These are the South African companies that professionals really want to work for

Careers in Africa has released it latest Employer Choice ranking – focusing on the companies that African professionals most want to work for.

The ranking is based on a study completed by more than 20,000 African professionals, answering around 50 questions each on what makes a great employer, what they like about specific employers, and how they feel in their current role.

While the report represented every one of the continent’s 54 markets, a large number of companies on the list were founded or have headquarters based in South Africa.

These include big names across a wide variety of business sectors – such as MTN, MultiChoice, South African Airways, and FNB.

You can find a list of the top 10 companies, as well as a ranking of some of the more notable South African-based companies below.

Rank Company name Sector
1 World Bank Group Banking
2 Chevron Oil & Gas
3 Exxon Mobil Oil & Gas
4 African Development Bank Banking
5 Microsoft IT
6 Anglo American Mining
7 GE Various
8 Shell Oil & Gas
9 Bridge International Academics Education
10 Nestle Consumer goods

Notable companies in South Africa

Rank Company name Sector
6 Anglo American Mining
11 Development Bank of Southern Africa Banking
13 Standard Chartered Bank Banking
14 Total Oil & Gas
18 MTN Telecommunications
22 Cisco IT
29 McKinsey & Company Professional services
34 Standard Bank Banking
35 JP Morgan Finance and Banking
46 Eskom Energy
48 Deloitte Professional services
51 Tongaat Hulett Group Agriculture
53 Barclays Banking
57 Vodacom Telecommunications
60 De Beers Mining
64 South African Airways Airline
72 KPMG Professional services
81 FNB Banking
85 Multichoice Media
89 PwC Professional services
90 Oracle IT
93 Visa Finance and Banking

Read: 5 things McKinsey is doing to try salvage its reputation in South Africa

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