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)
Opening shareholders’ interest 1 296 188   1 593 949   1 593 949
Increase in share capital and premium   3 119   2 402
Increase/(decrease) in non-distributable reserve 100   20   (629)
Net cost of own shares purchased (338 238)   (179 848)   (562 505)
Net cost of own shares cancelled (325)    
Net profit for the period 254 960   186 164   380 508
Share option reserve 2 366   2 291   3 749
Distributions to shareholders (111 538)   (77 692)   (121 286)
Closing shareholders’ interest 1 103 513   1 528 003   1 296 188