NEWS ARCHIVES


21 February 2019

Eskom powered by budget bailout

A R23 billion bailout for Eskom this year will add to government’s spending burden and a rising budget shortfall.

EOH chairman quits for the sake of good governance

Under new CEO Stephen van Coller, the group has committed to strict corporate governance and has appointed ENSafrica to review all public-sector contracts.

European diners boost Bidcorp’s sales

The food services group’s European operations were the stand-out performers in the first six months of its financial year.

intu scraps dividend after tough year

The retail property group plans to retain cash and pay down debt after weak sentiment diminished the value of its shopping centres.

Tiger Brands gets inflationary lift

The branded foods group says it's benefitted from selling price category in a number of categories but hasn’t been able to recover cost increases.

Zapiro: Budget 2019




20 February 2019

Clover buyout still likely, despite opposition

While Brimstone may pull out of the consortium offering investors R25 per share, analysts believe it has enough support from shareholders to succeed.

Should you divest of your Clover shares?

There is a good argument to be made that the Milco buyout at R25 represents decent value for current shareholders...

Lower exports fail to derail Kumba’s dividend

The iron ore producer is returning all of last year’s headline earnings to shareholders through its dividend payments.

AngloGold Ashanti to sell more mines

The gold producer is divesting of mines that don’t deliver the returns it can achieve with other opportunities.

Comair loses altitude on rising fuel prices

The airline will take delivery of six new aircraft this year which will mitigate high fuel prices and enhance the potential revenue per flight.

What is your password?

Do you change your passwords often? Of course not! We are too busy...




19 February 2019

Amplats steps up dividends after strong year

The platinum producer has improved its payout ratio after restructuring its operations to strip out loss-making ounces and become more efficient.

Implats recovers on rising prices

The platinum producer has swung back to profit, assisted by an improved performance from its Rustenburg mines.

African Phoenix to buy back prefs as part of new strategy

The group is simplifying its capital structure to support its growth as an investment holding company.

Aveng continues with disposals

The infrastructure and resources group has sold its Infraset business to the Colossal Africa Consortium for up to R200 million as part of its restructuring.

What does the PIC teach us about responsible investment?

It would be hard to overstate the importance of the Public Investment Corporation to the South African economy and to our society more broadly.

The Week Ahead of 19 February 2019

#ChrisGilmour: Is the S&P 500 reaching resistance?

Zapiro: Big Talk




18 February 2019

EOH asks law firm to probe subsidiary

The tech services group says it's also working with Microsoft to better understand its decision to cancel agreements with its EOH Mthombo.

Grand Parade dumps Dunkin’ Donuts

The group said it took the decision to exit the US franchises following sustained losses and an unsuccessful process to dispose of them.

Discovery hit with rising death claims

Combined with investment in its new businesses, the group expects to report a decline in first-half earnings after mortality claims spiked.

Resilient cuts its Edcon exposure

The real estate investment trust says Edcon stores occupy a smaller portion of its portfolio following closures and reduced floor space.

Pioneer benefits from rising prices

The branded food producer says while it managed to increase prices in some categories, input costs have also been on the rise.

Steven Boykey Sidley: Eskom and the unseen spider web

As I sit here in darkness again, trapped in the purgatory between outrage and resignation, an emergent fact about Eskom becomes evident.




15 February 2019

Sibanye-Stillwater warns of job cuts as losses continue

The precious metals producer says attempts to contain losses at a number of shafts at its Beatrix and Driefontein mines have proved unsuccessful.

Dis-Chem falls as strike hits earnings

The pharmacy chain says it’s like to miss its earnings target due to the three-month-old strike.

South32 on track to divest of SA coal assets

The commodities producer is divesting of SA Energy Coal as it makes way for black shareholders and reshapes its portfolio.

City Lodge’s vacancies rise ahead of May poll

The hotels group says it expects trading conditions in SA to remain under pressure until after the national elections.

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)

Zapiro: Lost Generation

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Blockchain IPOs: capital raising in a crypto-world

The initial coin offering (ICO), is a crypto answer to finance-raising in a digital world but differences between ICOs and IPOs are critical ones




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