SA’s third-biggest private hospital group, Netcare, has followed a number of other companies and scrapped its interim dividend payment for the first time since listing on the JSE in 1996.

Similar to other companies, Netcare is implementing  a series of cash preservation measures aimed at weathering the uncertain trading environment created by Covid-19. It has also withdrawn its full-year guidance, secured a waiver of its debt covenants and increased its undrawn banking facilities to R4.8bn...

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