06 August 2018

Mondi wraps up a bumper first half

The paper and packaging group has benefited from strong demand and rising prices as more consumers go online.

Sibanye-Stillwater flags a return to profitability

The gold and platinum miner has benefited from a stronger operational performance and higher PGM prices.

Imperial falls despite upbeat update

The motor and logistics group expects to report a sharp rise in profit from continuing operations.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT WOES: Cash-strapped caregivers jump through bureaucratic hoops rather than abandon babies in need

When a government bungle leaves you without a salary for the month it's stressful. When one month turns to two, it's panic. When two months look...

Zimbabwe Elections: In Harare, a ghost town welcomes news of President Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe's incumbent president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, passed his first electoral test early on Friday morning when he became president again with a slender 50.8% of the vote,...

OP-ED: Zimbabwe - So you think being in opposition is easy?

Bitter past experience teaches that legal challenges to African elections are a waste of time and that once the results are out and the observers on...

03 August 2018

Implats slated for planned jobs cuts

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says the “reckless” platinum producer has broken its agreement to stick to Section 52 of the MPRDA.

Murray’s bid for Aveng scuppered for now

The Takeover Special Committee has overturned a ruling by the Takeover Regulation Panel that allowed M&R to proceed with an offer.

Liberty’s efforts deliver results

The life assurer has taken a number of measures to improve the value of new business coming onto its books and lift its overall performance.

JSE faces off competitors

The stock exchange operator is introducing more favourable pricing and better services as new entrants take it on.

Santova looks east for business

The logistics group says ASM will expand its global presence and give it better control of the supply chain.

Apple quarterly profit leaps, topping $1 trillion value

Apple has become the first company in the world with a market cap of over $1 trillion, a day after it reported strong third-quarter earnings that...

M&A activity results for H1 2018

If hindsight teaches us anything it is that M&A activity tends to weather the storm – it is by its very nature opportunistic. Here is the...

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

Find out whats happening this week in your M&A Pulse brought to you by DealMakers and sponsored by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr...

Corporate finance activity of the week

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02 August 2018

ArcelorMittal SA back in the black

The steel producer benefited from better global steel prices and higher volumes even with local consumption at a nine-year low.

Anglo completes Eskom exit

The global resources group has sold the last of its thermal coal assets tied to Eskom to a group led by Seriti Resources.

Shareholder activism in SA - a shuffle rather than a shift

The growing trend of asset managers voting against executive remuneration policies at JSE-listed companies is a small step, not a giant leap, in the use of...

Locals loot Gemfields’ emeralds

It’s the second time in as many months that the group’s Web Gemstone Mining business has been overrun by a mob.

Sirius lines up more acquisitions

The German real estate investor says it continues to have significant financial resources to make more acquisitions.

Ivo Vegter: Tobacco Bill unjustified by government's own impact assessment

An impact assessment for the new Tobacco Bill fails to justify many of its provisions, such as the regulation of 'electronic delivery systems' and plain packaging...

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

Facebook said Tuesday it shut down more than 30 fake pages and accounts involved in what appeared to be a "coordinated" effort to stoke hot-button social...

Iron Mountain Incorporated an income share with potential for price gain as well

Iron Mountain a REIT which has a 6.7% dividend growing at 4% p/a and a share price upside potential of 23%

01 August 2018

End of an era as Venter bows out

The former Altron CEO and chairman is retiring as a non-executive director at the end of the month 53 years after founding the business.

Gold Fields winds up Asanko deal

CEO Nick Holland says the deal bolsters Gold Fields' presence in Ghana, adding a “great camp with long-life, low-cost production”.

Howden Africa looks for opportunities offshore

The air and gas-handling equipment supplier doesn’t expect any improvement in capital project spend in South Africa in the short term.

Trade Talks: Trump goes domestic while world traders go global - and ignores history

It is time to get serious about what works and what doesn't in international economic relations - and to understand what works, and what does not....

Newsflash: Vodacom coughs up over R1-million for violation of O’Sullivan’s privacy

Vodacom has coughed up R1.2-million in an out-of-court settlement for handing over forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan personal information to jailed former underworld boss Radovan Krejcir's legal...

Zipho Majova: From degree to internship to unemployment - the life of a black graduate

Black graduates are faced with the bitter choice of either working for free, for the bare minimum, or not working at all.

31 July 2018

Massmart’s sales turn the corner

The mass retailer and wholesaler still expects earnings for the half year to end June to be down on last year.

Spur people recover their taste for life

The restaurant group says a shift in its promotional strategy has improved margins at its Spur restaurants, at the expense of short-term sales.

Hulamin takes stock of Trump's tariffs

The aluminium products producer says new US tariffs have been net positive for the pricing of its general rolled products.

Imperial juggles roles after CEO takes medical leave

The industrial group remains on track to unbundle its automotive division Motus by the end of the year.

Ellies back from the brink

The consumer and commercial electronics group says its 2018 results present a solid base from which to grow.

Zimbabwe Elections: Mugabe supports MDC - sort of - as propped up ex-dictator elbows his way into historic polling day

On the eve of Zimbabwe's first elections without him, former president Robert Mugabe sprung a surprise press conference declaring he'd not vote Zanu-PF. On the other...

Sport in an INCEtant - 31 July 2018

Sunday afternoon saw the World’s best drivers do battle at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Mercedes Benz driver, Lewis Hamilton, qualified on pole position...

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