Capital Raising on the JSE, are we about to turn the corner?

May 6, 2024

It is well-documented that the JSE had been losing listings at a steady rate, declining from 616 companies in the year 2000, to having slipped under the 300 mark currently. [BB1] Reasons typically provided are the onerous requirements and costs of the JSE. However, in a study of the JSE mining sector, conducted by Aprio in early 2023, we found that other reasons such as the business environment (commodity cycle), breach of rules/fiduciary duty and corporate action (mergers & acquisitions) far outnumbered the reasons for delisting, compared to JSE rules and costs.

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ESG Risks Are Getting More Attention, But Reputation Risk Appears To Be Diminishing

September 26, 2022

While The Economist may have characterised Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) investing in a July 2022 special report as having “turned from an investment craze attracting trillions of dollars on promises to make the world a better place into a source of eye-rolling cynicism”, it seems ESG-related risks are now […]

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Cyber Threat The No 1 Item On The Risk Registers Of Sa’s Leading Listed Companies

November 18, 2021

The five most prevalent concerns for C-suite executives around South Africa appear to be cyber risk, followed by pandemic-related impacts, the macro-economic environment, operating risks, and marketplace competition and disruption.

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Jse-Top 40 Boards 2011-2021: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

August 26, 2021

While black women non-executive directors have a significantly stronger presence on JSE Top 40 company Boards compared to ten years ago, in 2021 white men still rule the roost at South Africa’s biggest listed enterprises.

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