19 August 2019
The group has delayed the release of its results due to problems at the US project but does not expect further cost overruns.
The medical aid administrator says the rollout will take place over an extended period and there will still be a place for private health insurance.
Impairments on discontinued operations will result in an interim loss but its continuing businesses have done well despite the weak economy.
The logistics group expects to reported lower earnings with no quick recovery due to weak economic conditions in SA and Europe.
The private education group expects to report a rise of as much as 50% in interim earnings.
The hotels group says it is working on growing market share in a depressed environment.
The life assurer says first-half earnings will decline by up to 35% due to once-off charges linked to a recent empowerment deal.
16 August 2019
The retailer has impaired its investment in the UK shoe chain but is not contemplating a major financial restructuring of the business.
The gold producer expects its cash-generating ability to continue increasing as it reduces capex and gets more out of new projects.
The platinum producer will report a return to profitability thanks to higher prices for its metal and an improved operational performance.
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The gold producer has benefitted from the full-year inclusion of its Moab Khotsong and Hidden Valley mines as well as lower impairments.
The food producer is impairing its sugar business due to the impact of the Health Promotion Levy.
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The consolidation of two previously separate ministries, Economic Development (EDD) and Trade and Industry (DTI), has significantly broadened the Minister’s merger control ‘toolkit’.
15 August 2019
The pharmaceuticals group will pay £8 million and ensure competition in the supply of the medicine used to treat Addison’s Disease.
The private schools group says its focus will be on increasing its existing capacity rather than greenfield campuses.
The group says it has benefited from operational improvements but looming wage talks are clouding its outlook for the rest of the year.
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Safari says its independent board is now in a position to properly engage with Comprop on its rival bid for the property group.
The real estate investment trust says investments in the US and in residential property have made it more defensive.
The coal producer says a bigger contribution from its equity-accounted investments has compensated for weaker coal sales.
14 August 2019
Ingham Analytics says unless rand weakness is maintained over an extended period, Kumba’s earnings are likely to come under pressure.
The banking group says a bigger share of the retail market helped prop up interim earnings.
The furniture retailer says its only hope for survival is to become a pure investment holding company focused on the retail sector.
The industrial group says costs associated with the empowerment deal stripped 7.3c from earnings per share.
The group says the unprecedented three-month plastic industry strike and a stagnant economy are to blame for a decline in its performance.
13 August 2019
Shareholders who do not take up the deeply discounted rights shares face dilution.
The group has improved its profit margins but has been impacted by impairments and the adoption of new accounting standards.
The platinum producer says its two mines reported solid operating performances as it benefitted from higher metals prices.
The investment holding company says a number of its listed investments should show an improvement in the period ahead.
The shipping group expects to take delivery of the IVS Prestwick vessel next month as it bulks up its fleet.
The project is Clough USA’s first major contract since the group was established in North America.