02 November 2018

Sibanye tumbles on earnings slide

The group said deferred platinum sales in the US and ongoing challenges at its SA gold mines resulted in lower Q3 core earnings.

Murray cashes in on mining upturn

The engineering and construction group’s underground mining book has jumped 12% since June and it’s the preferred bidder for other large contracts.

ArcelorMittal SA benefits from rising exports

The steel producer says strong international demand and the weaker rand have supported exports of its steel.

Diversification supports Afrimat through slowdown

The building materials supplier says its bulk commodities business helped offset weakness in the construction sector.

Pierre De Vos: On the many ways those implicated in corruption defend themselves without ever denying the accusations against them

One of the most telling signs that a person implicated in wrongdoing is guilty of the wrongdoing, is when that individual fails to deny the specific...

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

Weekly summary of M&A activity by South African companies...

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

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

Zapiro: Nightmare on DA Street

Corporate finance activity of the week

Weekly summary of corporate finance activity by South African exchange listed companies...

01 November 2018

Naspers rally lifts the JSE

The JSE’s largest share got some much-needed relief after MSCI said it wouldn’t exclude shares with unequal voting structures from its benchmark indices.

Sanlam raises empowerment stakes

The insurance giant is selling an additional 5% stake to black investors including anchor empowerment shareholder Ubuntu-Botho for between R7.4 billion and R8.6 billion.

Cartrack sees clear road ahead

The telematics company says markets for its vehicle tracking devices remain largely underpenetrated despite strong growth over the past six months.

Implats progresses with restructuring as production picks up

The platinum producer says it’s in talks to sell or outsource its 1 Shaft at Rustenburg as it eliminates high-cost production.

Non-financial Performance Indicators

It has become common place to evaluate an organisation based on its ability to generate soaring revenues, profits and shareholder dividends. In today’s free market era...

Job Stats: Unemployment rise adds to Ramaphosa’s economic woes

Unemployment has risen for the second consecutive quarter, announced Stats SA on Tuesday. The official rate jumped to 27.5% and the expanded rate rose to 37.3%...

Recession Proof US Shares worth researching Part 2

Part 2 in the series on investing in Recession Proof US Shares...

31 October 2018

Imperial gets all clear for Motus unbundling

The logistics and automotive group says its first quarter has been tough but the businesses are well positioned to ride out the weak economy.

Santova held back by weak trade winds

The logistics group says lower billings are a result of the weak SA economy but recent offshore acquisitions should put the wind back in its sails.

Squid deal boosts Premier Fishing

The acquisition of Talhado Group in May came just in time for Premier to benefit from the exceptional catch rates for squid last year.

The curse and cost of State Capture: Nedbank gives KPMG the chop

The shadow cast over global accounting giant KPMG grew a little longer on Monday when Nedbank Group Limited and Nedbank Limited announced that KPMG would be...

Mzukisi Qobo: What did the investment conference deliver?

There is much to be excited about in Cyril Ramaphosa's pragmatic push for new investments in South Africa while also being determined to tackle socio-economic challenges...

Joburg Crime Stats: Give the City of Johannesburg prosecuting powers and prisons, says Mayor Mashaba

In an announcement of the City of Johannesburg's crime statistics for September 2018, Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba lambasted the National Prosecuting Authority for its 10% prosecution...

Evita's free speech: Ep. 166: Evita & the bare cupboard (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 166.

30 October 2018

Low inflation puts a lid on Shoprite’s sales

The retailer says it doesn’t foresee material increases in food inflation until next year, which should keep prices low this festive season.

MTN sticks to its guns in Nigeria

MTN says it remains committed to listing its Nigerian business and will defend itself against allegations by the Central Bank and Attorney General.

Famous Brands hopeful on UK burger chain

The restaurant group says remedial action taken at Gourmet Burger Kitchen should result in the chain adding value in time.

Mouton family trust mops up cheap PSG shares

PSG's shares are trading at a discount of about 18% to the value of its underlying investments and are down 21.5% this year

Materials save Raubex as roads crumble

The roadbuilding and construction group is right-sizing its roads business due to a big slowdown in work from SANRAL.

The week ahead of November 2018

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Sport in an INCEtant - 30 October 2018

The sporting World was set alight this week with plenty of fast paced action. With more to come in the weeks ahead, here are some key...

29 October 2018

Richemont targets rich Chinese through Alibaba

The group say the partnership is aimed at providing its luxury brands enhanced access to the vast Chinese market.

Katanga restart boosts Glencore’s cobalt output

The commodities producer and trader has cut its full-year oil production guidance by 6% but has maintained its other guidance.

Wescoal in talks to acquire Universal stake

The coal miner is negotiating to join a consortium of investors that has made a bid to buy ASX-listed Universal Coal.

ITL takes Africa Global Funds award

The Mauritius-based financial and fiduciary services firm has been acknowledged as the best administrator of investment funds on the continent.

OP-ED: Tito's Tough Choices

Unsurprisingly, with an election coming up, Tito Mboweni has largely avoided the tough policy choices that government needs to make - and not just politically fudge...

OP-ED: 2018 MTBPS - idling at a crossroads

This mini-budget fails to adequately meet the needs of the 64.2% or about 30 million South Africans who live below the poverty line. For these households,...

MOTORING: Volvo XC40 T3 R-Design: Swede sensation

Entry-level models are usually outshone by their smarter, more powerful siblings. But in the case of the Volvo XC40 T3, entry-level doesn't mean stripped out or...

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