11 February 2019

Lake Charles delay rains on Sasol’s shares

Bad weather is one of the reasons given for a delay to Sasol’s biggest project yet, which has resulted in escalating costs.

Lonmin production hit by workers’ deaths

Safety stoppages at its mines following two fatalities resulted in 95,000 tonnes of lost mining production.

Harmony warns of earnings decline

Although first-half production increased by a third, amortisation and depreciation charges will lead to lower earnings.

SASSA switchover hits Finbond’s earnings

The new Post Office card that some social grant recipients have been moved to doesn’t support EFT debits or stop orders.

SONA 2019: Details, Promises, Thuma Mina 2.0 - an election speech designed to lift SA’s spirits

Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address hit all the right notes: from restructuring Eskom to removing the biggest risk to the economy - the quantum of...

08 February 2019

ArcelorMittal SA recovers on rising exports

Higher sales volumes and low cost increases helped the steel producer return to profitability last year.

Woolworths’ David Jones without a CEO

The department store chain has had three CEOs since it was bought by Woolworths in 2014.

Northam to report record operating profit

The platinum producer says its performance has been underpinned by its growth and diversification strategy.

OneLogix overcomes road bumps to grow earnings

The specialist logistics group says it’s well-equipped to both withstand economic headwinds and to exploit emerging opportunities.

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)

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts – Kenyan insolvency regime has two sides that companies must consider

One key reason for financial difficulties faced by some large Kenyan companies is the decision to fund growth through foreign currency debt financing.

07 February 2019

What’s holding Murray back?

With under two months until the expiry of ATON’s mandatory offer, its shares are still trading below the offer price but shareholders still have time.

Sappi’s SA operation adds some gloss

The pulp and paper producer says it has benefited from the diversification of its portfolio of products.

South Deep strike weighs on Gold Fields

The 45-day strike hurt fourth-quarter production at the mine, which has been restructured in an attempt to make it profitable.

Eskom Bonds Are Trading Like There’s a Rescue Plan Already

There's been enough bad news about South Africa's state-owned electricity company in recent months to rattle the hardiest bond investor. Or so you'd think.

Investment for Inclusion series: Part 2 of 6

In the last 20 years, millions of glossy pages of “sustainability reporting” have been unleashed on the world. But it is clear...

06 February 2019

Sea Harvest casts its net wider in Australia

The group says the offer for Mareterram would further diversify its earnings and increase its market share in Australia.

Conditions toughen for Astral

The poultry producer says like many retailers it has been at the receiving end of constrained consumer spending.

Mpact to roll out higher earnings

The packaging and plastics group expects underlying earnings to much higher thanks to a strong showing from its Paper division.

Curro marked down on trading statement

Forecast profit growth may have disappointed the market due to the lofty P/E multiple the private schools group trades on.

Major themes from last week

The two things that stand out the most to me so far are; the ferocious relief rally that we have seen in most global markets and,...

EVITA'S FREE SPEECH: Ep. 180: Evita highlights her pre-SONA Report (Video)

ANC cadre Evita Bezuidenhout tries to expose fake news and highlight alternative facts with a weekly episode of EVITA'S FREE SPEECH.

05 February 2019

Clover suitors churn up a big premium

Clover says the offer is an attractive opportunity for shareholders to realise value in cash and divest of their holdings at a big premium.

Implats rallies on return to profitability

The platinum producer benefited from better prices and higher production due to an improved operational performance and the release of an inventory build-up.

AngloGold Ashanti results likely to shine

The gold producer’s shares declined despite it flagging a more than sevenfold rise in full-year earnings.

MTN declines despite earnings rise

Analysts said clearer guidance was needed from the network operator after the disappointing results of the previous couple of years.

The Week Ahead of 5th February 2019

#ChrisGilmour: The US economy remains strong

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