06 December 2018

Weak markets hurt Sanlam

The financial services group expects the economic and operating environment for its business to remain tough.

VCP builds Grand Parade stake ahead of showdown

The “engaged shareholder” raised its stake to 8.05% ahead of last night’s special general meeting.

Balwin redevelops its rental plans

The property developer has already sold units to a new rental company for R98.4 million as it moves to protect its cash flows.

New Prosecutions Boss: Shamila Batohi tasked with fighting factionalism and putting out fires in the NPA

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday appointed Advocate Shamila Batohi to head the NPA, the first woman to lead the institution. Her first task will be to...

Pierre De Vos: Why Communications Minister is legally obliged to respect SABC's independence and work with its board

The SABC and its board have again been plunged into turmoil after the new Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, clashed with the board over plans to...

Mourinho admits top four by end of year is improbable

Jose Mourinho has acknowledged Manchester United are unlikely to meet his target of climbing into the Premier League's top four by the end of 2018.

Money matters: Mazzotti: It's Mrs Malema's property and she pays rent

But growing revelations make clear how the EFF aligns its politics with its money flows.

Analysis: SABC showdown: Board resignations follow clash with new Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams - but common ground can still be found

There is a lot of heat and history in the kitchen where the SABC board and new Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, must meet in order...

Nedbank sets odd-lot price

Shareholders affected by the odd-lot offer will receive R276.48c per share, to be paid out in the next few weeks.

05 December 2018

The recession is over

A strong rebound in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors offset a plunge in mining output.

Italtile glides over tough economy

The tile and sanitary ware group says sales have trended positively despite tough trading conditions.

Pembury to pay in shares for Opti-Baby

The private education and retirement village group is in talks to buy pre-school network Opti-Baby and will settle the deal in shares.

Just Share's submissions on the 2018 Companies Amendment Bill

On 21 September 2018, the Department of Trade and Industry published the Companies Amendment Bill, 2018 for public comment.

Nedbank sets odd-lot price

Shareholders affected by the odd-lot offer will receive R276.48c per share, to be paid out in the next few weeks.

04 December 2018

Schroder’s positioning pays off

The real estate investment trust has sold off lower-yielding properties and bought high-growth industrial assets.

Rebosis reduces office exposure

The property fund will receive as much as R2.19 billion for a number of commercial properties in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Nuclear Energy: Jeff Radebe challenges Necsa board over proper governance

Independent reports are being received by EE Publishers that energy minister Jeff Radebe has asked the Necsa board to provide reasons why it should not be...

Class action against Tiger to proceed

The claims of more than 1 000 victims will now be be able to proceed as one against Tiger Brands in a single matter.

Parliamentary Notebook: Expropriation without compensation set to pass next hurdle, but there's a long road ahead

Land expropriation without compensation is set to pass its second parliamentary hurdle today when the National Assembly debates and votes on the joint constitutional review committee...

DAWN’s days on the JSE are numbered

A company owned by Derek Tod and Luis Baeta has been given a 12-day exclusivity period during which competing offers can't be considered.

Kgomoco Diseko: NET1 Financial inclusion: A Trojan Horse milking the poor

Financial inclusion sounds like a remedy for the discrimination the poor have suffered for decades, but thousands of social grant beneficiaries taking up tempting products have...

Harvey Tyson, 1928 - 2018: 'Unsinkable' editor who always took his job seriously, but never himself

South African newspapersman Harvey Tyson died on Friday, 30 November 2018, aged 90.

03 December 2018

Sygnia navigates tough markets

The financial services and asset management group says an improving second half was derailed by a volatile September.

Group Five dumped by Ghanaian client

The Kpone power project has been plagued by problems and delays, resulting in Cenpower demanding the maximum penalty payment.

NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to Moon

The US space agency on Thursday announced nine private companies, mostly start-ups, that will bid on $2.6 billion in contacts to build spacecraft to carry payloads...

East Africa may lose its crown as ‘cradle of mankind’

Archaeologists in Algeria have discovered stone tools and cut animal bones that may be up to 2.4 million years old, bringing into question East Africa's title...

Naspers on track with MultiChoice unbundling

The internet and media group says listing its pay-TV operations will take it a step further in its evolution into a global consumer internet company.

Purple Group turning Easy

The investment group is rebranding its and Emperor Asset Management businesses in line with its EasyEquities platform.

30 November 2018

intu slumps after it's jilted a second time

A consortium of investors withdrew due to “the uncertainty around current macroeconomic conditions and the potential near-term volatility across markets”.

NEPI Rockcastle calls for Viceroy probe

The company has challenged Viceroy to declare any trading positions they may have had in NEPI Rockcastle at the time the report was issued.

Lonmin back in the black ahead of takeover

The group says it will be better placed as part of a stronger, enlarged and diversified group due to liquidity constraints and required investment.

Cracking results from Quantum Foods

The poultry group has raised its total dividend for the year by 165%, including a special dividend due to its healthy cash position.

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)

Microsoft Becomes World’s Most Valuable Company After Apple Rout

Microsoft Corp. surpassed Apple Inc. to become the world's most valuable publicly traded company. All it took was a $300 billion rout.

Bitcoin Rises After a Terrible Month, But Don’t Call It a Bottom

Bitcoin is headed for the biggest gain since April, providing some welcome relief to battered cryptocurrency investors -- but it may be too soon to call...

Corporate Finance activity of the week

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

Thorts - Impact of Companies Amendment Bill

This amendment will have important consequences in structuring of acquisitions or disposals where a related or inter-related person plays either a direct or indirect role in...

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