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Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium's net loss of R302m
Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium's net loss of R302m

Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium has reported a net loss of R302m for the 6 months to June from a loss of just R10m at the same time a year ago.

30 Sep 2014 12:50

Astrapak strong after restructuring
Astrapak strong after restructuring

Astrapak's balance sheet is the strongest it has been in about four years, despite a widened interim loss, management says..

By Nick Hedley 30 Sep 2014 12:38

Earnings sharply down for York Timbers
Earnings sharply down for York Timbers

York Timbers has reported a substantial decline in its full-year net profit‚ dragged down by its wholesale division.

30 Sep 2014 12:26

General Electric seeks new sectors in SA
General Electric seeks new sectors in SA

General Electric (GE)‚ which is supplying a total of 376 locomotives to Transnet‚ is looking for opportunities in other sectors in SA‚ including healthcare and energy.

By Nick Hedley 30 Sep 2014 11:59

Mining fundamental for SA economy
Mining fundamental for SA economy

Mining was one of the key industries in the South African economy with a total income of R408bn in 2012, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

30 Sep 2014 10:36

Bowler Metcalf to merge bottling operations
Bowler Metcalf to merge bottling operations

After months of rumours‚ plastics packaging specialist Bowler Metcalf has confirmed that it will pour its soft-drink bottler Quality Beverages‚ the maker of the Jive brand‚ into a new and bigger operation.

By Marc Hasenfuss 29 Sep 2014 13:02

Fight brewing between Gordhan and PPC?
Fight brewing between Gordhan and PPC?

Ketso Gordhan‚ who resigned as chief executive of PPC a week ago‚ is gearing up for a battle for his reinstatement‚ lining up a series of meetings this week with shareholders to build support.

By Nick Hedley 29 Sep 2014 12:46

Belaz trucks may boost ELB's earnings
Belaz trucks may boost ELB's earnings

ELB Group's agreement to be the South African distributor for the global Belaz range of heavy trucks is expected to have a substantial effect on our earnings Chief Executive Stephen Meijers said.

By Nick Hedley 29 Sep 2014 12:12

38% of Western Cape farm projects fail
38% of Western Cape farm projects fail

An external evaluation has shown that the Western Cape saw 38% of its 246 agricultural land reform projects in the province failing and another 24% experiencing "challenges".

29 Sep 2014 07:38

UCAN spurs DIY in SA
UCAN spurs DIY in SA

UCAN, a DIY kitchen services operating in 27 Game stores as a brand within a brand, has recently invested R8.5 million in upgrading its manufacturing equipment to meet growing DIY demand in South Africa.

26 Sep 2014 13:33

State asks private companies to donate to an Ebola fund
State asks private companies to donate to an Ebola fund

The Department of Health has appealed to the country's private sector to donate to the Ebola Response Fund to assist the countries affected by the virus.

26 Sep 2014 08:26

Strikes hurt metal output in SA
Strikes hurt metal output in SA

The month-long strike by metal workers in July had a drastic effect on the output of the metals and engineering sector, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says.

By Mark Allix 25 Sep 2014 09:21

Namibia brewery builds up steam for SABMiller
Namibia brewery builds up steam for SABMiller

SABMiller's first Namibian brewery, which cost 33m (R367m) to build, has started producing its Carling Black Label brand, and will be fully operational later this year, the company said last week.

By Nick Hedley 23 Sep 2014 15:37

Astrapak reports loss of 33 cents a share
Astrapak reports loss of 33 cents a share

Plastic packaging group Astrapak expects to make a headline loss per share of at least 33c for the six months to August after a loss of 1.5c per share in the previous comparable period.

22 Sep 2014 10:39

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