assembly?

Thorts - Kenya to introduce financial thresholds

Merger notification is not required where the parties to the merger have a combined annual turnover and/or gross asset value in Kenya, whichever is the higher,...

03 May 2018

Mouton opens up about dementia

Jannie Mouton, founder and former CEO of PSG Group, says he’ll stay on as non-executive chairman despite being diagnosed with an early form of dementia.

Harmony gets a lift from Moab Khotsong

The gold miner has raised its production guidance for the year to 1.18 million ounces from 1.1 million due to the inclusion of Moab

Astral to hatch record earnings growth

Results from the poultry producer will be even better than previously anticipated due to a strong couple of months in February and March.

Trencor avoids JSE suspension, for now

The JSE has given Trencor more time to produce its 2017 financial results, which have been delayed due to onerous reporting requirements.

Orion Minerals offloads Connors Arc Project

The proceeds from the sale will enable Orion to progress bankable feasibility study work on the Prieska Zinc-Copper Project in South Africa.

3M (MMM) a solid company to invest in, for both the income and growth portfolio

3M one of the longest dividend paying companies in the US. Take advantage of the recent price drop...

Scorpio: Analysis: The case against Tom Moyane

The list of Tom Moyane's sins is long, most of it grounds for dismissal. Yet the suspended tax boss is still clinging to his job while...

Zapiro: What Witch Hunt?

02 May 2018

Glencore topples as DRC troubles continue

A Democratic Republic of Congo Court has frozen the assets of Glencore subsidiaries over close to $3 billion in unpaid royalties.

UK's Alliance gives Life Healthcare a lift

Alliance Medical has been included in Life’s results for the full six-month period compared with just over four months last year.

Mondi strengthens position in Middle East

The paper and packaging group has bought an Egyptian industrial bag maker, giving it a leading position in that country.

Old Mutual held back by weak markets

The JSE’s All Share Index declined 6.8% in the first quarter of the year, impacting shareholder investment returns.

What are ETFs?

They are listed on the stock exchange, you can buy and sell them as freely as you would any normal share without the need to go...

Trump and Macron planted a tree — but where did it go?

The photograph was seen around the world: US President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron, gilded spades in hand, shovelling dirt over a young sapling.

Barcelona storm to La Liga title but work to be done this summer

Barcelona will bid a glorious farewell to Andres Iniesta after winning La Liga on Sunday to seal a domestic double but this season may mark the...

Evita's Free Speech: Ep. 139: KAKTUS FILES #3 - Colonising the Darkness (Video)

Evita Bezuidenhout celebrates 20 years of her Darling venue Evita se Perron with a weekly episode of 'Evita's Free Speech'. Here's the Episode 139. By PIETER-DIRK...

01 May 2018

‘Avengers’ assemble at top of the box office

It was a record-breaking weekend for the North American box office as "Avengers: Infinity War" steamrolled the competition with heroic takings of $250 million, industry estimates...

The week ahead

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets this week in the US but no change to US interest rates seems likely. Expect another three rate hikes...

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