Merafe withholds dividend after profit plunges on weak chrome prices – Business Day

The mining company, whose primary source of revenue is a 20.5% stake in a chrome joint venture with globally diversified miner and commodity trader Glencore, reported profit of R165m for the six months to end-June, compared with a profit of R425m the year before. Article by Allan Seccombe with comment from Mandi Dungwa – portfolio […]

Declining economy catches Mpact flat-footed – Business Day

The decline in economic growth in SA and poor export conditions have left Mpact, the largest paper and plastics packaging and recycling business in southern Africa, with excess stock in the six months to end-June. Article by Siseko Njobeni with commentary by Dirk van Vlaanderen – associate portfolio manager at Kagiso Asset Management. view article

Omnia prices R2bn rights issue – Moneyweb

Omnia to use the proceeds to reduce its debt. The firm said it had also agreed an underwriting deal with investors Allan Gray, Coronation Asset Management, Foord Asset Management, Kagiso Asset Management, Old Mutual Investment Group and Prudential. Article by Nqobile Dludla. view article

Sasol: investors dump portfolio stalwart – Financial Mail

Sasol’s costly Lake Charles project has battered its shares to 10-year lows, but a rights offer is not on the cards – yet. Article by Lisa Steyn with commentary by Abdul Davids,head of research at Kagiso Asset Management. view article

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