18 December 2017

STAR’s Shoprite deal collapses as Wiese loses control

STAR is talking with other shareholders as Wiese losses his grip on Steinhoff due to a forced share sale.

BONANG MOHALE: Business must participate in national renewal

The past few weeks have been an uncomfortable period for the South African business community. But whatever these instances show, they are not representative of broader...

Uneasy pricing truce between Omnia and Foskor

The fertilizer group accuses Foskor of continuing to flout Competition Ruling on pricing for phosphoric acid.

Altech UEC sale held up by collusion probe

The Altron subsidiary was one of 13 companies targeted in a dawn raid by the Competition Commission.

#ANCdecides2017: The Great Chakalaka Conundrum

In which J. BROOKS SPECTOR attempts to read the future while driving a DeLorean to divine the ANC's and the country's possible future. And once again,...

AngloPlat’s earnings jump on cost reductions

The platinum producer says it’s made significant progress in repositioning its production down the cost curve.

Marelise van der Merwe: Goodbye 2017: The Other News Awards

Each week, Daily Maverick brings you some of the less headline-grabbing events of the world. This week: we're not dishing out trophies as such, but honourable...

15 December 2017

Steinhoff says the rot may go deeper

The group says its 2016 financial statements can no longer be relied upon as Christo Wiese steps down as Supervisory Board chairman.

Sibanye makes play for Lonmin

Lonmin says its board has unanimously recommended Sibanye-Stillwater’s all-share offer for the platinum producer.

PPC decides to go it all as it turns down LafargeHolcim

At least four companies expressed interest in the cement producer but it’s happy to stay single.

Newsflash: Double trouble for Zuma as court dismisses State Capture review case and orders him to personally pay costs

The only way President Jacob Zuma's week could be worse is if his Gupta-gotten gains were invested in Steinhoff shares. By PAULI VAN WYK.

Echo Polska on track with retail plan

The Polish-focused real estate company plans to become one of Poland’s leading retail landlords.

BSI Steel reports lower earnings as it plans to delist

The company is on a cost-cutting drive, including the expense of a JSE listing.

Analysis: Why are South Africa’s securocrats so jumpy over Jacques Pauw & Ronnie Kasrils?

There's every indication that South Africa's security establishment has a bad case of the jitters. We're seeing attempts to indict published books, journalists being harassed, and...

14 December 2017

Shuffling the deckchairs on the platinum belt

AngloPlat moves down the cost curve as Lonmin takes over Pandora and Northam signs up for Amandelbult.

British American Tobacco is smoking

The tobacco giant says the integration of Reynolds is on track, with the businesses performing strongly.

JSE prepares for yet another property listing

Castleview Property Fund says the JSE has granted it a listing of its ordinary shares in the Retail REITs sector on the JSE’s AltX.

Pioneer bulks up on UK breakfast

The food group has bought UK granola brand Lizi’s for an undisclosed amount.

SassaGate Reloaded: Three steps towards payments for social grants revealed by Post Office and Sassa

A three-phase hybrid model of payments for social grants between the South African Post Office and Sassa announced on Sunday will hopefully make it harder for...

Telemasters rides the digital migration wave

The telecoms operator has reported a sharp rise in its gross margin as clients move to its Digital direct platform.

Explainer: ANC Leadership Race – exact sequence unclear, but it’s likely that the opening session will happen first

It's upon us at last, so, what to expect during the ANC's 54th national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg starting on Saturday? It's...

13 December 2017

Glencore gears up for “electric vehicle revolution”

The metals and marketing group says its commodities are critical for the development of electric vehicles.

Orion reports drilling success at Prieska

The company which took a secondary listing on the JSE in September is fast tracking the project to feasibility.

ANC Leadership Race: Just one week before the show, Dlamini Zuma’s side appears to feel the pressure

With just five days until the ANC's leadership conference kicks off, it is still impossible to predict an outcome. Not many at the beginning of the...

Dis-Chem management offloads R1.1 billion in shares

The discount pharmacy chain's founding shareholders sold shares at R35 each through an accelerated bookbuild.

Top 5 gift ideas for coworkers

Here are my top 5 picks I thought might make great little gifts in the office. Remember, tis the season...

MultiChoice scandal: Yunus Carrim – when did I ever voice my support for

ANC MP YUNUS CARRIM hits back at a suggestion that he was doing e-TV's bidding in its battle over encryption with MultiChoice. Here, the former communications...

Pierre de Vos: Is the deputy president the appropriate person to appoint the National Director of Public Prosecutions?

The judgment handed down on Friday by the Gauteng High Court, which declared the "resignation" of the previous National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mxolisi Nxasana...

The SADC Wrap: Zim eases up on foreign ownership limits as SADC firms up on Lesotho

From Zimbabwe to the DRC and Lesotho, KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you a weekly round-up of news making regional waves.

12 December 2017

Steinhoff calls in the big guns as it prepares to meet creditors

The group has called for lenders’ support as it stabilises its finances.

Failure to meet margin calls led to EOH share-price plunge

The tech group has hired law firm ENS Africa to scrutinise big public sector contracts.

The week ahead

There were mixed blessings; S&P downgraded SA's foreign currency denominated debt by a further notch into sub-investment (junk) status...

PPC jilted by yet another suitor

Fairfax won’t proceed with its partial offer after Ireland’s CRH also withdrew its expression of interest for PPC.

Metrofile extends African Reach

The document storage group has bought Kenya’s largest records management company.

Sea Harvest swoops in on Viking

The fishing group is conducting a due diligence ahead of a possible offer for Viking Fishing.

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.120 – Evita recreates the silly season (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 120. By PIETER-DIRK...

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