23 February 2021

Sasol calls off rights issue

The energy and chemicals group has managed to cut debt by conserving cash and selling non-core businesses.

AngloGold aims for higher production

The gold mining has more than quadruped its annual dividend as it benefitted from a higher gold price and a more efficient portfolio.

Amplats wants mechanised mines to boost output

The mining company reported record earnings for 2019 as it benefitted from a strong rise in prices for its metals.

Liberty Two Degrees says shoppers are returning

The property group says turnover at its shopping centres recovered to 91 percent of 2019 levels in the final quarter of last year.

Grand Parade seals Burger King deal

The investment group is selling some of its holdings as it tries to create more value for shareholders.



22 February 2021

Harmony Gold prepares for shining results

The mining company has benefitted from increased production, a higher rand gold price and its bargain purchase of the Mponeng gold mine.

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Massmart to close more stores as it prepares for another loss

The retail and wholesale group plans to close an additional 14 Masscash stores as it tries to return the division to profitability.

Absa earnings to halve

The banking group has already warned that a dividend is unlikely after the SARB advised banks to conserve capital.

Steinhoff rises on Pepco results

The discount European retailer has reported higher sales but lower earnings due to the impact of Covid-19 on its stores.

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Bidcorp buffeted by second Covid wave

The food services company says a recovery at its operations in Europe and the UK was cut short by the second wave of the pandemic.

Santam earnings hit by Covid-19 claims

The short-term insurer says Contingent Business Interruption claims have had a significant adverse impact on its underwriting results.

19 February 2021

Sibanye-Stillwater delivers record earnings

A strong operational performance coincided with stronger metal prices and a weaker rand.

Higher gold price supports payout from Gold Fields

The gold mining company has trebled its annual dividend as CEO Nick Holland prepares to retire.

Truworths holds up under Covid-19 pressure

The retailer has reported a small decline in earnings but remains cash flush after buying back shares.

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OneLogix hampered by Covid-19

The niche logistics company has not declared an interim dividend so it can preserve cash and take advantage of new opportunities.

Value Group sees little value in JSE listing

The warehousing, distribution and logistics group is mulling an offer to minorities so it can delist from the exchange.

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18 February 2021

Dis-Chem grows sales as customers venture back out

The pharmacy and healthcare group says although customers are returning to its stores in shopping centres, consumer behaviour has changed.

Tiger Brands suffers the January blues

The fast-moving consumer goods group says after a strong start to its financial year, sales came under pressure last month.

BAT says SA cigarette sales are recovering

The global tobacco giant compensated for a dip in volumes with higher prices and a stronger sales mix.

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AECI earnings impacted by Covid-19

The chemicals and explosives group says customer activity has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Stadio grows earnings as enrolments rise

The private tertiary education group says it saved on costs as it altered teaching and learning practices during the lockdowns.

Cartrack gets the green light to list on Nasdaq

The vehicle telematics group has offered shareholders cash or shares in Karooooo when its lists in the US.

17 February 2021

SPAR cushioned by home renovators

The wholesale and distribution group has reported flat grocery sales in SA but a big increase in turnover from its Build it chain.

BHP pays record dividend

The diversified resources giant says its outlook for global growth and commodity demand remains positive.

Glencore resumes dividend after cutting debt

The company has reported strong performances from its Marketing and Industrial metals operations, offset by weaker coal prices.

DRDGOLD raises dividend after strong first half

The mine tailings pretreatment specialist is tracking towards the upper end of its full-year production guidance.

Pan African prepares for Egoli

The gold mining company says the new underground gold mine will contribute considerably to its future gold production.

Resilient in talks to sell malls

The real estate investment trust is negotiating the sale of seven of its shopping centres to the PIC.

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