AVI’s appetite for well-priced acquisition opportunities

There is something reassuring in AVI’s ability to balance volume growth and pricing in its array of consumer brands

Is now the time to buy MTN?

2018 was a year to forget for MTN, but now it’s starting to get the basics right again and confidence is returning

Global brewers have a thirst for African profits

Global liquor groups are toasting their success on the continent, though Angola and Nigeria haven’t come to the party

Inside the great Shoprite meltdown

The loss of Whitey Basson and other key executives worsened the problems created by a weak local economy

How SA’s supermarket chains are adapting to difficult conditions

As debt-laden shoppers tighten their belts, retailers are left with fewer and fewer options

How Santa shunned SA’s retailers

The slow economy and salaries that did not rise in line with inflation are blamed for disappointing sales in December

How Starbucks owner Taste Holdings plans to turn things around

Because of a shortage of funds Taste has stopped rolling out its Domino’s and Starbucks stores

How Lewis does well in tough times

Structural changes to its sector in SA have favoured Lewis, and the group has also increased its cross-border reach

Liberty Two Degrees: new look, fresh potential

A restructured L2D could deliver an improved dividend and share price, but some still need to be convinced of this

Will Pick n Pay CEO lose 1-million of his share options?

The group is in a strong cash position and its management’s work in the past could ensure future annual bonuses

Capitec eats the big banks’ lunch

The bank has pulled back on its lending, with credit-active consumers under judgment down to 5% from 10% in 2015

Sanlam: A firm in fine fettle

None of the company’s business units is in intensive care. But its diversification into health may raise eyebrows

Old Mutual: dominant and flush with cash

There will be more gifts for shareholders after the sale of the Latin American business goes through

Italtile loosens the purse strings

Shareholders get a special dividend of 30c a share — and a 27% increase in the dividend payout to 38c

Woolworths’ Australian albatross

With only the food division shining, the retailer needs to smarten up its business wardrobe

Emira quietly emerges as a top-performing property play

Demand for Emira shares is on the rebound as the company’s restructuring efforts begin to gain traction