Lorna Scott, a South African entrepreneur building a gin brand that is exciting the world’s tastebuds
- Published: Friday, 22 September 2017 08:33
- Written by SolutionsTeam
BY ALLAN SECCOMBE AND CHARLOTTE
Sasol, the coal-to-liquid fuel maker, unveiled a fresh R21bn empowerment scheme for its South African assets, after the first scheme was under water as it approached the end of its vesting period. In an enormously complicated transaction, Sasol is terminating its Inzalo empowerment scheme and replacing it with the Khanyisa transaction, which will result in at least 25% black ownership of Sasol’s wholly owned subsidiary, Sasol South Africa, for 10 years from 2018. Sasol shareholders need to approve the transaction, which includes an employee share ownership scheme, public investment in the company’s shares, 54 selected customers, suppliers, franchisees and nongovernmental organisations as well as a foundation.
By Staff Writer
Listed IT service company EOH has published its final results for the year ended July 2017. The company reported that annual revenue increased by 21% to R15.5 billion (from R12.8 billion previously) while gross profit grew to R5.1 billion (2016: R4.1 billion). Operating profit before interest and share of equity-accounted profits rose to R1.8 billion (2016: R1.4 billion), while profit attributable to owners jumped to R1.2 billion (2016: R0.9 billion). Headline earnings per share were higher at 832 cents per share (2016: 719 cents per share).