07 November 2018

Group Five’s Ghanaian headache just got worse

The engineering and construction group says there’s been yet another delay to completing the Kpone power plant, this time due to contaminated fuel.

Moab acquisition boosts Harmony

The gold producer reported a sharp rise in first-quarter production from a year earlier, helped by its Moab Khotsong and Hidden Valley mines.

Pan African set to meet 2019 guidance

The gold producer is ceasing high-cost production as it focuses on new projects including the Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant and Royal Sheba at Barberton.

AYO to miss forecasts on contract delay

The technology holding company will report higher earnings for the year but will miss its pre-listing forecasts.

Xi pledges to ‘step up’ opening China’s markets as criticism grows

President Xi Jinping vowed Monday to open access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to the Trump administration, as he kicked off an import...

Most Britons back staying in EU: poll

Britons would vote to remain in the European Union by a 54-46 percent margin in a second referendum, a survey purporting to be the biggest of...

ANALYSIS: ANC NEC's major indecision and authority problem

On Saturday the ANC's national executive committee met, and once again was confronted with a number of issues that threaten the balance of power in the...

Letter from America: The mid-term elections and the battle for the soul of the US

Tuesday's mid-term elections in the US are being described as the most critical American poll in decades. There are already signs that the voter turn-out may...

06 November 2018

AngloGold plans more streamlining

The gold producer says costs are trending towards the lower end of guidance and production towards the upper end.

Capco confirms interest in Earls Court

The central London property owner says it will evaluate the terms of any proposed offer against the merits of a demerger and other options.

Redefine takes cover from domestic headwinds

The real estate investment trust says its geographical diversity should provide cover against a tepid local economy.

Massmart rings up higher sales

The wholesaler and retail says sales have mostly improved since mid-year but new accounting standards will distort its results.

Adapt IT boosts mobile capabilities in R80m deal

The ICT group says the R80 million purchase of Conor will strengthen its telecommunications division.

The Week Ahead of 6 November 2018

The US mid-term elections could have far-reaching ramifications for President Trump’s actions over the next two years and could also have an impact on the US...

Wayne Duvenage: Tax non-compliance and e-toll revolt is government-induced

Far too often government has displayed a flippant or nonchalant attitude towards the need for sound and rational policy-making, believing that citizens must simply accept and...

Evita's Free Speech: Ep. 167: Evita proves that Albert Einstein lives next door (Video)

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

05 November 2018

Another day, another small cap delisting

The waste management company says Séché’ Environment’s R1.20 per share offer represents a materialise opportunity for shareholders to realise value.

Value Capital ploughs more into investments

The “engaged shareholder” lifted its stake in Altron above 20% last week and has also been buying more shares in other key investments.

New orders support Aveng’s recovery plan

McConnell Dowell has won a number of contracts in Australia and the Far East and says there’s further potential.

Tshilidzi Marwala: Are South African markets efficient?

When it was reported that the Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene had asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to release him, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) All Share...

ANALYSIS: After a week of horror, Gigaba needs to rope-a-dope for survival

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's horror week just got even worse on Thursday: his bid to overturn a finding that he had lied under oath ended...

MOTORING: Peugeot 208 GT Line AT: Sometimes, good enough just isn't enough

There's no shortage of small hatchbacks in South Africa -- including the best-selling Volkswagen Polo. With new-generation versions of the Polo and its much-fancied Ford Fiesta...

02 November 2018

Sibanye tumbles on earnings slide

The group said deferred platinum sales in the US and ongoing challenges at its SA gold mines resulted in lower Q3 core earnings.

Murray cashes in on mining upturn

The engineering and construction group’s underground mining book has jumped 12% since June and it’s the preferred bidder for other large contracts.

ArcelorMittal SA benefits from rising exports

The steel producer says strong international demand and the weaker rand have supported exports of its steel.

Diversification supports Afrimat through slowdown

The building materials supplier says its bulk commodities business helped offset weakness in the construction sector.

Pierre De Vos: On the many ways those implicated in corruption defend themselves without ever denying the accusations against them

One of the most telling signs that a person implicated in wrongdoing is guilty of the wrongdoing, is when that individual fails to deny the specific...

Who’s doing what 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: Nightmare on DA Street

Corporate finance activity of the week

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

01 November 2018

Naspers rally lifts the JSE

The JSE’s largest share got some much-needed relief after MSCI said it wouldn’t exclude shares with unequal voting structures from its benchmark indices.

Sanlam raises empowerment stakes

The insurance giant is selling an additional 5% stake to black investors including anchor empowerment shareholder Ubuntu-Botho for between R7.4 billion and R8.6 billion.

Cartrack sees clear road ahead

The telematics company says markets for its vehicle tracking devices remain largely underpenetrated despite strong growth over the past six months.

Implats progresses with restructuring as production picks up

The platinum producer says it’s in talks to sell or outsource its 1 Shaft at Rustenburg as it eliminates high-cost production.

Non-financial Performance Indicators

It has become common place to evaluate an organisation based on its ability to generate soaring revenues, profits and shareholder dividends. In today’s free market era...

Job Stats: Unemployment rise adds to Ramaphosa’s economic woes

Unemployment has risen for the second consecutive quarter, announced Stats SA on Tuesday. The official rate jumped to 27.5% and the expanded rate rose to 37.3%...

Recession Proof US Shares worth researching Part 2

Part 2 in the series on investing in Recession Proof US Shares...

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