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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.

Are shareholders finally becoming more picky about pay?

5 Jul 2021 /  Ann Crotty   6
A look at PnP, AECI, TFG, Sasol, Remgro, Distell, RCL Foods, ‘independence’ and audit firms.

Taking stock

28 Jun 2021 /  Ann Crotty   3
A look at Steinhoff’s interims, Tongaat’s debt, Massmart’s kindly parent, Shoprite director’s share pledge outcome, and the non-exec turned consultant at Tiger Brands.

Share price surge for Steinhoff’s Pepco

25 Jun 2021 /  Ann Crotty   3
Results confirm its status as one of the biggest profit contributors to the retail group.

Another bizarre episode plays out in Sekunjalo-land

21 Jun 2021 /  Ann Crotty   8
While Zondo going cap in hand to the high court for more funding allows us to consider the matter of executive remuneration from yet another angle.

Asset managers slam Naspers, Prosus

11 Jun 2021 /  Ann Crotty   36
Band together to share strong words about proposed share swap and executive pay.

An encouragingly good week for SA Inc

31 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty   2
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.

Patel’s plan to address the inequity of executive pay

20 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty   31
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   1
Could help Heineken carve out a stronger position in the African drinks market.

Desperate times, desperate measures …

17 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty   1
But for how long can the gravitational tide of the markets be stemmed? Plus a look at Steinhoff, Sasol, Shoprite, Truworths, and Adapt IT.

How succession should (and should not) be done

10 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty   2
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.

The departure of the two Brians

6 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty   8
Brian Gilbertson and Brian Joffe – two men with significantly different styles who have both made major contributions to business.

Busy week for SA Inc

3 May 2021 /  Ann Crotty   3
Nerve-wracking time for Tongaat, banking issues at Ayo, another pot of gold for African Rainbow and a ‘revolt’ at Glencore.

Through the looking glass

26 Apr 2021 /  Ann Crotty   2
Absa's lack of forward-planning laid bare, the deepening saga of Huge’s hostile play for Adapt IT, Bell Equipment disappoints, and speculation around who will take over as Truworths CEO.

Corporate kowtowing

19 Apr 2021 /  Ann Crotty  
Chinese companies kneel to the government.

Are investors or SA’s fiscus to benefit from Prosus’s success?

12 Apr 2021 /  Ann Crotty   3
Calls for a wealth tax for Covid crisis beneficiaries are likely to go unheeded.
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