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2017  // Posts published in 2017

23 Nov 2017 General

COAL MINES SKETCH BRIGHTEST PICTURE FOR HCI

Hosken Consolidated Investments CEO Johnny Copelyn says coal mining profits continued to improve on higher coal prices. Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), the trade union-aligned conglomerate, posted a strong showing from its coal mines amid an operational environment deemed “anarchic”. HCI’s mainstay investments are gaming group Tsogo Sun and broadcast media group e-Media. But the star […]

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22 Nov 2017 General

A FRESH RECORD LOOKS LIKELY FOR THE JSE

The JSE enjoyed the odometer effects of the all share index clocking 61,000 points and the top 40 index clocking 55,000 points for the first time on Tuesday. The all share index closed 1.18% higher at 61,212 points and the top 40 closed 1.36% higher at 55,065 points. The JSE is likely to move further […]

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11 Nov 2017 Media & Broadcasting

e.tv LAUNCHES ITS ‘#OurWorldIsRed’ CAMPAIGN

e.tv has realigned its visual identity to that of the e.tv ‘mother brand’. Where previously, each channel was represented by a different colour, all the ‘e’ channels are now one. The channels e.tv, eExtra, eMovies, eMovies Extra, and eToonz, each aim to offer something different for audiences across South Africa, but with one identity – under […]

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9 Nov 2017 General

WHAT REALLY HAPPENS AT HCI’S AGMS

Gaining insight into Johnny Copelyn’s plans. The AGMs of Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) and its various listed offshoots are not as well attended by shareholders and investors as the yearly meetings of investment giants such as PSG Group and Remgro. HCI CEO Johnny Copelyn is perhaps not as enigmatic (or, for that matter, as revered) […]

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TSOGO SUN RANKED 3RD MOST EMPOWERED JSE-LISTED COMPANY

Cape Town – Tsogo Sun has been ranked third on the JSE Top 100 Most Empowered Companies for the second consecutive year. Tsogo Sun’s majority shareholder, Hosken Consolidated Investments, was ranked the most empowered black-owned company in South Africa in 2017. Tsogo Sun CEO Jacques Booysen said the company places immense value on sustainable empowerment […]

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2 Nov 2017 General, Transport

GLITTERING OUTLOOK FOR ICONIC GOLDEN ARROW BUS SERVICES

CEO Johnny Copelyn hints at expansion for the iconic Cape Town-based commuter service after listing. The proposed separate listing by Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) of subsidiary Golden Arrow Bus Services could signal “an expansive view of transport” for the iconic Cape Town-based commuter service. Speaking at the HCI annual general meeting on Wednesday, CEO Johnny […]

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31 Oct 2017 General

COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF HCI GAMING REVAMP

The Competition Appeal Court decision could upend 20 years of competition law precedence. The Competition Appeal Court has given Johnny Copelyn’s Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) the all clear to restructure the gaming interests held by its listed subsidiaries Tsogo Sun and Niveus. On Monday afternoon, just hours before HCI’s self-imposed deadline of October 31, the […]

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31 Oct 2017 General

FEATURE: MORE THAN JUST BUSINESS BY ANN CROTTY – RESPONSE FROM J COPELYN

The Editor Business Day 31st October 2017   Re: Feature: More than Just Business by Ann Crotty   Generally I don’t respond to articles about HCI. Persistent unbalanced criticism without ever being allowed to offer an explanation despite request, does however occasionally demand reply.   Worse of course is when the issues on which one […]

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26 Oct 2017 General

IS HCI AN EXEMPLARY CORPORATE CITIZEN?

 The investment group says it aims to be an exemplary corporate citizen but it is not always that, writes Ann Crotty.     HCI’s recently released 2017 integrated annual report contains a long letter to shareholders from Chairman Johnny Copelyn in which he outlines the company’s impressive achievements over the past 20 years.     […]

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10 Oct 2017 General

JOHNNY LOOKS BACK

The latest annual report of Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), celebrating 20 years since the company ’s formation, is an entertaining read — especially CEO Johnny Copelyn’s fascinating and enlightening letter to shareholders.  I highly recommend it to investors. One poignant reminder is that in HC I ’s early years, the group’s investment in a free-to-air television broadcaster was, at one point, a rather […]

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