10 April 2018

Libstar prepares for R1.5 billion IPO

The consumer packaged goods group says listing is the next step in its growth strategy.

Grit gears up for London listing

The move will give international investors access to high-growth opportunities across the continent.

Bowler Metcalf offloads SoftBev

The packaging group will use the proceeds of the sale to grow its core business and may also pay a special dividend.

Orion Minerals raises Prieska’s estimated resources

The Australian minerals explorer says its Repli subsidiary has also applied its its prospecting right to be converted to a mining right.

The Week Ahead

What is of concern, however, is the gradual downtrend since the S&P 500 hits its high point of 2 873 on Jan 26 this year.

Right of Reply: Independent Media response to amaBhungane/Daily Maverick

South Africa, we have a problem. There is a move afoot in the country that is potentially far more dangerous than the Guptas' attempted takeover of...

DA Federal Congress: DA not for racists, says Maimane, as he vows to win votes door to door

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane told delegates at the closing of the party's federal congress to go out and go up against the current race-based narrative...

Analysis: Helping Zuma/Hurting Ramaphosa via KZN strategy – not likely, not realistic, not doable

On Sunday morning the country's bigger Sunday newspapers screamed about plots afoot to prevent former President Jacob Zuma from having to actually face his court ordeal....

09 April 2018

Woolies doubling up down under?

Australia’s media are speculating that Woolworths may make an offer for department store Myer, David Jones’s main rival in Australia.

36One to give input in Resilient probe

Former auditor-general Shauket Fakie is expected to interview 36One Asset Management today as part of an independent review of the property group.

RBPlat to hold off on equity raise

The platinum producer says given current market conditions, now is not the right time to issue new shares.

The Eve of Zuma’s Day in Court: The true believers await their martyred Msholozi

On the eve of former president Jacob Zuma's day in court, his supporters gathered in central Durban to show their ongoing appreciation of a man who...

New VW Polo vs Polo Vivo: Upward Mobility, or Value?

It's being touted as the most sophisticated VW Polo ever - and it is. But has that upward mobility alienated the Polo from its once youthful,...

06 April 2018

Consol to return to JSE after 11 years

Private equity groups including Brait aim to raise more than R2.7 billion as they exit their investment in the glass manufacturer.

Steinhoff scraps directors' bonuses - for now

The group says it will be left to a newly-constituted Supervisory Board to decide on extra compensation for hard-working members.

Hammerson hedges its bets with French suitor

The shopping centre owner will wait until it gets a formal offer from Klépierre before it finalises its planned merger with Intu.

Sport in an INCEtant!

Another week’s worth of sporting greatness has flown by, with some memorable moments that will be remembered by sport fanatics for many years to come!

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

The companies, through a joint venture will each own a 45% stake in AGM, associated properties and exploration rights in Ghana.

Corporate finance activity of the week

Consol has announced its intention to list on the main board of the JSE in the Industrials: Containers and Packaging sector. Consol has operations in SA,...

Susan Booysen: Winnie’s bridge-building changed South African politics

Once "Winnie" had put the Mandela United Football Club events of the late 1980s and poor judgements in the early days of government and in ANC...

Op-Ed: To solve the real land problem, we might have to change the Constitution – but not the property clause

The Constitution may present significant hurdles to the important question of urban land reform. The position of local government in the Constitution needs revisiting. By DIRK...

Thorts - Participation of women in the economy

The increased participation of women in intra-African trade is critical to sustainable growth on the continent. Today, intra-African trade stands at about 13% of the total...

05 April 2018

Markets sag on Tumps trade tirade

JSE falls the most in close to two years as Trump’s trade tirade sends jitters through the market.

Experts tell M&R it’s worth more than R20/share

The group’s independent board appointed BDO Corporate Finance to provide it with an independent valuation.

Grand Parade sags as CEO quits

No reason was given for CEO Tasneem Karriem’s abrupt departure less than a year after she took over the position.

New media listing raises eyebrows

The listing of the e-commerce and media group is scheduled for next week but the market has questioned what it offers.

SCORPIO: The Moyane Dossier, Part 2 – Gupta VAT payments unpacked – Six Red Flags Moyane and Mokoena chose to ignore

SARS is shifting gear from denying illegality in the Gupta VAT debacle to blaming the brothers for misleading them, now seemingly conceding to have been part...

Scorpio: ‘No winnable criminal case against Trillian whistle-blower’

The National Prosecuting Authority has declined to charge Mosilo Mothepu, the former Trillian executive whose revelations ripped the State Capture carpet from under her former bosses...

Op-Ed: Cambridge Analytica vs Facebook – a breach of trust

As the world reels from the impact of the recent Cambridge Analytica data privacy breaches, we have each felt this crisis as a body blow right...

CVS Health; A Dividend Growth Share with medium term high gain potential

CVS Health together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services and also sells general retail merchandise. CVS is one of USA's largest pharmaceutical chains.

04 April 2018

SARS cracks down on non-compliance

The received narrowly missed its 2017/18 collections target and has a tougher goal in the year ahead.

Steinhoff properties may be worth a lot less

A valuation of the group’s Hemisphere portfolio puts it at half of its previous estimates.

Anglo suspends Minas-Rio due to second leak

The diversified miner says production at the iron ore mine will remain suspended for about 90 days while it undertakes a full inspection.

Murray & Roberts bags more mining contracts

The group’s Underground Mining division has seen a 50% rise in its order book over the past month.

ADvTECH bolsters East African schools

The private education group has gained nine schools in Kenya and Uganda through its acquisition of a majority stake in Scholé.

The week ahead

As expected, the SARB’s MPC cut interest rates by a modest 25bp. This will help in a very limited sense to offset the impact of the...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: The world reacts to the death of a lioness

Easter Monday saw the death of a South African woman so famous she could be referred to by just one name: Winnie. In the hours following...

Peter Flack: Cricket Australia – a job well done

Top sportsmen need to be more responsible and realise that, along with the big salaries, endorsements and high public profiles, they owe a duty of care...

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