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27-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
23-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the publication of the detailed results announcement on SENS on 7 November 2017, of AEEI?s audited group results for the year ended 31 August 2017 (?the Announcement?), AEEI advises that its 2017 Integrated Report, which incorporates the condensed audited annual financial statements for the period, together with the full audited financial statements is available on its website: www.aeei.co.za or can be obtained from the company?s registered office, from 30 November 2017, and contains no modifications from the aforementioned SENS announcement.



Notice of annual general meeting

The notice of annual general meeting, containing the condensed annual financial statements has been distributed to shareholders today, 23 November 2017 and accordingly notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of AEEI will be held at AEEI?s head office at Premier Fishing, Quay 7, East Pier, Victoria - Alfred Waterfront on Wednesday, 21 February 2018, at 15h00, to transact the business as set out in the notice of annual general meeting.



The date on which shareholders must be recorded in the share register for purposes of being entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 16 February 2018, with the last day to trade being Tuesday, 13 February 2018.
10-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the Company?s SENS announcement dated 20 October 2016, advising that AEEI?s board of directors has approved a proposal to list its subsidiary, AYO Technology Solutions Ltd. (?AYO Technology?), on the JSE, subject to market conditions (?Listing?).



As a condition to the Listing and in order to provide AYO Technology with additional capital to fund its further expansion, it is proposed that AYO Technology will, on the date of the Listing, issue shares to eligible investors by way of a private placement, such new shares representing, following their issue, up to 51% of the issued share capital of AYO Technology (?Share Issue?). AEEI?s shareholding in AYO Technology will, as a result of the Share Issue, reduce from 80.03% to not less than 49%. The Listing remains subject to the approval of the JSE.



The Share Issue by AYO Technology will constitute a category 1 disposal by AEEI in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements and, accordingly, requires the approval of AEEI shareholders. AEEI will, today, distribute a circular to shareholders, detailing the Share Issue and the manner in which it will be implemented (?Circular?).



Distribution of circular

The Circular incorporates a notice convening a general meeting of shareholders (?General Meeting?) in order to consider and, if deemed fit, to approve the Share Issue.



The Circular will also be available on the Company?s website at www.aeei.co.za. In addition, copies of the Circular will be available for inspection, in English only, during normal business hours until the date of the General Meeting at the Company?s registered office and at the offices of its sponsor, PSG Capital, at 1st Floor, Ou Kollege, Stellenbosch and 2nd Floor, Building 3, 11 Alice Lane, Sandhurst, Sandton.



Notice of general meeting

Notice was given that the General Meeting of shareholders will be held at 10:00 on Friday, 8 December 2017 at AEEI's head office, at Premier Fishing, Quay 7, Breakwater Boulevard, East Pier, Victoria - Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, at which meeting shareholders will be requested to consider and, if deemed fit, to pass the resolutions set out in the notice of General Meeting, as included in the Circular.
07-Nov-2017
(C)
Revenue grew to R1.1 billion (R735.6 million) whilst gross profit increased to R398 million (R275.3 million). Total comprehensive income attributable to equity holders jumped to R477.1 million (R216.6 million). In addition, headline earnings per share from continuing operations rose to 94.32 cents per share (43.11 cents per share).



Dividend

The board of directors are pleased to announce that it has approved and declared a final dividend of 5.50 cents per share for the year ended 31 August 2017.



Prospects

The Group will continue with its strategic focus to grow the value of its core operational investments and improve the value add to our strategic investments. The AEEI Group has built a solid platform for further organic growth and has positioned itself well to increase its investments by acquisition. Management is focussed on its five-year strategic plan ("Vision 2020 Vision") and has firmed up its acquisition pipeline for both the food and fishing and technology divisions. The Group's auditors have not reviewed nor reported on any comments relating to prospects. The auditor's report does not necessarily report on all of the information contained in this announcement/financial results. Shareholders are therefore advised that in order to obtain a full understanding of the nature of the auditor's engagement they should obtain a copy of the auditor's report together with the accompanying financial information from the issuer's registered office.
25-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
AEEI shareholders are hereby advised that it is expected that the Group?s basic earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2017 will be between 92.69 cents to 101.51 cents per share compared to the 44.09 cents in the prior year, an increase of between 110% and 130%.



Shareholders are further advised that it is expected that the Group?s headline earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2017 will be between 90.58 cents to 99.20 cents compared to 43.13 cents in the prior year, being an increase of between 110% and 130%.



The abovementioned financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company?s auditors. The annual financial results of AEEI are expected to be released on SENS on or about 7 November 2017.



20-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that the board of AEEI has approved a proposal to list its subsidiary, AYO Technology Solutions Ltd. (?AYO Technologies?) on the main board of the JSE Ltd., subject to market conditions.



AYO Technologies is an empowered ICT group, which has grown consistently both organically and acquisitively, since its establishment in 1996. The Company provides end-to-end technology solutions across multiple industries to both the private and public sectors in South Africa and abroad. AYO Technologies? offering includes, inter alia, network services, collaboration services, system integration, enterprise security management, managed LAN and IPT services, audio technology, mobile solutions and strategic digital services.



The Company is embarking on its next growth phase which was enhanced by legislative changes within the South African market, specifically around changes to the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes. AYO Technologies? relative empowerment position and competitiveness, in relation to its competitors, has strengthened considerably and will facilitate further growth.



A further announcement in relation to the timing of the proposed listing will be released in due course.
12-May-2017
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12-May-2017
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, African Equity Empowerment Investments (AEEI) is excited about growth prospects after reporting solid financial results for the six months to February. Khalid Abdulla, the group chief executive said he was pleased with the company's performance because all sectors in the group had done well. Mr Abdulla added that AEEI had a solid balance sheet and its cash flow had improved. The business model also remains on a firm growth path, investing in other companies and market strategies as well as in its own people, which will assist in continuing to deliver long-term value to shareholders.
11-May-2017
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased to R448.8 million (2016: R305.3 million). Gross profit rose to R160.9 million (2016: R97.7 million). Total comprehensive income attributable to equity holders of the parent grew to R144.8 million (2016: R69.0 million). In addition, headline earnings per share increased to 29.53 cents per share (2016: 14.02 cents per share).



Dividends

Dividends have been declared and approved by the board of directors on 26 October 2016. These dividends of R16.2 million were paid to shareholders on 13 February 2017.



The board of directors announces that it has approved and declared a gross interim dividend of 2.00 cents per share for the six month period ended 28 February 2017 from income reserves. The interim dividend amount, net of South African dividend tax of 20% which equates to 0.40 cents per share, is therefore a net 1.60 cents per share for those shareholders that are not exempt from dividend tax.



Company prospects

The group will continue with its strategic focus to grow the value of the core operational investments and improve the value add to our strategic investments.



The AEEI group has built a solid platform for further organic growth and has positioned itself well to increase its investments by acquisition. Management is focussed on its five-year strategic plan ("Vision 2020 Vision") and has firmed up its acquisition pipeline for both its food and Fishing and IT companies.







08-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement dated 24 April 2017 and are hereby advised that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the company now expects that the group?s basic earnings per share for the six-month period ended 28 February 2017 will be between 28.08 cents and 30.88 cents per share, compared to 14.04 cents in the prior corresponding period, representing an increase of between 100% and 120%.



The company further expects that the group?s headline earnings per share for the six-month period ended 28 February 2017 will be between 28.13 cents and 30.93 cents per share, compared to the 14.02 cents in the prior corresponding period, representing an increase of between 101% and 121%.



The abovementioned financial information on which this further trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by the company?s auditors. The interim unaudited financial results for the six-month period of AEEI is expected to be released on SENS on or about 11 May 2017.



24-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the earnings per share and headline earnings per share of the company for the six-month period ended 28 February 2017, will be at least 50% higher than reported in the previous corresponding period.



Accordingly, earnings per share is expected to be at least 7.02 cents per share higher than the 14.04 cents per share reported for the previous corresponding period. Headline earnings per share is expected to be at least 7.02 cents per share higher than the 14.02 cents per share reported for the previous corresponding period.



Shareholders are advised that a further trading statement will be issued as soon as there is a reasonable degree of certainty as to the likely range within which the company?s earnings per share and headline earnings per share is expected to increase.



The interim financial results of AEEI are expected to be released on SENS on or about 11 May 2017.
24-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that at the annual general meeting of the Company held on Thursday, 23 February 2017 at AEEI?s head office at Premier Fishing, Quay 7, East Pier, V-A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape (?AGM?), all of the resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of the AEEI shareholders.
23-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the company?s previous SENS announcements, regarding the upcoming listing of the company?s subsidiary, PFF, on the JSE?s main board (?Listing?).



AEEI announced that PFF has successfully completed its capital raising in anticipation of the Listing with the private placement being almost four times oversubscribed. Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement released today, 23 February 2016, by PFF for further information in this regard.
21-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
13-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the Company?s SENS announcement dated 15 November 2016, regarding the planned listing of Premier Food and Fishing Ltd. ("PFF"), currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEEI, on the JSE?s main board (?Listing?), as well as to the Company?s subsequent SENS announcement dated 24 January 2017.



Shareholders wishing to obtain further information regarding the Listing are referred to PFF?s abridged pre-listing statement, which was released on 13 February 2016, simultaneously with this announcement, on SENS (?Abridged PLS?). In addition, PFF?s full pre-listing statement (?PLS?) will be available on PFF?s website at www.premierfishing.co.za and on AEEI?s website at www.aeei.co.za, while copies may also be obtained and are available for inspection during normal office hours from 13 February 2017 until 2 March 2017 at the registered office of PFF and at the offices of PFF?s sponsor, PSG Capital.



As advised by PFF in the PLS and the Abridged PLS, shares of PFF have been granted a listing on the main board of the JSE from 2 March 2017 onwards, subject to the Company satisfying the conditions to its listing.



The PLS and the Abridged PLS contain further details regarding the private placement of up to approximately 117 million ordinary shares (?Private Placement Shares?) that PFF will be undertaking in conjunction with the Listing (?Private Placement?). The Private Placement will involve an offer to invited investors to subscribe for Private Placement Shares at a price of R4.50 per share.



PSG Capital is acting as PFF?s transaction advisor, sponsor and bookrunner to the Listing. A market roadshow is planned by PFF for the week starting on Monday, 13 February 2017. Wide audience presentations will be held in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 and Cape Town on Thursday, 16 February 2017. Interested parties can contact Willie Honeyball at PSG Capital on 021 887 9602 / 071 173 4729 or willieh@psgcapital.com.
24-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the Company?s SENS announcement dated 15 November 2016, indicating that AEEI?s board of directors has approved a proposal to list its subsidiary, Premier Food and Fishing (?PFF?), on the JSE, subject to market conditions (?Listing?).



Shareholders are also referred to the Company?s SENS announcement dated 22 December 2016, advising that, as a condition to the Listing and in order to provide PFF with additional capital to fund its further expansion, it is proposed that PFF will, on the date of the Listing, issue shares to eligible investors by way of a private placement (?Placement?). As indicated in that announcement and in AEEI?s circular of the same date to shareholders, the issue of such shares by PFF requires the approval of AEEI shareholders.



In this regard, shareholders are advised that at the general meeting of the Company (?General Meeting?) held at 10:00 today, 24 January 2017, at AEEI's head office, at Premier Fishing, Quay 7, Breakwater Boulevard, East Pier, Victoria - Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, all of the resolutions proposed were passed by the requisite majority of AEEI shareholders.
13-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised of the following changes in relation to the Company Secretary of the company:

* Ms Cherie Hendricks has resigned as the Interim Company Secretary with immediate effect; and

* Miss Nobulungisa Mbaliseli has been appointed as the new Company Secretary with immediate effect.
22-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the company?s SENS announcement dated 15 November 2016, advising that AEEI?s board of directors has approved a proposal to list its subsidiary, Premier Food and Fishing (?PFF?), on the JSE, subject to market conditions (?Listing?).



As a condition to the Listing and in order to provide PFF with additional capital to fund its further expansion, it is proposed that PFF will, on the date of the Listing, issue shares to eligible investors by way of a private placement, such new shares representing, following their issue, up to 49% of the issued share capital of PFF (?Share Issue?). AEEI?s shareholding in PFF will, as a result of the Share Issue, reduce from 100% to not less than 51%, with PFF remaining a subsidiary of AEEI. The Listing remains subject to the approval of the JSE.



The Share Issue by PFF will constitute a category 1 disposal by AEEI in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements and, accordingly, requires the approval of AEEI shareholders. AEEI has, accordingly, today posted a circular to shareholders, detailing the Share Issue and the manner in which it will be implemented (?Circular?).



Distribution of Circular

The Circular incorporates a notice convening a general meeting of shareholders (?General Meeting?) in order to consider and, if deemed fit, to approve the Share Issue.



The Circular will also be available on the company?s website at www.aeei.co.za. In addition, copies of the Circular will be available for inspection, in English only, during normal business hours until the date of the General Meeting at the company?s registered office and at the offices of its sponsor, PSG Capital, at 1st Floor, Ou Kollege, Stellenbosch and 1st Floor, Building 8, Inanda Greens Business Park, 54 Wierda Road West, Wierda Valley, Sandton.



Notice of General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the General Meeting of shareholders will be held at 10:00 on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 at AEEI's head office, at Premier Fishing, Quay 7, Breakwater Boulevard, East Pier, Victoria - Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, at which meeting shareholders will be requested to consider and, if deemed fit, to pass the resolutions set out in the notice of General Meeting, as included in the Circular.
21-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the publication of the detailed results announcement on SENS on Wednesday, 26 October 2016, of AEEI?s audited group results for the year ended 31 August 2016 (?the Announcement?), AEEI advises that its 2016 Integrated Report, which incorporates the audited annual financial statements for the period, is available on its website: www.aeei.co.za or can be obtained from the Company?s registered office, from 29 November 2016, and contains no modifications from the aforementioned SENS announcement.



Notice of AGM

The notice of annual general meeting, containing the condensed annual financial statements will be distributed to shareholders on, 18 November 2016 and accordingly notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of AEEI will be held at AEEI?s head office at Premier Fishing, Quay 7, East Pier, Victoria - Alfred Waterfront on Thursday, 23 February 2017, at 15h00, to transact the business as set out in the notice of annual general meeting. The date on which shareholders must be recorded in the share register for purposes of being entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 17 February 2017, with the last day to trade being Tuesday, 14 February 2017.
15-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that the board of AEEI has approved a proposal to list its subsidiary, Premier Food - Fishing, subject to market conditions. Premier Food - Fishing is a vertically integrated food and fishing group which specializes in the harvesting, processing and marketing of fish and fish-related products, as well as general food products. Premier Food - Fishing?s products range from rock lobster to octopus, squid, abalone, pilchards, hake, general food products and environmentally friendly agri-biotechnology products.



AEEI will be conducting a market sounding roadshow in relation to the listing from 16 November 2016 to 18 November 2016. The presentation in relation to the market sounding roadshow will be available on AEEI?s website (www.aeei.co.za) from 08h00 tomorrow, 16 November 2016. To the extent applicable, the information in the presentation has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company?s auditors. Should market conditions prove favourable, it is contemplated that the listing will be completed in the first quarter of 2017.
27-Oct-2016
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, African Equity Investments (AEEI) grew operating profit by 53% for the year ending August despite a slow global and domestic economy. The company is set for exponential for growth following the acquisition in Tugela Technologies and is intent on further acquisitions in information technology. The company plans to list its IT business in the next 3 to 5 years following the announcement that it would be listing its fishing business.
26-Oct-2016
(C)
Revenue from continuing operations grew to R752.2 million (R672.2 million) whilst gross profit increased to R256.6 million (R228.6 million). Total comprehensive income attributable to equity holders jumped to R216.6 million (R152.9 million). In addition, headline earnings per share from continuing operations rose to 43.75 cents per share (31.06 cents per share).



Dividend

The board of directors announced that it has approved and declared a gross final dividend of 3.30 cents per share for the year ended 31 August 2016 from income reserves.



Future prospects

The AEEI Group continues to build a solid platform for further organic growth and has positioned itself well to increase its investments through further acquisitions within all the divisions. Management remains focussed on the implementation of its Vision 2020 Vision strategic plan and is well on track to achieve it targets.



The Group will continue its strategic focus to grow the value of its core operational investments and improve the value-add on our strategic investments.
20-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement dated 12 October 2016 and are hereby advised that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the Company now expects that the Group?s basic earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2016 will be between 40.98 cents and 47.20 cents per share compared to 31.12 cents in the prior year, an increase of between 32% and 52%.



The Company further expects that the Group?s headline earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2016 will be between 40.38 cents and 46.24 cents per share compared to the 31.06 cents in the prior year, an increase of between 30% and 49%.



The annual financial results of AEEI are expected to be released on SENS on or about 26 October 2016.
12-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
The Company advised shareholders that the Group?s earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the year ending 31 August 2016, are expected to increase by more than 35%, when compared to the prior financial year ended 31 August 2015. The annual financial results of AEEI will be released on or about 26 October 2016.
14-Jul-2016
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, AEEI is set to benefit from a deal between Saab Grintek Defence (SGD) and Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED). AEEI owns 25% plus one stake in SGD which was acquired for R125 million last year. SGD signed a memorandum of agreement with Tata Power SED. This will result in SGD having the responsibility of transferring technology for production in India where Tata Power SED will be responsible for manufacturing and final assembly. AEEI's investment strategy is to grow business locally and abroad and will be shifting focus to North America, Middle East and Asia Pacific where there is potential business.

30-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that Mrs Carmelita Arendse has resigned as Company Secretary with immediate effect.



Shareholders are further advised that Ms Cherie Hendricks, an executive director of the company, has been appointed as interim Company Secretary with immediate effect. Shareholders will be advised in due course once a full-time appointment as Company Secretary is made.
04-May-2016
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased to R305.3 million (R258.9 million). Gross profit rose to R97.7 million (R80.9 million). Total comprehensive income attributable to equity holders jumped to R69.0 million (R41.2 million). In addition, headline earnings per share were higher at 14.02cps (10.72cps).



Dividends

Dividends were declared and approved by the board of directors on 4 November 2015. A dividend of R12.3 million was paid to shareholders on 22 February 2016.



No interim dividend has been declared.



Prospects

The Group will continue its strategic focus to grow the value of its core operational investments and improve the value-add to our strategic investments.



Due to the cyclical nature of the underlying operations and investments, historically the Group's expected performance is stronger during the second half of the financial year.



The AEEI Group has built a solid platform for further organic growth and has positioned itself well to increase its investments through acquisitions. Management is focussed on its five-year strategic plan and has firmed up its acquisition pipeline for both its Marine and IT sectors with the view of listing these assets over the next three to five years.
20-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
AEEI shareholders are hereby advised that it is expected that the Group?s basic earnings per share for the 6 month period ended 29 February 2016 will be between 13.20 cents to 14.88 cents per share compared to the 8.39 cents in the prior comparative period, being an increase of between 57% and 77%.



Shareholders are further advised that it is expected that the Group?s headline earnings per share for the 6 month period ended 29 February 2016 will be between 12.95 cents to 15.09 cents per share compared to the 10.72 cents in the prior comparative period, being an increase of between 21% and 41%.



The interim financial results of AEEI are expected to be released on SENS on or about 4 May 2016.
26-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of the Company held on 25 February 2016 at AEEI head office at Premier Fish, Quay 7, East Pier, Victoria - Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape (?AGM?), all of the resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of the AEEI shareholders.
26-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of the company are referred to the SENS announcement dated 19 May 2015 (?Announcement?) and are hereby advised that the company has finalised the respective transaction in terms of which:

* the company will dispose of its entire shareholding in Saab South Africa (Pty) Ltd. (?Saab?), comprising 313 ?B? shares and 59 ?C? shares, being an effective 5% shareholding for a purchase consideration of R20 million;

* a ring-fenced special purpose vehicle, a consortium that is 60% owned by AEEI, acquired 25% plus one share of the issued share capital of Saab Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd. (?SGD?), which shares are ?A? shares for an amended purchase consideration of R125 million compared to the purchase consideration of R120 million included in the Announcement;

* the lock-in and put option periods have been amended to a 7 year period compared to the 5 year period included in the Announcement; and

* all conditions precedent have been met and the transaction is now concluded. All other significant terms remain as previously communicated in the Announcement,

hereinafter referred to as ?the Transaction?.



Rationale for the Transaction

AEEI is firmly established as the pre-eminent empowerment group in South Africa. Our current partnership with Saab has enabled us to increase our indirect shareholding to a 25% plus one share in their operating subsidiary, SGD.



The Transaction is in line with the company?s strategy of becoming the empowerment partner of choice to multinationals in key sectors including civil security and defence by adding value, job creation, alleviating poverty, finding solutions in South Africa, Africa and the globe.



There is no doubt that this partnership is set to increase AEEI?s shareholder value and is in line with its strategic focus to grow within South Africa, Africa and abroad and is in line with the Group?s Vision 2020 Vision strategy.
25-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to the publication of the detailed results announcement on SENS on Wednesday, 4 November 2015, of AEEI?s audited group results for the year ended 31 August 2015 (?the Announcement?), AEEI advises that its 2015 Integrated Report, which incorporates the audited annual financial statements for the period, is available on its website: www.aeei.co.za or can be obtained from the Company?s registered office, from 30 November 2015, and contains no modifications from the aforementioned SENS announcement.



The notice of annual general meeting, containing the condensed annual financial statements has been distributed to shareholders today, 25 November 2015 and accordingly notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of AEEI will be held at AEEI?s head office at Premier Fishing, Quay 7, East Pier, Victoria - Alfred Waterfront on Thursday, 25 February 2016, at 15h00, to transact the business as set out in the notice of annual general meeting.



The date on which shareholders must be recorded in the share register for purposes of being entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 19 February 2016, with the last day to trade being Friday, 12 February 2016.

05-Nov-2015
(Media Comment)
Business Report highlighted that African Equity Empowerment Investments (AEEI) posted a strong set of annual results due to robust performance across its businesses. AEEI's food, fishing, and IT divisions exceeded expectations in the year to 31 August. The company indicated that it had grown its bottom line profits and increased its underlying investment value whilst operating in a tough environment and at a time that investment markets are largely bearish.
04-Nov-2015
(C)
Revenue grew to R672.2 million (2014: R620.6 million) whilst gross profit increased to R228.6 million (2014: R194.3 million). Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent rose to R152.9 million (2014: R96.8 million). Headline earnings per share were recorded at 31.06cps (2014: 16.03cps).



Dividend

The board of directors approved and declared a final gross dividend of 2.5 cents per share (2014: 2.0 cents) for the year ended 31 August 2015 from income reserves.



Future prospects

Our strategic intent is to increase value in our core operational investments in our technology, food and fishing, health and biotechnology as well as the events and tourism sectors, which have shown excellent growth during the current year. The Group has built a solid platform for further growth over the next few years. As we continue to build on our financial successes, we believe that AEEI is well positioned to further enhance its earnings and is also set to further bolster its asset and NAV through organic growth, acquisitions and strategic initiatives. Any reference to future financial performance included in this announcement has not been reviewed or reported on by the group's auditors.



28-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement dated 20 October 2015 and are hereby advised that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the company now expects that the Group?s basic earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2015 will be between 29.15 cents and 33.10 cents per share compared to the 19.76 cents in the prior year, an increase of between 48% and 68%.



The company further expects that the Group?s headline earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2015 will be between 29.46 cents and 32.66 cents per share compared to the 16.03 cents in the prior year, an increase of between 84% and 104%.



The annual financial results of AEEI are expected to be released on SENS on or about 4 November 2015.
20-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
The Company hereby advises shareholders that the Group?s earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the year ending 31 August 2015, are expected to increase by more than 40%, when compared to the prior financial year ended 31 August 2014.

The abovementioned financial information, on which this trading statement is based, has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company?s external auditors. The annual financial results of AEEI will be released on or about 4 November 2015.



13-Aug-2015
(Media Comment)
Business Report announced that AEEI's subsidiary, Health Systems Technologies ("HST"), secured a contract to implement the Laboratory Information Management Systems ("LIMS") in Tanzania. HST will partner with Maxcom Africa, a Dar es Salaam based technology company, to roll out the LIMS service to laboratories in Tanzania. Chief executive of AEEI and chairman of HST, Khalid Abdulla said: " Due to our successful implementation of hospital information systems and national health laboratory systems within South Africa, we are excited to start building our African footprint."
09-Jul-2015
(Media Comment)
Business report announced that AEEI was named in the Financial Mail's top 20 listed companies for 2015. Group chief executive, Mr Khalid Abdulla said," We are very proud and deeply honoured to be listed amongst the Financial Mail's top 20 listed companies, and to be ranked 6th in the investment sector", " I am proud that AEEI is better positioned than some of the multi-national listed companies we are compared to, It was not an easy journey to get to where we are today, but our perseverance and latest growth strategy plans are clearly being noticed by the market". AEEI was awarded the 13th spot on the top 20 list, Mr Abdulla said that this was a recognition of how the company had grown its business in the last few years." I am confident that the group is on track to grow further based on our vision 2020 strategy," said Mr Abdulla.
19-May-2015
(Official Notice)
22-Apr-2015
(C)
Revenue for the interim period grew to R258.9 million (R242.0 million). Gross profit rose to R80.9 million (R77.6 million). Total comprehensive income for the period more than doubled to R41.2 million (R18.2 million). In addition, headline earnings per share jumped up to 10.72cps (3.72cps).



Dividends

On 4 November 2014, the board of directors approved dividends to its shareholders. Dividends of R9.8m were paid to shareholders on 23 February 2015.



The board will review the declaration of further dividends at the financial year ending 31 August 2015.



Prospects

Due to the seasonal nature of the Group, the results are expected to be much stronger in the second half of the financial year.



The Group will continue its strategic focus to grow the value of its core operational investments and improve the value-add to its strategic investments.



The AEEI Group has built a strong platform for further organic growth and has positioned itself well to increase its investments by acquisitions and partnerships.
20-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
AEEI shareholders are hereby advised that it is expected that the Group?s basic earnings per share for the six month period ended 28 February 2015 will be between 8.02 cents to 8.76 cents per share compared to the 3.72 cents in the prior comparative period, an increase of between 116% and 135%.



Shareholders are further advised that it is expected that the Group?s headline earnings per share for the six month period ended 28 February 2015 will be between 10.35 cents to 11.09 cents per share compared to the 3.72 cents in the prior comparative period, an increase of between 178% and 198%.



The interim financial results of AEEI are expected to be released on SENS on or about 22 April 2015.
16-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement dated 3 March 2015 and are hereby advised that the Company is still in negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the Company?s securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the Company?s securities until a full announcement is made.
01-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement dated 27 February 2015, wherein shareholders were advised that the amendment to the Company?s memorandum of incorporation relating to the change of name of Sekunjalo to African Equity Empowerment Investments Ltd. (?Change Of Name?) was approved by the requisite majority of shareholders at the general meeting held on 26 February 2015 (?the Special Resolution?) and that the Special Resolution had been lodged with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (?CIPC?).



Shareholders are hereby advised that the Special Resolution has been registered with the CIPC and there are no further conditions precedent outstanding relating to the Change of Name. Accordingly, the salient dates for the Change of Name have been revised, as set out below:

*Finalisation date in respect of the Change of Name: Wednesday, 1 April

*Last day to trade under the old name of Sekunjalo: Friday, 10 April

*Shares trade under the new name of African Equity Empowerment Investments Ltd., JSE Code AEE, ISIN ZAE000195731 and abbreviated name ?AEEI? from the commencement of trading on Monday, 13 April

*Record date for the Change of Name: Friday, 17 April

*Date of issue of replacement share certificates and posting thereof to those holders of certificated shares who have submitted their share certificates and forms of surrender on or before 12h00 on the record date for the Change of Name and updating CSDP and broker accounts on behalf of holders of dematerialised shares: Monday, 20 April
03-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement dated 20 January 2015 and are hereby advised that the Company is still in negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the Company?s securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the Company?s securities until a full announcement is made.
27-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that the requisite majority of Sekunjalo shareholders approved all of the ordinary and special resolutions tabled at the general meeting of Sekunjalo held yesterday, 26 February 2015 at Sekunjalo Head Office, Quay 7, East Pier, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001 (?the General Meeting?).



Shareholders are further advised that the amendment to the company?s memorandum of incorporation relating to the change the name of Sekunjalo to African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited will be lodged with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission and shareholders will be advised in due course once same has been registered.



Results of the annual general meeting

Shareholders are hereby advised that at the annual general meeting of the company held yesterday, 26 February 2015 at Sekunjalo Head Office, Quay 7, East Pier, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001 (?AGM?), all of the resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of Sekunjalo shareholders.
20-Jan-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Company has entered into negotiations regarding a material acquisition, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the Company?s securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the Company?s securities until a full announcement is made.
21-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
14-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
In accordance with paragraph 3.59(a) of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, the shareholders of the Company are hereby advised that the board of directors of Sekunjalo (the board), is pleased to announce that Ms Zenariah Barends (Zenariah) has been appointed as a non-executive director of Sekunjalo effective from 14 November 2014.



The appointment of Ms Zenariah Barends is in line with the board?s decision to appoint non-executive directors that have a strong history of community and civil society engagement, as well as a strong association with international and multilateral organisations and a history of involvement with the Sekunjalo Group previously in an executive capacity.
06-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
In compliance with paragraph 3.59(b) and paragraph 3.59 (c) of the JSE Ltd. ("JSE") Listings Requirements, Sekunjalo hereby advises shareholders of the following changes that are taking place to the board of directors, with immediate effect:



*Dr M Iqbal Surv? ("Dr Surv?") has tendered his resignation as executive chairman and executive director of the Company.



The board wishes to thank Dr Surv? for his dedication, leadership and valued contribution and wish him well in his future endeavours.



*Professor Vukile Charles Mehana's status as a non-executive director will change from independent non-executive director to independent non-executive chairman of the Company.



*Mr Salim Young's status as a non-executive director will change from lead independent non-executive to lead independent non- executive and deputy chairman of the Company.

04-Nov-2014
(C)
Revenue increased to R620.5 million (R569.2 million). Gross profit grew to R194.3 million (R178.5 million). Profit attributable to equity holders soared to R96.8 million (R29.7 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share shot up to 16.03cps (6.10cps).



Dividend

The Board of directors announced that it has approved and declared a gross final dividend of 2cps for the year ended 31 August 2014 from income reserves.



Prospects

Our strategic intent to increase value in our core operational investments in our technology, marine, health care and biothechnology and enterprise development sectors has shown excellent growth during the current year and the Group built a strong platform for further growth over the next few years.



As we continue to build on our financial successes we believe that Sekunjalo is well positioned to further enhance its earnings and is well set to further bolster its asset and net asset value through organic growth, acquisitions and strategic initiatives.



Any reference to future financial performance included in this announcement has not been reviewed or reported on by the Group's auditors.
04-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement dated 30 October 2014 and are hereby advised that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the company now expects that the Group's headline earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2014 will be between 15.42 cents and 16.64 cents per share compared to the 6.10 cents in the prior year, an increase of between 153% and 173%.



The annual financial results of Sekunjalo are expected to be released on SENS on or about 4 November 2014.
30-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd., a listed company is required to publish a trading statement as soon as it is satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that its financial results for the current reporting period will differ by 20% or more compared to the same period in the prior year.



Sekunjalo shareholders are hereby advised that it is expected that the Group's headline earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2014 will be between 19.11 cents to 20.33 cents per share compared to the 6.10 cents in the prior year, an increase of between 213% and 233%.



Shareholders are further advised that it is expected that the Group's basic earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2014 will be between 19.09 cents to 20.31 cents compared to 6.08 cents in the prior year, being an increase of between 214% and 234%.



The abovementioned financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company's auditors. The annual financial results of Sekunjalo are expected to be released on SENS on or about 4 November 2014.

08-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
In accordance with paragraph 3.59(a) and (b) of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd., shareholders are hereby advised of the following changes in relation to the Company Secretary of the Company:



*Ms Cherie Hendricks has resigned as Company Secretary with immediate effect; and



*Mrs Carmelita Arendse has been appointed as the new Company Secretary with effect immediate effect.



23-Apr-2014
(Media Comment)
Business Report highlighted that improved efficiencies in the fishing and information technology (IT) divisions of Sekunjalo Investments had helped lift interim profit and contributed to revenue. The JSE-listed group said it was pleased with its performance in the six months to February and applauded its past implemented strategies. Chief executive Khalid Abdulla said despite South Africa's muted economic growth performance, Sekunjalo had managed to play in defensive markets which continued to perform. Mr Abdulla said the group would continue to focus on the fishing and IT divisions' organic growth as well as acquisitions.
22-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
South Africa's leading empowerment company, Sekunjalo reported solid results in bottom line earnings, cash flow and net asset value for the interim period ended 28 February 2014.



The Group, as an investment holding company, has set its objective to increase net asset value (NAV) by improving the operational performance of its underlying businesses and investments, and has done so successfully for the period under review.



Group revenue has grown by 7% from the prior interim period due to the strong operational performance of the underlying businesses. The Group's gross profit percentage of 32% was achieved by improved margins and driving efficiencies throughout the Group's operations.



Profit before taxation for the period increased significantly to R32.7million by R8.5million compared to the prior period of R24.2million, driven mainly by the organic growth of subsidiary companies and the strategies implemented during the last two years.



Earnings and headline earnings per share have increased by 13% and 12% respectively as a result of the operational performance of the subsidiaries.



The Group's asset base increased by R61.6million to R959.6 million, from R897.9 million for the comparative period under review.



Net asset value (NAV) per share grew to 100.23c from 93.79c for the interim period, while tangible NAV per share grew to 90.17c from 83.83c for the same period.



The Sekunjalo Investments strategy of growing NAV by investing its surplus capital in its underlying businesses is reaping the benefits as a result of this approach, and the board and the company are looking forward to a strong performance in the years ahead.



The Information Technology and Communication operations continue to perform well above expectation since the successful implementation of the National Health Laboratory Systems project which now moves to annuity maintenance mode.



The performance of the Group's investments in large multinational companies, British Telecom Communication Services South Africa and Pioneer Foods Group have, as indicated, also contributed to the Group's solid interim results.



The fishing and ITC divisions have built a strong platform for further organic growth and the Group is well positioned to increase its investments further through acquisition.
22-Apr-2014
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased to R242.0 million (R225.3 million) and gross profit was higher at R77.6 million (R76.1 million). Total comprehensive income attributable to equity holders grew to R18.2 million (R16.1 million). In addition, headline earnings per share rose to 3.72cps (3.31cps).



Dividend

No dividends have been declared for the current period. The board continues to work towards the payment of dividends in the foreseeable future.



Prospects

The group will continue its focus to grow the ICT and fishing divisions organically as well as by acquisition as the operations continue to produce satisfactory results.



The ICT division has built a strong platform for further organic growth and has positioned itself well to increase its investments by acquisition.



AmetHst (Pty) Ltd - Parallel arbitration negotiations to resurrect the Gauteng Department of Health and Social Development Hospital Information System and Electronic Health Record contracts are on-going.



As an investment holding company, Sekunjalo expects a challenging year and believe that our businesses will grow steadily from the successes of the past.
28-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the requisite majority of shareholders approved all of the ordinary and special resolutions tabled at the Company's annual general meeting held on Thursday, 27 February 2014, with the exception of ordinary resolution number 13, which was withdrawn prior to the annual general meeting.
25-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated 2 September 2013 and the renewal of cautionary announcement dated 15 October 2013. Shareholders are advised that negotiations have been terminated and accordingly, caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in the Company's securities.
22-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
Further to the publication of the detailed results announcement on SENS on Tuesday, 5 November 2013, of Sekunjalo's audited group results for the year ended 31 August 2013, Sekunjalo advises that its 2013 Integrated Report, which incorporates the audited annual financial statements for the period, is available on its website: www.sekunjalo.com or can be obtained from the company's registered office, from today, 22 November 2013, and contains no modifications from the aforementioned SENS announcement.



Notice of annual general meeting

The notice of annual general meeting, containing the abridged annual financial statements has been distributed to shareholders today, 22 November 2013 and accordingly notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of Sekunjalo will be held at Sekunjalo Head Office, Premier Fishing, Quay 7, East Pier, V-A Waterfront on Tuesday, 27 February 2014, at 15:00, to transact the business as set out in the notice of annual general meeting.



The date on which shareholders must be recorded in the share register for purposes of being entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 21 February 2014, with the last day to trade being Friday, 14 February 2014.
07-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement dated 5 November 2013 relating to the audited group results for the year ended 31 August 2013. Shareholders are hereby advised that for the avoidance of doubt the unmodified audit report from the Group's independent auditors, PKF (Cpt) Inc. is available for inspection at the registered office of the Company.
05-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
Revenue increased by 25% to R569.2 million (R455.9 million). Gross profit grew to R178.5 million (R150.7 million). Profit attributable to equity holders jumped to R29.7 million (R18.0 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share shot up to 6.10cps (3.75cps).



Dividend

No dividends have been declared for the current period. The Board continues to work towards payment of dividends in the foreseeable future and believes that the Group strategy will deliver significant returns on investments.



Future prospects

The core operational investments in the Group's technology and fishing sectors have shown excellent growth during the current year in line with the Group's strategy. The Group has built a strong platform for further growth over the next few years.



As the company has built on its financial successes over the past few years, the company believes that Sekunjalo is well positioned to further enhance its earnings and is well set to bolster its net asset value growth through organic growth, acquisitions and strategic initiatives.
31-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo shareholders are advised that it is expected that the Group's headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2013 will be between 5.66 cents to 6.41 cents and 5.64 cents to 6.37 cents per share respectively. The annual financial results of Sekunjalo will be released on SENS on or about 4 November 2013.
15-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement dated 2 September 2013 and are advised that the Company is still in negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the Company?s securities. Accordingly shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the Company?s securities until a full announcement is made.

05-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
The shareholders of the company are hereby advised that the board of directors of Sekunjalo (the board), announce that Mr. Takudzwa Hove (Takudzwa) has been appointed as a non-executive director of Sekunjalo effective from 4 September 2013.
02-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the company is currently in negotiations, which if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
18-Apr-2013
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased to R225.3 million (2012: R178.1 million). Gross profit jumped to R76.1 million (2012: R67.6 million), while total comprehensive income attributable to equity holders of the parent rose to R16.1 million (2012: R9.2 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share was higher at 3.31cps (2012: 1.87cps).



Dividends

No dividends have been declared for the current period. The board continues to work towards the payment of dividends in the foreseeable future.



Prospects

The Group will continue its focus to grow the ICT and Fishing divisions organically as well as by acquisition as the operations continue to produce satisfactory results. The ICT division has built a strong platform for further organic growth and has positioned itself well to increase its investments by acquisition.
17-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
The Sekunjalo Board advised that they expect headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share for the six months ended 28 February 2013 to be between 3.11 cents to 3.48 cents.



It is anticipated that the unaudited interim financial results of Sekunjalo for the six months ended 28 February 2013 will be released on SENS on or about 19 April 2013.
27-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the requisite majority of shareholders approved all of the ordinary and special resolutions tabled at the annual general meeting of the Company held on Tuesday, 26 February 2013. The necessary special resolutions will be lodged with CIPC for registration in due course.
18-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the recent press coverage relating to the acquisition of Independent News - Media South Africa by the Sekunjalo Consortium and for the avoidance of doubt, the company wishes to advise that Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd is a party to the Sekunjalo Independent Media Consortium and not the JSE Listed company, Sekunjalo Investments Limited. Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd will work closely with the technology business of Sekunjalo Investments Ltd to ensure that there is synergistic benefits for Sekunjalo Investments Limited.

10-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo referred to the company's previous SENS announcements dated 23 February 2012, 7 March 2012 and 15 March 2012, relating to, inter alia, a campaign by elements in the media, fuelled by Mr. Pieter van Dalen of the Democratic Alliance, to cast Sekunjalo in a negative light without any evidence to substantiate the accusations made.



During March 2012, at which time Mr van Dalen's campaign against Sekunjalo for its tender to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry had not attained its intended effect, he took it upon himself to report Sekunjalo to the JSE for, as he put it, "unethical manipulation of the share price" of Sekunjalo. In his letter to the JSE, Mr van Dalen offered no evidence of such conduct, save to say that he was told this and he has reason to believe it. No reasons were provided for this belief.



As per the JSE's protocol, the complaint was referred by the JSE to the Financial Services Board ("FSB") for investigation. A full investigation was launched by the FSB and Sekunjalo offered its full cooperation to the FSB, at all times reaffirming that it had not done anything wrong and that it had nothing to hide.



Sekunjalo announced that the Head of Department of the Directorate of Market Abuse at the FSB has confirmed to Sekunjalo in a letter on 4 December 2012 that the investigation has been closed and that no legal action will be taken.



Once again, Sekunjalo has exonerated itself from the baseless accusations being made against it.



The company trusts that Mr. van Dalen will come forward and admit that he was wrong to accuse Sekunjalo without any evidence and to apologise to Sekunjalo, its directors, staff and stakeholders for any inconvenience caused. Sekunjalo also has no doubt that it behoves Mr. van Dalen as a representative of South Africans in parliament, to explain why he made such allegations with no evidence, other than hearsay, circumstantial evidence and innuendo.



Sekunjalo has taken advice from its attorneys on the appropriate legal action to be taken against Mr van Dalen and will follow such advice should a public apology and explanation not be forthcoming from Mr. van Dalen.
26-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Further to the publication of the detailed results announcement on SENS on Tuesday, 6 November 2012, of Sekunjalo's audited group results for the year ended 31 August 2012, Sekunjalo advises that its 2012 Integrated Report, which incorporates the audited annual financial statements for the period, will be distributed to shareholders today, 26 November 2012, and contains no modifications from the aforementioned SENS announcement.



Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of Sekunjalo will be held at Sekunjalo Head Office, Premier Fishing, Quay 7, East Pier, V-A Waterfront on Tuesday, 26 February 2013, at 15:00, to transact the business as set out in the notice of annual general meeting. The date on which shareholders must be recorded in the share register for purposes of being entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 22 February 2013, with the last day to trade being Friday, 15 February 2013.
14-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of the company are hereby advised that Ms. Aziza Amod has been appointed as a non-executive director of the company with immediate effect.
06-Nov-2012
(C)
Revenue for the year jumped to R455.9 million (R440.4 million) whilst gross profit rose to R150.7 million (R132.5 million). Profit attributable to equity holders was lower at R18.0 million (R26.3 million). In addition, headline earnings per share from continuing operations fell to 3.75cps (7.22cps).



Dividend

No dividends have been declared for the current period. The board continues to work towards the payment of dividends in the foreseeable future and believes that the group strategy will deliver significant returns on investments.



Prospects

The group's strategy to focus on our core operational investments in our information technology and fishing sectors have borne fruit with the sectors showing significant growth during the current year and have built the group a strong platform for further growth over the next few years.



As the group continually builds on its financial successes, the group believes that Sekunjalo is well positioned to further enhance its earnings and is well set to bolster its net asset value through organic growth, acquisitions and strategic initiatives.
01-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo shareholders were advised that it is expected that the group's headline earnings per share ("HEPS") and basic earnings per share ("EPS") for the year ended 31 August 2012 will be between 3.05c to 4.45c and 3.13c to 4.21c per share, respectively.



In order to provide clear and meaningful guidance to shareholders, this trading statement also addresses normalised EPS and normalised HEPS. Normalised EPS and normalised HEPS are defined as reportable EPS and HEPS in terms of accounting standards, excluding once-off items that have occurred during this financial year.



The once-off items for the current year that are included in calculating the EPS and HEPS range relate to the increase in the inclusion rate of capital gains tax on the Group?s unlisted investments. Details of once-off items will be provided in the SENS results announcement. After excluding the once-off items, the normalised EPS and normalised HEPS for the 12 months ended 31 August 2012 are expected to be between 6.00c to 7.07c and 5.92c to 7.32c per share respectively.



The annual financial results of Sekunjalo will be released on SENS on or about Tuesday, 6 November 2012.



17-Apr-2012
(C)
Revenue increased to R178.1 million (R134.4 million). Gross profit rose to R67.6 million (R37.3 million). Net attributable profit improved to R9.2 million (R6.8 million). In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis grew to 1.87c (1.60cps).



Outlook

As an investment holding group management is pleased to have concluded the Pioneer Food Group Ltd. transaction. This acquisition is perfectly aligned with the group's strategy to diversify its business and enhance the value through strategic investments in key sectors of the economy.



The group will focus its efforts on growing the ICT and fishing divisions organically as well as by acquisition, as the operations continue producing satisfactory results. The ICT and fishing divisions have built a strong platform for further organic growth and are positioned well to increase these investments by acquisition.



Amethst (Pty) Ltd. - Parallel arbitration negotiations to resurrect the Gauteng Department of Health and Social Development ("GDOHSD") hospital information system ("HIS") and electronic health record ("EHR") contracts are ongoing.



The continuous investment in long-term sustainable businesses is proving successful.
13-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
The board of Sekunjalo advised that they expect headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share for the six months ended 29 February 2012 to be between 1.74 cents to 2.01 cents for both headline earnings per share and earnings per share. It is anticipated that the financial results of Sekunjalo for the six months ended 29 February 2012 will be released on SENS on or about 17 April 2012.
12-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the cautionary announcements dated 30 November 2011, 9 December 2011, 16 January 2012 and 27 February 2012, as well as the SENS announcement, dated 12 April 2012 regarding Genius Biotherapeutics who has been granted permission by the South African Reserve Bank and National Treasury to obtain a primary listing on a foreign stock exchange and are advised that the relevant negotiations have been concluded. Accordingly, caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in the company's securities.
12-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Genius Biotherapeutics ("AKA Bioclones"), South Africa's leading Biotechnology company at the forefront of novel technology treatment for cancer and infectious diseases announces that it has received permission from the Minister of Finance of South Africa and the South African Reserve Bank to obtain a primary listing on a foreign stock exchange.



Genius is delighted that the Minister has approved the request by Genius Biotherapeutics ("GBT") to obtain an offshore primary listing on either the London Stock Exchange ("LSE") or NASDAQ, including the externalisation of up-front listing costs amounting to R20 million.



The uniqueness of the biotechnology business and the funding constraints in South Africa make the biotechnology listing important for Genius to commercialise its 23 global patents and enter into clinical trials for overseas markets.
15-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
27-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcements dated 30 November 2011, 9 December 2011 and 16 January 2012 and are advised that the company is still in negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
24-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
21-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the circular to shareholders dated 27 January 2012 ("the circular") and to the ordinary and special resolutions set out in Annexure 1 thereto ("the resolutions"). The company gave notice to shareholders that the resolutions have been approved by the requisite majorities of Sekunjalo shareholders.



The resolutions approved by shareholders (as referred to above) include inter alia special resolution number two, the granting of financial assistance to two wholly-owned subsidiaries of the company to facilitate the company's participation in a proposed black economic empowerment transaction undertaken by Pioneer Food Group Ltd. ("financial assistance").



Following approval of special resolution number two, on or about 9 February 2012 the board of directors of the company ("the board") adopted a resolution authorising the company to provide the financial assistance (the "Section 45 Board Resolution"). The board is satisfied that;

* immediately after providing the financial assistance the company will satisfy the solvency and liquidity test as referred to in section 45(3)(b)(i) of the companies act, and that;

* the terms under which the financial assistance is to be given are fair and reasonable to the company as referred to in section 45(3)(b)(ii).



The financial assistance to be granted by the company will exceed one-tenth of one percent of the company's net worth and the company provided notice of the Section 45 Board Resolution to shareholders in terms of the provisions of section 45(5) of the Companies Act. The company does not have any employees represented by a trade union.
17-Feb-2012
(Media Comment)
According to The Financial Mail, Sekunjalo's application for a primary listing overseas for its biotechnology unit, Genius, should be announced soon. If approved, Genius will be the first South African company to secure a primary listing in over ten years. Sekunjalo chairman Iqbal Surve commented that if Sekunjalo cannot obtain permission for a primary listing of Genius on the LSE or Nasdaq that the company will recommend selling the biotechnology unit to a third party.
10-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that the requisite majority of shareholders approved all of the ordinary and special resolutions tabled at the annual general meeting of the company held on 9 February 2012.

09-Dec-2011
(Official Notice)
30-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated 19 October 2011 and are advised that the company is still in negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
30-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Further to the publication of the detailed results announcement on SENS on Thursday, 3 November 2011, of Sekunjalo's audited group results for the year ended 31 August 2011, Sekunjalo advises that its 2011 Integrated Report, which incorporates the audited annual financial statements for the period, will be dispatched to shareholders today, 30 November 2011 and contains no modifications from the aforementioned SENS announcement. The integrated report will also be made available on the company's website at www.sekunjalo.com.



Notice of annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of Sekunjalo will be held at Sekunjalo Head Office, Premier Fishing, Quay 7, East Pier, V-A Waterfront on Thursday, 9 February 2012 at 15h00. The date on which shareholders must be recorded as such in the share register to be eligible to vote at the annual general meeting will be Friday, 3 February 2012, with the last day to trade being Friday, 27 January 2012.
24-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
A consortium led by Sekunjalo has been awarded a five-year contract worth an estimated R1 billion by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The deal is expected to accelerate broad-based participation in Cape Town's maritime industry, which to date is highly concentrated. Under the deal, the consortium, which includes Sekunjalo Industrial Holdings (a subsidiary of Sekunjalo) and ship-building company KND, will conduct technical maintenance, infrastructure and personnel support to eight state-owned research and patrol vessels including the Algoa, the Ellen Khuzwayo and the Sarah Baartman for a five-year period. Sekunjalo CEO Khalid Abdulla says the contract is a significant business deal for Sekunjalo and will create value for the Group's current business operations. In addition, Sekunjalo's Chairman Dr Iqbal Surve says the deal will accelerate much-needed enterprise development and skills transfer in technical areas of the maritime industry, where barriers to entry have previously been high.
15-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
The board of Sekunjalo Investments Ltd ("Sekunjalo") and the board of Premier Fishing SA (Pty) Ltd ("Premier Fishing") announced that it has sued a former director of Sekunjalo Investments Ltd and the former CE of Premier Fishing for damages amounting to R64 916 795. Premier Fishing instituted legal action in the Western Cape High Court on 17 June 2011, against two former executive employees, jointly and severally, for the recovery of damages suffered due to their alleged breach of contract, in the total amount of R64 916 795. Pleadings are in the process of being filed, and it is anticipated that the matter will be heard during 2013. The company has sued Mr Kevin Patel and one other after extensive consultation with its employees, shop stewards and the Food and Allied Workers Union. Furthermore, the company also announced that it is considering doing a forensic investigation into transactions entered into by management whilst Mr Patel was the CEO of Premier Fishing. These transactions include Mauritian fish trading firms, credit card transactions by various personnel in breach of company policy, possible fraudulent activity and mismanagement. The company has initiated this investigation after an extensive due diligence into the financial and other transactions that took place at the time of Mr Patel's tenure as CEO of Premier Fishing. Premier Fishing suffered these losses in the 2008 financial year and these losses were provided for in full during that year and it will have no negative impact on the Group's current and future results. The company is determined to hold past executives accountable for their actions and will pursue these vigorously. The relevant board of directors felt obliged to act in this manner against the executives from a governance perspective as well as after considering the views of all the above stakeholders.
15-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that the Board of Sekunjalo and the Board of its subsidiary, Premier Fishing SA (Pty) Ltd ("Premier Fishing") have instituted legal action in the Western Cape High Court against a former director of Sekunjalo and the former Chief Executive of Premier Fishing, Mr Kevin Patel and one other for the recovery of damages suffered by Premier Fishing due to their alleged breach of contract, in the total amount of R64 916 795. Pleadings are in the process of being filed, and it is anticipated that the matter will be heard during 2013.



The company further announces that it is considering doing a forensic investigation into transactions entered into by management whilst Mr Patel was the Chief Executive Officer of Premier Fishing. These transactions include Mauritian fish trading firms as well as possible fraudulent activity and mismanagement. The Company has initiated this investigation after an extensive due diligence into the financial and other transactions that took place at the time of Mr Patel`s tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Premier Fishing. Premier Fishing suffered these losses in the 2008 financial year and these losses were provided for in full during that year and accordingly will have no negative impact on the group's current and future results.



The company is determined to hold past executives accountable for their actions and will pursue these vigorously. In terms of Corporate Governance as well as considering all stakeholders, the relevant board of Directors felt obliged to act against the executives in this manner where applicable. Sekunjalo would like to advise shareholders that it has the necessary internal controls in place which are actively monitored to ensure good corporate governance. Shareholders will be informed of any further developments in due course.

03-Nov-2011
(C)
Revenue from continuing operations increased from R403.2million to R440.4 million in 2011. Gross profit increased to R132.5 million (August 2010: R113.1 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R26.3million (August 2010: R8.2million). Headline earnings per share from continuing operations increased to 7.22cps (August 2010: 2.59cps).



Dividend

No dividends have been declared for the current period. The board continues to work towards payment of dividends in the foreseeable future and believes that the group strategy will deliver returns on the investments.



Prospects

With the growth of our core operational investments in our technology and fishing sectors during the current year, the group has built a strong platform for the next few years. Due to the financial success during the year under review, we believe that Sekunjalo is well positioned for further success through acquisitions and strategic initiatives.
28-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, a listed company is required to publish a trading statement as soon as it is satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that its financial results for the next reporting period will differ by 20% or more from those of the corresponding reporting period of the previous year.



We are pleased to advise the Sekunjalo shareholders that it is expected that the group's headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2011 will be higher than the comparative period and will be between 6.73c to 7.25c and 5.22c to 5.54c per share, respectively.



The abovementioned financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been fully reviewed and reported on by the company's auditors. The annual financial results of Sekunjalo will be released on SENS on or about 3 November 2011.
21-Oct-2011
(Media Comment)
The Financial Mail reported that Sekunjalo is expected to announce proposals in 2012 to list its 49%-held biotechnology unit, Genius Biotechnologies ("Genius") on either the Nasdaq or the London Stock Exchange. Sekunjalo chairman, Iqbal Surve, said he should get Reserve Bank and treasury approval, as "there is no market for biotechnology in South Africa. Local investors simply do not understand it." Genius is valued in Sekunjalo's 2010 annual report between R1.1 billion and R3.8 billion and specialises in cancer treatment therapies. Surve believes that the company will be the "biggest value creator for Sekunjalo."
19-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the company is currently in negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly shareholders were advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement was made.
21-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement of 20 April 2011 regarding the unaudited interim results for the period ended 28 February 2011. Shareholders are advised that the abridged group interim financial information was prepared in accordance with IAS 34 - Interim financial reporting, as well as the AC 500 standards and should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 August 2010, which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), the South African Companies Act, 1973, as amended and the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited. The unaudited interim financial results for the six months ended 28 February 2011 were prepared in accordance with the Group accounting policies, which comply with IFRS and are consistent with those applied in the previous financial period.
20-Apr-2011
(C)
Revenue declined to R134.4 million (R149.9 million). Profit from operations increased to R13.8 million (R12.7 million) and net attributable profit rose to R6.8 million (R3.5 million). In addition, headline earnings from continuing operations more than tripled to 1.60cps (0.41cps).



Prospects

Sekunjalo is pleased to be in a position to make new investments and will continue its strategy as a partner of choice in pursuing joint-venture or equity arrangements with multinational companies that are keen to secure African opportunities.



Management is confident in its belief to invest meaningfully in the growth of operations to improve operational efficiencies and sustainable growth, and management believes the benefits of these investments, especially in Premier Fishing (see divisional review), will flow through during the coming years.



The group will also focus on the marine and fishing business through acquisitions and leveraging strong margins. Additional external fishing quota was also purchased during the period and this will contribute further to Sekunjalo's performance.



Sekunjalo is in the process of assessing the modernization of the fishmeal plant in Saldanha Bay which will strategically position the division for growth in the medium to long term as well as creating new jobs.



In addition, the group is commencing with an Environmental Impact Analysis on our newly acquired land adjacent to the abalone farm in Gansbaai and this initiative will not only increase capacity in the division but also increase our brand presence in the international market as well as creating additional jobs.



Management also believes that the Information Technology Division will expand and has strong growth potential by providing innovative IT solutions to the public and private institutions.
15-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
The board of Sekunjalo advised that they expect headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share for the six months ended 28 February 2011 to be between 1.22c to 1.50c and 1.26c to 1.54c per share, respectively. It is anticipated that the financial results of Sekunjalo for the six months ended 28 February 2011 will be released on SENS on or about 19 April 2011.
10-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that the requisite majority of shareholders approved all of the ordinary and special resolutions tabled at the annual general meeting of the company held on Wednesday, 9 February 2011. The special resolutions will be lodged with CIPRO for registration in due course.
30 Nov 2010 12:12:33
(Official Notice)
Further to the publication of the detailed results announcement on SENS on Wednesday, 3 November 2010, of Sekunjalo's audited group results for the year ended 31 August 2010, Sekunjalo advised that its 2010 annual report, which incorporates the audited annual financial statements for the period, will be dispatched to shareholders on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 and contains no modifications from the aforementioned SENS announcement.



Notice of AGM

Notice was given that the annual general meeting of Sekunjalo will be held at Sekunjalo head office, Premier Fishing, Quay 7, East Pier, V-A Waterfront on Wednesday, 9 February 2011 at 15h30, to transact the business as set out in the notice of annual general meeting which forms a part of the annual report of the company.
03 Nov 2010 12:48:27
(Official Notice)
03 Nov 2010 08:26:59
(C)
Revenue increased from R399.5 million to R436.9 million in 2010. Gross profit increased to R121 million (August 2009: R92.3 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R8.2 million (August 2009: Loss of R58.9 million). Headline earnings per share from continuing operations increased to 2.94cps (August 2009: 1.68cps).



Dividends per share

No final dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

As an investment holding company the primary aim is to increase the value of investments. We are in the midst of a global economic shift, which will culminate in the world's major investors taking a closer look at emerging markets and at Africa specifically. Through its skills base, world class financial systems, natural resources and infrastructure, South Africa is the obvious launch pad for multinationals looking to expand into Africa.



Aside from encouraging prospects from the core operational investments in Premier Fishing and the technology cluster, the company have a strong base to launch into Africa given it's strategic ventures with British Telecoms and Saab SA. The group will also seek new partners that are keen to expand into South Africa and Africa. As a good corporate citizen, Sekunjalo will do so by creating jobs and building communities. Projections show that the company will create between 100 to 300 jobs, mainly in the marine businesses in the forthcoming year, directly benefiting those communities. Sekunjalo is well set to increase its net asset value in the year ahead through organic growth, acquisitions and strategic initiatives.
02 Nov 2010 11:57:19
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the trading update released on SENS on 28 October 2010, and are advised that the Sekunjalo board expect that the group will reflect headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2010 to be between 2.61c to 2.91c and 1.55c to 1.79c per share, respectively. It is anticipated that the annual financial results of Sekunjalo for the year ended 31 August 2010 will be released on SENS on or about 3 November 2010.
28 Oct 2010 17:25:26
(Official Notice)
The board of Sekunjalo advised that they expect headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2010 to be between 2.09c to 2.39c and 1.04c to 1.27c per share, respectively. Earnings per share have been impacted largely due to the fair valuation of the investments that were acquired by the group. It is anticipated that the annual financial results of Sekunjalo for the year ended 31 August 2010 will be released on SENS on or about 3 November 2010. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been fully reviewed and reported on by the company's auditors.
12 Aug 2010 11:40:04
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that investment holding company Sekunjalo's appetite for acquisition has been renewed by the success it has achieved in restructuring the balance sheet, resulting in projected annual cost savings of up to R30 million. CEO Khalid Abdullah said the group had been under restructuring for the past18 months, during which unprofitable and noncore businesses had been sold. Head office costs had been slashed by decentralising operations to subsidiaries, which had also been told to carry out measures to improve efficiency and profitability. Abdullah further indicated that he was positive that the market would not continue to underrate the company's stock, and that the group want to definitely grow operations, especially the fish and IT businesses.
08 Jun 2010 08:04:19
(Official Notice)
11 May 2010 17:09:21
(C)
Revenue decreased from R183.5 million to R167.9 million in 2010.Profit before tax decreased to R6.2 million (2009:R11.1 million).Headline earnings on a per share basis decreased to 0.23cps (0.55cps).



Dividends per share

No interim dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

Sekunjalo is firmly established as the pre- eminent black empowerment group continuously looking for strategic opportunities. With low gearing the group is well positioned to fund future growth of its businesses and to unlock value in its underlying investments. The Aquaculture division is properly resourced to take advantage of the expansion in the Far Eastern markets. The restructure of the pelagic division within the Fishing business will revitalise the pelagic sector. The strong recovery in the dermatological and pharmaceutical division will start reaping the rewards going forward. The continuous investment in our employees, the community and our sustainability programmes has enabled the group to actively be involved in improving the economy of the country. Sekunjalo has strong B-BBEE credentials and has become a partner of choice to multinationals. Our World Economic forum global status provides a network platform with the international business community which brings strategic partners and opportunities for the group.
03 May 2010 09:16:06
(Media Comment)
Business Day highlighted that Sekunjalo Investments,a black- controlled investment holding firm, was named SA's most empowered company in the Financial Mail/Empowerdex Top Companies Awards for 2010. Sekunjalo executive chairman Iqbal Surve said he was pleased with the high ranking it received for the enterprise and socioeconomic developmentthat recognised its efforts to find solutions to poverty.
30 Apr 2010 11:32:03
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo Investments Ltd, a black controlled investment holding company has been named the country's most empowered company. This prestigious award was released today by the Financial Mail/Empowerdex Top Companies Awards for 2010. In recent years, the Financial Mail/Empowerdex Awards have authoritatively ranked Sekunjalo in 2006 as the Top Empowerment Company and in 2004 and 2005 as one of the Top Empowerment Companies out of the Top 200 companies listed on the JSE. Sekunjalo has also won the award in its sector in 2004, 2005, 2006 and now 2010.
28 Apr 2010 17:34:52
(Official Notice)
In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, a listed company is required to publish a trading statement as soon as it is satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that its financial results for the next reporting period will differ by 20% or more from those of the previous corresponding reporting period. The Board of Sekunjalo accordingly advises that they expect headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share for the six months ended 28 February 2010 to be between 0.18c to 0.27c and 0.57c to 0.85c per share, respectively.



Earnings/(loss) per share have been impacted largely due to the ongoing restructuring of the group which is now complete. It is anticipated that the financial results of Sekunjalo for the six months ended 28 February 2010 will be released on SENS on or about Tuesday, 11 May 2010. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the company's auditors.

09 Feb 2010 09:52:56
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that the requisite majority of shareholders approved all of the ordinary and special resolutions tabled at the AGM of the company held on Monday, 8 February 2010.
05 Jan 2010 16:42:57
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that Sekunjalo, through its 100% held subsidiary Sekunjalo Properties (Pty) Ltd, has entered into an agreement to dispose of its immovable property, known as Sekunjalo House.



The property no longer houses the group's Head Office and, in line with the group's strategy to restructure and reduce the group's Head Office costs, the board of Sekunjalo deemed it appropriate to exit the property investment. The major portion of the property is currently being rented to third party tenants, with a small portion thereof being rented by Sekunjalo group companies. The group has taken a more focused, longer term view on its investments and believes that the disposal of this non-core asset presents an opportunity to unlock the value of the capital growth in the property.



The property has been sold to Dale Property Holdings (Pty) Ltd, a property holding company, in terms of an agreement of sale that had initially lapsed and was reinstated on 22 October 2009.

The effective date of the sale is 1 May 2009, notwithstanding the date of registration of transfer of the property to the purchaser which transfer was registered in the Cape Town deeds registry on Tuesday, 17 November 2009.



All conditions precedent to the disposal have been fulfilled and there are no outstanding conditions precedent to this disposal.
24 Dec 2009 09:49:03
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement on SENS on Thursday, 26 November 2009, of Sekunjalo's audited group results for the year ended 31 August 2009, Sekunjalo advised that its 2009 Annual Report will be dispatched to shareholders on Thursday, 24 December 2009 and contains no modifications from the aforementioned SENS announcement.



Notice of annual general meeting

Notice was given that the annual general meeting of Sekunjalo will be held at Sekunjalo Head Office, Premier Fishing Quay 7, East Pier, V-A Waterfront on Monday, 08 February 2010 at 16:00.
26 Nov 2009 12:13:42
(C)
20 Nov 2009 16:03:12
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo advised that they expect headline earnings per share and (basic loss) per share for the year ended 31 August 2009 to be between 1.4c to 1.7c and (9.7c) to (11.6c) per share, respectively. It is anticipated that the financial results of Sekunjalo for the year ended 31 August 2009 will be released on SENS on or about Wednesday, 25 November 2009.
19 Nov 2009 17:53:48
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Sekunjalo announced that Mr. Khalid Abdulla has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Sekunjalo with immediate effect.
01 Sep 2009 10:23:11
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo shareholders are hereby advised that the status of Rev V C Mehana has changed from an executive director to a non-executive director of Sekunjalo with effect from Tuesday, 1 September 2009. Furthermore shareholders are hereby advised that PSG Capital (Pty) Ltd has been appointed as sponsor to the company with effect from Tuesday, 1 September 2009.
24 Aug 2009 09:56:48
(Official Notice)
Mr Mohamed Yusuf Kajee has resigned as a non-executive director from the board of Sekunjalo Investments Ltd with effect from 21 August 2009.
17 Aug 2009 11:47:17
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Sekunjalo plans to acquire a JSE-listed mining company after failing to but Pamodzi Gold Ltd. Chairman Iqbal Surve commented that Sekunjalo is looking closely at two mining companies.
17 Jun 2009 16:34:53
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo announced that it has entered into an agreement dated 16 April 2009 in respect of the disposal of its subsidiary, Synergy Business Intelligence (Pty) Ltd ("Synergy") to Kovacs Investments 901 (Pty) Ltd ("the purchaser") a consortium of Black Economic Empowerment investors, which includes certain members of the management team of Synergy ("the disposal").



Terms of the disposal

The consideration for the disposal is R27.5 million, R24.5 million of which is payable 3 business days after the publication of this announcement ("the closing date") and R3 million of which is payable on the third anniversary of the closing date. The proceeds of the disposal will be applied to the reduction of group financial liabilities including overdraft facilities. The effective date of the disposal is 1 March 2009 ("effective date").



Conditions precedent

The deal is contingent on the settlement of any amounts due from the purchase of the 18.5% of the shares in Synergy which will be concluded at the same time as the settlement of the consideration for this transaction.



Withdrawal of cautionary

Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS on 16 April 2009 and 1 June 2009, shareholders are advised that as all other negotiations have been terminated, caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in their securities.
01 Jun 2009 16:02:22
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement released on SENS on 16 April 2009 and in the press on 17 April 2009, shareholders are advised that Sekunjalo's negotiations are still ongoing. Additionally, the company has entered into further negotiations with new parties in the mining sector which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until detailed announcements are released.
22 May 2009 09:13:02
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Sekunjalo is expected to decide before the end of May 2009 whether or not to go ahead with its proposed USD150 million buy-out of Pamodzi Gold Ltd ("Pamodzi"). Sekunjalo's executive chairman, Iqbal Surve, said that he does not want to pre-empt the due-diligence audit that is under way, but that he is hopeful that the "market will welcome our announcement". Sekunjalo has until Tuesday, 26 May 2009, to make its decision.
21 May 2009 09:45:58
(C)
Revenue increased from R229 660 million to R183 533 million in 2009.Profit before tax increased to R11 111 million (2008:-R44 130 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R28 million (-R4 306 million). Headline earnings on a per share basis increased to 0.55cps (-4.90cps).



Dividends per share

No interim dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

Sekunjalo is now recognised as a significant empowerment partner of choice for local and international companies. The group's high black ownership structure and its World Economic Forum New Championship status, positions it well for significant empowerment transactions in the years ahead. The group's balance sheet is strong with low gearing and allows it to expand its businesses through organic growth and by acquisition. The prospects for the group are excellent.
19 May 2009 11:14:47
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Sekunjalo accordingly advises that they expect headline earnings per share and earnings per share for the six months ended 28 February 2009 to be between 0.50c to 0.61c and 1.82c to 2.22c per share, respectively. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the company's auditors.
14 May 2009 14:22:54
(Official Notice)
Mrs Z A Kota-Fredericks has resigned as a non-executive director from the board of Sekunjalo, with effect from 14 May 2009.
05 May 2009 10:22:34
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, a consortium of Sekunjalo and high net-worth Middle Eastern families have offered to acquire Pamodzi. A source close to the bid said that the consortium has put in an offer of USD150 million. Commenting on the possible deal, Sanlam Investment Management fund manager, Kokkie Kooyman, said that the move to acquire Pamodzi could be dangerous because Sekunjalo has no experience in gold mining. Sekunjalo chairman, Iqbal Surve, has declined to comment.
28 Apr 2009 11:26:08
(Media Comment)
Finweek reported that Sekunjalo's new structure could cut R100 million per year in costs and see a "high dividend" in 2010. The shake-up is really the will of the largest shareholder, founder and former CEO, Iqbal Surve. Surve now holds around 35% of Sekunjalo.
16 Apr 2009 14:09:36
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Sekunjalo has entered into negotiations with parties which include a BEE consortium, relating to the sale of one of its IT businesses. The company has also entered into negotiations relating to the sale of certain of it's non-core investment properties. Should these negotiations be successful, they may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company?s securities until a full announcement is made.
14 Apr 2009 15:08:11
(Official Notice)
The board of Sekunjalo has implemented major restructuring of the group and its business units in the last six months. This restructuring has seen the company dis-establish the corporate head office and becoming a decentralized investment holding company with subsidiary business units operating autonomously.



This change has necessitated a review of the structure at the executive corporate level. In terms of the restructure, the position of group CEO is dis-established and Mr Mohamed Kajee will leave the group to pursue his personal interests. However, Mr Kajee will continue to be part of the Sekunjalo Group in an advisory capacity and will represent Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd, the largest shareholder of Sekunjalo on the board of Sekunjalo as a non-executive director. This change is effective as of 9 April 2009.
03 Apr 2009 10:28:42
(Official Notice)
Mr Pieter van der Merwe has resigned as a non-executive director from the board of Sekunjalo Investments Limited, with effect from 1 April 2009.
20 Mar 2009 15:30:11
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement dated 18 March 2009, shareholders are advised that the correct designation of Miss Cherie Hendricks is reflected in the revised announcement below: Miss Cherie Hendricks has been appointed as an executive director to the board of Sekunjalo Investments Ltd, with effect from 18 March 2009.
18 Mar 2009 16:39:11
(Official Notice)
Miss Cherie Hendricks has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board of Sekunjalo, with effect from 18 March 2009.
26 Feb 2009 14:07:31
(Official Notice)
At the 11th annual general meeting of the shareholders of Sekunjalo held on 25 February 2009, all the ordinary resolutions and the special resolution proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes. The special resolution will be lodged for registration with CIPRO in due course.
30 Jan 2009 15:20:06
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 29 January 2009 by Absa Group Ltd ("Absa") regarding the acquisition of Sekunjalo shares from defaulting clients. Sekunjalo welcomes the increased stake from its strategic partner, Absa. ABSA is now a 26% shareholder in the group and this will strengthen the strategic relationship between Sekunjalo and Absa which began with an initial investment of 9% in Sekunjalo by Absa Corporate and Business Bank 18 months ago.



In addition, Sekunjalo wishes to notify its shareholders that neither the company nor any of its directors were party to any defaulting position on the single stock futures.
28 Jan 2009 10:00:53
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the annual financial statements have been distributed to shareholders today, 28 January 2009 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were released on SENS on 26 November 2008. Notice is hereby given that the 11th annual general meeting of Sekunjalo Investments Ltd shareholders will be held at the Sekunjalo Head Office, Premier Fishing, Quay 7, East Pier, V - A Waterfront on Wednesday, 25 February 2009 at 16:00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the annual financial statements.
02 Jan 2009 17:44:39
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Ms N Katamzi has resigned as the company secretary of Sekunjalo with effect from 1 January 2009. Ms C Hendricks will assume the role of company secretary with effect from 1 January 2009.
18 Dec 2008 15:50:03
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement dated 5 November 2008 regarding the acquisition by Sekunjalo of a 30% stake in BTSA shareholders are advised that all the conditions precedent namely

*The approval of the South African Reserve Bank

*The execution of other ancillary secretarial items necessary to give effect to the acquisition have been met and that the transaction is hence unconditional and considered formally concluded.

26 Nov 2008 08:02:16
(C)
Sekunjalo's revenue increased to R638.3 million (R449.5 million). Gross profit rose to R240.5 million (R220.5 million), but net attributable profit declined by more than 90% to R6.4 million (R114.6 million). In addition, headline earnings decreased dramatically to 3.94cps (38.2cps).



Dividend

No dividend has been declared.



Withdrawal of cautionary

Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS on 5 September 2008, 20 October 2008 and 5 November 2008, shareholders are advised that as negotiations have been terminated caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in their securities.



Prospects

Looking forward, Sekunjalo's prospects are positive for the following reasons:

*It is the empowerment partner of choice to many large and small businesses and enjoys partnerships with Siemens, Microsoft, Cognos, IMB, Julphar, GSK and now BT.

*It has solid B-BBEE credentials and an international reputation as a founder company of the World Economic Forum (WEF) New Champions and a Community Global Growth Company (CGGC).

*The company's businesses have all been restructured in the past few years to achieve greater operational efficiencies and profitability.

*Its investments are poised for further value unlocking by listing on local and foreign exchanges.



In fishing, management's continue to pursue opportunities for further consolidation in the industry. In anticipation of tough trading conditions, we are positioning Premier to deliver strong performance based on a sustainable but cost-efficient business model.



In the ICT sector, we will continue to grow the businesses and seek selective acquisition opportunities.



In biotechnology, Bioclones is embarking on global expansion of the RepotinRegistered product. Further global expansion will be facilitated by the development of a significantly scaled-up EPO plant utilising state-of-the-art technology. This expansion will enable Bioclones to take advantage of the USD12 billion global EPO market, which has been growing at an estimated 15% to 20% per annum.
21 Nov 2008 16:43:04
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Sekunjalo advises that they expect headline earnings per share and earnings per share for the year ended 31 August 2008 to be between 3.6c to 4.4c and 1.50c to 1.83c per share, respectively. The results for the year have been impacted largely due to the reclassification of the group's Biotechnology interest. The Biotechnology interest, which was previously treated as an investment in the consolidated financial statements and accounted for as such, has now been reclassified as an investment in associate due to the group obtaining a significant influence over the business. Consequently, profit and losses on the fair valuation adjustments previously recognised through the income statement will now be eliminated on consolidation and thus not impact on the group income statement. After adjusting the prior year headline earnings for the reclassification of this investment, the current headline earnings shows a positive impact from - 24c in the prior year to the current year's range of between 3.6c to 4.4c. It is anticipated that the financial results of Sekunjalo for the year ended 31 August 2008 will be released on SENS on or about 25 November 2008. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the company's auditors.
05 Nov 2008 09:39:21
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated 20 October 2008, shareholders are advised that Sekunjalo has completed a transaction for the acquisition of 30% of BT Communications Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd ("BTSA") ("the acquisition"). BTSA forms the South African operations of BT Group plc ("BT"), a company which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.



Conditions precedent

The implementation of the acquisition is subject to the fulfilment of the following conditions precedent:

*the approval of the South African Reserve Bank; and

*the execution of other ancillary secretarial items necessary to give effect to the acquisition.



Renewal of cautionary

As a result of separate ongoing negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
20 Oct 2008 08:01:09
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS on 4 September 2008 and in the press on 5 September 2008, shareholders are advised that Sekunjalo negotiations are still ongoing which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a detailed announcement is made.
02 Oct 2008 10:02:14
(Media Comment)
The Financial Mail reported that Sekunjalo will not be listing its biotechnology and IT subsidiaries any time soon. The delay will upset shareholders, as around R450 million in value could be unlocked. In addition, even though investors dislike the stock, directors continue to purchase the shares.
04 Sep 2008 11:44:59
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Sekunjalo has entered into negotiations which, if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
31 Jul 2008 10:38:18
(Official Notice)
Norman T Noland, a non-executive director, has tendered his resignation from the board of directors of Sekunjalo, effective 01 August 2008.
30 Jul 2008 13:34:02
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo has entered into an agreement, dated 1 July 2008 to underwrite 100% of the Rights issue to be undertaken by, Sekunjalo Health Care Ltd. Sekunjalo currently owns 54% (voting) and 32.3% (equity) of Sekunjalo Health Care Ltd and is the 100% funder of the underlying businesses within the group. The Sekunjalo Health Care businesses require new capital injection to support the current businesses and take advantage of a number of contracts that have been awarded to group companies. All shareholders of Sekunjalo Health Care Ltd have been afforded the opportunity to participate in the new growth strategies in Sekunjalo Health Care Ltd by following their rights in terms of the Rights issue. Sekunjalo believes in the success of these new strategies and thus has agreed to not only follow their rights in terms of the Rights issue but also underwrite the entire Rights issue.
23 May 2008 09:25:31
(Media Comment)
According to Finweek, Sekunjalo needs to do something about its struggling healthcare division. The company's latest interim results showed the healthcare and pharmaceutical unit made a R20 million loss. In addition, there have been no real signs of improvement. The solution could be for the group to close both segments down and sell off what it can to realise some value. However, as Sekunjalo only owns 32% of the division, it would have to reach some sort of deal with outside shareholders.
13 May 2008 18:01:34
(C)
Compared to the same period in 2007, reporting revenue is up 22.5% to R229.7 million from R187.4 million, but has incurred an operating loss of R43.5 million compared to an operating profit of R12.1 million last year. The headline loss per share is reflected at 4.90cps compared to a headline earnings of 2.91cps as at 28 February 2007.



Dividends

No dividend has been declared for the current period. The directors continue to work toward payment of dividends in the foreseeable future.



Prospects

Sekunjalo is firmly established as a pre-eminent black economic empowerment (BEE) group and is in its 9th year of listing on the JSE. The directors expect a strong second half performance from the Fishing, IT and Financial Services businesses. Furthermore, the group will continue with its strategy of migrating to an investment holding company and unlocking value through separate listings of its IT and Biotechnology divisions. Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd is the largest shareholder of SIL. Holdings, through Sekunjalo Telekom (Pty) Ltd, recently acquired 13% of Nokia Siemens Networks ("NSN") RSA, by fulfilling the stringent empowerment and other criteria. Holdings has tabled a memorandum of agreement to SIL whereby SIL will accrue the full benefit of the NSN RSA investment, subject to conditions precedent being fulfilled by 31 July 2008 - including the approval of NSN RSA and NSN globally.
08 May 2008 11:05:17
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Sekunjalo advises that they expect a headline loss per share and negative earnings per share for the six months ended 29 February 2008 to be between 4.45c to 5.35c and 7.60c to 9.20c per share respectively. The interim results for the half year have been negatively impacted largely due to the seasonality of Fishing and a reclassification of the group's biotechnology interest. The biotechnology interest which previously was treated as an investment and accounted for as such is now reclassified as an associate due to the group obtaining a significant influence over the business. Consequently, fair valuation adjustments through the income statement will now be eliminated on consolidation and thus not impact on the group income statement. It is anticipated that the financial results of Sekunjalo for the six months ended 29 February 2008 will be released on or about 13 May 2008. The financial information in this trading statement has not been reviewed or reported on by Sekunjalo's auditors.
18 Mar 2008 08:42:35
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Premier Fishing, a division of Sekunjalo, has acquired Marine Growers, an abalone farm in Port Elizabeth. The farm would be added to Sekunjalo's existing Gansbaai abalone farm, which has been operating for 15 years. CE Mo Kajee said that the company expects growing demand from Asia for abalone.
06 Mar 2008 15:07:00
(Official Notice)
Ms Dianne Case, being a non-executive director retiring by rotation and not standing for re-election at the annual general meeting has resigned from the board with effect from 28 February 2008. Furthermore, Mr Jacobus Pieter van der Merwe has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board with effect from 1 January 2008.
29 Feb 2008 16:37:34
(Official Notice)
At the 10th annual general meeting of the shareholders of Sekunjalo held on 28 February 2008, the requisite majority of shareholders approved all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting. The special resolutions will be lodged for registration with CIPRO in due course.
06 Feb 2008 16:28:09
(Official Notice)
The annual report has been posted to shareholders on 6 February 2008.



Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the members of Sekunjalo will be held at 16h00 on Thursday 28 February 2008 at Steenberg Golf Club, Steenberg Estate, Tokai Road, Tokai, Cape Town to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the annual report.
02 Aug 2006 09:19:37
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo today announced its first investment into the automotive sector via its wholly owned subsidiary Sekunjalo Motor Holdings. Sekunjalo Motor Holdings has acquired a 10% stake in the Eastern Cape's largest DaimlerChrysler dealership, Ronnies Motors, and a 30% stake in TATA Mowbray which holds the franchise for TATA Motors in the Southern Suburbs, for passenger and light commercial vehicles. Sekunjalo deputy CEO Norman Noland said the combined value of the two investments is approximately R12 million.
20 Jun 2006 14:11:06
(Official Notice)
Kevin Patel has submitted his resignation from the board of directors of Sekunjalo, effective 12 June 2006 in order to focus his attention on his appointment as chief executive officer of Sekunjalo's 80% held subsidiary, Premier Fishing SA (Pty) Ltd. Dr Gilingwe Mayende has submitted his resignation as an executive director of Sekunjalo effective 12 June 2006 and has taken up a position as a non-executive director to the board of directors of Sekunjalo and will act as a consultant to Sekunjalo. Muzi Nkosi has submitted his resignation from the board of directors of Sekunjalo, effective 12 June 2006.
15 Jun 2006 15:12:37
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo today announced it has subscribed for just under fifty percent of the equity of Bioclones (Pty) Ltd, a leading South African Biotechnology company. The purchase consideration payable is R19 932 447 to be settled through the issue of 16 610 373 new Sekunjalo shares to Bioclones. Sekunjalo considers its investment to be considerably discounted since Bioclones has built a significant presence in the Biotech sector. Bioclones has 22 registered patents and further 12 pending registration, and is an established Biotech company operating in a USD12 billion world-wide market.



Bioclones develops and manufactures biotechnology products for human pharmaceutical use. It has been successful in developing, manufacturing and registering formulations of recombinant human erythropoietin, the world's leading biotechnology product based on sales value.
31 May 2006 16:11:26
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo today announced it had increased its investment in three of the high performing companies in its financial services division. The company has upped its stake in Sharenet from 30% to a majority 51%, in First Light Administration Services from 26% to a majority 80%, and has taken full 100% ownership of Sekunjalo Medical Aid Administrators where it previously held 70% stakes.



Sekunjalo deputy chief executive officer Norman Noland said the said the purchases would be settled against the achievement of warranted profits, and predominantly through the issue of Sekunjalo shares with the balance to be settled in cash. Noland said the acquisitions also place Sekunjalo Financial Services in a position to offer a full spectrum of financial services and products to the markets.
08 May 2006 15:46:59
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo shareholders are referred to the announcements dated 28 June 2005 and 4 July 2005 regarding Sekunjalo's subscription for 4 100 new ordinary shares in Bioclones (Pty) Ltd, the option granted to Sekunjalo to acquire a further 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones and the further acquisition by Sekunjalo of 1 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones by no later than 15 July 2006. Shareholders are advised that certain terms regarding the acquisition are still being re-negotiated. Shareholders will be advised in due course of any material changes to the terms and conditions of the acquisition, the financial effects of the acquisition and the expected time of the posting of a circular containing details of the acquisition, if required. Shareholders are therefore advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in Sekunjalo's securities until the information is published.
11 Apr 2006 09:22:41
(C)
All operating divisions, apart from healthcare, performed to budget and are on track to achieve the year end projections. Profits in fishing continue to be affected by the continued strengthening of the rand, restructuring costs and the pelagic season which again got off to a late start due to the delay in the long term fishing rights process and environmental factors. Revenue rose to R175 million (R161 million) while an operating loss of R16.7 million (R20.1 million loss) was recorded. Finance costs decreased to R2.4 million (R5.0 million) which resulted in a loss after taxation and minority shareholders of R9.8 million (R14.5 million loss). The group's headline loss and loss per share decreased to 3.31cps (6.2cps loss).



Dividend

No dividends have been declared for the current period and it is not the intention that any dividends will be declared or paid in the foreseeable future. The directors believe Sekunjalo is poised to deliver significant returns on investment, and believe the capital in the company is best deployed internally.



Prospects

Sekunjalo is confident in its ability to show steady growth in NAV and profitability. This is underscored by the fact that operating profits in a number of the new operations are already showing encouraging growth.
10 Apr 2006 12:47:32
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo expects to announce a loss per share of 3.31c and a headline loss per share of 3.31c for the six months ended 28 February 2006. The company's results for the six months ended 28 February 2006 are expected to be published on SENS on 11 April 2006.
24 Mar 2006 14:10:55
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo shareholders are referred to the announcements dated 28 June 2005 and 4 July 2005 regarding Sekunjalo's subscription for 4 100 new ordinary shares in Bioclones (Pty) Ltd, the option granted to Sekunjalo to acquire a further 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones and the further acquisition by Sekunjalo of 1 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones by no later than 15 July 2006. Shareholders are advised that certain terms regarding the acquisition are still being re-negotiated. Shareholders will be advised in due course of any material changes to the terms and conditions of the acquisition, the financial effects of the acquisition and the expected time of the posting of a circular containing details of the acquisition. Shareholders are therefore advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in Sekunjalo's securities until the information is published.
27 Feb 2006 17:47:01
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting of Sekunjalo held on 27 February 2006, all the resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be submitted for registration at the Registrar of Companies in due course.
17 Feb 2006 13:52:00
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Sekunjalo has issued a total of 20 000 000 ordinary shares for cash, in terms of the general authority to issue shares for cash granted by Sekunjalo shareholders at the annual general meeting held on Thursday, 3 February 2005.
14 Feb 2006 11:34:42
(Media Comment)
Business Day noted that Sekunjalo may, over the next two years, plan to list its three divisions separately, citing unlocking shareholder value as the reason for the listings.
09 Feb 2006 16:21:01
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo, through its wholly owned subsidiary Sekunjalo Informatics and Telecommunications Africa (Pty) Ltd has entered into an agreement, dated 31 January 2006, with Messrs J van Jaarsveld, B McCreedy, R Gydien and K Simon to acquire 100% of the issued share capital of FIOS. The FIOS acquisition will be effected in three tranches. 51% of FIOS' issued share capital will be acquired with effect from 1 September 2005, while 25% of FIOS' issued share capital will be acquired with effect from 1 September 2006 and 24% of FIOS' issued share capital will be acquired with effect from 1 September 2007.



The disposal of certain premier fishing consumer brands

Shareholders are referred to the announcement to shareholders dated 4 July 2005 regarding the disposal of certain Premier Fishing consumer brands. Certain terms of the disposal have been under review since 4 July 2005 and shareholders were advised of this in announcements dated 10 August 2005, 21 September 2005, 2 November 2005 and 14 December 2005. Following this, however, the terms of the initial agreement dated 30 June 2005 have remained unchanged.



Renewal of cautionary announcement

Further to the above information regarding the disposal, Sekunjalo shareholders are referred to the announcements dated 28 June 2005 and 4 July 2005 regarding Sekunjalo's subscription for 4 100 new ordinary shares in Bioclones (Pty) Ltd, the option granted to Sekunjalo to acquire a further 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones and the further acquisition by Sekunjalo of 1 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones by no later than 15 July 2006. Shareholders are advised that certain terms regarding the acquisition are still being re-negotiated. Shareholders will be advised in due course of any material changes to the terms and conditions of the acquisition, the financial effects of the acquisition and the expected time of the posting of a circular containing details of the acquisition, if required. Shareholders are therefore advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in Sekunjalo's securities until the information is published.
07 Feb 2006 17:02:08
(Official Notice)
Annual report

Further to Sekunjalo's audited results for the year ended 31 August 2005, published on 2 December 2005, the annual report was posted to shareholders on Friday, 3 February 2006. The annual report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published audited results.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of Sekunjalo will be held on Monday, 27 February 2006 to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the annual report.
14 Dec 2005 14:27:39
(Official Notice)
The company appointed Messrs Norman Noland, as an executive director, and Salim Young, as a non-executive director, to the board of Sekunjalo. Both appointments are effective from 13 December 2005.
14 Dec 2005 13:06:40
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 4 July 2005 regarding the disposal of certain Premier Fishing consumer brands and the announcements dated 28 June 2005 and 4 July 2005 regarding Sekunjalo's subscription for 4 100 new ordinary shares in Bioclones ("the first tranche subscription"), the option granted to Sekunjalo to acquire a further 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones ("the second tranche option") and the further acquisition by Sekunjalo of 1 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones by no later than 15 July 2006, ("the third tranche acquisition") ("collectively the acquisition"). Shareholders are advised that as certain terms regarding the disposal and the acquisition are still being re-negotiated, the publishing of the financial effects of the disposal and the third tranche acquisition and the posting of the requisite Category 2 circular in respect of the acquisition and disposal has been delayed. Shareholders will be advised in due course of any material changes to the terms and conditions of the acquisition and disposal, the financial effects of the acquisition and disposal and the expected time of posting of the requisite circular. Shareholders are therefore advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in Sekunjalo's securities until the financial effects of the disposal and the third tranche acquisition and any material amendments to the terms and conditions of the acquisition and disposal are published.
05 Dec 2005 12:14:09
(Media Comment)
Business Day noted that following Sekunjalo's positive results on 2 December 2005, the group's share price rose 20% to 72cps.
02 Dec 2005 17:57:02
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo shareholders are referred to the announcement regarding the final audited results for the year ended 31 August 2005 published on SENS on 1 December 2005 and in the financial press on 2 December 2005 and the press release published on SENS on 1 December 2005 and are advised that the following distinction regarding net asset values disclosed in the above announcements should be made:



*Net asset value for the company Sekunjalo Investments Ltd R826.3 million

*Net asset value per share for the company Sekunjalo Investments Ltd 291.0 cents

*Net asset value for the group (consolidated) R163.2 million

*Net asset value per share for the group (consolidated) 57.5 cents

Sekunjalo shareholders are further advised that the audited results of the company along with the audited consolidated results of the group for the year ended 31 August 2005 will be contained in the annual report which is expected to be posted to shareholders on or about 15 December 2005.

01 Dec 2005 17:40:07
(C)
Sekunjalo reported solid figures for the year ended 31 August 2005 despite a strengthened rand (affecting export margins and increasing import competition), and a restructuring in the health care business. Revenue increased by 28.7% to R399.83 million (R310.76 million) while headline earnings increased by 303.39% to 4.76cps (1.18cps). These results was made possible due to earlier than expected contributions from the financial services and information technology businesses. The prior years annual financial statements were restated with an aggregate amount of R3.849 million due to errors, which should have been reflected in the previous year. Net asset value increased by 37.66% to 57.50cps (41.77cps).



Dividend

No dividend was declared.



Prospects

Sekunjalo now has a strengthened management team with core competencies in a number of different sectors. The group's strong asset base and low gearing has now positioned it to add value to its current investment portfolio through organic growth and acquisitions. Sekunjalo's Information Technology and Financial Services businesses are expected to contribute strongly to group earnings in the years ahead. The group is currently exploring the possibility of listing the Information Technology and Telecommunications Africa subsidiary in the next financial year. For SekCapital, the entire infrastructure for delivery is now in place and this comprises life (South Africa and Mauritius), medical aid, asset management, (both local and abroad.), pension administration, all backed up by outstanding IT infrastructure of the mature organisation Sharenet and Imagination Management Services. Sekpharma is aggressively adding to its portfolio of products which will increase operating margins substantially. The South African fishing industry is at the dawn of a new era and with the allocation of long-term ishing Rights from 8 to 15 years will bring stability and consolidation in the industry leading to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, which will lead to cost-effective and stream-lined businesses to meet the challenges of escalating costs and a strong rand.
01 Dec 2005 08:21:20
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo expects to announce earnings per share that will be 475% to 495% higher than that of the prior comparative period and headline earnings that will be 70% to 88% higher than that of the prior comparative period.
02 Nov 2005 16:11:24
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 4 July 2005 regarding the disposal of certain Premier Fishing consumer brands and the announcements dated 28 June 2005 and 4 July 2005 regarding Sekunjalo's subscription for 4 100 new ordinary shares in Bioclones, the option granted to Sekunjalo to acquire a further 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones and the further acquisition by Sekunjalo of 1 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones by no later than 15 July 2006.



Shareholders are advised that as certain terms regarding the disposal and the acquisition are still being re-negotiated, the publishing of the financial effects of the disposal and the third tranche acquisition and the posting of the requisite Category 2 circular in respect of the acquisition and disposal has been delayed. Shareholders will be advised in due course of any material changes to the terms and conditions of the acquisition and disposal, the financial effects of the acquisition and disposal and the expected time of posting of the requisite circular. Shareholders are therefore advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in Sekunjalo's securities until the financial effects of the disposal and the third tranche acquisition and any material amendments to the terms and conditions of the acquisition and disposal are published.





21 Sep 2005 16:32:09
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 4 July 2005. Shareholders are advised that as certain terms regarding the disposal and the acquisition are still being re-negotiated, the publishing of the financial effects of the disposal and the third tranche disposal and the posting of the requisite Category 2 circular in respect of the acquisition and disposal has been delayed. Shareholders will be advised in due course of any material changes to the terms and conditions of the acquisition and disposal, the financial effects of the acquisition and disposal and the expected time of posting of the requisite circular. Shareholders are therefore advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in Sekunjalo`s securities until the financial effects of the disposal and the third tranche acquisition and any material amendments to the terms and conditions of the acquisition and disposal are published.
25 Aug 2005 12:25:05
(Official Notice)
Sekpharma, the Health Care subsidiary of Sekunjalo Investments, announced today that it has entered a marketing and distribution agreement with one of the leading India`s pharmaceutical multinationals - Unichem Laboratories Ltd for the Southern African market. Mr Muzi Nkosi, CEO of Sekunjalo Healthcare said that this agreement with Unichem is significant keeping in view the increasing demand for quality and affordable generics in the global markets including South Africa. This arrangement is expected to contribute significantly to the revenue flows of Sekpharma over the next 5 years and will strengthen the portfolio of the ethical and generic range being offered by Sekpharma. Unichem has in its portfolio a range of generic products that span the various therapeutic categories being prescribed by the physician. Many of these products are under the registration process and are expected to be launched over the next couple of years in South Africa. The initial 5 products which this partnership is planning to launch in South Africa over the next 6 months represents a market potential of R110m with excellent growth prospects.



Unichem Laboratories is an Indian pharmaceutical company with vertically integrated operations. The company develops, manufactures and markets finished dosage formulations and active pharmaceutical ingredients in anti-infective, cardiovascular, psychiatry and neurology in India and overseas. Unichem is also engaged in research and development of new drug delivery systems and development of non-infringing process for active pharmaceutical ingredients. In South Africa, it operates through its subsidiary company - Unichem SA (Pty) Ltd, which is the holding company for all the registrations. Unichem does not plan to put up any infrastructure in South Africa, instead would depend on this relationship to market the products in the region. It is the intention of the company to be in line with the current changes in the South African climate which places more emphasis on black empowerment and which is why it chose to partner with one of the leading black owned pharmaceutical marketing companies.
10 Aug 2005 13:21:18
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement to shareholders dated 4 July 2005 regarding the disposal of certain Premier Fishing consumer brands (`the disposal`) and the announcements dated 28 June 2005 and 4 July 2005 regarding Sekunjalo`s subscription for 4 100 new ordinary shares in Bioclones (`the first tranche subscription`), the option granted to Sekunjalo to acquire a further 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones (`the second tranche option`) and the further acquisition by Sekunjalo of 1 800 ordinary shares in Bioclones by no later than 15 July 2006, (`the third tranche acquisition`) (`collectively the acquisition`).



Shareholders were advised in the announcement that the disposal was a Category 2 transaction in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements pending a ruling to be obtained from the Issuer Services Division of JSE. Further to this, the JSE have confirmed that the disposal is a Category 2 transaction.



Shareholders are advised that as certain terms of the acquisition and disposal are being re-negotiated, the publishing of the financial effects of the disposal and the third tranche disposal and the posting of the requisite Category 2 circular in respect of the acquisition and disposal has been delayed. Shareholders will be advised in due course of any material changes to the terms and conditions of the acquisition and disposal, the financial effects of the acquisition and disposal and the expected time of posting of the requisite circular.



Renewal of cautionary announcement

Shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in Sekunjalo`s securities until the financial effects of the disposal and the third tranche acquisition and any material amendments to the terms and conditions of the acquisition and disposal are published.
26 Jul 2005 17:28:03
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo has acquired majority stakes in Cynthesys, a business consultancy, and the African Investment Group, an investment and risk management consultancy, as part of its strategic thrust into financial services. Mr Norman Noland, the Executive Deputy Chairman of Sekunjalo Capital (Pty) Ltd, the Financial Services subsidiary of Sekunjalo, says that he is extremely excited by these transactions as the addition of significant intellectual capital within these companies will assist Sekunjalo Capital in growing its businesses and in expanding into other regions in Africa.
08 Jul 2005 08:27:51
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo has acquired a 30% stake in the Sharenet Group of companies as part of a strategic thrust into financial services. The acquisition provides Sekunjalo with access to 40 000 Sharenet clients, as well as an established brand and market-leading IT infrastructure.



Sharenet (Pty) Ltd was incorporated in 1988 as Network Information Systems cc. The company initially used the Beltel system introduced by Telkom to convey real time share prices to the public before moving its systems online in 1995 and becoming the first vendor of JSE prices via the Internet. In 1998 Sharenet introduced online trading services. The Sekunjalo shareholding was acquired from the Dale Group, a private equity partnership investing in the financial services, leisure and IT sectors of the South African economy. Since acquiring a minority stake in Sharenet, Dale, together with Sekunjalo Capital, has been involved in helping the company to diversify away from a pure JSE-focus. Sekunjalo will add considerable value to the Sharenet Group. As a black owned and managed, JSE-listed and long-term investor Sekunjalo is able to offer corporate expertise, innovation and best practice to the companies in which it is invested. Importantly Sekunjalo also provides the Sharenet group with access to the growing black middle class.
04 Jul 2005 17:11:18
(Official Notice)
28 Jun 2005 16:47:02
(Official Notice)
Sekunjalo Investments has announced that it has acquired 50.6% of Bioclones with the option to increase its shareholding to 60.4%. Sekunjalo`s CEO describes the acquisition as an important development in the company`s history that will allow it to become an influential player in the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector. Bioclones is a biotechnology company devoted to the development and manufacture of biotechnology products for human pharmaceutical use, with new developments focussed on the treatment of diseases in man due to failure of cellular immune responses. The biotechnology products are aimed at areas relating to infectious diseases, cancers and auto-immune diseases. Bioclones is the largest Biotechnology company in Africa developing modern biotechnology products for human pharmaceutical use.



Dr Donninger, CEO and shareholder of Bioclones has indicated that the partnership with Sekunjalo allows Bioclones to unlock the value in its technology and patents which are currently registered worldwide. Dr Donninger has said, that Sekunjalo`s focus and business model of putting people before profits, has made this partnership attractive since it will now be possible to assist in the development of biotechnology solutions to overcome many of the infectious diseases facing Africa today. Dr Donninger has indicated that Bioclones is at the cutting edge of technology and through its scientists is able to add significant value to the growth of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector such that it brings affordable solutions to Africa`s population. Dr Surve, CEO of Sekunjalo has said that Bioclones is an opportunity for Sekunjalo to combine its significant interest in the health care sector along with its corporate expertise to unlock the value present in 22 worldwide registered patents and 8 current patents pending for registration worldwide. Dr Surve has said that the product portfolio of Biocolone`s is world class and lends itself to a potential listing in London and on the NASDAQ. In this regard, the new board of Bioclones and Sekunjalo will jointly be exploring the listing of Bioclones on international stock exchanges. At the appropriate time an announcement will be made with regard to the above.
14-Mar-2016
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African Equity Empowerment Investments Ltd. ("AEEI" or "the company" or "the group") is a majority black-owned and black controlled investment holding company based in South Africa and is a subsidiary of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd.



In 2015 we were rated 13th overall by Financial Mail as one of the Top JSE-listed Companies. The company has been listed on the JSE since 1999. Its market capitalisation was R1 326 616 471 at 31 August 2015. The majority shareholder, Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd.currently holds 61.09% ownership of the company.



The Group holds strategic investments in British Telecommunications, Saab SA and Pioneer Foods, some with international partners as well as investments in food and fishing, technology, health and biotherapeutics and events and tourism supporting Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs).



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