01 March 2019

Mondi in position for the paper chase

The paper and packaging group says it’s well-placed for the move from plastic to paper.

Massmart cautious after weak 2018

A combination of low sales growth, higher expenses and restructuring costs resulted in reduced earnings and a lower dividend for shareholders.

Implats slashes debt as profit returns

The mining group says fundamentals for palladium and rhodium remain strong, with platinum expected to recover in the medium term.

BAT results clouded by lawsuits and regulatory challenges

Full-year earnings beat guidance but the tobacco group’s shares have failed to ignite due to regulatory pressure and lawsuits.

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

DealMakers AFRICA held its annual Awards event in Nairobi, Kenya to celebrate the achievements of the M&A industry (excluding SA)

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

Weekly summary of M&A activity by South African companies

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Will SA’s competition bill hinder M&A activity?

The Bill has been met by various objections and concerns around the potential negative impact it could have on economic activity

28 February 2019

MultiChoice rises on JSE debut

Naspers will unbundle its holding in MultiChoice Group to shareholders tomorrow as it focuses on its global internet businesses.

NEPI Rockcastle tempers expectations for 2019

The Central and Eastern European property investor is forecasting lower distribution growth for the year ahead.

Capco still deciding on Earls Court property

The London property owner says a demerger of its Covent Garden and Earls Court interests could be implemented promptly, but there are other options.

Fairvest confident about distribution growth

The shopping centre owner says the lower end of the market it serves has proved to be more resilient to the tough economy.

Tradehold plans possible unbundling

If the transaction goes ahead, SA subsidiary Collins Group may be listed on the JSE and unbundled to Tradehold’s shareholders.

EVITA'S FREE SPEECH: Ep. 183: Evita’s Leap Year Anniversary (Video)

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

27 February 2019

Shoprite cuts dividend after tough first half

Many factors weighed on the supermarket group's first-half performance, which it says shouldn't be seen as a reflection of its fundamental strength.

No dividend from WBHO as Australia contract wipes out earnings

The engineering and construction group has made provisions for expected losses on an Australian roads contract that it says are unprecedented.

Explosive results from AECI

The chemicals and explosives group has benefited from strong demand from the global mining sector as well as recent acquisitions.

Motus accelerates in stagnant market

The automotive business has grown first-half earnings despite flat vehicle sales.

Cashbuild feels the pinch

The building materials retailer says after a tough first half, sales have declined in the first few weeks of the second half of its financial year.

Zapiro: SOE Plan

26 February 2019

Lakes Charles intact as Sasol raises its dividend

The oil and chemicals group reported a strong rise in interim earnings helped by better performances from Natref and Sasol Mining.

Hammerson scales back as consumers go online

The shopping centre owner plans to sell more properties as it streamlines its portfolio and pays down debt.

L2D reduces vacancies in tough environment

The shopping centre owner says its performance has been supported by an improved tenant mix in the shops previously occupied by Stuttafords.

Are your pension investments contributing to inequality?

In 2018, a World Bank report found that inequality had deepened in South Africa since the start of democracy, and ranked the country the most unequal...

Super Group gets a lift from commodities demand

The logistics group says the continuing strong African commodities environment has helped compensate for a lacklustre consumer demand.

The Week Ahead of 25 February 2019

The slump in global trade continues, as evidenced by the recent drop in Japanese exports to China.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) A solid dividend growth share for the long-term portfolio.

LMT is currently fairly valued. However, it has solid growth potential for the foreseeable future.

25 February 2019

Tongaat plunges on bitter update

The sugar producer and landowner will enter into discussions with its lenders this week as it prepares to report a full-year loss.

Cell C adds new shareholder as CEO steps down

Blue Label announced Cell C’s CEO was leaving, a new shareholder was coming on board and it would report an interim loss.

Northam posts record operating profit on destocking

The platinum producer has reported a strong rise in first-half metal sales as it dug up more metal and reduced its stockpiles.

ANALYSIS: It is perfectly legitimate to scrutinise Ramaphosa's business buddies during his presidency - here's why

Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe took the unusual step last week of calling a press conference to deny rumours that he would benefit in any way from...

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