28 November 2018

Omnia expects to blast its way back to profit

The diversified chemicals group has paid an interim dividend in anticipation of a profitable full-year.

Nampak aims for efficiencies as demand wanes

The packaging group says it won’t resume dividends until the sustainability of cash transfers from Angola and Zimbabwe is assured and it’s sold its Glass business.

Taste halts Starbucks expansion

The restaurant and luxury goods group also plans to outsource most of its supply chain as part of a restructuring of its operations.

African Bank aims for 2.5 million customers

The lender will compete with a number of new digital banks as it expands its customer base to income include more middle-income clients...

Gordhan vs Malema: Gordhan calls a halt to racist attacks, threats to family, lays charges against Malema and Shivambu

After a two-day protest by the Economic Freedom Fighters outside of the Zondo Commission while he was testifying, Pravin Gordhan fights back against Julius Malema and...

Days of Zondo: Late-afternoon jabs unravel Mzwanele Manyi's self-serving show

Alone in the ring, Mzwanele Manyi seemed like a star. The former media mogul and government spin doctor had the stage all to himself for three...

EVITA'S FREE SPEECH: Ep. 170: Evita proves fake news in the twittersphere (Video)

ANC cadre Evita Bezuidenhout tries to expose fake news and highlight alternative facts with a weekly episode of EVITA'S FREE SPEECH.

27 November 2018

Pepkor censured as it releases its maidens

The JSE has fined Pepkor R5 million, with R1 million suspended for two years, for breaching the exchange’s listing requirements.

New EOH CEO in the money with his options

The ICT services business has granted new CEO Stephen van Coller a million share options that will start to vest in two years’ time.

Accelerate negotiates rentals in tough market

The property fund has trimmed its distribution after investing in its portfolio and paying higher finance costs and property rates.

African Bank aims for 2.5 million customers

The lender will compete with a number of new digital banks as it expands its customer base to income include more middle-income clients...

NEPI Rockcastle maintains full-year guidance

The Eastern and Central European shopping centre owner says it’s benefiting from higher growth rates than in the rest of Europe.

HEALTH-E NEWS: Health-E: Litigation is in the air in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga's filthy air is likely to be the subject of court action, as environmental groups have grown tired of government giving Eskom's coal-fired power stations free...

26 November 2018

Life Healthcare back in rude health

The private hospitals group’s Polish operations have turned around, while it sold its Indian business in September.

PPC on the hunt for a new CEO

Reporting interim results, the cement producer said CEO Johan Claassen planned to take early retirement.

Nedbank gets green light for odd-lot offer

The bank will buy back shares from shareholders who received less than 100 shares in the recent unbundling Old Mutual's Nedbank stake.

Verimark offers investors a Black Friday deal

The retailer’s biggest shareholder is offering minorities a 50% premium to buy their stock and go private.

23 November 2018

Mr Price steals a march on competitors

The retailer says independent research confirms that consumers’ perception of its quality and fashion has improved relative to its competitors.

Tiger grits its teeth after tough year

Despite the listeriosis outbreak contributing to a slide in earnings, the group has maintained its dividend due to the strength of its balance sheet.

Steinhoff’s Mattress Firm exits bankruptcy

Steinhoff says its US subsidiary has strengthened its balance sheet, optimised its store footprint and emerged a stronger company.

Capitec wins bid for Mercantile

Buying Mercantile would remove the need to reinvent and create new systems and processes from scratch, fast-tracking its broader bank strategy.

Auditor-General Report: No consequences for 98% of misuse of public money in SA

Who would want to audit South Africa's public finances? Dealing with intransigent state officials, chasing up 'missing' documentation, sometimes being physically threatened - work at the...

Who’s doing what this week 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: Join the Dots

Days from summit, May takes Brexit battle to Brussels

Having survived a challenge from hardline anti-Europeans in her own party, Theresa May comes to Brussels on Wednesday to fine tune the terms of the Brexit...

Corporate finance activity of the week

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

Thorts - Delivering equity financing solutions to SA

With decreasing tariffs and shareholder returns in the latter rounds of the REIPPPP, project finance equity facilities are structured to deliver lower electricity tariffs and better...

22 November 2018

Motus accelerates towards JSE listing

The automotive group says its own listing will provide shareholders with an opportunity to participate directly in its success.

Sasol benefits from oil’s recent rise

The price of Brent crude oil topped $86 per barrel early last month but has since fallen back.

Lewis looks to INspire for more growth

Following the acquisition of UFO, Lewis has launched call centre and online business INspire, which targets middle- to high-income customers in urban areas.

Peregrine pays maiden interim dividend

The financial services and wealth management group says the payout is in line with the direction given to shareholders at the time of its restructuring.

Western Cape weighs on Hospitality

The property fund says hotels have also become more competitive in their pricing due to the weak state of the economy.

No End in Sight for Crypto Sell-Off as Bitcoin Breaches $4,250

Turmoil engulfed cryptocurrency markets again on Tuesday, with every major coin extending a rout that's rocked confidence in the nascent asset class just as U.S. regulators...

Days of Zondo: Politics of distraction at play as EFF drowns out Gordhan's testimony

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan says that the fight against corruption is being hamstrung by the politics of disruption. This week, those politics came to...

Reg Rumney: Let us avoid privatisation by default at our public broadcaster

Nothing would please market fundamentalists more than the media market being left entirely to the private sector. Be careful what you wish for, the saying goes....

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