21 October 2019

Finbond expects SASSA-induced earnings slump

Loans extended to SASSA clients declined by close to 95 percent following the switchover to the SA Post Office card.

Tiso Blackstar warns of wider loss

Full-year headline earnings per share will be as much as 166 percent lower due to the treatment of loans to liquidated steelmaker Robor.

Long4Life completes share buyback

The lifestyle investment group bought 50 million of its own shares last week in a move that will boost shareholder returns.

Sasol: When mega-projects turn into mega-challenges this share still has value...

Sasol shares have been under pressure since 22 May. Find out more here.

Stenprop boosts multi-let portfolio

The property investor plans to have 60 percent of its portfolio in multi-let industrial properties by the end of March.

Sekunjalo firms seek new auditors

Three companies linked to Sekunjalo are looking for new auditors after BDO South Africa said it would not seek reappointment.

There's never been a better time to invest in a better world

It is possible to yield good returns and help combat climate change in the process.

18 October 2019

Datatec firing on all cylinders

The ICT group has benefited from a positive turnaround at Westcon International and an ongoing good performance from Logicalis.

EOH makes headway with disposals

EOH Mthombo has reached a deal to dispose of Data World Group to Terra Analytics as it works on reducing debt.

South32 makes progress on SA Energy Coal sale

The diversified miner says exclusive negotiations with Seriti Resources have progressed and it will update investors in the December quarter.

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)

Value Group expands as volumes come under pressure

The logistics and distribution group is expanding its customer base as the weak economy weighs on volumes.

Spear maintains distribution guidance

The Western Cape-focused REIT attributes its performance to demand for its high-quality rental properties.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

17 October 2019

Adcorp under the weather as economy falters

The labour broking, outsourced services and training group has slipped into a loss due to weak conditions in SA and bad weather in Australia.

Mediclinic in better health

The private hospitals group has stabilised Hirslanden in Switzerland while its SA and Middle East operations have met expectations.

RBPlat cashes in on gold

The platinum producer will strengthen its balance sheet with the cash it gets for selling gold upfront.

Invicta flags big rise in earnings

Its 2019 results were impacted by a big tax settlement with SARS over a number of historical transactions that it believed were tax compliant.

Strauss & Co’s superb Saturday Live Auction offerings in Johannesburg include abstract, ceramic and socio-political works

A little over a month ago, we started discussing alternative assets and investment classes with Art being one of them.

Safari scuppers Comprop deal

The property investment company says it has enough support to ensure that a scheme of arrangement has no prospect of succeeding.

Mid Cap Darlings – Goldfields

All that glitters is certainly not Gold. But, with Goldfields it might just, with a tinge of copper just for control.

16 October 2019

EOH goes after criminal employees

The group has blacklisted 50 enterprise development partners and wants implicated employees arrested after reporting a full-year loss.

Pioneer shareholders say yes to PepsiCo

Some conditions still need to me met after almost all Pioneer shareholders voted in favour of the takeover proceeding.

PSG gets a kicker from Capitec

The investment group says it benefited from positive results from a number of investments, offsetting a poor showing from Zeder.

Richemont urges action on withholding tax reclaim

The luxury goods group says if local depositary receipt holders have not received their reclaim forms by month end they should get in touch.

Santova navigates choppy SA waters

The logistics group says the weak economy has resulted in a decline in shipping volumes in the SA region.

Mid Cap Darlings – Goldfields

All that glitters is certainly not Gold. But, with Goldfields it might just, with a tinge of copper just for control.

4Sight company goes for business rescue

It says there is a reasonable prospect it can be saved as its operating subsidiaries are profitable businesses, generating large cash reserves.

15 October 2019

Pioneer makes progress with PepsiCo deal

Shareholders get to vote today on the US food and beverage giant's R110 per share offer.

Long4Life to continue share buybacks

The lifestyle investor plans to continue repurchasing its shares to maximise shareholder returns.

No dividend as Adapt IT focuses on debt

The IT group says it will revisit a dividend at the half-way stage as it tries to reducing its gearing.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 14 October 2019

Expect a bounce in US equity markets on renewed hope of a US/China trade deal.

Lighthouse Capital plans rights issue to fund acquisition

The property investor says it is in advanced talks regarding a potential significant direct retail property acquisition in Iberia.

Trencor calls for shareholder action

The investment group wants shareholders to alert it to any tax exemptions ahead of a vote on its Textainer unbundling.

Orion gets offer from controlling shareholder

Gmeiner Investment Holdings plans to take the real estate company private with its 2c per share offer after it lost its REIT status.

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