ARTICLES RELATING TO SHAREHOLDERS

How a company’s debt can cripple shareholders

2019-03-14 08:48

Company debt is not necessarily a problem, but when it becomes excessive, it can prove disastrous for shareholders. It’s therefore imperative to keep an eye on debt levels.

Why focusing on profits alone can be costly

2018-11-21 10:11

Yes, profits are good. But also consider the impact of ethical practices before investing in a business.

Is your investment worth the risk?

2018-10-10 11:37

PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains why you should be aware of risk premium in your portfolio at all times – especially in current market conditions.

Why lowering your risk may be risky

2018-09-11 14:19

Although times are tough, playing it ‘too safe’ can actually be detrimental to your investment goals. It’s important to find a balance between risk and growth.

Using your vote as minority shareholder

2018-08-01 13:12

Your stake in a company may be small, but when it comes to big decisions, every vote counts – yours too, writes investment expert Simon Brown.

Mantashe: New Mining Charter to drive transformation, reduce risk

2018-06-18 22:12

Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe says the latest version of the Mining Charter will empower mineworkers and mining communities while shielding companies.

How should investors react when directors sell or buy shares in their own companies?

2017-12-07 13:08

Investors are often unsure how to react when directors buy or sell shares. Is it good when they buy? Should investors be concerned when they sell? Simon Brown tackles this issue.

Group Five settles on new board after spat - report

2017-07-24 16:47

Shareholders have reached a compromise on Group Five's new board, selected at an extraordinary general meeting.

SABMiller deal boosts net reserves to $42bn

2016-10-07 11:24

South Africa's net foreign reserves have increased to $41.953bn in September from $40.795bn the previous month on the SABMiller/Anheuser-Busch InBev deal.

The basics of shares

2016-08-24 09:29

Companies can use shares to create wealth, pay off debts or even to pay director bonuses. But this has a direct impact on the value of the shareholder’s investment.

 

GEPF's Mokate: Pension fund healthy despite Steinhoff, VBS 'elephants in the room'

2018-12-03 16:55

The Government Employee Pension Fund has impaired Lancaster 101, Steinhoff's BEE partner. The state pension fund is invested in Lancaster through the Public Investment Corporation. Other impairments included Independent News Media and Agri Poultry.

Keep an eye on these three investment themes

2018-10-24 14:29

In in his latest column, PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw looks at stats and three themes that are currently making noise in the background of the investment world. Read his analysis here.

The right time to list a company

2018-09-27 10:12

New listings might offer exciting investment opportunities. But ensure that you know the motives behind a new listing before you get carried away.

The public meltdown of Elon Musk

2018-08-28 09:19

The enigmatic CEO of Tesla has cost his company billions of dollars by airing his views on Twitter. It’s time that the Tesla board steps in to protect shareholders

When no one wins the shareholder vote

2018-06-19 14:40

If nobody holds majority shares in a company, shareholder voting can become messy.

Court reserves judgment in Markus Jooste-linked Lodestone case

2018-06-08 18:51

The high court has reserved judgment in a case brought by minority shareholders in Lodestone, seeking an interim order to prevent Mayfair and others from selling their shareholding in the company.

Rights issues: Putting investors in a tricky position

2017-12-06 11:36

When a company issues more shares, those who already own some can either buy more or do nothing. Neither option may be appealing, but how should investors respond?

Naspers shareholders to get boost in earnings

2017-06-14 19:43

Naspers expects earnings per share to increase by more than 180% for the financial year.

Acsa tightlipped about minority shareholder allegations

2016-09-28 07:25

Acsa has refused to respond to questions following legal action from two minority equity partners, who reportedly claimed it is holding them “economically hostage”.

Petmin announces R350m empowerment deal

2015-06-10 12:27

The mining company has concluded a R350m black economic empowerment deal with the community and employees of its Somkhele anthracite mine in KwaZulu-Natal.

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