NEWS ARCHIVES


19 February 2019

Amplats steps up dividends after strong year

The platinum producer has improved its payout ratio after restructuring its operations to strip out loss-making ounces and become more efficient.

Implats recovers on rising prices

The platinum producer has swung back to profit, assisted by an improved performance from its Rustenburg mines.

African Phoenix to buy back prefs as part of new strategy

The group is simplifying its capital structure to support its growth as an investment holding company.

Aveng continues with disposals

The infrastructure and resources group has sold its Infraset business to the Colossal Africa Consortium for up to R200 million as part of its restructuring.

What does the PIC teach us about responsible investment?

It would be hard to overstate the importance of the Public Investment Corporation to the South African economy and to our society more broadly.

The Week Ahead of 19 February 2019

#ChrisGilmour: Is the S&P 500 reaching resistance?

Zapiro: Big Talk




18 February 2019

EOH asks law firm to probe subsidiary

The tech services group says it's also working with Microsoft to better understand its decision to cancel agreements with its EOH Mthombo.

Grand Parade dumps Dunkin’ Donuts

The group said it took the decision to exit the US franchises following sustained losses and an unsuccessful process to dispose of them.

Discovery hit with rising death claims

Combined with investment in its new businesses, the group expects to report a decline in first-half earnings after mortality claims spiked.

Resilient cuts its Edcon exposure

The real estate investment trust says Edcon stores occupy a smaller portion of its portfolio following closures and reduced floor space.

Pioneer benefits from rising prices

The branded food producer says while it managed to increase prices in some categories, input costs have also been on the rise.

Steven Boykey Sidley: Eskom and the unseen spider web

As I sit here in darkness again, trapped in the purgatory between outrage and resignation, an emergent fact about Eskom becomes evident.




15 February 2019

Sibanye-Stillwater warns of job cuts as losses continue

The precious metals producer says attempts to contain losses at a number of shafts at its Beatrix and Driefontein mines have proved unsuccessful.

Dis-Chem falls as strike hits earnings

The pharmacy chain says it’s like to miss its earnings target due to the three-month-old strike.

South32 on track to divest of SA coal assets

The commodities producer is divesting of SA Energy Coal as it makes way for black shareholders and reshapes its portfolio.

City Lodge’s vacancies rise ahead of May poll

The hotels group says it expects trading conditions in SA to remain under pressure until after the national elections.

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)

Zapiro: Lost Generation

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Blockchain IPOs: capital raising in a crypto-world

The initial coin offering (ICO), is a crypto answer to finance-raising in a digital world but differences between ICOs and IPOs are critical ones




14 February 2019

Sasol rebounds as Lake Charles output starts

The oil and chemicals group says its new linear low-density polyethylene unit in Louisiana achieved beneficial operations yesterday.

Curro passes the dividend test

The private schools group is paying a fifth of last year’s earnings out as a maiden dividend, leaving it with cash for future investment.

Hyprop sags on Moody’s downgrade

The REIT says Moody’s debt calculation doesn’t take Hystead’s in-country debt into account, or the portion guaranteed by its other major shareholder.

Power cuts take their toll on DRDGold

The mine tailings retreatment specialist says its Ergo operation suffered major power interruptions over 11 days in the second quarter.

Emira cuts rentals in tough market

he property fund says it’s managed to reduce vacancies but had to lower some rentals to incentivise tenants and remain competitive.

ANALYSIS: The politics of Load Shedding: The worst may be yet to come

On Sunday afternoon, South Africa was hit by the first round of load shedding for 2019. On Monday afternoon, Eskom implemented what's called "Stage Four" load...

EDITORIAL: Eskom -- the terrorist attack from within

The battle for Eskom is the battle for South Africa.




13 February 2019

EOH plunges on Microsoft pullout

EOH said ending the Channel Partner Agreement with Microsoft would impact this year’s profit by about R10 million.

WBHO surprises with profit warning

The engineering and construction group says losses on an Australian contract where the work was underestimated will obliterate interim earnings.

Harmony results marred by depreciation charges

Despite a strong result from the gold producer, FNB Wealth says it continues to avoid the gold sector in its entirety.

Spar defies the retail blues

The supermarket and distribution group has reported a strong start to its 2019 financial year, helped by liquor and hardware sales.

OP-ED: Unbundling Eskom -- the good, the bad and the ugly

Now that President Ramaphosa has announced a decision to unbundle Eskom into three separate state-owned entities -- Generation, Transmission and Distribution -- it is a good...

The Interview: Eskom CFO Calib Cassim: 'If we go down, we bring down the sovereign and the economy’

Considering its importance to the South African economy, many people are deeply concerned about Eskom's financial status as a going concern. EE Publishers put Eskom's new...




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