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Chairman's Conversation with Johann Rupert
Chairman's Conversation with Johann RupertArticle

MSG Afrika Group Chairman Given Mkhari will host international businessman Johann Rupert as the guest for the 2018 edition of the annual Chairman's Conversation taking place on 4 December...

Issued by MSG Group Sales 23 Nov 2018

AlphaCode awards R16m to fintech startups
AlphaCode awards R16m to fintech startupsArticle

Rand Merchant Investment Holding (RMI), through AlphaCode, awarded entrepreneurial packages valued at R16m to eight of South Africa's most promising financial services startups...

19 Oct 2018

Distell relists on the JSE
Distell relists on the JSEArticle

Distell Group Holdings celebrated its relisting on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) following the collapse of its ownership structure, a move widely welcomed by investors...

5 Jun 2018

Creating a sustainable wine future: CapeWine 2018 opening seminar speakers announced
Creating a sustainable wine future: CapeWine 2018 opening seminar speakers announcedArticle

South African wine producers are readying themselves for CapeWine 2018, under the theme \Hannuwa - encapsulating the philosophy of the South African wine industry as a pledge to farming sustainably...

19 Mar 2018

RCL stock leaps on earnings update
RCL stock leaps on earnings updateArticle

RCL Foods, the consumer brands conglomerate that owns poultry producer Rainbow Chickens, delivered a nourishing trading update...

Marc Hasenfuss 14 Feb 2018

Rhodes Food sales agreement will help Bos grow
Rhodes Food sales agreement will help Bos growArticle

Rooibos ice tea maker Bos Brands aims to double its retail market share in SA after announcing a sales and distribution deal with JSE-listed Rhodes Food Group...

Marc Hasenfuss 17 Jan 2018

Distell's Bisquit now Campari
Distell's Bisquit now CampariArticle

Distell, the liquor brands conglomerate controlled by Remgro, called time on its international cognac market strategy by selling its French subsidiary Bisquit for €52.5m...

Marc Hasenfuss 21 Dec 2017

Remgro sells its stake in Unilever
Remgro sells its stake in UnileverArticle

Stellenbosch-based investment company Remgro has disposed of the largest unlisted position in its R150bn portfolio...

Marc Hasenfuss 27 Sep 2017

Distell positioned for acquisitions
Distell positioned for acquisitionsArticle

The pending collapse of the Distell control structure should help the drinks company to enjoy the sort of rating analysts and shareholders say has eluded it in recent years...

Ann Crotty 27 Sep 2017

Distell sells venerable wine farms and brands
Distell sells venerable wine farms and brandsArticle

Remgro-controlled liquor conglomerate Distell, which aims to double revenue and profits by 2021, is selling long-held wine farms and wine brands...

Marc Hasenfuss 1 Sep 2017

Remgro, Distell to gain from dismantling Capevin
Remgro, Distell to gain from dismantling CapevinArticle

Liquor giant Distell, which owns best-selling brands such as Savanna, Hunters, Nederburg and Klipdrift, has uncorked a proposal that fortifies the position of its biggest shareholder...

Marc Hasenfuss 23 Jun 2017

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JSE opens flat as Naspers rockets further and miners fallArticle

The JSE opened flat on Friday, despite Naspers rocketing to new heights, with miners retreating as the rand regained some lost ground after tumbling on Thursday...

Maarten Mittner 19 May 2017

Distell tops up with Cruz vodka
Distell tops up with Cruz vodkaArticle

Distell has topped up its booze portfolio with a dash of vodka through the purchase of a 75% shareholding in a company that owns the global rights to Cruz Vodka...

26 Apr 2017

Tribunal nod for PIC holding in Distell
Tribunal nod for PIC holding in DistellArticle

The Competition Tribunal has approved the Public Investment Corporation's (PIC) acquisition of Anheuser-Busch InBev's 26.5% stake in Distell...

Ann Crotty 30 Mar 2017

Unilever faces fine over cartel conduct
Unilever faces fine over cartel conductArticle

The Competition Commission has charged Unilever SA for cartel conduct, referring a cartel case against the group and Malaysian firm Sime Darby Hudson Knight...

2 Mar 2017

Distell eyes acquisitions
Distell eyes acquisitionsArticle

Acquisitions are key to fortifying growth prospects and duty-free access to China could be a game changer for the local wine market, liquor conglomerate Distell...

Marc Hasenfuss 27 Feb 2017

PIC mum on detail of its Distell stake
PIC mum on detail of its Distell stakeArticle

Almost two months since the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) emerged as the unlikely purchaser of Anheuser-Busch InBev's (AB InBev's) 26% stake in Distell...

6 Feb 2017

How is fake news driving SA's political agendas?
How is fake news driving SA's political agendas?Article

On Friday 20 January 2017 the unwitting Twitter user may have been inclined to believe that respected South African journalists were suddenly squaring up against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan...

27 Jan 2017

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Distell free of stifling control but minorities seem jumpyArticle

Judging by the share price movement over the past four weeks, minority shareholders in Distell have still not come to terms with the unexpected news that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will be acquiring the 26.4% of the company held by Anheuser-Busch InBev...

Ann Crotty 19 Jan 2017

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PIC to buy AB InBev's stake in DistellArticle

The Public Investment Corporation, which invests state-employee pension funds, will buy global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev's stake in Distell...

Allan Seccombe 19 Dec 2016

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Why Rupert is "sick of the King code"Article

The Remgro AGM last week, chaired by chairman, Johann Rupert, was worth the cost of the trek out to the Erinvale in Somerset West...

12 Dec 2016

Top500 research reveals who are the movers and shakers for 2016
Top500 research reveals who are the movers and shakers for 2016Article

What is happening in the economy, who are the export giants - and where they are exporting to...

Issued by Topco Media 10 Nov 2016

Pravin Gordhan announced Business Leader of the Year
Pravin Gordhan announced Business Leader of the YearArticle

The 2016 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards recognised Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as the Business Leader of the Year...

9 Nov 2016

Are blue chips a great investment?
Are blue chips a great investment?Article

Conventional wisdom tells us that large, established companies are a safer and better investment option than smaller companies...

Dr Andrew Dittberner 19 Aug 2016

JSE CEO, Nicky Newton-King, Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille, and JSE chairperson, Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita, at the opening of the JSE Exchange Hub Cape Town.
JSE opens satellite office in Cape TownArticle

The JSE Exchange Hub Cape Town, which was launched on 12 August, is part of the exchange's strategy to enhance its service to clients in the city and build new relationships...

Nicci Botha 15 Aug 2016

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Pick n Pay finally collapses pyramidArticle

After persistent minority shareholder pressure in the past few years, supermarket giant Pick n Pay Stores will collapse its archaic pyramid control structure Pick n Pay Holdings (Pikwik) - but the new set-up ensures voting control remains with the Ackerman family...

Marc Hasenfuss 15 Jun 2016

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Distell share surges on sell-off rulingArticle

The Distell share price has surged 6% since the Competition Commission ruled that SABMiller had to sell its 27% stake in the cider and spirits group...

Ann Crotty 3 Jun 2016

Reeza Isaacs named CFO of the Year
Reeza Isaacs named CFO of the YearArticle

Reeza Isaacs, group finance director of retailer Woolworths Holdings, has been named South Africa's CFO Of The Year at the 2016 CFO Awards...

17 May 2016

Jannie Durand, CEO of Remgro.
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Remgro increases dividend despite debtArticle

Investment heavyweight Remgro hiked its interim dividend 9.5%, despite seeing its intrinsic net asset value dribble down, and being in the unfamiliar position of carrying a meaningful debt load on its balance sheet...

Marc Hasenfuss 15 Mar 2016

Dr Christo Wiese Sunday Times wins Top 100 Business Leader of the Year & Lifetime Achiever Award
Dr Christo Wiese Sunday Times wins Top 100 Business Leader of the Year & Lifetime Achiever AwardArticle

The annual Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards have been announced. These are based on those JSE listed companies that achieved the highest shareholder returns on a R10,000 investment over the past five years. ..

29 Oct 2015

Acquisitions to boost Dimension Data's digital skills and experience
Acquisitions to boost Dimension Data's digital skills and experienceArticle

Following the acquisition of iFACTORY in August, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa has announced that it has acquired the remaining 60% stake of Britehouse...

8 Oct 2015

CEOs reveal their strategies on dealing with challenges
CEOs reveal their strategies on dealing with challengesArticle

At the recent i3 Summit in Sandton, Patrice Rassou, head of Equities at Sanlam Investments, led a panel discussion with the CEOs of three successful multi-national corporates on how they deal with the challenges in their respective industries...

3 Sep 2015

Rainbow Farms and TSB help lift RCL Foods earnings
Rainbow Farms and TSB help lift RCL Foods earningsArticle

RCL Foods bounced back in the year ended June, reporting headline earnings from continuing operations of R964m from a loss of R333m last year...

2 Sep 2015

Distell full-year revenue rises as thirst for wine grows
Distell full-year revenue rises as thirst for wine growsArticle

Stellenbosch-based liquor conglomerate Distell (DST) on Wednesday reported a surge in revenue driven by the domestic market as consumers' thirst for the group's wine brands grew...

Colleen Goko 20 Aug 2015

SA's ruling elite 'rotten'
SA's ruling elite 'rotten'Article

Rhodes University vice chancellor Sizwe Mabizela laid into the political elite yesterday, saying people "of questionable moral and ethical character" are in charge of the country...

10 Apr 2015

Pioneer Food releases rich value flavour
Pioneer Food releases rich value flavourArticle

The reshaping of Pioneer's portfolio and operational structures under new CE Phil Roux has released a rich value flavour...

Marc Hasenfuss 2 Mar 2015

Distell to swell its African business
Distell to swell its African businessArticle

Liquor brands conglomerate Distell (DST)‚ which has investment house Remgro and beer giant SABMiller as major shareholders‚ will strongly fortify its African business in the medium term...

Marc Hasenfuss 18 Feb 2015

Mpumalanga sugar cane and macadamia farms gain high ROI
Mpumalanga sugar cane and macadamia farms gain high ROIArticle

Demand for sugar cane farms and land suitable for sugar cane farming in the verdant Nkomazi Municipal District in the Mpumalanga Lowveld has resulted in a major shortage of stock...

21 Jan 2015

Low maize price boosts food producers
Low maize price boosts food producersArticle

Food producers' shares have proved a good bet this year, producing market-beating returns. What's fuelled their winning streak has been the plunging price of the sector's key inputs: maize and wheat...

2 Dec 2014

2014 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies results out
2014 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies results outArticle

For the second consecutive year, Coronation Fund Managers has been named Top Company in the annual Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards...

29 Oct 2014

Climate change report shows continued improvement
Climate change report shows continued improvementArticle

The 8th edition of the South African CDP climate change report has revealed that nine companies are making the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CDLI).

21 Oct 2014

Grindrod, a boost for Africa
Grindrod, a boost for AfricaArticle

Shipping and logistics group Grindrod has been a big spender on infrastructure for some time. Growing its network of port and rail operations allows the group to diversify away from international shipping, a notoriously cyclical business.

19 May 2014

Grindrod moots 'much cheaper' trains
Grindrod moots 'much cheaper' trainsArticle

Grindrod's diesel-electric locomotive‚ which the company said was the cheapest in the world‚ could pit the logistics group as a competitor against state rail utility Transnet and global rolling stock manufacturers such as General Electric and Electro-Motive Diesel.

Razina Munshi 28 Mar 2014

Unilever revenue up 8.9% amid growth constraints
Unilever revenue up 8.9% amid growth constraintsArticle

Household brands conglomerate Unilever appears to be battling just as hard as its listed peers‚ Tiger Brands and AVI‚ for growth amid shrinking discretionary spending as embattled South African consumers continue to tighten their purse strings.

Marc Hasenfuss 24 Mar 2014

Ultra-rich are cautious investors
Ultra-rich are cautious investorsArticle

Today's rich are more at home bidding for art, wildlife or wine estates. In September 2013 South African billionaire Johann Rupert was part of a consortium that bought a Cape Buffalo bull for a record R40m.

5 Mar 2014

Adding family to franchising
Adding family to franchisingArticle

Usually in life, one's biggest support structure is one's family but should they be added into the support structure of one's franchise business? When it comes to business, many aspects need to be taken into consideration when setting up shop with a family.

Sally J'Arlette-Joy 27 Feb 2014

Grindrod, Pembani form new rail-leasing company
Grindrod, Pembani form new rail-leasing companyArticle

Freight and logistics company Grindrod's subsidiary‚ Grindrod Freight Services (GFS)‚ has teamed up with the Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund (PRIF) to form a leasing joint venture.

21 Jan 2014

Merger of Pioneer's brands should fatten margins
Merger of Pioneer's brands should fatten marginsArticle

Many shareholders in Pioneer Foods may need to pluck up their courage to participate in the unbundling and separate listing of its poultry and egg business, Quantum Foods, later this year. The poultry industry is not having a good time.

Marc Hasenfuss 13 Jan 2014

Deals indicate an agricultural sector in flux
Deals indicate an agricultural sector in fluxArticle

The long-awaited consolidation of SA's fragmented agribusiness sector has finally got under way with some vigour.

Marc Hasenfuss 27 Sep 2013

BOS plans to take its ice tea to rest of Africa
BOS plans to take its ice tea to rest of AfricaArticle

After the successful launch of its products in Europe earlier this year, home-grown organic ice tea brand BOS sees scope to expand into the rest of Africa.

Zeenat Moorad 23 Sep 2013

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