Steel products manufacturer Argent Industrial managed to grow its profit for the year 11% in the six months to September despite the hard economic lockdown imposed on SA to combat the spread of Covid-19.

The company chose not to pay a dividend, and is continuing with its share repurchase programme. Argent is an industrial holding firm for a group of companies which operate in a number of sectors including property investment, engineering, engineering, mining equipment, fabrication and steel trading...

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