03 February 2020

Tongaat sweetens results with recovery plan

The sugar producer and land owner is expected to resume trading of its shares on the JSE after releasing interim results on Friday.

Sasol prepares investors for earnings fall

The energy and chemicals group blames lower prices for its products and costs associated with its Lake Charles Chemicals Project in the US.

Hudaco calls for urgent action

The automotive and industrial parts distributor says meaningful action is needed from the government to kickstart the economy.

Ninety One prepares for vote

The asset manager aims to demerge from Investec and list in London and Johannesburg in mid-March.

Momentum Metropolitan winds up Alex Forbes deal

The insurance group says the acquisition of AFI will position it in the top three short-term insurers in SA

MC Mining CEO quits

CFO Brenda Berlin will take over in an acting capacity as the coal miner continues to secure funding for its Makhado project.

31 January 2020

Game on for Massmart as it aims for recovery

The retail and wholesale giant will collapse its four divisions into two amid a deteriorating performance.

EOH makes headway with cost savings

The technology group says it has continued trimming the fat as trading conditions remain difficult.

DRDGOLD gets the benefit of West Rand tailings

The tailings retreatment specialist says its interim results include the first period of full production at Far West Gold Recoveries.

Sasol says Lake Charles continues to kick into gear

The chemicals and energy group says the ethoxylates unit at Lake Charles has achieved beneficial operation, ahead of schedule.

Ansarada DealMakers Annual Awards

A look at the shortlisted nominees for the INCE Individual DealMaker of the Year 2019

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

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

Ascendis breaks silence on failed Remedica sale

The pharmaceuticals group says it remains committed to deleveraging its balance sheet but will not sell Remedica on the cheap.

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

Weekly summary of all Merger & Acquisition 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 - Private equity firms’ concerns taken into account in merger control process

The key consideration for private equity firms is how control is viewed regarding the private equity firm’s economic group and how turnover is calculated

30 January 2020

Tongaat ready to trade again

The sugar producer and land owner says its suspension may be lifted next week, giving investors time to absorb its latest financials.

Insider takes top position at Tiger

Noel Doyle will have to deal with the sale of Enterprise Foods and a class action lawsuit following the 2017 listeriosis outbreak.

Renergen misses equity-raise target

The emerging gas and helium producer says it is happy with the support it received and now owns 100 percent of its Virginia Gas Project.

Time to start balancing RAs with 12Js

For individual taxpayers, retirement annuities (RAs) and Section 12J investments (12J investments) are effective annual investment options that allow taxpayers to reduce their income tax or...

Finbond plans to repurchase cheap shares

The mutual bank and lender says buying back undervalued shares makes good use of its excess liquidity.

Ellies sells property ahead of results

The consumer and commercial electronics manufacturer is expected to release its interim results by tomorrow.

29 January 2020

Blue Label punished as Cell C defaults

The decline came despite a debt standstill and after Blue Label impaired its investment in the mobile network operator.

intu sells another centre

The shopping centre owner is disposing of assets and planning a rights issue as it tries to get its balance sheet in order.

Amplats flags bumper earnings

The platinum producer will report headline earnings up to two-and-a-half times higher than 2018 thanks to stronger PGM prices.

Time to start balancing RAs with 12Js

For individual taxpayers, retirement annuities (RAs) and Section 12J investments (12J investments) are effective annual investment options that allow taxpayers to reduce their income tax or...

Spur deals with economic reality

The restaurant group says conditions have been challenging due to the weak economy, rising unemployment and increasing costs.

Diversification pays off for Lewis

The furniture and appliance retailer says strong Black Friday sales helped boost revenue as it extends its focus.

28 January 2020

Woolworths marks down earnings

Strong food sales stood out in a tough period for clothing and homeware and continued difficult conditions in Australia.

Sasol takes Amaglug-glug to A2X

The petrochemicals group says the secondary listing is aimed at increasing value for shareholders and providing more trading options.

Investec fund reduces SA exposure

Investec Property Fund has sold two SA malls which will provide further funding capacity for its growing European logistics portfolio.

Net1 offloads Korean firm to focus on core strategy

The group said KSNET was not reflected in its overall value as it sold it for more than its current market capitalisation.

Pembury addresses CEO, governance concerns

The private schools group says its CEO is resisting after being placed on temporary leave as it investigates various concerns.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 27 January 2020

SA's long bond yields spike in reaction to IMF slashing growth outlook

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