Afrikaans Annual Financial Statements
Naspers
 

THE NASPERS GROUP

IN THIS SECTION

SCOPE OF THIS REPORT AND ASSURANCE

Our fourth integrated annual report again combines financial and non-financial information for the year from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 for a fuller understanding of our group performance. It was prepared using the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4), recommendations of the King Report on Corporate Governance in South Africa (King III), requirements of the Companies Act No 71 of 2008, as amended (Companies Act), and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

This integrated annual report includes the financial performance of the Naspers group and its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates. The scope of reporting on non-financial performance is indicated in the detail of the report.

Our South African subsidiaries publish separate integrated reports on www.media24.com and www.multichoice.co.za.

Group reporting standards are continually being developed to make our disclosure more meaningful and measurable for stakeholders. This report excludes financial and non-financial targets or forward-looking statements other than explained below.

The information extracted from the audited Naspers Limited consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2014 has been correctly quoted in this integrated report. Refer to PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.’s (PwC) report. South African broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) information was verified by Empowerlogic (MultiChoice) and AQRate Verification Services (Media24).

Forward-looking statements

This report may contain forward-looking statements as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “believe”, “anticipate“, “intend”, “seek”, “will”, “plan”, “could”, “may”, “endeavour” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements.

While these forward-looking statements represent our judgements and expectations, a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors could cause actual developments and results to differ materially from our expectations. These include factors that could adversely affect our businesses and financial performance. We are not under any obligation (and expressly disclaim any such obligation) to update or alter our forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements in this report.