interim group results for the six months ended 29 February 2008
  6 months to 6 months to Year to
  29 February 2008 28 February 2007 31 August 2007
R’000 (unaudited) (unaudited) (audited)
Cash generated by operations 367 040 326 140 622 366
Working capital changes (242 056) 175 254 520 810
Net interest paid (13 778) (22 216) (36 383)
Taxation (paid)/received (74 236) 52 553 37 504
Cash inflow from operating activities before distributions 36 970 531 731 1 144 297
Distributions paid to ordinary shareholders (111 538) (77 692) (121 286)
Net cash effects of operating activities (74 568) 454 039 1 023 011
Net cash effects of investing activities 282 484 (70 447) (103 982)
   Proceeds on disposal of
   business
316 356
   Other investing activities (33 872) (70 447) (103 982)
Net cash effects of financing activities (474 032) (201 699) (498 865)
   Purchase of treasury shares (492 074) (256 091) (557 576)
   Other financing activities 18 042 54 392 58 711
       
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents (266 116) 181 893 420 164