With just one court case left to go, Steinhoff is within inches of a settlement that may put the fallout from Markus Jooste’s years of "financial irregularities" behind it.

Facing lawsuits in Europe and SA from thousands of shareholders who lost a collective R200bn in the country’s biggest fraud, Steinhoff has spent two years in "extensive efforts" to reach a settlement. In the process, it has garnered support from thousands of claimants for a deal, worth R24bn in cash and Pepkor stock, that should stop it collapsing under the weight of court cases...

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