Consol locks stakeholders out

Consol Glass is a former listed company on the JSE bourse in South Africa. I wanted to see an annual report done for them for the 2006 financial year, and to my surprise found that I had to log in to view not only their archive of financial reports, but their investor press releases as well!

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Getting knowledge on who visits your website is invaluable information, but usually there is a transaction that has to take place. Registering for viewing information that is available elsewhere on the web is anachronistic: what service is Consol offering that is unique? Take time and effort to see Consol’s spin on things? No thanks, I’m off to Google or Moneyweb or my favourite dial-a-quote. Anyways, once you get an ID of a site visitor you can identify how long which analyst spent looking at what pages: Urgh! Creepy and probably unethical.

Injury(Insult)++, I did register and have not received my login key yet.
Methinks this Consol Glass is not transparent…

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