25 July 2018

Dividend windfall for Kumba shareholders

The iron ore producer has maintained its payout despite logistical constraints, a stronger rand and a softer iron ore price.

More customers boost Vodacom’s revenue

The network operator added 2.5 million new customers in the June quarter, with most of them in South Africa.

Hammerson adapts to new retail reality

The shopping centre owner is refining its strategy to deal with an “unusually turbulent retail backdrop" in the UK.

Yes, legacy systems can be digitised

As the world continues to make technological advancements, Industry 4.0 is driving socio-economic change on a scale and at a pace never seen before. The Internet...

SCORPIO: Victim, villain or pawn: Why Eskom 'whistle-blower' Suzanne Daniels was fired

Suzanne Daniels, who was sacked as head of legal and compliance of Eskom on Friday, was a whistle-blower and a doer of good in the eyes...

Sport in an INCEtant - 25 July 2018

There are plenty sporting encounters to come this week with the pick of the action being the Super Rugby Semi Finals which will be played out...

Evita's free speech: Ep. 152: Evita repeats her celebration of Madiba (Video)

Evita Bezuidenhout celebrates 20 years of her Darling venue Evita se Perron with a weekly episode of 'Evita's Free Speech'. Here's the Episode 152.

24 July 2018

AngloPlat creates new hub with Mototolo deal

The platinum producer has paid its first interim dividend since 2011 following a restructuring of its operations.

AngloGold gets new CEO at Barrick’s expense

Barrick Gold president Kelvin Dushnisky will replace Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, who’s off to Vedanta Resources to replace Tom Albanese.

Harmony gets production kicker from Moab

The gold producer has beaten its annual production guidance by 4%, helped by its acquisition of Moab Khotsong from AngloGold Ashanti.

Curro jumps on strong earnings forecast

The private schools group expects first-half HEPS from continuing operations to be as much as 24% up from last year.

Liberty Two Degrees to convert to REIT status

Unitholders in the property investor will receive one share in new L2D for every unit held.

The Week Ahead of 24 July 2018

#ChrisGilmour - Massmart released a very pedestrian trading update for the six months to 1 Jul and yet the market rewarded the share price with a...

23 July 2018

Tough trading for Truworths at home and abroad

The retailer will report flat to weaker sales for 2018, due to challenging conditions for consumers in SA and the UK.

Steinhoff gets creditors on its side

The retail conglomerate says Steinhoff Europe and Steinhoff Finance have established a positive going concern prognosis having bought time with their lenders.

Sasol resilient amid power outages

The group says its performance has been underpinned by higher volumes and a rising oil price, but it has been hit with impairments.

Another milestone for Absa in Barclays separation

The bank plans to complete the operational separation from its former UK parent in 2020 as it rebrands across the continent.

After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington

US President Donald Trump, under fire over his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, doubled down Thursday by saying he looks forward to meeting the Russian leader...

MOTORING: Renault Clio RS 18 F1: A mighty midget

Dynamite comes in small packages - and the Clio RS 18 F1 is a good case in point. What started out as a humble runabout has...

20 July 2018

Woolworths hobbled by David Jones impairment

The retailer expects to report a loss for 2018 following an impairment of David Jones in Australia, while HEPS will be positive but lower.

EOH jumps on Van Coller appointment

The ICT services group says Van Coller has a solid track record and a strong background in corporate finance, investment banking and technology.

Steinhoff soars as creditors back its debt lock-up

The group has until today to satisfy the remaining conditions for its lock-up agreement to become effective or it could face a reorganisation.

Anglo’s production held back by Minas-Rio pipeline leak

Excluding the impact of Minas-Rio, the global mining group grew second-quarter production by 6%.

Dis-Chem buoyed by store rollout

The discount pharmacy chain says it’s on track to have 149 stores by the end of its financial year.

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

Wondering whats happening in the M&A space this week? Brought to you by Marylou Greig from DealMakersSA...

Corporate finance activity of the week

Your weekly Corporate Finance Activity of the Week brought to you by Marylou Greig from DealMakersSA...

Zapiro: Channelling Madiba

19 July 2018

BHP reports record iron ore production

Fourth-quarter production beat estimates, resulting in a record year for the world’s biggest mining group.

Vukile scales up in Spain

The property fund is buying a portfolio of four shopping centres which it may sell on to Spanish subsidiary Castellana.

Invicta going global with its listing

The engineering group plans to incorporate a new offshore holding company, which will replace its current listing on the JSE.

Kimberly-Clark another dividend aristocrat that appears to be undervalued

Kimberley-Clark (KMB) shares have declined recently with the result that the shares appear to be undervalued...

The business logic for sustainability

If anyone were to ask the late American economist Milton Friedman what the purpose of business is, he would probably lean back on his nappa leather...

Elon Musk’s latest outburst raises doubts on leadership

Elon Musk has had a series of angry social media dust-ups with Wall Street analysts, journalists, employees and others. 

#MADIBA100: Nelson Mandela's legacy: The Rorschach Test for South African politicians

Almost every major political party in South Africa - with the notable exception of the Economic Freedom Fighters - has, at some point, claimed that it...

Evita's free speech: Ep. 151: Evita lifts the lid on a boiling pot (Video)

Evita Bezuidenhout celebrates 20 years of her Darling venue Evita se Perron with a weekly episode of 'Evita's Free Speech'. Here's the Episode 151.

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