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Archive 2Q 2020 Letter

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Dear Shareholder This quarter shall probably be remembered in the history books as the quarter that the world suddenly stopped. Dispersion amongst our portfolio companies was evident with a standout performance from technology investments and further declines in domestically-exposed businesses. The portfolio continues to be… Read More »Archive 2Q 2020 Letter

Archive 1Q 2020 Letter

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Breakfast, Burgers and Complexity Early in March, in what seems like a lifetime ago and days prior to South Africa’s lockdown, we took a trip down to KwaZulu-Natal Coast. A full trip to the coast usually takes around six hours and if one leaves early… Read More »Archive 1Q 2020 Letter

Archive 4Q 2019 Letter

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Build Something That’s Enduring In December 2015, I took a giant leap and apprehensively redirected the vast majority of my liquid capital to seed the second business that I had started over my lifetime – fusing the lessons learned whilst working in traditional investment banking… Read More »Archive 4Q 2019 Letter

Archive 3Q 2019 Letter

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Dear Shareholder, A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. – Joseph Hall During the third quarter, SaltLight Capital generated a decline in net worth per share of [redacted] vs.… Read More »Archive 3Q 2019 Letter

Archive 2Q 2019 Letter

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Dear Shareholders, During the first half period, SaltLight Capital generated a growth in net worth per share of [redacted]. The JSE ALSI TRI index grew +12.21% – a formidable return from the JSE All-Share[1]. Our high exposure to SA Inc. has not rewarded us this… Read More »Archive 2Q 2019 Letter

Archive 2Q 2018 Letter

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“Moderation is better than muscle, self-control better than political power”– Proverbs 16:32 To our partners, this is a half-year review of SaltLight’s investment operations. Despite my best efforts, I haven’t quite worked out the very desirable skill of timing when an investment will yield performance. It… Read More »Archive 2Q 2018 Letter

Archive 1Q 2018 Letter

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Dear Fellow Shareholders, During the quarter, our Growth in NAV per share was [redcated] vs. the market return of-5.97%. If optimism could be bottled, the store shelves would have been ‘out of stock’ at the end of the quarter. Almost every company communication reflected a… Read More »Archive 1Q 2018 Letter

Archived 3Q 2017 Letter

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Dear Fellow Shareholders, This quarter has been a particularly difficult one to digest. As political and economic realities become evident, Mr Market has been in a fearful mood when it comes to South African-focused stocks. Contrast this to the constituents of the large-capitalisation indices that… Read More »Archived 3Q 2017 Letter