REVIEWED PRELIMINARY GROUP RESULTS for the year ended 31 August 2008
  Year to   Year to
  31 August   31 August
  2008   2007
R’000 (reviewed)   (audited)
Operating profit before working capital changes 723 773   622 366
Working capital changes (224 230)   520 810
Net interest paid (42 612)   (36 383)
Taxation (paid)/received (192 609)   37 504
Cash inflow from operating activities before distributions 264 322   1 144 297
Distributions paid to ordinary shareholders (156 793)   (121 286)
Net cash effects of operating activities 107 529   1 023 011
Net cash effects of investing activities 183 139   (103 982)
  Proceeds on disposal of business 316 356  
  Other investing activities (133 217)   (103 982)
Net cash effects of financing activities (602 804)   (498 865)
  Purchase of treasury shares (607 041)   (557 576)
  Other financing activities 4 237   58 711
         
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents (312 136)   420 164