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consolidated statement of cash flows

for the year 31 August 2006
    2006 2005
  Notes   R’000   R’000  
Cash effects of operating activities            
Cash generated by operations 26.1   351 264   257 665  
Interest received     11 370   7 878  
Interest paid     (71 373)   (56 964)  
Tax paid 26.2   (71 301)   (109 258)  
Cash inflow from operating activities before distributions     219 960   99 321  
Distributions paid to shareholders 25   (102 323)   (112 465)  
Net cash effects of operating activities     117 637   (13 144)  
Cash effects of investing activities            
Investment in property, plant and equipment to maintain and expand operations     (156 336)   (148 783)  
Investment in intangible assets     (5 979)   (21 323)  
Acquisition of additional goodwill     (1 254)   (2 484)  
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment     20 688   16 204  
Decrease/(increase) in loans receivable     41 338   (26 274)  
Net cash effects of investing activities     (101 543)   (182 660)  
Cash effects of financing activities            
Proceeds from the issue of share capital 26.3   74 394   57 061  
Purchase of treasury shares     (46 784)   (126 697)  
Interest-bearing loans and borrowings repaid     (97 001)   (79 842)  
Net cash effects of financing activities     (69 391)   (149 478)  
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents for the year   (53 297) (345 282)
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year     46 408   391 690  
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year 26.4   (6 889)   46 408