Clicks Group’s turnover increased 11% to ZAR8.5bn (£614.4m) in the first half of its financial year ended February 28.

Clicks’ drugstore turnover rose 7% to ZAR5.6bn (£404.8m), while the number of stores reached 430.

Operating profit at the group’s music and video chain, Musica, increased 27.3% despite the closure of eight outlets.

However, Musica’s turnover fell 0.6% to ZAR502m (£36.3m).