reviewed preliminary group results for the year ended 31 August 2007
  Year to   Year to
  31 August 2007   31 August 2006
R’000 (reviewed)   (audited)
Opening shareholders’ interest 1 593 949   1 416 939
Increase in share capital and premium 2 402   74 394
Net cost of own shares purchased (562 505)   (46 784)
(Decrease)/Increase in non-distributable reserve (629)   110
Profit for the year 380 508   245 990
Share option reserve 3 749   5 623
Distributions to shareholders (121 286)   (102 323)
Closing shareholders’ interest 1 296 188   1 593 949
Percentage decrease in closing shareholders’ interest (18.7)