22 November 2018

Motus accelerates towards JSE listing

The automotive group says its own listing will provide shareholders with an opportunity to participate directly in its success.

Sasol benefits from oil’s recent rise

The price of Brent crude oil topped $86 per barrel early last month but has since fallen back.

Lewis looks to INspire for more growth

Following the acquisition of UFO, Lewis has launched call centre and online business INspire, which targets middle- to high-income customers in urban areas.

Peregrine pays maiden interim dividend

The financial services and wealth management group says the payout is in line with the direction given to shareholders at the time of its restructuring.

Western Cape weighs on Hospitality

The property fund says hotels have also become more competitive in their pricing due to the weak state of the economy.

No End in Sight for Crypto Sell-Off as Bitcoin Breaches $4,250

Turmoil engulfed cryptocurrency markets again on Tuesday, with every major coin extending a rout that's rocked confidence in the nascent asset class just as U.S. regulators...

Days of Zondo: Politics of distraction at play as EFF drowns out Gordhan's testimony

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan says that the fight against corruption is being hamstrung by the politics of disruption. This week, those politics came to...

Reg Rumney: Let us avoid privatisation by default at our public broadcaster

Nothing would please market fundamentalists more than the media market being left entirely to the private sector. Be careful what you wish for, the saying goes....

21 November 2018

Coronation sees more value in SA assets

Following their relative underperformance over the past year, the fund manager says the major SA asset classes present opportunities.

Pepkor slumps on earnings decline

The retailer says one-off costs related to a third-party debt provision and share dilution will leave full-year HEPS as much as 42% lower.

SANTACO takes a stake in SA Taxi

Over the past decade, Transaction Capital’s SA Taxi has extended loans of close to R22 billion to taxi operators.

Rhodes Foods more bullish on its outlook

A turnaround at Ma Baker is progressing well while the end of the drought in the Western Cape will return its international business to profitability.

ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS: Trade misinvoicing costs South Africa $7.4bn in tax a year

While SARS is scrambling to meet collection targets, a new report estimates the country lost $37-billion in revenue to trade misinvoicing in five years. Trade misinvoicing...

Cryptocurrencies Falter as Bitcoin Tumbles Toward $5,000 Level

Cryptocurrencies resumed their slump on Monday, with Bitcoin falling toward $5,000 in the wake of a split of one of the largest major tokens.

FinChatBot secures $500k investment from Compass & Kalon VP

South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners and Mauritius-based Compass Venture Capital are pleased to announce their co-investment into...

20 November 2018

Steinhoff names new CEO as restructuring progresses

Louis du Preez, who has been leading the restructuring negotiations, will replace Danie van der Merwe, who steps down at the end of the year.

Naspers flags first-half earnings rise

Headline earnings and earnings per share increased considerably as a result of its share of fair-value gains recognised by Tencent.

UK exit boosts Netcare’s profit

The private hospitals group has declared a special dividend of 40c per share following a detailed review of its portfolio, capital structure and capital requirements.

Pioneer faces pressure despite improvement

The branded food producer has reported a big improvement full-year earnings but said pressure started to emerge in the second half.

Astral benefits from higher prices and lower feed costs

After a strong year, the poultry producer says its near-term prospects can be regarded as a mixed bag of negative and positive factors.

The Week Ahead of 20 November 2018

#ChrisGilmour - Global growth slowing but US growth keeps chugging along...

Sponsored - 10 mistakes to avoid in your will

Many people think a simple, one-page document is all they need to transfer ownership of their worldly possessions to their heirs. Some even go so far...

Days of Zondo: Gordhan, Malema and evidence about Zuma will make for a potent week at State Capture probe

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday is likely to be the most politically contested. Gordhan...

Evita's free speech: Ep. 169: Evita insists - Equality starts at home (Video)

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

19 November 2018

BAT drags on Reinet

The investment group says it continues to take comfort in the tobacco giant’s underlying financial results despite a slide in its share price this year.

Sibanye sparkles on dividend prospects as metals rise

As palladium rose to a record high, the company said it planned to resume dividends in 2020.

Group Five gets no relief from the courts

The High Court of Johannesburg said it was unable to interdict the construction group’s Ghanaian client from demanding penalties for project delays.

Novus impacted by new Media24 contract

The print and packaging group has had to adjust after Media-24 renegotiated a printing agreement on less favourable terms.

May's Brexit Bombardment Wins Her Sympathy From Fatigued Public

With Britain in another meltdown over Brexit, there are signs the attacks on Prime Minister Theresa May aren't going down well with people away from the...

Nintendo Bets New Hex-Nut Pokémon Will Boost Switch Sales

Nintendo Co. is gambling that it can sell millions of Switch consoles this holiday season by introducing a new Pokémon game that interacts with the free-to-play...

16 November 2018

Mediclinic falls after impairing Swiss operation

The private hospitals group says regulatory changes are significantly impacting the healthcare market in Switzerland and all operators are affected.

Investec on track for demerger

The specialist bank and asset manager says it delivered a sound performance notwithstanding a challenging operating environment.

Sappi bullish on its prospects

After reporting an improved fourth-quarter, the paper and pulp producer has predicted a strong start to 2019.

Woolworths food sales make up for weaker clothing

The retailer says after a smaller winter sales affected first-quarter sales, womenswear, in particular, showed signs of life in October.

Bitcoin Plummets Below $6,000 to Lowest Level in Over a Year

Bitcoin tumbled below $6,000 for the first time since August and reached its lowest level in over a year, breaking the recent stretch of tranquility exhibited...

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Corporate finance activity of the week

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Thorts - Foreign lenders; South African borrowers

When a foreign lender advances a loan to a South African borrower, three key sets of laws or regulations must be considered...

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