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Ann Crotty

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

White collar crime is a serious challenge for the country

27 Sep 2021 /  Ann Crotty   3
But does Steinhoff’s desire to have a hearing on the liquidation application against it warrant the apex court’s urgent involvement? Plus a look at the R1m fine levied against JCI.

New insights into trust and ethics among advisors and fund managers

UPDATE
20 Sep 2021 /  Ann Crotty   12
Intriguing questions and interesting developments related to Coronation, Peresec Prime Brokers, A2 Investment Partners, Novus and York Timber.

Another case of overpaying in the Naspers/Prosus stable …

13 Sep 2021 /  Ann Crotty   3
While Anglo American sees some interesting share price movements, Shoprite shareholders celebrate, Tongaat should beware of activist investors, and Brikor and AEEI span the spectrum of apathy.

Executive remuneration: TFG’s misunderstood shareholders and a cheeky move at Old Mutual

6 Sep 2021 /  Ann Crotty   15
Musings on the retailer and insurer both failing to get approval on remuneration policies, as well as a brief look at developments at Prosus, Ayo and Shoprite.

Enrichment … and disenchantment

30 Aug 2021 /  Ann Crotty  
MultiChoice shareholders don't seem very happy (though its directors must be), a ‘black sheep’ enters the fray at Adapt IT, and more sad news for Spur Corporation.

As to who is calling the shots at Naspers …

27 Aug 2021 /  Ann Crotty   16
Sanlam isn’t just sheltering Naspers’s extremely unpopular remuneration policy, it is enabling the board to ignore its ordinary shareholders – Active Shareholder.

Naspers AGM: The A shares have it – all resolutions pass

26 Aug 2021 /  Ann Crotty   7
But N shareholders indicate their opposition to a number of them.

Corporate magic and the whimsy of the authorities

23 Aug 2021 /  Ann Crotty  
The magic touch can be hard to replicate (ask Walmart) while the stance of the CompCom has become impossible to anticipate: a look at Massmart, Cambridge and Rhino, Burger King, York Timber and Net1 UEPS.

More ups and downs for SA Inc

16 Aug 2021 /  Ann Crotty   1
A bit of a bumpy ride with some high points. A look at Naspers/Prosus, Adapt IT, Shoprite, Steinhoff and Massmart.

Ninety One’s AGM: An attempt at ‘shabby chic’?

UPDATE
10 Aug 2021 /  Ann Crotty   1
It appears shareholders are fully supportive of their board.

Of mighty oaks and powerful little switches

10 Aug 2021 /  Ann Crotty   1
Naspers and the president with a potent button at his fingertips, Huge Group and enormous patience, the buying up of shares in print and packaging group Novus and York Timbers … and an apology from this columnist.

Money to burn and reputations take a pounding

2 Aug 2021 /  Ann Crotty   3
Board preference at any cost it seems as Telkom pays R20m to keep its CEO from walking out and Mediclinic takes on a non-executive director it evidently believes is really good at time management, while Tiger Brands has yet another disaster to contend with.

Executive pay and undeserved wealth

26 Jul 2021 /  Ann Crotty   7
The current process for dealing with remuneration-related shareholder dissension is ineffective. Also, thoughts on China’s battle of attrition, and Telkom's departing CEO's legacy.

At Liberty … and taking liberties

19 Jul 2021 /  Ann Crotty   2
Standard Bank’s PR machine is going to be kept busy spinning the merits of bancassurance, while Huge Group gets a rap on the knuckles, and Naspers – well, more executive remuneration ‘good news for some’ there.

PwC dishes up some transparency about its diversification plans

15 Jul 2021 /  Ann Crotty   5
But isn't so forthcoming about its own operations.
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