NEWS ARCHIVES


07 October 2019

Stormy times for Adcorp

Drought and flooding in Australia are just a couple of the factors that have impacted its first-half earnings.

Famous Brands flips a juicier burger

The restaurant group will report a big rise in first-half earnings after a hefty impairment last year.

Sibanye-Stillwater to restructure as platinum ops grow

The gold and platinum producer plans to list a new holding company, which will acquire Sibanye Gold.

Marshall Monteagle sells distribution business to SPAR

The group is selling its stake in Monteagle Africa to customer SPAR.

Aveng offloads Grinaker-LTA business

The group has sold its Mechanical and Electrical business to a black consortium as it continues to dispose of non-core operations.

Jasco sells electrical division

The group will use the proceeds from the sale to redeem a corporate bond, strengthen its balance sheet and free up management time.




04 October 2019

Raubex sees signs of renewed construction activity

The group will report a much-improved start to its financial year thanks to work on renewable energy projects.

Datatec turnaround gains pace

The ICT company expects to report a big increase in first-half earnings as the recovery at Westcon International continues.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on the healthcare sector of the JSE

Ingham Analytics issues a note on the healthcare sector of the JSE.

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

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

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

Weekly summary of all Merger & Acquisition activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Zeder harvests less from investments

The investment holding company says its portfolio continues to feel the impact of tough conditions in the food and related business sector.

Vunani warns of lower earnings

The financial services group says community unrest resulted in an 80 percent decline in production at its commodities trading business.

Pembury takes tough decisions to ensure sustainability

Current liabilities exceed current assets but the group has put its retirement villages business up for sale as it focuses on education.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Ignorance is bliss, or is it?

The application of s46, read with s4 of the Companies Act, is to protect minority shareholders and to hold directors personally liable for the unlawful distribution




03 October 2019

Ascendis sinks on results delay

The pharmaceuticals and healthcare group has blamed the complexities of accounting for discontinued operations and new reporting standards.

Bidcorp finds buyer for UK food logistics unit

Bidcorp says the QSR contract logistics market is non-core which is why it is selling Best Foods Logistics.

Cartrack’s earnings accelerate

The fleet management and vehicle recovery group has benefitted from a strong rise in subscriber numbers over the past year.

Sirius builds acquisition war chest

The German-focused property group has a pipeline of acquisitions lined up and is also growing its Titanium joint venture.

End of the road for Tiso’s Robor

The investment company says it was unable to commit any further capital to support the steelmaker, particularly as it was a non-core asset.




02 October 2019

Murray falls as ATON walks away

The German investment company has dropped its hostile takeover bid but will remain a significant shareholder in the local company.

Net1 told to repay SASSA

The group appealed a High Court ruling that return back an additional payment it received for biometrical registrations of social grant recipients.

Mid Cap Darlings - Momentum Metropolitan Holdings

Whether it's an investment policy, funeral plan, retirement solutions or medical aid, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings are those fellas that have been providing those solutions for decades.

Are C-Suite ready for ‘tech’ or just mouthing the words? The Nomad Now case study

Ross Paton and Claire Millward from the market-changing recruitment platform, Nomad Now, share with us their experience and challenges in rolling out a tech platform that...

TeleMasters pays dividend as it shifts direction

The telecommunications solutions company is cash generative due to its annuity-based business model.

Wesizwe moves forward with Bakubung mine

The platinum producer is closer to commissioning its 1-million tonne per year mine outside Rustenburg.

Europa Metals closer to the big reveal

The mining exploration company will soon be able to make an initial determination of the lead, zinc and silver at its Toral project.




01 October 2019

Rolfes holds back on dividend as talks continue

After paying a 4c interim dividend, the specialty chemicals group said it had deferred consideration of a final payout due to buyout talks.

No dividend as Trencor prepares for Textainer listing

The group plans to repurchase shares in an odd-lot offer and will unbundle its Textainer holding to shareholders.

MC gears up for Makhado

The coal producer says it expects to start Phase 1 of the project before the end of March.

Strike and cheap imports hit York Timber’s earnings

The group made a strong comeback in the second half of the year and has implemented measures to safeguard its operations.

The Week Ahead 30 September 2019

Trade tension coupled with a possible Trump impeachment roil equity markets.

Grit misses target after London listing

The pan-African real estate company says currency headlines and the costs of corporate activity reined in its total shareholder return.

Conduit Capital weighed down by weak economy

The group has swung to a loss due to mark-to-market losses on its equity portfolio and weaker results from its motor books.




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