Electricity is fundamental to the way we live our lives. You simply can't live without it. Just consider the disastrous effect of load shedding this past week.
Roads in chaos, stockpiles of food rotting in refrigerators and many downstream services just grinding to a halt.
And yet, if you look at the big picture… And, I'm talking the development of mankind “big picture”, we've only h... ››› more
This is sad but you need to know.
Today, I am taking yet another company off my trading watchlist.
Since June we've seen this telecommunications giant' share price crash from R100 down to R46.00 per share.
That's a 54% sharp drop which signals MAJOR red flags when it comes to trading.
In today's article, we'll go into four reasons why Telkom is getting killed, where i... ››› more
Do you walk into a room full of investors and struggle to understand what's going on around you?
Are you lost in the jargon and anxious that someone is going to ask you a question, you just can't answer?
Well, if that sounds like you then I have some good news.
You don't need to play second fiddle to your investment advisor, your broker or even your smarty-pants friends. You don't need t... ››› more
August is Women's Month. As South Africa celebrates the role women played in the liberation of the country against apartheid, the women of South Africa are now facing a new struggle. That's the fight for financial equality.
Not only is the investment world still largely dominated by men, a large number of households still rely on men for financial security.
The good news is that the stereo... ››› more
Until Sunday 24 July 2016, economists, local and international investors were investing under a false notion that foreign investors bought South African equities to the value of nearly R100 billion.
Economists were mostly baffled by the figures being reported by the JSE. They could not understand why so many investors were buying up such a large portion of South African listed companies. Some ... ››› more
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is a complex web of companies and investment opportunities. If you look at all the shares on the JSE right now, you see big brands and recognisable logos.
What you don't always see the billions of rands that keep these listed companies afloat. I looked around to find a list of the top 20 shares on the JSE right now... Most of the lists are outdated, making... ››› more
In the last three weeks, one question constantly comes up in conversation with my friends, “What do you prefer, unit trusts or ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds)?”
My quick answer is always ETFs. But then I'm bombarded with follow up questions asking, “What's the difference and why do you like them so much?”
So, today, I want to put these questions to rest and explain once and for all, why... ››› more
If you're looking to invest in shares listed in South Africa, you'll look to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
The majority of companies listed on the JSE are on its main board. But there is also another board called the AltX.
So what are the differences between the main board and the AltX? And what difference does it make to you as an investor?
Read on to find out…
Where the... ››› more
Niveus Investments is an investment holding company. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Niveus Investments Limited
Short name: Niveus
Sector: Investment instruments – equity investment instruments
Five top facts about Niveus Investments
Niveus Investments has three main unlisted investments. These are across a range of ... ››› more
Pallinghurst Resources is a private equity company focusing on companies within the mining sector. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Pallinghurst Resources Limited
Short name: Pallingt
Sector: Investment instruments – equity investment instruments
Five top facts about Pallinghurst Resources
Pallinghurst Resources focus... ››› more
Times Media Group is a media company. The company had a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange until it was recently acquired…
Full name: Times Media Group Limited
Short name: N/A
Five top facts about Times Media Group
Times Media Group used a variety of physical and digital channels to interact with its audience. T... ››› more
Spur Corporation is a restaurant franchisor of a number of brands. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Spur Corporation Limited
Short name: Spurcorp
Sector: Travel & leisure – travel & leisure
Five top facts about Spur Corporation
Spur Corporation employs around 368 people across its operations.
Spur Corpora... ››› more
Eqstra is involved in the leasing of capital equipment and the provision of other services. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Eqstra Holdings Limited
Short name: Eqstra
Sector: Industrial goods & services – general industries
Five top facts about Eqstra
Eqstra employs around 5,800 people across its operations in South ... ››› more
Howden's is an industrial engineering company focusing on air and gas handling equipment. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Howden Africa Holdings Limited
Short name: Howden
Sector: industrial goods & services – industrial engineering
Five top facts about Howden
Howden employs nearly 600 people across its operations in... ››› more
Adcorp Holdings is an investment holding company in the business of outsourcing and recruitment. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Adcorp Holdings Limited
Short name: Adcorp
Sector: Industrial goods & services – support services
Five top facts about Adcorp Holdings
Adcorp Holdings employs ove... ››› more
Zurich Insurance Company South Africa is a short-term insurance provider. The company had a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange until it was acquired…
Full name: Zurich Insurance Company South Africa Limited
Short name: N/A
Sector: Insurance – non-life insurance
Five top facts about Zurich Insurance
SA Fire House acquired a... ››› more
Accelerate Property Fund is a real estate investment trust. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Accelerate Property Fund Limited
Short name: Accprop
Sector: Real estate – real estate investment trusts
Five top facts about Accelerate Property Fund
Accelerate Property Fund owns a portfolio of 52 properties across South Afr... ››› more
ADvTECH is an education, training and placement company in South Africa. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: ADvTECH Limited
Short name: Advtech
Sector: Retail – general retailers
Five top facts about ADvTECH
ADvTECH employs around 4,000 people across its operations.
ADvTECH has a listing on the Johannesburg... ››› more
Aquarius Platinum is a significant platinum producer. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Aquarius Platinum Limited
Short name: Aquarius
Sector: Basic resources – mining
Five top facts about Aquarius Platinum
Aquarius Platinum employs around 10,000 people across its operations.
Aquarius Platinum has a listin... ››› more
Consolidated Infrastructure Group is a holding company of businesses in the infrastructure sector. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited
Short name: CIL
Sector: Industrial goods & services – electronic & electrical equipment
Five top facts about Consolidated Infrastructure Group
Co... ››› more
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