Monday, 9 December 2019

10 Best Companies To Work For In South Africa in 2020


The Top Employers Institute has released its the ranking of the 10 Best Companies To Work For In South Africa in 2020. These companies represent South Africa's most advanced employers, each demonstrating exceptional employee conditions.

The ranking is based on employers that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices.


The companies are evaluated across a number of key areas including:

  • Talent strategy;
  • Workforce planning;
  • On-boarding;
  • Learning & development;
  • Performance management;
  • Leadership development;
  • Career & succession management;
  • Compensation & benefits;
  • Culture.

The Top Employers Institute then evaluates the implementation of these practices and reviews how they are supported through strategy, ownership, practices, measurement and technology. It must also be noted that the Top Employers certification is by the application.

Microsoft was named as the top South African employer in 2020, moving up from third place in 2019. Telecommunications company Vodacom took second place (2019: 6th), while professional services company Accenture took third place (2019: 2nd), Tata Consultancy Services and Unilver rounded up the top five for 2020.

The 10 best companies are outlined below:

  1. Microsoft
  2. Vodacom
  3. Accenture
  4. Tata Consultancy Services
  5. Unilever
  6. EY
  7. Nestle
  8. JTI
  9. SAP
  10. Sasol



Top Employers South Africa 2020 (Alphabetical Order)
  1. AbbVie South Africa
  2. Accenture (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  3. African Rainbow Minerals
  4. Air Traffic and Navigation Services
  5. Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited
  6. Alcon Laboratories (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  7. Anglo American Platinum
  8. Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  9. AVBOB
  10. Avon Justine (Pty) Ltd
  11. Becton Dickinson (Pty) Ltd
  12. BIC South Africa (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  13. Bidvest McCarthy VW & Audi
  14. BioMĂ©rieux South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  15. BP Southern Africa
  16. British American Tobacco South Africa
  17. Bryte Insurance Company Limited
  18. CBRE Excellerate
  19. Cell C Limited
  20. CFR Freight (SA) Pty Ltd
  21. CHEP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  22. Clicks Group Limited
  23. Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages
  24. Comair Limited
  25. Continental Tyre South Africa (PTY) LTD
  26. Curo Fund Services (Pty) Ltd
  27. Danone Southern Africa
  28. DHL Global Forwarding South Africa
  29. DHL International (Pty) Ltd.
  30. Dimension Data
  31. Discovery Limited
  32. Engen Petroleum Ltd
  33. ENSafrica
  34. Experian South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  35. EY South Africa
  36. Foskor (Pty) Ltd
  37. Goodyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  38. HCL Technologies
  39. Heineken South Africa (PTY) Ltd
  40. Herbalife Nutrition
  41. Hilti (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  42. Hilton Hotels Cape Town
  43. Hilton Sandton
  44. Hollard
  45. Howden Africa (Pty) Ltd
  46. Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Limited
  47. INTERNATIONAL SOS (Pty) LTD
  48. Jasco Electronics Holdings Ltd
  49. JT International South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  50. LAW FOR ALL
  51. Legal Aid South Africa
  52. Levi Strauss & Co.
  53. MAN Automotive (South Africa) Proprietary Limited
  54. Medtronic Africa PTY Ltd
  55. Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd
  56. Merchants SA
  57. Merck (Pty) Ltd
  58. Microsoft
  59. Mondelez South Africa
  60. Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited
  61. Novartis South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  62. ONELOGIX (Pty) Ltd
  63. Orange Business Services - South Africa
  64. Paramount Industrial Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  65. Pernod Ricard South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  66. Philip Morris South Africa Group of Companies
  67. Pioneer Foods (Pty) Ltd
  68. Procter & Gamble
  69. RCL FOODS (Pty) Ltd
  70. RCS Cards (Pty) Ltd.
  71. Redefine Properties Limited
  72. Richards Bay Minerals
  73. Safripol (Pty) Ltd
  74. Sage South Africa PTY (Ltd)
  75. Saint-Gobain Construction Products (Pty) Ltd
  76. Samsung Electronics South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  77. Sandoz South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  78. Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd
  79. Sanofi-Aventis South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  80. Santam Ltd
  81. SAP South Africa
  82. SAS Institute (Pty) Ltd
  83. Sasol Limited
  84. Simba (Proprietary) Limited
  85. Smollan
  86. Takeda (Pty) Ltd
  87. Tata Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  88. The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL)
  89. The Spar Group
  90. ThermoFisher Scientific
  91. Tiger Brands Ltd
  92. Toyota South Africa Motors
  93. Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
  94. Vodacom Group Limited
  95. Volkswagen Group South Africa
  96. WesBank


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