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Ann Crotty has been writing on business and corporate governance for decades and has seen little improvement in all that time.

Steinhoff: First criminal charges loom

4 Mar 2021 /  Ann Crotty   26
Against three from within the group and one other person, following six-year criminal investigation by public prosecutor in Germany.

Big pay day at Gold Fields

3 Mar 2021 /  Ann Crotty   8
Share sales influenced by various circumstances such as ‘personal financial planning’.

Barloworld chair endures for just one year

1 Mar 2021 /  Ann Crotty   2
Shareholders' 'No' to Neo Dongwana's proposed remuneration is a first for a JSE-listed company, but could become a trend.

Corporate governance wins and fails, and some surprising results

1 Mar 2021 /  Ann Crotty  
A look at Capitec; better-than-expected results from Anglo, Sasol, and the JSE; and trouble for Quantum Foods and MTN.

Woolies prepares for a food fight

26 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty   22
As competition at the top end of that market intensifies.

Steinhoff’s claimants clash

24 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty   17
Group maintains that not all shareholders are equal.

Tainted profession

22 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty   13
It’s time those in auditing realised that losing a reputation is a bit like Ernest Hemingway’s description of going bankrupt – it happens gradually, then suddenly.

Steinhoff proposal under fire

22 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty   12
Group accused of using different mechanisms to favour contractual claimants like Christo Wiese, at the expense of those who bought shares on the open market.

Tiger Brands’ new chair brings optimism

18 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty   6
Volume growth achieved across many parts of the business, Fraser-Moleketi hopes the food giant will play a 'meaningful role in business and society' in future.

Coronation: Overweight in SA equities

18 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty   15
But comes in for criticism for its environmental, social and governance policies at its AGM.

Spar’s old fashioned AGM

15 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty   4
There's just one catch – it's being held in Pinetown.

Scandals prove easier to survive than a sharp tongue

15 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty   1
Impatience and insensitivity lead to resignation of audit firm chair. Plus a look at Net1, Truworths, Mr Price and Barloworld.

Mpact has had a whole lot of share action going on

12 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty  
Resulting in a significant realignment of its shareholder profile and the prospect of a controlling shareholder.

Appraisal rights: Fair value, fair rule, unfair fight

10 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty   6
Minority shareholders shouldn’t have to resort to legal action to get a company to buy back their shares at 'fair value' if it implements a significant transaction they oppose.

Corporates called out

8 Feb 2021 /  Ann Crotty   6
Nedbank CIB rapped on the knuckles, while shareholders aren't entirely pleased with Astral and Sappi remuneration resolutions.
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