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Ian Matthews, Head of Business Development at Bravura

Weighing up the risks in South Africa’s historical moment in the land debate

Hot on the heels of President Ramaphosa telling the European Parliament yesterday that South African land reforms will be enacted in adherence to the country’s Constitution, the joint constitutional review committee has formally recommended today that section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow for expropriation of land without compensation. (more…)

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Ian Matthews, Head of Business Development at Bravura

Woolworths’ Australian struggles overshadow good investment opportunities

David Jones continues to present problems for Woolworths; this time much closer to home. Last week, the company announced that it would be rebranding the David Jones clothing label under its own Classic Collection brand.  This is yet another setback that presents itself in what has been a series of unfortunate events for the company […]

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Rob Bergman

Charting the route to successful mergers and acquisitions in Africa

The International Monetary Fund predicts that Africa will be the world’s second-fastest growing region in the period to 2020. This ensures that the continent will remain squarely on the radar of foreign companies and investors. South African companies too are eyeing opportunities across our borders in light of this country’s stagnant economic growth. Despite the […]

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Ian Matthews, Head of Business Development at Bravura

Has the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement done enough to appease Moody’s?

Ian Matthews, head of business development and special projects at Bravura, comments on the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) which was issued this afternoon. (more…)

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Gold mine head gear in Johannesburg South Africa

What the 2018 Mining Charter reveals

Gwede Mantashe, the Minister of Mineral Resources, announced the gazetting of the 2018 Mining Charter at a media briefing this morning. He said that the Mining Charter is the culmination of seven months of intensive engagements with stakeholders in the industry, including mining companies, investors, mining communities, labour, financial institutions and the legal fraternity.Therefore, he […]

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Ian Matthews, Head of Business Development at Bravura

Could land expropriation without compensation turn the Land Bank into a house of cards?

In the Land Bank’s 2018 Annual Report released earlier this week, the top risk on a list of 18 principal risks is unsurprisingly the issue of land reform and the impact of the possibility of Expropriation without Compensation.  This risk is described as potentially having an impact on national food security, sustainable farming, the economy […]

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Melissa Brink of Bravura

South African tax law and exchange control have different requirements

Melissa Brink, a Structured Solutions analyst at Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions, explains the importance of determining whether a natural person is a resident of South Africa. (more…)

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Ian Matthews, Head of Business Development at Bravura

Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investment even further

President Cyril Ramaphosa activated the controversial Protection of Investment Act, by publication of a notice in the Government Gazette, on Friday 13 July. The Act was signed into law by former President Jacob Zuma in 2015, and foreign investors were waiting on tenterhooks as to the commencement date of the law. The law was controversial […]

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