There are more than a handful of small-cap companies — shares with a market value of under R2bn — on the JSE offering surprisingly big dividend yields.

Some situations look awfully tempting — and these include several microcap shares. Broadcast groups eMedia and African Media Entertainment are on juicy yields of 9% and 11% respectively. Passenger transport group Frontier Transport Holdings is close to 10%, security technology group ISA Holdings on 12%, tiny furniture retailer Nictus on 8%, specialist retailer HomeChoice on almost 7% and metals group Insimbi Group on 7%...

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