19 September 2019

EOH prepares investors for a hefty loss

The company only expects to see the benefits of key strategic initiatives next year.

Afrimat’s first-half profit may double

The group’s Demaneng mine has benefitted from a strong rise in iron ore prices this year.

Pan African pays out after pivotal year

The group has resumed dividend payments and says it is in a good position to benefit from the current gold price environment.

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RDI sells German centre as it cuts retail exposure

The real estate investment trust will use the proceeds from the sale to reduce debt as it focuses on more lucrative sectors.

Gemfields to report lower profit

The coloured gemstone group says revenue from its ruby mine in Mozambique declined in the first half of its financial year.

18 September 2019

Blue Label responds to JSE ultimatum

The JSE has warned the group that it will suspend its shares or even remove them if its results are not out this month.

Comair takes off on SAA settlement

The airline has reported a sharp rise in earnings due to its settlement with SAA over anti-competitive behaviour.

Sasfin trims dividend despite earnings bounce

The niche banking group says it has decided to retain more capital than previously, resulting in a reduced payout.

Exxaro takes control of wind farm JV

The coal and heavy minerals producer is buying out its joint venture partner in Cennergi.

Jubilee makes good progress with Kabwe

The tailings processor says the project has received keen interest from other miners who want to process their metal at its refinery.

Gamsberg project weighs on ELB Group

The capital equipment and services group says it continues to pursue identified opportunities after taking a knock on the zinc project.

17 September 2019

Sasol rebounds on soaring oil price

Sasol has benefitted from a sharp rise in the price of oil following weekend attacks on facilities in Saudi Arabia.

Hospitals deal rescues Afrox

The gases group says it will continue to focus on specific growth opportunities as the local economy remains under pressure.

Alviva overcomes despondency with bigger dividend

The ICT group says it remains cautiously optimistic despite being surrounded by despondency due to the weak trading environment.

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The Week ahead 16 September 2019

The oil price is likely to spike in the wake of drone attacks on Saudi oil installations

Rhodes benefits from rising exports

The food producer is selling more higher-margin products globally and has been assisted by a weaker rand.

Quantum hit by falling egg prices

The poultry and feeds group will report lower full-year earnings as egg prices continue to decline.

KayDav chips away at costs in tough economy

The group says low business confidence levels and consumer caution will continue to constrain growth.

16 September 2019

Old Mutual not backing down on Moyo litigation

The financial services group says a second letter terminating Peter Moyo’s contract remains valid and he is not welcome in the building.

Acquisitions boost Afrocentric’s health

The Medscheme owner has made a number of purchases as it grows its retail business.

Papua New Guinea muscles in on Harmony’s JV

Reports say the new government in Papua New Guinea wants to retain two-fifths of the gold from Wafi-Golpu

It is all about the experience for L2D

The shopping centre owner says the attraction of bricks and mortar stores complemented by unique experiential offerings continue to attract customers

Ingham Analytics issues a note on BHP entitled Earnings outlook remains encouraging

Ingham Analytics says that a visit to Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia reveals the sheer enormity of iron ore exports from Australia.

Labat gets high on cannabis deals

Its shares have jumped following a series of transactions as it establishes a cannabis businesses.

Texton warns of weaker distribution

The property fund says weak macro-economic conditions in SA and the UK have had a big impact on its 2019 dividend.

13 September 2019

Steinhoff granted leniency on record fine

To avoid penalising innocent shareholders further, the FSCA has remitted a portion of an administrative penalty.

AB InBev still mulling Asian IPO

News reports say the flotation could be announced as early as next week, with the share sale aimed at paying down debt.

Spur boosted by global expansion

The restaurant group has reported a healthy rise in earnings as it grows its global franchise.

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Weekly summary of M&A activity by South African companies

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Weekly summary of all M&A activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Safari strikes back at Comprop

The shopping centre owner says the ball is in Comprop’s court as it waits for it to address its concerns.

African Rainbow Capital blessed by Rain

Positive revaluations of data network operator Rain and digital bank TymeBank made up for weaker valuations on other investments.

Bowler Metcalf battens down the hatches

The plastics manufacturer says the sector is likely to remain volatile and it will buy back some of its undervalued shares.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts – New guidelines set to shake up common practice for SA mergers

The Competition Commission’s new guidelines seek to offer a measure of certainty and transparency – missing in the earlier enforcement action.

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