Other reserves        
    Share capital
and share
premium
Rm
Shares
repurchased
Rm
Share-based
payment
reserve
Rm
Hedging
reserve
Rm
Statutory
reserve
Rm
Foreign
currency
translation
reserve
Rm
Premium
paid on
purchase of
non-controlling
interests
Rm
Valuation
reserve
Rm
Retained
earnings
Rm
Attributable
to Imperial
Holdings’
shareholders
Rm
Non-
controlling
interests
Rm
Total
shareholders’
equity
Rm
Balance at 30 June 2010   10 (1 816) (69) (85) 265 33 (26) 315 12 513 11 140 806 11 946
Net attributable profit for the year                   2 562 2 562 346 2 908
Total other comprehensive income         35   21       56 5 61
Total comprehensive income for the year         35   21     2 562 2 618 351 2 969
Movement in statutory reserves           20       (20)      
Share-based equity reserve transferred to retained earnings on vesting       30           (30)      
Share-based equity cost utilisation including hedging cost       (205)             (205)   (205)
Share-based equity cost charged to the income statement       122             122 (4) 118
Consolidation of 5 864 944 Imperial shares held by Lereko                          
Mobility (Pty) Limited as shares repurchased     (665)           (309) 309 (665)   (665)
Purchase and cancellation of 16 000 000 ordinary shares from wholly owned subsidiary   (1) 2 000             (1 999)      
Share cancellation expenses                   (8) (8)   (8)
Reserve reallocation     261             (261)      
Repurchase and cancellation of 1 465 719 ordinary sharesfrom open market                   (156) (156)   (156)
Dividend of 200 cents per ordinary share in September 2010                   (368) (368)   (368)
Dividend of 267,5 cents per preferred ordinary share in                          
September 2010               (36)   (39) (39)   (39)
Dividend of 220 cents per ordinary share in March 2011                   (430) (430)   (430)
Non-controlling interests arising on acquisitions of businesses                       51 51
Net decrease in non-controlling interests                     (36) (15) (51)
Non-controlling interests share of dividends                       (146) (146)
Balance at 30 June 2011   9 (220) (122) (50) 285 54 (62) 6 12 073 11 973 1 043 13 016
Net attributable profit for the year                   2 980 2 980 408 3 388
Total other comprehensive income         393   205   19   617 55 672
Transfer of reserves on disposal of assets                 (19)   (19)   (19)
Total comprehensive income for the year         393   205     2 980 3 578 463 4 041
Dividends declared by Ukhamba Holdings (Pty) Limited in                          
excess of its carrying value                   305 305   305
115 060 ordinary shares issued at premium   13                 13   13
Movements in statutory reserves           (133)       133      
Share-based equity reserve transferred to retained earnings                          
on vesting       39           (39)      
Share-based equity cost utilisation including hedging cost       (136)             (136) (2) (138)
Share-based equity cost charged to the income statement       107             107 5 112
Dividend of 260 cents per ordinary share in September 2011                   (506) (506)   (506)
Dividend of 300 cents per ordinary share in March 2012                   (585) (585)   (585)
Non-controlling interests arising on acquisitions of businesses,                          
net of disposals                       36 36
Net decrease in non-controlling interests               (83)     (83) (63) (146)
Non-controlling interests share of dividends                       (259) (259)
Balance at 30 June 2012   22 (220) (112) 343 152 259 (145) 6 14 361 14 666 1 223 15 889