Share capital,
share premium
and treasury
shares
R’000
  Retained
earnings
R’000
  Restructuring
reserve
R’000
  Other
reserves
R’000
  Transaction with
non-controlling
interests
reserve
R’000
  Share-based
payment
reserve
R’000
  Non-controlling
interest
R’000
  Total
equity
R’000
 
Balance as at 31 May 2010   4 352 617   1 000 327   (1 843 912)   (12 691)   (914 867)   12 037   61 925   2 655 436  
                                   
Net profit/(loss) for the year     431 448           (46 477)   384 971  
Comprehensive loss         (910)       (6 347)   (7 257)  
Total comprehensive income/(loss)     431 448     (910)       (52 824)   377 714  
Treasury shares purchased     (8 935)               (8 935)  
Equity compensation benefit scheme shares vested   4 549           (4 549)      
Equity compensation benefit movement             10 903   229   11 132  
Share of equity movements in associates             942     942  
Dividends     (91 457)           (950)   (92 407)  
Share based payment movement             (234)   234    
Non-controlling interest disposed of during the year           5 861     5 620   11 481  
Balance as at 31 May 2011   4 348 231   1 340 318   (1 843 912)   (13 601)   (909 006)   19 099   14 234   2 955 363  
                                   
Net profit/(loss) for the year     438 104           (18 630)   419 474  
Comprehensive profit         39 140       2 313   41 453  
Total comprehensive income/(loss)     438 104     39 140       (16 317)   460 927  
Treasury shares purchased   (16 095)               (16 095)  
Shares acquired   (392 378)               (392 378)  
Equity compensation benefit scheme shares vested     1 558           (1 517)   (41)    
Equity compensation benefit movement             21 929   197   22 126  
Share of equity movements in associates             (596)     (596)  
Dividends     (107 044)           (2 945)   (109 989)  
Transaction with non-controlling interest reserve movement           (566)       (566)  
Non-controlling interest disposed of during the year               (4 406)   (4 406)  
Balance as at 31 May 2012   3 941 316   1 671 378   (1 843 912)   25 539   (909 572)   38 915   (9 278)   2 914 386