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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]

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%. 

Cement maker PPC weighs rights issue

13 Aug 2020 /  Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg   3
To refinance both its domestic and international operations, according to people familiar with the matter.

Conflicts of interest, backtracking and moving the chessboard pieces

27 Jul 2020 /  Ann Crotty   9
It seems the BRPs doing large rescues didn't think through the ‘un-market-related’ fee issue before scurrying to submit their tenders, while Vodacom, PPC and Woolworths post results and Investec makes an announcement.

Zimbabwean exchange may resume trading early next week

17 Jul 2020 /  Ray Ndlovu and Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg   3
Plans for reopening still to be finalised.

Where are the risks lurking on the JSE?

29 Jun 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant    3
The most financially stressed small and mid-cap companies …

South Africa to disclose carbon emissions from its biggest polluters

9 Apr 2020 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   
These include Sasol, Eskom and Anglo American.

Zimbabwe restricts trading of Old Mutual, two other shares

16 Mar 2020 /     2
'We are disappointed with this action and felt that the market should have been allowed to continue.'

Zimbabwe suspends fungibility of Old Mutual, two other stocks

15 Mar 2020 /  Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg    2
In an effort to halt a rout of the nation’s currency.

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