06 October 2020

French investor says oui to MultiChoice

No comment as the French media company acquires a sizeable holding its biggest competitor on the continent.

Balwin rallies after President opens Mooikloof Mega-City

The public-private development has been designated as a strategic integrated project.

Afrimat wants business rescue for UCP’s Nkomati mine

The open-pit mining company says it cannot provide additional funding to the mine on an unsecured basis.

Growthpoint to pay final dividend

The real estate investment trust delayed the declaration of its full-year payout due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19.

Grindrod to resume buybacks

The freight and logistics group says it will resume repurchases following sustained cash generation from its continuing businesses.

Sasfin recovers value from Efficient sale

The bank has sold its stake in Efficient for more than it was worth at the end of June.




05 October 2020

Sasol sells Lake Charles stake to trim debt

The energy and chemicals group may still resort to a rights issue to get comfortably within its debt covenant thresholds.

Finbond warns of interim loss

The mutual bank and microlender says advances were heavily impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown, resulting in a big increase in surplus cash.

Insimbi dented by Covid-19 lockdown

The metals recycling company says second quarter earnings bounced back after it lost several weeks of trading in the first quarter.

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The fall in equity and other markets brought about by the impact of COVID-19 has led to many listed companies appearing attractively priced to take-private.

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Risk off as Donald Trump contracts the Sars-Cov-2 virus.

Unicorn Capital Partners narrows its losses

The company, which is likely to be taken over by Afrimat, faced a number of issues on top of Covid-19.

Sibanye-Stillwater bolsters executive after strong growth

Business development vice president Richard Stewart has been promoted to chief operating officer from 1 December.

02 October 2020

Wendy Lucas-Bull to replace Christo Wiese at Shoprite

Wiese is retiring from the position he has held for close to three decades at the annual general meeting next month.

Spur dishes up new executives

The restaurant group is replacing Pierre van Tonder, who has led it for the last 24 years, as well as CFO Phillip Matthee.

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Metair cancels its 2019 dividend

The auto components and energy storage company says paying the dividend would imperil its solvency and liquidity.

Covid-19 puts Ellies' going concern status at risk

The consumer and commercial electronics manufacturer says the continued onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic has rendered its prospects for growth challenging.

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01 October 2020

Capitec takes a whack from Covid

The bank almost tripled its credit impairment charge as it provided for the full impact of Covid-19 on its credit book.

Covid pushes Sasfin into a loss

The bank says increased credit provisions and private equity devaluations were behind the big decline.

Adapt IT rallies on trading statement

The software and digital services provider says the resilience of many of its businesses has likely resulted in a rise in full-year HEPS.

Nampak jumps on new supply deals

New large contracts are expected to boost earnings next year and close the gap caused by the impact of Covid-19.

Barloworld starch acquisition will stiffen resilience

The industrial group says Tongaat Hulett Starch has been resilient during Covid-19, as have its equipment businesses.

PPC picks up more errors in its accounts

The cement producer has delayed the release of its results by another week as its sorts out prior year accounts.


30 September 2020

Netcare adopts more nuanced Covid approach

The average length of stay for Covid-19 patients requiring a critical care bed has fallen to about six days after peaking at 17.

Ascendis steps up asset sales

The pharmaceuticals group has appointed advisers as it accelerates the disposal of asset to reduce debt.

EPP remains cautious despite recovery

The Polish property group has held back on an interim dividend and may dispose of assets to strengthen its balance sheet.

AMSA to restart blast furnace

After idling the furnace in July, the steelmaker says demand has recovered faster than expected.

CMH dented by Covid impact

The car dealership and rental group says its operations were closed at the height of the lockdown as they were not essential services.

Calgro warns of wider loss due to Covid-10

After returning to profitability in the second half of last year, the property developer says Covid-19 impacted its performance this year.


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