19 September 2017

Steinhoff hauled before Dutch court as dispute raises its head again

Steinhoff has received a petition to be investigated by the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.

Discovery claims robust health as it moves towards 2018 Ambition

Discovery says new business growth is gaining pace, boosting its profit despite the amount of cash it’s ploughing cash into new initiatives.

Implats begins retrenchment talks at Rustenburg mine

The company has started Section 189 consultation process as it battles to return to profitability in a tough environment for platinum producers.

DAWN shareholders say yay to offer for GDW

Distribution and Warehousing Network is confident shareholders will approve the sale of its 49% stake in Grohe DAWN Watertech to Lixil Corporation.

The week ahead

Interested in what economic indicators are being released this week? Interest rate movements? Equity markets? Company results? #TheWeekAhead by Chris Gilmour

18 September 2017

What companies a Section 12J Venture Capital Company can invest in.

Venture Capital Companies follow a strict and clearly defined set of regulations. In this post, we will look into the investment criteria for a qualifying company.

Curro to unbundle tertiary education division next month

Curro shareholders will receive one Stadio share for each Curro ordinary share held.

70% of SA execs unhappy with business conditions - index

Johannesburg - Business confidence has made a marginal recovery, having dropped 11 points in the second quarter from 40 to 29, it is up six points...

Sibanye-Stillwater blitzing ahead with US project

Sibayne-Stillwater says it’s making good progress on the development of the Blitz project at its US platinum group metals operations in the US.

AngloGold deal could stave off Kopanang closure

AngloGold Ashanti says it’s received unsolicited expressions of interest for its Kopanang Mine, which is being put on care and maintenance.

GroundUp: Gordhan urges South Africans to be informed about Eskom

Simple booklet explaining the Eskom Inquiry has been published. By William Yoder for GROUNDUP.

15 September 2017

Aspen benefits from convalescing SA and expanded drugs portfolio

Aspen has benefited from a recovery in its South African business and a growing portfolio of anaesthetics drugs.

Dangote wants to cement a deal with PPC

PPC has confirmed that one of the additional two bidders keen on making an offer for the cement producer is Aliko Dangote’s Dangote Cement.

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

Find out whats happening this week with JSE listed companies, unlisted companies and companies in Africa.

DAWN rallies on deal to sell Grohe stake

Shares in DAWN clawed back some of their recent losses after it said it had sealed a deal to sell its 49% stake in GDW.

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – Pretoria’s beehive in Paris

This is the seventh edition of the Open Secrets' series, Declassified: Apartheid Profits.

Corporate finance activity of the week

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Thorts - Collective Bargaining

While it appears unlikely that violent strikes will be declared unprotected in South Africa any time soon, some tentative but encouraging steps are being taken...

Movers & Shakers - Filipa Serra & Gonçalo Noronha Andrade

Find out who your movers and shakers are this week in the M&A Pulse broght to you by DealMakers.

National Development Plan: Five years on, are celebrations really in order?

This month marks five years since the government's National Development Plan was adopted by Parliament - and a spirit of celebration is in the air.

14 September 2017

What companies a Section 12J Venture Capital Company can invest in.

Venture Capital Companies follow a strict and clearly defined set of regulations. In this post, we will look into the investment criteria for a qualifying company.

Richemont benefits as the rich resume their shopping

After destroying excess inventory last year, Richmond has reported rising sales across all regions, with particularly strong growth in the Asia Pacific.

Apple unveils three new iPhones, hails 'biggest leap forward'

Apple has unveiled three new iPhone models, including a top-of-line handset described as "the biggest leap forward" since the original iPhone 10 years ago.

With Irma goodwill gesture, Tesla's remote control raises eyebrows

Electric car maker Tesla helped its owners fleeing the path of Hurricane Irma, offering a complementary boost to the car battery's range.

Tough year gets even tougher for Jasco

The electronics group says while it managed to maintain operating profit at last year’s level, headline earnings slumped 61% to 2.5c per share.

Refocused Altron flags earnings rise

Headline earnings per share from its total operations, including those that have been discontinued, are expected to rise by between 16% and 36%.

Zuma, State Security and Public Protector behind attack on SA Reserve Bank, court papers reveal

An explosive affidavit filed by the South African Reserve Bank in the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday has confirmed suspicions that Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, colluded...

13 September 2017

And then there was one

Ben Kruger is stepping down as joint CEO of Standard Bank, leaving Sim Tshabalala to lead the bank. Kruger remains an executive director.

Comair flying high on rand tailwind

Comair has reported a sharp rise in profit for the year to end June as it benefited from the rand’s recovery from a year earlier.

Ascendis holds back on final dividend so it can make more deals

Ascendis Health has held off on a final dividend as it looks for more acquisitions to complement its existing portfolio of healthcare businesses.

Cutting back could be the key to retiring much earlier

Retirement might seem light-years away, but if you get to your golden years with insufficient funds, it's guaranteed to be even further.

Clover blames it on the weather and weak economy

Clover has reported a sharp drop in profits due to drought, wet weather, the weak economy and volatile rand.

Trellidor boosts revenue with Taylor acquisiton

Trellidor says last year’s acquisition of Taylor Blinds has helped diversify its revenue streams and given it a new market to grow into.

Adcock buys Genop to expand its non-regulated portfolio

Adcock Ingram is buying Genop Holdings in a move that it says will complement its existing portfolio of drugs and products and diversify its business away...

TRAINSPOTTER: The Way we are. The Where we are.

There are literally hundreds of rumours circulating the South African political space. Here's Richard Poplak's take on what's playing out.

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