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)
Opening balance 1 296 188   1 593 949
Acquisition of subsidiary – minority interest 273  
Increase in share capital and premium   2 402
Share cancellation expenses written off (383)  
Net cost of own shares purchased (437 210)   (562 505)
Increase/(decrease) in non-distributable reserve 50   (629)
Profit for the year 442 308   380 508
Share option reserve 46   3 749
Distributions to shareholders (156 793)   (121 286)
Total 1 144 479   1 296 188