Whitey Basson: What retirement? Wiese still calls me all the time…

2017-09-16 09:00

Former group CEO of Shoprite Whitey Basson shares his views on the future of retail and shopping centres with Fin24.

Shoprite shareholders to vote on Whitey Basson's R1.7bn share sale

2017-09-05 10:44

Shoprite investors will vote on whether to approve a proposed repurchase of about R1.7bn of shares from former CEO Whitey Basson.

Atul Gupta wealthier than Johann Rupert – report

2016-12-11 13:03

Atul Gupta is the seventh richest South African, ranking higher than Johann Rupert and Patrice Motsepe.

Retiring Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson: ‘I am tired’

2016-11-01 07:46

After 37 years at Shoprite, retiring CEO Whitey Basson is ready to hang up his retailer boots and allow his successor to rise to the challenge.

Whitey Basson to retire as Shoprite CEO

2016-10-31 09:48

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson will retire at the end of the year, the company has announced.

Plea for Basson to share his R100m pay bonanza

2016-10-07 16:58

Cosatu has denounced Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson's hefty pay package, charging that he is being rewarded for exploiting workers on behalf of shareholders.

Shoprite doubles Whitey Basson’s pay after bonus

2016-10-03 14:00

Shoprite has doubled chief executive officer Whitey Basson’s pay in the last fiscal year to R100.1m, thanks to a bonus for beating a profit-growth target, it has revealed.


Shoprite buys back R1.75bn of shares from ex-CEO Whitey Basson

2017-09-06 07:47

Shoprite shareholders voted in favour of the purchase of about R1.75bn of shares from former CEO Whitey Basson, enabling Africa’s largest food retailer to buy at a discount to the current share price.

I’m not fleeing SA, says Whitey about selling off R1.8bn in shares

2017-05-10 15:26

Former Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson says he is not upset with the company and he is not fleeing SA, after announcing plans to sell off shares in the firm to the value of R1.8bn.

Wiese’s talk of a Shoprite merger hurting Steinhoff - analyst

2016-11-02 06:02

A tie up between Shoprite and Steinhoff does not make sense in terms of shareholder value, says retail analyst Evan Walker of 36One.

Meet the man who will fill Whitey Basson's shoes

2016-10-31 10:49

The man set to take over the role of Shoprite CEO in 2017 will have to fit into the shoes of a giant, after Whitey Basson announced he would retire at the end of 2016.

SA salaries: How much is enough? Monster pay in spotlight

2016-10-10 14:30

South Africans reckon R100m pay packet for Shoprite boss Whitey Basson is acceptable, but draw the line at a R33m bonus.

290 years to earn what Shoprite boss got in one month

2016-10-05 09:37

It would take a worker in a Checkers deli about 290 years to earn what Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson was paid in a month in the past financial year.

Shoprite profit rises 17% amid tough retail conditions

2016-08-23 08:22

Shoprite’s full-year profit has risen to 17% due to its focus on giving the lowest prices while also subsidising the prices of basic foodstuffs.

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