Shares in technology group Altron soared as much as 20% on Thursday to their highest level in more than four years after reporting a rise in half-year earnings. The company declared an interim dividend at a time when firms are choosing to hold on to cash. 

The group reported that revenue for the six months to August was 7% higher at R9.125bn compared to R8.531bn seen at the same time last year. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose 17% during the period to R883m. ..

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