27 June 2019

Exxaro volumes fall on lower Medupi demand

The coal and heavy minerals producer says production volumes are down so far this year, while coal export prices have also declined.

New CEO for PPC

The cement producer says the former Holcim executive will take over as soon as his work permit has been approved.

Tough times for cement producer Sephaku

The cement and concrete producer plans to reduce debt while assessing future growth opportunities.

Sibanye enters JV with Generation Mining

The gold and platinum producer says selling a stake to Generation unlocks immediate value for the group.

Gemfields goes for gold

Although the group is focused on coloured gemstones, it said evidence of gold near its ruby mine couldn’t be ignored.

Grit targets premium listing

The pan-African property investor says it’s also considering its options to raise more capital to fund a pipeline of potential opportunities.

Sanlam a preferred Insurance sector stock for Ingham Analytics

Ingham Analytics rate Sanlam, together with Discovery, as the two preferred stocks in the life insurance sector. Sanlam’s income yield is both secure and attractive

26 June 2019

Omnia’s earnings implode

The chemicals, fertilizer and explosives group has reported a more than R1 billion swing in profitability following a tough year for all its divisions.

Anglo Platinum flags higher earnings

Shareholders could be in for a bumper payout after the platinum producer changes its dividend policy last year.

Etion wraps up a tough 2019

Declining demand brought on by economic uncertainty impacted the digital technology group as it completed a restructuring.

Edcon reduces Resilient's distribution

The real estate investment trust says its 2019 distribution will be at the lower end of previous guidance, partly due to its Edcon exposure.

Wescoal ‘disappointed’ as it reports lower earnings

The coal producer says its second-half performance was impacted by disruptions, including industrial action at its Vanggatfontein mine.

Metrofile to exit non-core business following review

The documents storage business plans to sell or close three businesses and expand its digital services offering.

25 June 2019

JSE hit by poor market sentiment

The stock-exchange operator says the difficult economic environment in SA has impacted investor appetite.

Equites lined up for July listing on A2X

The property fund sees a secondary listing on A2X as an opportunity to attract new investors and deliver more value for shareholders.

Invicta grows earnings after toughest year ever

The engineering and capital equipment group says just about every sector it operates in has been under severe pressure.

Kibo strikes energy storage accord

The announcement of the partnership with ESS Tech came alongside the release of its 2018 financial results.

Tsogo places leftover hotel shares

Some shareholders were unable to receive stock in Tsogo Sun Hotels in this month’s unbundling.

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CDC to invest in Mettle’s solar rollout

A consortium headed by the British development finance institution will ultimately hold 40% of Mettle Solar Investments.

Etion warns of a full-year loss

Apart from a umber of once-off costs, the digital technology group says customers are spending less on projects.

24 June 2019

Naspers delays Euronext listing after postage blunder

The group now expects to list its international internet assets on Euronext Amsterdam in September.

Naspers grows profit by a quarter in transformational year

The group says it has completed its transition to a global consumer internet group as it prepares for an Amsterdam listing.

PPC forecasts rock-solid results

The cement producer says debt is down and headline earnings will be at least a third higher.

MC Mining updates Chinese agreement

Under the deal, Haohua Energy International will help arrange funding for the development of MC’s coking coal assets.

PBT returns to profitability

The IT services group has bounced back after exiting its loss-making operations in the Middle East and Africa while expanding in Western Europe.

21 June 2019

Little hope for Group Five shareholders

The construction group’s business rescue practitioners say while creditors may recover their loans, there will be no equity left.

Accelerate pins hopes on Fourways super centre

Despite the negative short-term outlook for local property, the fund expects the extended shopping mall to serve as a catalyst for future opportunities.

Volatile markets pare Peregrine’s earnings

The wealth manager and financial services group earned lower performance fees from Stenham and Peregrine Capital last year.

Insimbi bulks up on recycled metal

The metals and plastics group is expanding its client base and trading network with the acquisition of Gauteng-based Treppo.

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Hosken strengthens Cape bus operation

The investment company has taken full ownership of two bus services in the Western Cape.

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