27 January 2020

Sasol claims limited damage at Lake Charles

The petrochemicals group says an explosion a fortnight ago only affected one unit at the US chemicals project.

Pepkor held back by late start to school year

The late start to the school year meant many parents put off buying new uniforms until January.

Reinet gets go-ahead to broaden mandate

The investment group now has the scope to increase its exposure to certain key assets in the long-term interest of shareholders.

Pan African on track to meet guidance

Despite electricity constraints and unrest at Barberton Mines, the gold producer is more than half-way towards its target.

Bowler Metcalf recovers from plastics strike

The plastics manufacturer says its trading results have been restored after a crippling strike in the plastics sector last year.

24 January 2020

Anglo meets targets on mixed performance

The diversified mining group benefited from increased PGM output and the continued ramp up of its Minas-Rio iron ore mine in Brazil.

Clicks continues healthy performance

The pharmacy, health and beauty retailer credits a resilient brand and defensive offering for cash-strapped consumers.

AVI to report reduced profit after tough first half

The consumer goods group says stronger operating profit from its food and beverages was offset by a decline in its personal and footwear brands.

AMSA to report loss as it cuts jobs

The steel producer says 2019 was the most challenging year for the world steel industry since the global financial crisis.

Ansarada DealMakers Annual Awards shortlists

The release of the shortlist of nominees for the 2019 BEE Deal of the Year and a look at the deals nominated for Deal of the...

Who's doing what this week in the South African M&A space?

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

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

Weekly summary of all Merger & Acquisition activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

Weekly summary of corporate finance activity by South African exchange listed companies

Thorts - Marauding through the related party requirements’ inconsistencies

The Exemption Provisions are insufficient as they are currently drafted – an amendment is suggested which would capture the entire scope of both sections without complication

23 January 2020

Shoprite keeps the tills ringing

The supermarket group has reported strong first-half sales despite the impact of load shedding and currency depreciation in some markets.

Naspers sells Prosus shares worth R24 billion

Naspers says increasing the Prosus free float will allow more investors to get exposure to the largest European consumer internet stock by value.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on Prosus entitled “Hunger Games”

Ingham Analytics has issued a fascinating insight into Prosus.

BAT recovery boosts Reinet

The net asset value of the Reinet Fund has been supported by an improvement in its holding in British American Tobacco.

Equites lines up more logistics tenants

The real estate investment trust is developing a number of properties in SA and the UK for blue chip tenants.

The “fund”amentals of Section 12J investing

Over the past 5 years, Section 12J funds have become increasingly popular tax shielding mechanisms for taxpayers.

Europa Metals to stop drilling while it regroups

For the time being, the metals exploration company says it sees limited additional incremental value from continued drilling.

22 January 2020

Brait prices rights issue at deep discount

The investment group plans to use the proceeds to reduce debt as it prepares to realise value from its portfolio of investments.

BHP maintains production targets despite bushfires

The diversified miner says first-half output at its energy coal operation was impacted by the fires as well as a focus on higher quality products.

Capitalising on capital gains tax with Section 12J

If you are dealing with an astute financial advisor, it is very likely that steps are or have been taken to diversify your investment portfolio offshore.

Comair announces revamped board

A number of new directors have boarded the airline after it was accused of poor governance due to the independence of some previous members.

Renergen raises cash as gas project progresses

The emerging helium producer will use the cash to fund the additional stake in Tetra4, the holder of the production rights.

Redefine sells stake in European portfolio

The real estate investment trust says the deal fits its strategy of enhancing its Polish logistics portfolio while improving its loan-to-value.

Sephaku cements rights issue

The cement producer says net proceeds from the rights issue will be used to ensure compliance with debt covenants imposed by its lenders.

21 January 2020

Sirius shareholders urged to back Anglo bid

The fertiliser development company says given its current cash constraints it was left with no alternative but to recommend the offer.

The A to Z of Section 12J investments

With over R8 billion invested into Section 12J investments, taxpayers with an income tax or capital gains tax liability should take notice of this investment before...

intu confirms cash call to sort out debt

The shopping centre owner has been affected by a number of retailers entering company voluntary arrangements due to the weak retail environment

Merafe negotiates job cuts at loss-making smelter

The Rustenburg smelter has suffered material financial losses despite investment aimed at making the operation more competitive.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 20 January 2020

The South African economic outlook remains extremely poor

Equites to develop new Pepkor hub

The logistics-focused property fund is building a new KwaZulu-Natal warehouse for the retail giant.

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