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

Asset managers slam Naspers, Prosus

11 Jun 2021 /  Ann Crotty
Band together to share strong words about proposed share swap and executive pay.

Of second chances, strange logic, share dealings and votes

7 Jun 2021 /  Ann Crotty
US sanctions could give MTN a second crack at Ethiopian telecoms licence, CompCom confounds with Burger King decision, share dealings at Sibanye-Stillwater … and it seems something is up at Mpact.

Succession issues raised at Absa AGM

7 Jun 2021 /  Ann Crotty
The group is not quite up to dealing with unexpected events.

Latest Steinhoff court action could improve payout to shareholders

4 Jun 2021 /  Ann Crotty
Challenges the extremely favourable position enjoyed by its financial creditors.

Capitec flagrantly interferes with its own remuneration policy

31 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty
Highlighting the whimsical nature of executive pay, notwithstanding the armies of consultants employed to make it appear scientifically precise.

An encouragingly good week for SA Inc

31 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty
Good results from Barloworld and a trio of retailers, some share price sparkle for Tsogo Sun, Ayo’s 142% dive in profits and 86% increase in dividends, two cents’ on Tencent’s biggest shareholder(s), and some bank AGMs.

ESG front and centre at Standard Bank AGM

28 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty
No room for denial – but welcome room for shareholders from other countries.

‘Just eat’ – a lucky escape for one and an appropriate moniker for most listed companies

24 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty
A look at Massmart’s performance and excessive executive pay, Old Mutual (and the fallout of that Covid bonus?), and the dual challenge that’s leading to increasing desperation from Naspers/Prosus.

AB InBev vs Heineken

21 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty
The distinction between their long-standing (now retired) CEOs could point to the likely victor in the battle between the two beer giants.

Patel’s plan to address the inequity of executive pay

20 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty
It would be useful if the minister coincided his legislative challenge with news of widespread pay cuts for ministers and directors-general.

Heineken and Distell: Deal brewing

18 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty
Could help Heineken carve out a stronger position in the African drinks market.

Desperate times, desperate measures …

17 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty
But for how long can the gravitational tide of the markets be stemmed? Plus a look at Steinhoff, Sasol, Shoprite, Truworths, and Adapt IT.

Why former Tekkie Town owners want Steinhoff liquidated

14 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty
For one thing, the ‘financial creditors’ – a third category of claimants – are set to receive the full face value of their debt.

How succession should (and should not) be done

10 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty
Italtile should give a class on how to pass the leadership baton, with ArcelorMittal and Absa among the first to sign up. Plus a look at some share sale action at Truworths and Exxaro.

Can Steinhoff be trusted?

10 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty
Shareholders think not as court action relating to the 'discriminatory' split of claimants into two groups looms.

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