JAMIE CARR: Purple Group shows how to beat the blues

Purple’s EasyEquities business grew its funded retail investment accounts 86%

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JAMIE CARR: Behind humble Spar Group’s ‘extraordinary performance’

Spar’s switch to higher-margin grocery and fresh categories boosted profits

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JAMIE CARR: Airbnb walking on air again

Airbnb is now sitting on more forward bookings than it had at this time last year

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JAMIE CARR: Boeing approaching a crash-landing

The company is scrambling to save money wherever it can, but there is no prospect of a meaningful recovery until governments move away from lockdowns

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JAMIE CARR: Tough times good for Santova

Despite all the difficulties thrown up by operating with the rapidly changing constraints of the pandemic, the group has had a strong interim period

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JAMIE CARR: Clicks hair-ad fiasco is solitary blip

Despite, or possibly because of an eccentric product mix, Clicks is a remarkable competitor

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JAMIE CARR: Cartrack on the high road to success

Despite the operational difficulties caused by lockdowns and travel restrictions, the company was able to grow subscriber numbers by 13% year on year to just ...

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JAMIE CARR: PSG Konsult suited to new environment

The company is in a strong financial position that should lead to further growth

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JAMIE CARR: Ellies Holdings on the ropes

Ellies is looking into opportunities thrown up by more consumers being home based

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JAMIE CARR: Sasol battered by more bad news

What Sasol needed was a bit of breathing space; instead it got Hurricane Laura

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JAMIE CARR: Gemfields Group struggling to stay afloat

Its ruby mines have been unable to hold their usual June auction, and have therefore generated zero revenue in the period

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JAMIE CARR: Shoprite goes from zero to Sixty60

It has become SA’s No 2 shopping app, with about 620,000 downloads

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JAMIE CARR: Ray of light for City Lodge

The company is hoping that business will start to pick up now that interprovincial leisure travel is allowed, with lockdown moving to level 2

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JAMIE CARR: Northam Platinum firmly in the pound seats

Despite the impact of mine and production stoppages due to the lockdown, it has cruised to record-shattering performances across the board

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JAMIE CARR: Standard Bank hammered by the economy

Standard Bank’s results may not look pretty, but it is the result of what the company describes as “the worst economic shock in living memory”

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JAMIE CARR: Sasol’s birthday may be a bit glum

Covid-19 and low oil and chemical prices saw splashes of red on the income statement

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