11 September 2018

MTN seeks restraining order in Nigeria

The group has asked the Federal High Court for injunctive relief restraining the Attorney General and central bank from proceeding with any action.

Richemont brings back CEO as sales rise

The luxury goods group has appointed chief operating officer Jérôme Lambert as CEO to ease its entry into the digital age.

AVI pays special dividend despite tough year

The fast-moving consumer goods group is paying an additional 250c per share after raising its full-year dividend by 7.4%.

Afrox lifts dividend as gas sales sizzle

The industrial and healthcare gases group says it’s trying to mitigate negative market trends affecting its hard goods business.

The Week Ahead of 11 September 2018

#ChrisGilmour - MTN shares plummeted last week on the news that it faced fines totaling $10bn for spurious allegations from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)...

Sport in an INCEtant - 11 September 2018

The conclusion of the Us Open on Sunday night wrapped up a fiery week of sporting action, which was marred by the controversial Women’s Final and...

Evita's free Speeach: Ep. 159: Evita teaches Theresa new steps (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 159.

10 September 2018

ARM prepares for revolution

The diversified miner says the shift to electric vehicles creates opportunities for some of the metals it produces but also presents challenges.

Northam on track with expansion

The group spent R3.8 billion last year as it aims for annual production of more than one million ounces.

Aveng makes progress with restructure

The early redemption of the construction group’s bonds will come at a cost to shareholders as it dilutes their holdings in the company.

Tsogo gives Hospitality to shareholders

Tsogo shareholders will receive shares in Hospitality in two tranches if the transaction is approved.

VIDEO: Street Talk: Forget VAT - let's create jobs!

CPUT students and lecturers complain that the increase in VAT hurts the people who are working hardest. The government should be creating JOBS and not just...

MOTORING: New Porsche Cayenne: SUV with sports car DNA

The third-generation Porsche Cayenne is not only new from the ground up, but also purports to be sportier than ever. Does that make it a stronger...

07 September 2018

FirstRand grows in tough environment

The financial services group credits the strength of its franchise for being able to grow earnings in a low-growth economy.

Sanlam’s investments unit holds back growth

The group says its portfolios were not well positioned for the run in the SA market after the ANC’s December elective conference.

Fake news hit EOH earnings

The IT services group said it won fewer major contracts after the events of last year but business activity has started to normalise.

Spur overcomes sales decline

The restaurant group says sales at its Spur Steak Ranches recovered strongly in the fourth quarter.

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

Mediclinic International’s Swiss subsidiary Hirslanden has reached an agreement to combine Hirslanden Clinique La Colline with Clinque des Grangettes in Geneva.

Corporate finance activity of the week

The company has announced it is to embark on a repurchase programme which will terminate on November 30, 2018. A maximum of 3 million shares may...

Parliament: Markus Jooste joins growing list of Steinhoff senior managers who claim they ‘did not know’ of accounting irregularities

Markus Jooste, the former Steinhoff CEO, said on Wednesday that he did not know of any accounting, or other, irregularities at the firm. Appearing before a...

Zapiro: Don't Panic

Thorts - Africa's contrasts - (re)emerging trends of mining in Africa

It has been said that "the greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a corresponding great tension of opposites" (Carl Jung)....

06 September 2018

Disappointed MMI to revisit dividends next year

The life assurer has a three-year plan to achieve sustainable, profitable growth - the duration of new CEO Hillie Meyer’s contract.

DRDGold glisters from east to west

The mine dump reprocessor has also introduced short-term price protection following its acquisition of Sibanye-Stillwater’s West Rand Trailing Retreatment Project.

Acquisitions cushion Alviva

The group credits its ICT Distribution business for an improved 2018, helped by the full takeover of Datacentrix.

Cummins Inc Firing on all cylinders Currently undervalued

SharepicksUSA - Cummins shares are currently undervalued, triggering a buy opportunity...

Fifty days before MTBPS: SA's public finances, a grim reminder of shaky times

To say South Africa's public finances are in mess would be like putting lipstick on pig. But politics is about spin and making the impossible at...

COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO SARS: For Moyane and Zuma, Bain was a team player

A picture is emerging of consulting firm Bain & Co entering SARS with a premeditated goal directed by Tom Moyane and sanctioned by Jacob Zuma.

Consumer imports under attack from SARS

The Customs and Excise division of SARS has reportedly started to enforce an absurd regulation that says anyone who buys more than three consignments a year...

Zapiro: Parktown

Zapiro - Parktown

05 September 2018

MTN Nigeria hit with $2 billion tax bill

As it prepares for a Lagos listing, the mobile network operators problems in Nigeria are mounting by the billions.

Discovery on track for bank launch

The group says while buying FirstRand’s stake in Discovery Card had delayed the process, the bank should start operating by the end of the year.

Aussie rules for WHBO

The engineering and construction group is making a larger share of its revenue in Australia as the local market stagnates.

Rand shaves R1 billion from Aspen’s revenue

Shares in the pharmaceuticals group fell sharply after it said the firmer rand earlier this year impacted revenue and earnings.

Sibanye to slash debt pile

The miner will use some of the proceeds of its streaming agreement with Wheaton Precious Metals to buy back its bonds.

China’s Xi offers $60 bn Africa aid, says ‘no strings attached’

President Xi Jinping told African leaders Monday that China's investments on the continent have "no political strings attached", pledging $60 billion in new development financing, even...

Understanding how capitalism really works

You have to give it to Karl Marx. Whatever your own ideological pre-disposition, there is no denying that when he set out to analyse capitalism, he...

EVITA'S FREE SPEECH: Ep. 158: Evita’s live-changing experience (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 158.

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