17 May 2018

Mondi benefits from rising prices

The paper and packaging group says higher selling prices have offset rising operating costs and the impact of maintenance shutdowns.

Bidorp reports steady progress

Despite challenges, including volatile exchange rates, the food services group says most regions have traded positively and Europe’s been "excellent".

Santova overcomes rand headwinds as it embraces change

The transport and logistics group says it has embraced changing consumer patterns and new technology as an opportunity to stand out.

Transaction Capital gears up for faster economy

The minibus taxi financier and debt collector says its medium-term growth objectives could be beaten as the economy recovers.

Capital Appreciation “cautiously confident” of better times

The FinTech company has reported its first full-year results since acquiring a number of businesses, declaring a maiden dividend of 4c per share.

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

Facebook has suspended "around 200" apps on its platform as part of an investigation into misuse of private user data.

Ball-tamperer Bancroft cleared to play club cricket

Cameron Bancroft has been cleared to play club cricket in Western Australia while serving his ban for ball-tampering in South Africa, as he looks for redemption...

Johnson and Johnson a core share for the Dividend Growth Portfolio

There are a number of shares that are a must have in a Dividend Growth Investors portfolio. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is one of them...

Zapiro: Acting against abuse

16 May 2018

Investec Property Fund bemoans weak economy

The fund says the positive shift in business and consumer sentiment isn’t likely to results in higher growth rates in the short term.

Buoyant Australian market boosts Investec Fund

Positive conditions in Australia and New Zealand and strong foreign capital flows are creating opportunities for the Investec Australia Property Fund.

AYO likely to miss listing guidance

The ICT group says while it expects an improved second-half, it's unlikely to meet expectations in last year’s pre-listing statement.

Accounting woes plague Trencor

The container group expect to report a loss for 2017 due to different accounting standards in SA to the US.

ENERGY MIX: Industry experts are watching to see if State Capture still has a role in future of energy in South Africa

If South Africa's new energy plan contains nuclear power as part of the country's future energy mix, it suggests that State Capture is still embedded in...

OP-ED: Pravin Gordhan's Hobson's Choice at SAA

Each new SAA CEO has been appointed with much fanfare and the expectation that this time it will be different. Yet it never is. The losses...

15 May 2018

Vodacom focuses on content and fibre to replace lost data revenue

New regulations will limit the group’s ability to charge higher out-of-bundle rates for data.

Lonmin vigilant with cash ahead of takeover

The platinum producer says a takeover by Sibanye-Stillwater will create a more resilient company that is better able to withstand short-term volatility.

Netcare sees SA recovery after UK exit

The hospitals group says the decision to exit the UK will leave management focused exclusively on its SA operations and other emerging growth opportunities.

Calgro overcomes cash crunch

The affordable housing developer says a joint venture with Afhco has also created an anomaly in its financial statements.

Sappi battles to meet rising demand for its products

The group is looking for more opportunities to increase its capacity for dissolving wood pulp due to strong demand and positive markets

The Week Ahead of 15 May 2018

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14 May 2018

Steinhoff continues to unravel

Market analysts say they don’t view Steinhoff as investable due to a lack of visibility on its net asset value, earnings and cash flow.

AMSA calls for building codes to halt inferior imports

The steel producer claims that low standard gauge imports are being used in the informal roofing market.

Ansys rebrands to fit new strategy

The digital technology solutions provider is positioning itself for growing digitisation of the economy

Trump ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen now the target of prosecutors

As Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen earned a reputation as the "fixer" for the Manhattan real estate tycoon and a pit bull defender of...

MOTORING: Hyundai Grand i10: Hardly grand, but worthy

Grand isn't a word usually associated with small cars - but it's how Hyundai designates its i10 hatchback. Fortunately, there's more to this tiny tot than...

Tiara Walters: COMMA CHAMELEON: Spell check - Friend or faux?

Your electronic typo spotter is only as good as your proofreading skills - which is not always a good thing in the business of sound reputation...

11 May 2018

Steinhoff seeks more culprits

Apart from former CEO Markus Jooste, the retailer is considering action against some of its former executives, including reclaiming their bonuses.

Ecobank turnaround lifts Nedbank

Nedbank expects to book a profit from its pan-African associate after last year’s losses weighed on its performance.

Altron to resume dividends after restructuring

The group says it plans to pay its first dividend in three years after making progress with its restructuring process.

Equites rides the e-commerce wave

The logistics-focused property fund says there’s strong demand in SA and the UK for modern logistics facilities as e-commerce takes off.

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Sports in an INCEtant! 11 May 2018

Over the past week, sporting fanatics around the globe were treated to entertainment of the highest quality. For some, the last week provided many reasons to...

DealMakers M&A Q1 results

The value of M&A activity involving companies listed on SA’s various exchanges during the first three months of 2018 was R130,6 billion, up from the R80...

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

Naspers has disposed of its entire 11.18% stake in Indian ecommerce company Flipkart Online Services to US-based retailer Walmart for $2,2 billion (R27,5 billion).

Datatec takes a drubbing on loss warning

The technology group will only include half-year numbers from Westcon Americas in its full-year results after selling the business.

Corporate finance activity of the week

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