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A leading supplier of materials and solutions into the basic services sector in southern Africa, PPC has 11 cement factories in South Africa, Botswana, DRC, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. PPC’s capacity is around eleven and a half million tonnes o... [more info]

Critical shortage of building and construction materials in SA

9 Nov 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   5
A threat to government’s plan to stimulate the economy through infrastructure investment.

Jooste: What might the psychologists say?

2 Nov 2020 /  Ann Crotty   2
Former Steinhoff CEO’s name will live on in infamy. Plus snippets about Lewis, PPC, MultiChoice, Naspers and Prosus.

JSE reflects doubts about government’s infrastructure plan

26 Oct 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   7
Construction company share prices remain muted.

PPC: Critical audit report ‘unprecedented’

19 Oct 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   17
Deloitte has highlighted a material breakdown in internal controls over financial reporting.

Upward trajectories and lines in the sand

19 Oct 2020 /  Ann Crotty   2
M&R's well-timed share awards, PPC's timing tightrope walk, some relief during a torrid time for Ascendis, and time to face the music for more than 5 400 Eskom employees.

Small-cap opportunities, Orion Minerals on their plans and the rise of the cashless society

16 Oct 2020 /  Simon Brown   
Mia Kruger of Kruger International on the President's economic recovery plan and small-cap opportunities. Errol Smart of Orion Minerals talks the feasibility study for their copper-zinc mine in the Northern Cape and Old Mutual's Moosa Hassim on Visa as an investment case in an increasingly cashless society.

PPC on capital raising; a look at market responses to the upcoming US elections

12 Oct 2020 /  Simon Brown  
Nick Kunze of Sanlam Private Wealth on the week ahead. PPC CEO Roland van Wijnen on the need to raise more capital. Gary Booysen of Rand Swiss talks the upcoming US elections.

PPC to tackle $150m DRC debt, then embark on planned rights issue

12 Oct 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   1
Group also plans to reduce its headcount by 10% and dispose of non-core assets.

Covid-19 aftermath: a world beset with fraud and write-offs

12 Oct 2020 /  Ann Crotty   2
... and corporate updates from Sasol, Sanlam, PPC and Steinhoff.

SA’s biggest cement maker PPC delays earnings again

30 Sep 2020 /  Loni Prinsloo  
The company will now publish its financial results in the week of October 5.

Corporate report card: Dismal and commendable efforts

21 Sep 2020 /  Ann Crotty   8
The CEO who got almost everything wrong (other than his own deal), the team that’s filling some big shoes, and the company that pulled a rabbit out of the hat, but not in time to keep a major investor from unloading a third of its holding – the week that was.

Rand climbs 1%, PPC leads decliners on right issue

15 Sep 2020 /  Mfuneko Toyana and Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   1
Bonds were firmer, with the yield on the 2030 issue down 5 basis points to 9.23%

Fault does lie with King IV

28 Aug 2020 /  Chris Logan   8
Rebuttal to Professor Skae's commentary on the value of King IV.

Corporate ‘kitchen-sinking’ in dystopia

24 Aug 2020 /  Ann Crotty   3
Sasol, PPC and Truworths cram in the bad news. Also a look at Sibanye-Stillwater backing Bapo-Ba-Mogale and the question of SOE authority.

Rand firms against dollar, power cuts cap gain

13 Aug 2020 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo and Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
In fixed income, the yield on the benchmark government bond due in 2030 3.5 basis points to 9.255%. 

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