05 November 2019

Shoprite gets the tills ringing again

After reporting a decline in profitability last year, the retailer has posted strong first-quarter sales at its SA stores.

Rhodes to dish up stronger earnings

The food producer has benefitted from resilient local sales and a weaker rand versus its major trading currencies.

Redefine calls for political response to ignite growth

The REIT says without action, weak local property fundamentals are likely to prevail as the economy operates in a virtual vacuum.

Delta keeps powder dry as it finalises leases

The property fund is finalising bulk lease renewals with the Department of Public Works as it refinances its debt.

04 November 2019

Taste loses its appetite for food

The group has already found a buyer for Starbucks as it prepares to exit its food operations and focus on its luxury brands.

Dis-Chem to dispense lower earnings

The discount pharmacy chain faced a number of once-off expenses, including the cost of a five-month strike.

Sun International affected by Chile protests

The hotels and casinos group says its results will be affected after the worst unrest in decades disrupted the operations of Sun Dreams.

Exemplar REITail on track with distributions

The real estate investment trust has renewed or re-let expiring leases on the bulk of its properties, with an inflation-beating increase.

Spear REIT buys Liberty Building

The real estate investment trust says the office building in Montague Gardens ticks all the boxes for for its Western Cape property portfolio.

01 November 2019

Private equity makes a play for Rolfes

Shareholders will get a premium for their shares but the offer price is well below the all-time high.

Sibanye-Stillwater mulls dividends as debt declines

The gold and platinum producer says it is on track to reach its debt targets and may resume dividends at the end of next year.

Could solving real challenges be key to enterprise success?

In South Africa, we recycle just 11% of the 42-million tonnes of general waste we create per annum.

Who’s doing what this week in the South African M&A space?

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

Who’s doing what in the African M&A space?

Weekly summary of all Merger & Acquisition activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Comair Limited AGM was refreshing; though there is still some way to go

Comair held its annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 29 October and, as expected, corporate governance (or the lack thereof) was high on the agenda.

Afrimat firing on all cylinders

The group has almost doubled profit due to a strong showing from its iron ore assets and a recovery in construction materials.

Implats on track after tough first quarter

The platinum producer expects to meet its targets despite challenges at its Mimosa and Two Rivers mines.

MTN cushioned by Nigeria and Ghana

The network operator has faced challenging conditions in SA due to weak consumer demand and regulatory changes.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

31 October 2019

Mini-budget paints a bleak picture

Ratings agencies are expected to view the MTBPS as credit negative, with further downgrades possible.

Ascendis takes measures to restore confidence

The pharmaceuticals and healthcare group has swung to a full-year loss due to hefty impairments across its business.

Imperial on course despite obstacles

The logistics group expects high single-digit revenue growth and a low double-digit increase in profit this year.

IAPF ready for growth after capital raise

The fund says its reduced gearing following its listing and subsequent capital and its balance sheet is well-positioned for growth.

Just Share’s preliminary comments on Sasol’s Climate Change Report

Sasol Limited's long-awaited Climate Change Report was released on 28 October 2019.

MTN grows subscribers outside SA

The network operator has reported big increases in service revenue from its businesses in Nigeria and Ghana.

30 October 2019

Prosus defends its Just Eat bid

The group denies associate Delivery Hero was being opportunistic when it reduced its stake in rival bidder

Octodec predicts flat growth as economy stalls

The real estate investment trust expects 2020 to be another challenging year, impacting its ability to grow distributions.

Santova buffeted by SA headwinds

The logistics group says recent acquisitions and a stronger offshore performance will reduce its reliance on South Africa.

Northam to expand Eland with Maroelabult acquisition

The assets lie next door to the Eland mine and will positively impact its build programme and provide additional planning optionality.

Acsion makes slow progress with Sandton mega-project

The property developer and manager expects to deliver Asciopolis at the end of its 2021 financial year.

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