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Identifying Black Industrialists

The most recent feature added to WOWEB identifies which of the 17,000 profiled companies on our file meet the criteria to be termed a Black Industrialist (BI).

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WOW 2017 Highlights in Numbers

Despite a challenging economic environment, Who Owns Whom had a successful 2017. - 21 local and international corporations became new Who Owns Whom clients. - WOWEB introduced more than 30 new features based on customer requests.

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Black Ownership of Private Companies

While the subject of black ownership of the JSE has been addressed in research conducted by the JSE, NEF, National Treasury and the Financial Sector Charter Council, no research, to our knowledge, has been undertaken on black ownership of private companies. In an effort to address this issue, WOW economist, Jeremy Dobbin, mined the 8,800+ BEE certificates on private companies gathered by WOW researchers for the WOWEB platform over the last five years.

Financial and insurance activitiesPublic administration and defence compulsory social securitySouth Africa

Implications of the Financial Intelligence Centre Guidance Note 7 Published on October 2nd 2017

In the fight against money laundering and terrorist funding, the intention of the FIC’s recently released Guidance Note 7 is to support accountable institutions and supervisory bodies in the implementation of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (Act No. 38 of 2001) (the FIC Act).

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Namibian Stock Exchange Dwarfs Nigeria’s

We have recently included the market capitalisation of the 19 African stock exchanges under the Exchanges menu and it is interesting that while the Nigerian economy is 37 times larger than Namibia’s the Windhoek exchange has twice the market cap of that of Lagos. The country menu will shortly include African country peer analysis under the ‘Africa Inc’ brand. The Moroccan numbers are interesting coming in third in exchange market cap and fifth on GDP as its economy is largely agricultural based although government industrial policies have attracted Peugeot/Citroen and Renault to invest in manufacturing plants there.

WOWEB Launches Watchlist Facility

The long-awaited Watchlist funtionality is now live on WOWEB. Detailed instructions to create your own Watchlist can be accessed by clicking on ACCOUNT INFO at the top left hand corner of the WOWEB site and scrolling to the bottom of that screen.

Who Owns Whom Moves Into New JHB Offices

We moved from Rosebank to Bryanston last Friday, 2 June and are now settled in our new offices. The address is on the website. Although our email is up and running, the landlines are not yet operational so please contact the PE office on 041 394 0600 if you have any queries. We are in the final stages of testing a new personalised Watchlist facility for clients which will be available on WOWEB towards the end of the month.

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South Africa’s Emerging Conglomerates

The unbundling of the conglomerates in the 1990s was probably the biggest restructuring of the South African economy since the discovery of diamonds but it passed without much fanfare.