After earning a B. Comm (Communications) degree, Adriaan spent 10 years working as a financial reporter. After spending 15 years as analyst at different stockbroking firms and a stint as lecturer in economics, he decided to feed his need of reading annual reports, business news and whatever financial articles he can find. He also admits to serving a term as ward councillor.

Mediclinic barred from building new hospital

Refused permission for R700m development in George.

FirstRand keeps its head above water

Increased provisions for bad debt, higher operating expenses and a huge tax bill limit earnings growth.

Marginal gold miner enjoys stand-out year

DRDGold’s full-year results reflect the benefit of a higher gold price, production and grades – with indications that the good times have just begun.

RCL Foods bruised by tariffs and taxes 

But move to high value branded products counters losses from chicken and sugar.

Gold and Krugerrands attract investors

A higher gold price, weak rand and continued uncertainty make physical gold more popular.

Capital gains surprise for Naspers shareholders

The listing of Prosus in Amsterdam results in an unexpected tax bill (but it’s not that bad).

Naspers directors approve their own pay

Had to rely on the 1 000 votes per A-share to pass remuneration policy.

The good, the bad and the ugly on the JSE

How the largest 90 shares performed during the last 12 months.

BHP Billiton achieves new records

The figures prove that mining is a big industry.

Gold Fields delivers the goods

Higher production, lower costs and gold output from new mines increase profits sharply.

Stay for the Steinhoff ride?

Shareholders told of improvements, warned of the risks that remain.

Omnia prices rights offer at R20 a share

That’s a hefty discount to the current R33 and will see investors analysing the company’s prospects carefully.

SAA may have recorded a loss of more than R9bn in the past year

A look at what its figures for the year to end-March might look like, bearing in mind that its 2018 annual report remains unpublished nearly 17 months after the end of that financial year.

Standard Bank posts 6% increase in earnings

High growth from initiatives in the rest of Africa brings joy, and hope for even more.

We are getting poorer in SA

Unemployment will continue to increase as long as population growth exceeds economic growth.

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