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...

12 February 2019

MultiChoice to debut on JSE’s Top 40

The video entertainment business will be included on the index of the JSE's 40 most valuable companies, pushing the lowest-ranking company out.

Woolworths loses two directors in Australia

The retailer gave no reasons for the sudden resignation of directors Gail Kelly and Patrick Allaway.

Lights dim as Moody’s responds to SONA

The ratings agency welcomed splitting Eskom into three but said measures had to be taken to stabilise its financial health on a sustainable basis.

The Week Ahead of 12 February 2019

#ChrisGilmour - Can Cyril Ramaphosa execute on his investor-friendly SONA?

EVITA'S FREE SPEECH: Ep. 181: Evita’s nation in a better state (Video)

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

11 February 2019

Lake Charles delay rains on Sasol’s shares

Bad weather is one of the reasons given for a delay to Sasol’s biggest project yet, which has resulted in escalating costs.

Lonmin production hit by workers’ deaths

Safety stoppages at its mines following two fatalities resulted in 95,000 tonnes of lost mining production.

Harmony warns of earnings decline

Although first-half production increased by a third, amortisation and depreciation charges will lead to lower earnings.

SASSA switchover hits Finbond’s earnings

The new Post Office card that some social grant recipients have been moved to doesn’t support EFT debits or stop orders.

SONA 2019: Details, Promises, Thuma Mina 2.0 - an election speech designed to lift SA’s spirits

Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address hit all the right notes: from restructuring Eskom to removing the biggest risk to the economy - the quantum of...

08 February 2019

ArcelorMittal SA recovers on rising exports

Higher sales volumes and low cost increases helped the steel producer return to profitability last year.

Woolworths’ David Jones without a CEO

The department store chain has had three CEOs since it was bought by Woolworths in 2014.

Northam to report record operating profit

The platinum producer says its performance has been underpinned by its growth and diversification strategy.

OneLogix overcomes road bumps to grow earnings

The specialist logistics group says it’s well-equipped to both withstand economic headwinds and to exploit emerging opportunities.

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)

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts – Kenyan insolvency regime has two sides that companies must consider

One key reason for financial difficulties faced by some large Kenyan companies is the decision to fund growth through foreign currency debt financing.

07 February 2019

What’s holding Murray back?

With under two months until the expiry of ATON’s mandatory offer, its shares are still trading below the offer price but shareholders still have time.

Sappi’s SA operation adds some gloss

The pulp and paper producer says it has benefited from the diversification of its portfolio of products.

South Deep strike weighs on Gold Fields

The 45-day strike hurt fourth-quarter production at the mine, which has been restructured in an attempt to make it profitable.

Eskom Bonds Are Trading Like There’s a Rescue Plan Already

There's been enough bad news about South Africa's state-owned electricity company in recent months to rattle the hardiest bond investor. Or so you'd think.

Investment for Inclusion series: Part 2 of 6

In the last 20 years, millions of glossy pages of “sustainability reporting” have been unleashed on the world. But it is clear...

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