Tsogo Sun hikes payout – Bdlive

Gaming and hotels group Tsogo Sun, which is controlled by empowerment conglomerate Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), hiked its interim dividend 10% to 34c per share despite adjusted headline earnings for the six months to end-September being static at 88c per share. Dirk van Vlaanderen comments. view article

High-spirited Spar has a big year – Business Day

Spar Group has reported a 12% surge in full year operating profit, largely defying the malaise in the local retail sector and the Brexit -inspired dip in Europe’s consumer confidence. Simon Anderssen comments. view article

Leaner Telkom to pay first interim dividend – Bdlive

Telkom surprised the market with a maiden interim dividend, which sent the share price up 5.33%. The group also revised its dividend policy that will now see it pay 60% of headline earnings as annual dividends following a strong performance. Aslam Dalvi comments. view article

Huge profit for Tongaat Hulett – Business Day

Tongaat Hulett saw sugar production roar back to life in its interim results for the six months ended September, despite the recent drought across southern Africa. Dirk van Vlaanderen comments. view article

Mediclinic is ailing in Middle East – Moneyweb

Mediclinic International’s global acquisition spree is costing the private hospital group as it is starting to feel the pinch – mainly in the Middle East. Aslam Dalvi comments. view article

Pan-African outlook pays off for CIG – Bdlive

Consolidated Infrastructure Group (CIG) posted double-digit growth in the year to August, with revenue shooting up 26% to R4.5bn and headline earnings per share jumping 16%. The recent R850m buyout of electricity and smart meter provider Conlog is expected to further diversify revenue in future. Meyrick Barker comments. view article

Don't bet against the rand – Moneyweb

As the rand hit R13.49 to the US dollar, its strongest point since August and a full 13.5% higher than it was in January, complacent investors would be wise to pay attention. That’s because 73% of the value derived by the top 40 companies on the JSE comes from offshore – up from 43% in […]

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