Food and clothing retailer Woolworths reported group turnover growth of 11.8% to ZAR28.6bn (£2.15bn) for its financial year ended June 24. Operating profit was up 26.6% to ZAR2.7bn (£203.2m), and profit after tax increased by 25% to ZAR2.1bn (£158m).

At Woolworths’ African food and clothing operations, total sales increased by 11.6% and by 7% like-for-like.