JSE Direct #145


In this episode of JSE Direct, Simon Brown talks about the JSE’s 10 most forgotten shares with Finweek deputy editor Tandisizwe Mahlutshana. He looks for opportunity for investors in ARB Holdings, investigates the Datacentrix and Phumelela results and explains the workings of Exchange Traded Funds.

VIDEO: The art and science of public relations

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Every week, the Finweek team takes a little time to discuss the latest Finweek cover story on CNBC Africa. If you’re new to our CNBC Africa lunches, or have missed a few episodes, fear not. Everything you’ve missed is right here!

NEWS: FlySafair granted passenger licence

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In addition to the international and domestic unscheduled licence that it held for almost 50 years, FlySafair was granted a domestic air service licence by the Air Services Licencing Council for the operation of domestic scheduled flights. We take a closer look.

ANNOUNCEMENT: ROE now available online

Return Of Earnings

The 2013 assessment for the annual returns is now open for transacting. You are encouraged to file your Return of Earnings online on or before 31 MAY 2014. Click here for more information.

INSIGHT: Strong overseas leisure demand lifts performance

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An increase in business performance as part of South Africa’s tourism industry has been recorded through high levels of leisure demand overseas. This is according to the TBCSA FNB Tourism Business Index.

WORLD: Lack of affordable housing a universal problem


The effective provision of affordable housing is a universal problem. A shortage of adequate housing can be found in developing nations where an increase in economic growth has been recorded in the past few years. We take a look at research with regards to international housing demands.

NEWS: SABMiller reviews 39.7% stake in Tsogo Sun


Brewing giant SABMiller announced it will be reviewing its 39.7% stake in JSE listed hotel and entertainment group Tsogo Sun.

NEWS: Reunert’s Nashua Mobile to close shop

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Reunert subsidiary Nashua Mobile is closing its doors. Finweek deputy editor Tandisizwe Mahlutshana spoke to Reunert CEO David Rawlinson about what the company plans to do with the R2.3bn windfall from the sale.

AFRICA: Innovation prize for Africa 2014 finalists announced


The top 10 finalists of the Innovation prize for Africa 2014 has been announced by the The African Innovation Foundation. The winners will be announced in May but for now we take a look how they are innovating the future of the continent.

INVESTMENT: SA investors still favour physical assets


According to Franklin Templeton, African investors see best opportunities in property, stocks, precious metals, and non-metal commodities in 2014 as well as for the next 10 years. We take a closer look.