18 July 2019

Altron loses Tshwane broadband contract

The group says it is not ruling out an appeal after the High Court set the contract aside due to tender irregularities.

AECI warns of temporary earnings blip

The chemicals and explosives group says once-off restructuring costs will be offset by the resultant benefits.

Implats plans to settle pricey bonds

The platinum producer wants to use the tailwind of higher rand PGM prices to reduce debt and optimise its balance sheet.

BHP rebounds after Tropical Cyclone Veronica

The world’s biggest mining company reported a strong fourth quarter after a cyclone disrupted its Australian iron ore operations in March.

In conversation with Mark Ingham

Always good to have expert insights in challenging economic times with Ingham Analytics

Amplats finalises transfer of BRPM to RBPlat

The Department of Mineral Resources has granted its unconditional consent for the transfer of the mining rights to RBPlat.

17 July 2019

EOH uncovers R1.2 billion in dubious deals

A report by ENS has uncovered unsubstantiated payments, tender irregularities and other unethical business deals in public sector business.

Amplats more than doubles earnings

Shareholders are in line for a bigger dividend as the group benefits from higher rand PGM prices and a recent restructuring.

Ingenuity plans to delist

The company says it has not experienced material benefits from being on the JSE and delisting will allow it to focus on its performance.

NEPI progresses with Romanian office sale

AFI Europe has exclusivity for eight weeks to conduct a due diligence exercise on the €309 million office portfolio.

Sasol - Implications of the Rand at R14/USD

Ingham Analytics has adjusted earnings estimates and assume a lower oil price and chemicals prices. Whilst there is negative free cash flow after expansion capital expenditure...

16 July 2019

EOH executives quit

The two divisional CEOs resigned with immediate effect ahead of the release of a report into public sector contracts.

AB InBev pulls Hong Kong listing

The brewer said the decision not to proceed with the public offering was partly due to prevailing market conditions.

enX sells Eqstra to Bidvest

Bidvest will pay an enterprise value of R3.1 billion for the fleet management and logistics business.

IDC puts up funding for Makhado

The R245 million facility will be used to develop the west pit and modify the existing Vele Colliery processing plant.

It sometimes feels like I am a one trick pony

It sometimes feels like I am a one trick pony… all I ever do when I write these is moan about how difficult conditions in South...

PFG and Zeder cautionaries raise speculation

It was suggested that Pioneer may be about to make an acquisition or that Zeder could unbundle its stake in the food producer.

15 July 2019

Steinhoff’s murky future

Losses have narrowed but unless it’s given the space to stabilise its business, its ability to continue as a going concern will be hampered.

Hulamin addresses flagging demand

The aluminium products manufacturer is looking for new markets due to a decline in demand from the US and carmakers.

Pan African beats targets

The gold producer has benefited from a restructuring but says protest action at its Barberton Mine has resulted in lost production days.

Rebosis offloads New Frontier stake for R700

The real estate investment trust blames its stake in the UK shopping centre owner for its depressed share price.

Phumelela hobbled by more hurdles

The sports betting and horse racing group says it won’t be in a position to pay a final dividend as conditions continue to deteriorate.

The Week Ahead of 15 July

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12 July 2019

Blue Label plays down Cell C letter

Cell C’s biggest shareholder says no material concerns or issues have been uncovered in a “deep dive” into the network operator's business practices.

Woolworths back on trend

Sales at the retailer’s Fashion, Beauty and Home divisions have picked up but conditions in Australia remain challenging.

Nampak makes progress with glass disposal

The packaging group says it and the prospective buyer are fully committed to concluding the transaction.

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Mondi ready for simplified structure

The paper and packaging group will start trading under a single holding company structure at the end of the month.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Investing in Africa: Why Egypt?

Egypt is emerging as one of the best reform stories in the EEMEA thanks to the approval by the IMF of financial assistance in 2016.

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