19 November 2020

Sasol directors agree to fee cut

The energy and chemicals group acknowledges the erosion of shareholder value over the past two years.

SPAR delivers knockout performance

Despite losses at its Polish business after Covid-19 disrupted progress in the new market, the group has grown earnings and raised its dividend.

Brait concerned by second Covid wave

Virgin Active and New Look have closed their doors once again due to new lockdown restrictions in Europe and the UK.

Investec Property Fund delays dividend

The fund has announced a top-up payment on its previous distribution but is holding back on an interim payment for now.

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enX rallies on buyer interest

The industrial group says the potential disposal represents an attractive opportunity to monetise its investment in a major subsidiary.

Reunert flags big earnings decline

The electrical engineering, electronics and ICT group says free cash flow generation was in line with historic ratios despite the tough environment.


18 November 2020

Raubex rallies on contract awards

The construction and road building company says it is well positioned to participate in infrastructure projects announced by the government.

WBHO swings to full-year loss

On top of Covid-19, the construction group has faced increased losses in Australia as it prepares to scale down its business there.

What a drag

Prosus and Naspers report both report interim earnings on 23 November.

Rhodes impacted by Covid restrictions

While sales of pies and fruit juice have recovered, the food group says it will continue to feel the aftershock of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ninety One to pay maiden dividend

The fund manager experienced its first half-year net outflows as investors became more cautious and it lost mandates.

Super Group adds up the cost of Covid

The logistics, supply chain and dealership group expects a big recovery this year if there are no further lockdowns.

Stor-Age grows occupancies despite lockdown

The self storage property specialist says enquiry levels returned to pre-Covid-19 levels by the end of May as restrictions were eased.



17 November 2020

Sasol switches on last Lake Charles unit

Over budget and way past schedule, Sasol says the last unit at its Lakes Charles Chemicals Project is now in operation.

Vodacom charged by data surge

The network operator says data usage surged in the first half of its financial year due to demand from stay-at-home customers.

Prosus and Naspers ride on Tencent stake

The companies have benefitted from growth in e-commerce and their investment in Chinese internet giant Tencent.

Shoprite sales dampened by liquor ban

The retailer has welcomed the recent easing of restrictions on alcohol sales.

Life Healthcare gets offer for Polish operation

The offer is lower than the carrying value of Scanmed, resulting in an additional impairment.

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Astral uncracked by Covid-19

The poultry and feeds group is paying a final dividend after surviving the worst of the lockdown.

Did your seatbelts go to waste?

Andrew had warned of volatile times to come and the markets did not disappoint.



16 November 2020

Anchor to cast off from JSE

The stockbroker, fund management and private client business says delisting will level the playing field with competitors.

Tsogo Sun forecasts a slow recovery

The hotel operator, which is buying out Hospitality Property Fund, says uncertainty and the weak economy will continue to weigh on the sector.

Octodec guides on lower distribution

The property group is required to make a distribution by the end of February in order to retain its REIT status.

Invicta disposals move forward

The investment holding company still needs the approval of shareholders and the competition authorities in eSwatini and Zimbabwe.

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ISA declares interim dividend as cash mounts

The IT security specialist reported lower first-half revenue and earnings but has excess cash on hand.

Did your seatbelts go to waste?

Andrew had warned of volatile times to come and the markets did not disappoint.

13 November 2020

MultiChoice tops 20 million households

Growth in subscribers and a lid on costs helped the video entertainment group grow first-half earnings as advertising came under pressure.

Novus impacted by magazine closures

The printing and packaging group has taken steps to right-size its business, with the benefits expected next year and beyond.

Growthpoint falls after bookbuild

The real estate investment trust raised gross proceeds of R4.3 billion from the share placement with institutional investors.

Mediclinic still cautious about Covid-19

The private hospital group says after recovering, its Swiss and Middle East operations will be affected by a second wave of Covid-19.

Gold Fields settles into new normal

The two mines most affected by Covid-19, South Deep and Cerro Corona, have shown a strong recovery.

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No jackpot for Tsogo Sun Gaming

The casino operator will report an interim loss due to the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on its operations.

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