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24
NOV
12pm

Southern Sun says trading levels have been encouraging

Hotels group Southern Sun says trading levels during its first half have been encouraging with occupancy increasing to 46% from 22% in the prior comparative period. The group has also returned to profitability with adjusted headline earnings of R17m. Business Day TV unpacked the results in detail with Southern Sun CEO, Marcel von Aulock.
24
NOV
12pm

Unpacking the MPC's rates decision

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has hiked interest rates as a measure to address stubbornly high inflation which has been outside the bank's target band for six months. For a look at the reasoning behind the decision and where South Africa's economy is headed, Business Day TV spoke to Koketso Mano from FNB.
23
NOV
11am

Migration to new tech dials down Telkom’s H1 profit

Telkom’s headline earnings per share has dropped by 51.9%. A decrease in fixed, mobile and IT services revenue is largely behind the fall as migration to new tech weighs on the group. Business Day TV unpacked the performance in greater detail with company’s CEO Serame Taukobong.
23
NOV
11am

Business morale remains subdued

Business morale remain subdued with the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index falling to 38 points during the fourth quarter. That’s after a rebound in building confidence offset downbeat morale in the wholesale and retail sectors. Business Day unpacked the print with Chief Economist at RMB, Ettienne le Roux.
22
NOV
11am

Financing South Africa’s infrastructure backlog

Momentum in the construction sector seems to be picking up. That's as Infrastructure South Africa confirmed that about 48 projects worth R193 billion are currently being built. Business Day TV spoke to RMB's Siyanda Mflathelwa for more of the detail.
22
NOV
11am

Assessing Omnia's half-year performance

Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe has distorted Omnia's results. During the half-year period, headline earnings per share (HEPS) increased by 3% but when the Southern African nation's operations are excluded adjusted HEPS grew 31.9% to 401c, boosted by a 19% jump in revenue. To make sense of the numbers, Business day TV spoke to Omnia's CEO, Seelan Gobalsamy.
22
NOV
10am

Cut costs at Eskom to pay for diesel, says Roodt

South Africa's government says it's urgently looking into making funds available for Eskom so that the state electricity utility can buy the diesel it needs to fuel auxiliary power plants and prevent load-shedding from intensifying. Efficient Group chief economist Dawi Roodt believes the state can do this but says that the more logical approach would be for Eskom to cut costs as a way to fund the diesel purchases. Business Day TV spoke to Roodt for his take on the situation.
21
NOV
1pm

PPC delivers 'sound performance'

Cement producer PPC has delivered what it calls a 'sound performance' for the six months to end-September as group revenue rose 9% to R4.2bn. This however excludes the group's Zimbabwean operations which have suffered under the weight of hyperinflation. Revenue including Zimbabwe fell 1%. Business Day TV spoke to PPC CEO Roland van Wijnen for more detail.​
21
NOV
1pm

Astral Foods almost doubles total dividend

Astral Foods has delivered a surge in profit. During the annual period the poultry producer’s headline earnings per share more than doubled to R27.62. This helped boost Astral’s payout to shareholders, as it declared a total dividend of R13.80, reflecting a rise of 97%. Business Day TV discussed the factors that drove growth with the company’s CEO, Chris Schutte.
21
NOV
1pm

Netcare records healthy annual performance

Netcare has reported a healthy set of annual results. The private hospital operator recorded a 5.4% rise in total paid patient days as it recovered from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This further boosted profit, with headline earnings per share rising 20.3%. Business Day TV spoke to CEO, Richard Friedland for more detail on Netcare's full-year financial performance.
17
NOV
12pm

Life Healthcare lifts its dividend

Life Healthcare has rewarded shareholders with a total dividend worth 40 cents, this despite recording a 4.5% fall in headline earnings per share. Business Day TV caught up with company’s CEO, Peter Wharton-Hood to discuss the factors weighing on its full year performance.

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