Clare Michell

Remgro: Distributing its Tobacco Interests

Remgro: Distributing its Tobacco Interests

By / 1 Jun, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. It was December 2009, just over a year since Remgro Limited (Remgro) had completed the distribution of its indirect shareholding in British American Tobacco plc (BAT): 90% of its shares had gone to its shareholders, while the balance of 10% went to a new investment vehicle listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, called Reinet Investments.

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The Phone Shop : Growth and the Entrepreneur (A)

The Phone Shop: Growth and the Entrepreneur (Part A)

By / 16 Apr, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. In August 2006, the lease on The Phone Shop – a business that the Brill family had run for the past 18 years – was up for renewal.

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The Phone Shop: Growth and the Entrepreneur (Part B)

The Phone Shop: Growth and the Entrepreneur (Part B)

By / 16 Apr, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. In August 2009, Eran Brill, director of The Phone Shop (Pty) Ltd, a consumer electronic goods retailer, was about to renegotiate the lease on his Sandton City store.

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Polecat: Poised for Growth

Polecat: Poised for Growth

By / 15 Mar, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. It was October 2007, and a perfect early summer’s day in Cape Town. In his small loft office, Michael Meltzer, founder of Zacron Industries CC[1] trading as Polecat, which manufactured and marketed a patented clasp and claw device used in shopfitting as well as many other applications, was deep in thought.

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JL Zwane: Corporate Social Responsibility meets Social Entrepreneur

JL Zwane: Corporate Social Responsibility meets Social Entrepreneur

By / 15 Mar, 2017 /

CASE STUDY. It was October 2007 and social entrepreneur Reverend Spiwo Xapile sat in his immaculate office at the J L Zwane centre, located on the corner of NY2 and NY7 in Gugulethu (Cape Town).

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