Jamie Carr Columnist

Fans of the routine that revenge is a dish best served cold may rethink after a peep at Capitec’s results, which aim such an echoing raspberry at shady short sellers Viceroy that it really doesn’t matter a whit whether it’s served cold, tepid from an all-you-can-eat buffet or piping hot and straight from the skillet. It’s tempting to think of Viceroy much as Polonius would have thought of Hamlet, if he hadn’t just been killed by him, that any old fool can have a wild stab in the dark and hit a target once in a while. The most salient feature of Capitec’s results announcement is that it hasn’t allowed itself to be distracted by all manner of sturm und drang in the background, it has just kept on doing what it does best, constantly refining its offering to make it as useful and affordable as possible to its ever-growing army of satisfied customers. In the past six months 109,000 more customers a month transferred their allegiance to the Capitec flag, and the security and convenience o...

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