05 March 2019

Stadio rallies on strong 2018 growth

The group more than doubled student numbers after a string of acquisitions as it takes advantage of the demand for private tertiary education.

Bidvest shakes off weak economy

The industrial services, trading and distribution group has grown earnings against a frail economic backdrop and is preparing for a new CEO.

RCL cries fowl over cheap imports

The food producer says there’s an oversupply of chicken in the market due to imports, while high levels of imported sugar remain even after the government...

Rolfes back on the road to recovery

The speciality chemicals group has sacrificed margin in a competitive environment but says it’s refined its strategy and is going back to basics.

MAS’s move east pays dividends

The property investor has raised its interim distribution by 40% as its strategy to target growth assets in Central and Eastern Europe pays off.

The Week Ahead of 4 March 2019

The S&P 500 breaches the psychologically-important 2 800 level.

Frothy end to 2018 for the world’s biggest brewer

After a tough 2018 which saw AB InBev cut its dividend to reduce debt, sales have improved and it forecasts a better 2019.

04 March 2019

Landlords step up in Edcon recapitalisation

Property groups have agreed to reduce floor space, cut rentals and buy equity as they participate in the rescue one of their biggest tenants.

African growth leaves Distell in high spirits

While local volumes dipped in the six months to end-December, African markets outside of SA consumed more of Distell’s wines and spirits.

Hyprop benefits from move offshore

The shopping centre owner says it has agreed to support Edcon as part of its restructuring proposal and may take up an equity stake in the...

ARM lifts dividend despite hefty impairment

The diversified miner is in discussions with its partner in Nkomati, Norilsk Nickel, on the mine’s future.

Newsdeck: Musk Warns Loss Likely as Tesla Shuts Stores, Cuts Model 3 Cost

Elon Musk is delivering on one big promise -- a $35,000 Model 3 -- while warning Tesla Inc. may not be able to pull off a...

Pieter-Dirk Uys: OPINIONISTA: To be or Not to be: The theatrical writing (or rioting) is on the wall

In the 2019 Budget speech, the creation of a South African National Theatre was mooted. But is it a step in the right direction? Many citizens...

01 March 2019

Mondi in position for the paper chase

The paper and packaging group says it’s well-placed for the move from plastic to paper.

Massmart cautious after weak 2018

A combination of low sales growth, higher expenses and restructuring costs resulted in reduced earnings and a lower dividend for shareholders.

Implats slashes debt as profit returns

The mining group says fundamentals for palladium and rhodium remain strong, with platinum expected to recover in the medium term.

BAT results clouded by lawsuits and regulatory challenges

Full-year earnings beat guidance but the tobacco group’s shares have failed to ignite due to regulatory pressure and lawsuits.

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

DealMakers AFRICA held its annual Awards event in Nairobi, Kenya to celebrate the achievements of the M&A industry (excluding SA)

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

Weekly summary of M&A activity by South African companies

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Will SA’s competition bill hinder M&A activity?

The Bill has been met by various objections and concerns around the potential negative impact it could have on economic activity

28 February 2019

MultiChoice rises on JSE debut

Naspers will unbundle its holding in MultiChoice Group to shareholders tomorrow as it focuses on its global internet businesses.

NEPI Rockcastle tempers expectations for 2019

The Central and Eastern European property investor is forecasting lower distribution growth for the year ahead.

Capco still deciding on Earls Court property

The London property owner says a demerger of its Covent Garden and Earls Court interests could be implemented promptly, but there are other options.

Fairvest confident about distribution growth

The shopping centre owner says the lower end of the market it serves has proved to be more resilient to the tough economy.

Tradehold plans possible unbundling

If the transaction goes ahead, SA subsidiary Collins Group may be listed on the JSE and unbundled to Tradehold’s shareholders.

EVITA'S FREE SPEECH: Ep. 183: Evita’s Leap Year Anniversary (Video)

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

27 February 2019

Shoprite cuts dividend after tough first half

Many factors weighed on the supermarket group's first-half performance, which it says shouldn't be seen as a reflection of its fundamental strength.

No dividend from WBHO as Australia contract wipes out earnings

The engineering and construction group has made provisions for expected losses on an Australian roads contract that it says are unprecedented.

Explosive results from AECI

The chemicals and explosives group has benefited from strong demand from the global mining sector as well as recent acquisitions.

Motus accelerates in stagnant market

The automotive business has grown first-half earnings despite flat vehicle sales.

Cashbuild feels the pinch

The building materials retailer says after a tough first half, sales have declined in the first few weeks of the second half of its financial year.

Zapiro: SOE Plan

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