01 March 2018

Growthpoint back in top spot

The real estate investment trust’s market cap reached R80.4 billion in December and has since swelled to R87 billion.

Steinhoff listings safe - for now

The group is in contact with its principal regulators and says none of them is seeking a suspension of the company’s ordinary shares.

Sasol ADR shares and Tanger Factory Outlet REIT

Sold Sasol and purchased Tanger Factory Outlet Centers to provide higher and more stable dividend income

Mining lifts Murray & Roberts

The group says the outlook for underground mining is improving, while its other divisions face short-term challenges.

Slow town planners hold back Balwin’s earnings

After hiring professionals to help it engage with the authorities, the property developer says it’s ready to start construction.

Bowler Metcalf blames it on the rain

The plastic packaging group says its first-half earnings were affected by capricious weather patterns and a plastic shortage

28 February 2018

Changing of the guard at FirstRand

CEO Johan Burger will be replaced by Alan Pullinger when he retires at the end of next month, while chairman Laurie Dippenaar is also headed for...

Grindrod steers shipping to listing

The group expects to report a smaller loss for 2017, helped by stronger commodity markets and drybulk shipping rates.

AECI rides on resources recovery

The chemicals and explosives group has delivered record headline earnings thanks to a recovery in the global resources sector.

WBHO making inroads down under

Australia now contributes 61% of group revenue due to strong growth but higher-margin South Africa still makes up over half of its profit.

Aveng moves ahead with disposals as losses narrow

The construction and mining contracting firm believes that its current valuation doesn’t reflect the intrinsic value of its underlying operations.

Torre looks to disruption for opportunities

The industrial group has emerged from a restructuring and is looking to strengthen its position through partnerships and technology disruption.

Cabinet Reshuffle: Ramaphosa plays difficult balancing act

In his second week on the job, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a Cabinet reshuffle on Monday night. He made wide-sweeping changes and fired some of former...

27 February 2018

Oil recovery fuels Sasol

The oil and chemicals group says if oil prices can be sustained at close to $70 a barrel, it augurs well for its second half.

Shoprite “beats the odds” on low prices

The retailer said its internal inflation dropped seven percentage points to 0.4%, with price decreases for thousands of products.

Bidvest poised for the economic recovery

The industrial services group says most of its divisions are ideally positioned to take advantage of a revival in economic growth and investment.

The Week Ahead

The global economic growth outlook still appears to be intact, with inflation only making a moderate reappearance. #ChrisGilmour

Chicken shake-up boosts RCL

Once-off factors and a turnaround at its Chicken business have boosted RCL’s interim profit by more than half.

Rand hampers Hulamin as demand improves

The aluminium supplier and exporter is also keeping a close watch on proposed new US trade regulation which could affect its exports.

Health-E News: What's for breakfast, Jozi?

Over half the population has unhealthy levels of body fat. At Johannesburg's three busiest taxi ranks, energy drinks, chips, pap and meat are the most popular...

26 February 2018

Resilient companies unravelling

The market has failed to give Resilient the benefit of the doubt in a move that’s likely to force it out the JSE Top 40 Index.

Truworths expects VAT hike to add pressure

The clothing and homeware retailer says consumers are likely to remain under pressure and VAT of 15% will exacerbate the situation.

Northam’s loss widens as it commissions new smelter

The platinum producer has reported lower volumes and sales revenue for the six months to end December.

Distell toasts giddy gin sales

Wine sales are also up and its invested R22 million in water initiatives to mitigate against further supply risk.

Budget 2018: Ratings agency still gloomy amid talk of renewal

If you ever need somebody to ruin a party, consider inviting a dude from a ratings agency. At a Daily Maverick post-Budget event in Cape Town...

Op-Ed: Promise of a new dawn, lost in the 2018 Budget speech

In the coming days, SECTION27 will be engaging with civil society organisations on how best to challenge the regressive proposals in the Budget. By DANIEL MCLAREN.

Marelise van der Merwe: The Other News Round-Up: In Fraud We Trust

Each week, Daily Maverick brings you some of the world's more peculiar news. This week: when both Grace Mugabe and your cat can get a PhD.

23 February 2018

Anglo hikes dividend as restructuring pays off

The refocused mining group grew production 5% last year, while earnings doubled.

Sibanye-Stillwater sags on disappearing dividend

The precious metals producer says it guided the market to expect a share capitalisation in lieu of a dividend payout

Budget 2018: Not enough money to go around, and especially not for nuclear

Amid the 2018/19 Budget talk of tough decisions, tax increases and government spending cuts to put the rands and cents to government priorities for the year,...

Woolies to fix fashion faux pas

Poor womenswear sales weighed on earnings, while its impairment of David Jones in Australia resulted in a loss.

Massmart hopes political change will inspire shoppers

After a tough first half, the retailer says three of its four divisions recorded better second-half sales.

Zuma and Ramaphosa: the truth beneath the Cheshire Cat grins

Not even a week since former president Jacob Zuma's grudging resignation speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa threw him a warm farewell party on Tuesday night in the...

DealMakers M&A Awards

During 2017, companies with primary listings on one of South Africa’s exchanges executed R329bn worth of deals from 454 deals (excluding failed deals of which there...

Corporate finance activity of the week

Following the implementation of the GABS acquisition, a subsidiary of Niveus, La Concorde, intends to unbundle 110,000 Niveus Invest 17 shares, representing 38% of Newco, to...

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

Hyprop Investments has, through its UK joint venture Hystead in which it has a 60% stake, entered into an agreement to acquire a 90% interest in...

Thorts - Digital Disruption

When we recently interviewed top European M&A executives about their experience, fully three-quarters of them said that digital disruption has had a relatively large impact or...

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