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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

26 February 2019

Lakes Charles intact as Sasol raises its dividend

The oil and chemicals group reported a strong rise in interim earnings helped by better performances from Natref and Sasol Mining.

Hammerson scales back as consumers go online

The shopping centre owner plans to sell more properties as it streamlines its portfolio and pays down debt.

L2D reduces vacancies in tough environment

The shopping centre owner says its performance has been supported by an improved tenant mix in the shops previously occupied by Stuttafords.

Are your pension investments contributing to inequality?

In 2018, a World Bank report found that inequality had deepened in South Africa since the start of democracy, and ranked the country the most unequal...

Super Group gets a lift from commodities demand

The logistics group says the continuing strong African commodities environment has helped compensate for a lacklustre consumer demand.

The Week Ahead of 25 February 2019

The slump in global trade continues, as evidenced by the recent drop in Japanese exports to China.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) A solid dividend growth share for the long-term portfolio.

LMT is currently fairly valued. However, it has solid growth potential for the foreseeable future.

25 February 2019

Tongaat plunges on bitter update

The sugar producer and landowner will enter into discussions with its lenders this week as it prepares to report a full-year loss.

Cell C adds new shareholder as CEO steps down

Blue Label announced Cell C’s CEO was leaving, a new shareholder was coming on board and it would report an interim loss.

Northam posts record operating profit on destocking

The platinum producer has reported a strong rise in first-half metal sales as it dug up more metal and reduced its stockpiles.

ANALYSIS: It is perfectly legitimate to scrutinise Ramaphosa's business buddies during his presidency - here's why

Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe took the unusual step last week of calling a press conference to deny rumours that he would benefit in any way from...

22 February 2019

Discovery’s profit down on R6 billion bank investment

The financial services group says the decline is temporary and profit growth should return to its target of inflation plus 10%.

Discovery: An SA success story

CEO Adrian Gore gave another virtuoso performance at the interim results presentation in Discovery’s new head office on Thursday 21 Feb.

Anglo American’s earnings beat estimates

The global mining giant has grown full-year earnings by 13% but disappointed with a slight decline in its dividend for the year.

Woolworths trims dividend after tough year

The retailer wants to reduce its interest-bearing debt in Australia due to challenging conditions facing the retail sector.

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

Truworths sees signs of a recovery

The retailer expects challenging conditions to continue for the remainder of its financial year with a medium-term improvement.

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

Weekly summary of all M&A activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

DealMakers Annual Awards

The top advisory firms for 2018 were recognised at the DealMakers Annual Awards Banquet this week

Thorts - The future for Africa’s mining sector

Signs are starting to point, once more, to the potential for the mining industry as a vital contributor to the social and economic development of SA...

BUDGET2019: Hard reality check for Eskom, public wage bill and no love for taxpayers

In a hard-hitting Budget that bluntly put a daily R1-billion price tag on borrowing costs, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni pulled off a political juggling act "in...

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

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