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Retailer Pepkor has lost an application for leave to appeal a court order that bars its parent company Steinhoff from disposing shares it holds either directly or indirectly in shoe retailer Tekkie Town.
While a court has ruled that Steinhoff subsidiary Pepkor may not sell off any shares it holds directly or indirectly in Tekkie Town, Pepkor has maintained that it never intended to dispose of any shares.
Some owners of Mr Tekkie obtained leave to appeal in their application in a restraint of trade case brought against them by Pepkor.
The year 2018 will go down in Pepkor's history as the Year of the Struggle - one filled with unexpected crises and drama, says its chair Jayendra Naidoo.
The third Mr Tekkie store opened its doors last night, and the former Tekkie Town owners had a strong message for adversaries at Pepkor.
The 18-year-old employee says her offence was simply that she was talking and laughing loudly with a colleague.
The battle between Pepkor and former executives of Tekkie Town is heating up amid allegations of intimidation.
Amid a court challenge over Steinhoff's acquisition of Tekkie Town, Tekkie Town's founders have announced the launch of a new retail chain supplier of branded sports apparel and footwear.
An agreement has been reached in a court case between Steinhoff Speciality Fashion and Footwear and a number of former Tekkie Town executives who resigned in June.
It was "animosity" between senior leadership of Steinhoff Africa Retail and Tekkie Town's founder that preceded a spate of resignations,claims the former CEO.
The transfer path of Tekkie Town and its shares in late 2016 to Steinhoff subsidiary Pepkor was clearly plotted even before the first transfer took place, says a Cape High Court judge.
Why was PwC "extremely coy" about naming names in its recent Steinhoff forensic overview, asks former Tekkie Town CEO Bernard Mostert in a court document.
The owners of Mr Tekkie hope to hear on Monday whether their application for leave to appeal in a restraint of trade case brought against them by Pepkor has been granted or not.
Pepkor (formerly Steinhoff Africa Retail) has delivered a list of Tekkie Town footwear to Mr Tekkie’s attorneys it says the latter may not sell.
Steinhoff created STAR to insulate valueable assets against the subsequent Steinhoff collapse, claims a former Tekkie Town executive.
We will invest R500m in SA at a stage when everyone encourages us not to, says former Tekkie Town CEO Bernard Mostert.
Steinhoff's Africa retail business Pepkor has filed a court order against former executives at shoe retailer Tekkie Town to prevent them setting up a rival operation, the latest development in a bitter dispute.
Tekkie Town founder Braam Van Huyssteen is suing Steinhoff Africa Retail and Pepkor Speciality for breach of contract and wants them to pay him R41.6m.
With court cases pending in both George and Cape Town, the battle between former executives of Tekkie Town and its holding company STAR is heating up.
Steinhoff Africa Retail shares have continued their slide after Tekkie Town head Bernard Mostert quit alongside fellow senior managers following a legal claim lodged against the retailer.
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