24 August 2020
The group will use the $160 million from the sale of Sun Dreams to extinguish offshore debt in Latin America and reduce local gearing.
The fast-moving consumer goods group will report a decline in full-year earnings as the pandemic added to its costs.
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The food group will report a significant decline in headline earnings and a basic loss for the year due to hefty impairments.
The shopping centre owner wants to protect its balance sheet and liquidity due to Covid-19 fallout.
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The group has booked some impairments as it may take two to three years to get back to pre-Covid-19 levels of activity.
The metals recycler says it lost 7 weeks of revenue in its new financial year due to the hard lockdown.
21 August 2020
The bank says risk remains high and should the outcome be worse than expected, additional provisions will be required.
The banking group says its credit loss ratio will remain above levels reached during the global financial crisis this year.
Despite the recent rally, the gold producer says it continues to run and plan its business at lower gold prices.
The value retailer claims to have gained market share even as sales were impacted by the lockdown and the challenging economic environment.
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Excluding the impact of Covid-19, the mass retailer and wholesaler said its losses for the period would probably have been smaller.
The platinum producer says a big increase in the dollar basket price for PGMs, together with the weaker rand, are behind the increase.
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20 August 2020
Following a big impairment last year, the retail group has written down UK chain by a further R2.8 billion.
While there has been a decline in enrolments since January, the private schools group is still showing year-on-year growth in learners.
Moody's, the ratings agency, made the point recently that COVID-19 is driving business activity in America.
Ralph Mupita has been CFO since 2017 and has played a critical role in developing and executing its strategy, capital allocation and financial performance.
The group is focused on new model launches and has approved a big investment to support new vehicle projects.
The insurer will book R7.8 billion in impairment charges after Covid-19 impacted the value of its international businesses.
The short-term insurer has been impacted by lower underwriting and investment results, as well as impairments.
After a strong start to the year, the engineering and construction services group says Covid-19 contributed to a perfect storm.
The freight, logistics and financial services group says cash generation remains strong, as does its balance sheet.
19 August 2020
The diversified resources group says it should still generate returns due to its diversified portfolio of high-quality assets.
The cement producer has delayed the release of its annual results due to disruptions caused by Covid-19 and after restating its 2019 numbers.
The platinum producer has now bought back close to half the preference shares issued to fund its empowerment deal.
The real estate investment trust says it will stick to its dividend policy despite the impact of Covid-19.
The real estate investment trust is tweaking its model so it can pay out less to A shareholders due to Covid-19.
The residential property developer held off on a final dividend last year due to uncertainty about Covid-19.
18 August 2020
The exact amount to be raised will depend on how much the energy and chemicals group gets from asset disposals.
The group will dispose of its meat processing business in two separate transactions worth a total of R428 million.
The construction materials and bulk commodities producer will acquire a 25 percent stake in Coza from ArcelorMittal as part of the transaction.
The insurance group says there has also been a data breach following a cyber attack on one of its subsidiaries.
The branded food producer will report a decline in interim earnings after it incurred extraordinary expenses as a result of Covid-19.