20 November 2018

Steinhoff names new CEO as restructuring progresses

Louis du Preez, who has been leading the restructuring negotiations, will replace Danie van der Merwe, who steps down at the end of the year.

Naspers flags first-half earnings rise

Headline earnings and earnings per share increased considerably as a result of its share of fair-value gains recognised by Tencent.

UK exit boosts Netcare’s profit

The private hospitals group has declared a special dividend of 40c per share following a detailed review of its portfolio, capital structure and capital requirements.

Pioneer faces pressure despite improvement

The branded food producer has reported a big improvement full-year earnings but said pressure started to emerge in the second half.

Astral benefits from higher prices and lower feed costs

After a strong year, the poultry producer says its near-term prospects can be regarded as a mixed bag of negative and positive factors.

The Week Ahead of 20 November 2018

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Days of Zondo: Gordhan, Malema and evidence about Zuma will make for a potent week at State Capture probe

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Evita's free speech: Ep. 169: Evita insists - Equality starts at home (Video)

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19 November 2018

BAT drags on Reinet

The investment group says it continues to take comfort in the tobacco giant’s underlying financial results despite a slide in its share price this year.

Sibanye sparkles on dividend prospects as metals rise

As palladium rose to a record high, the company said it planned to resume dividends in 2020.

Group Five gets no relief from the courts

The High Court of Johannesburg said it was unable to interdict the construction group’s Ghanaian client from demanding penalties for project delays.

Novus impacted by new Media24 contract

The print and packaging group has had to adjust after Media-24 renegotiated a printing agreement on less favourable terms.

May's Brexit Bombardment Wins Her Sympathy From Fatigued Public

With Britain in another meltdown over Brexit, there are signs the attacks on Prime Minister Theresa May aren't going down well with people away from the...

Nintendo Bets New Hex-Nut Pokémon Will Boost Switch Sales

Nintendo Co. is gambling that it can sell millions of Switch consoles this holiday season by introducing a new Pokémon game that interacts with the free-to-play...

16 November 2018

Mediclinic falls after impairing Swiss operation

The private hospitals group says regulatory changes are significantly impacting the healthcare market in Switzerland and all operators are affected.

Investec on track for demerger

The specialist bank and asset manager says it delivered a sound performance notwithstanding a challenging operating environment.

Sappi bullish on its prospects

After reporting an improved fourth-quarter, the paper and pulp producer has predicted a strong start to 2019.

Woolworths food sales make up for weaker clothing

The retailer says after a smaller winter sales affected first-quarter sales, womenswear, in particular, showed signs of life in October.

Bitcoin Plummets Below $6,000 to Lowest Level in Over a Year

Bitcoin tumbled below $6,000 for the first time since August and reached its lowest level in over a year, breaking the recent stretch of tranquility exhibited...

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Thorts - Foreign lenders; South African borrowers

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15 November 2018

Discovery banks on good behaviour

Through Vitality Money, customers will get interest rates in line with their financial behaviour.

Imperial Logistics prepares to go it alone

Imperial Holdings says the restructuring and separation of Imperial Logistics and Motus was “among the most complex and ambitious undertaken”.

Spar benefits from rand weakness

Positive growth in Ireland and a weaker rand helped offset continued weakness at the group’s Swiss operations.

Indluplace maintains dividend despite tough year

The REIT saw a rise in vacancies after Eskom cut back on activity in Witbank, resulting in the non-renewal of residential contracts.

Newsflash: Malusi Gigaba resigns 'for the sake of our country'

Malusi Gigaba resigned as Home Affairs minister on Tuesday afternoon. The presidency confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa had accepted the resignation.

Pierre De Vos: Regardless of the politics, Public Protector's pursuit of Gordhan is legally flawed and fails the honesty test

South Africans who pay attention (and consider facts more important than political slogans) already know that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has a limited knowledge of the...

Zapiro: Pravin Delayed

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14 November 2018

Mobile saves Telkom as landlines ring off

The telecoms operator grew mobile customers by 50% in the six months to end-September but BCX weighed on earnings.

Offshore exposure cushions Investec Property Fund

The fund has held back on local acquisitions due to a challenging microeconomic environment that is unlikely to improve in the short term.

Bulked up Wescoal open to more deals

The coal producer says it remains strongly positioned as a consolidator in the coal sector and will continue to consider value-enhancing opportunities.

Interwaste declines after it’s told to close landfill site

The waste management company is currently the subject of a takeover bid by French group Séché Environment.

Days of Zondo: Barbara Hogan: Despite warnings, Gama was Zuma's choice for Transnet from the word go

Former President Jacob Zuma was dead-set on Siyabonga Gama getting the job of Transnet Group CEO and ignored warnings from former Public Enterprises minister, Barbara Hogan...

Professor Balthazar: What's the murky truth behind the Gordhan subpoena, Mkhwebane?

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan would surely have expected, after the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as president, that he would no longer be the subject...

Stan Lee, Marvel legend and father of superheroes, dies at 95

Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens,...

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