Tongaat has bought time to make tough decisions on debt

Its plan now is to reduce debt by a further R3.2bn over the next 18 to 24 months to get it on a more stable footing

18 July 2021 - 00:14 By Nick Wilson

Tongaat Hulett is making progress in turning around its business but it may have to make some difficult decisions further down the road as it seeks to reduce a debt pile that still dwarfs its market capitalisation.

Gavin Hudson, the former SABMiller executive brought in as CEO in February 2019, says these decisions may include a rights issue on its own, or one underpinned by a strategic investor, or, as a last resort, the sale of assets that could break up the group...

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