These are the best mobile, banking and car brands in South Africa

The Sunday Times has released its Top Brands survey for 2018.

The survey was split into two main segments – ‘consumer’ and ‘business’ – with seperate winners named based on each participant groups.

The consumer survey was based on the findings of more than 3,500 face-to-face interviews conducted with adults in metro and non-metro areas of South Africa.

The final results have been weighted to represent the population according to StatsSA 2015 mid-year population estimates.

“While 2018 saw a downgrade of the South African economy and increasing pressure on food prices through rand fluctuations and the increase in the price of fuel, South Africans are still creating space for some additional luxuries here and there,” said Nuala Harris-Morele of Kantar TNS – which conducted the surveys.

“We see usership in beauty and cosmetics, alcohol, personal care and fast food increase. In some cases, to offset these expenses, we see an increase in the usage of microloans.

“This may be irresponsible spending, as we also see a decrease in the ownership of long-term insurance policy ownership,” she said.

Some of the notable conusmer category winners are detailed below.


Fast-food restaurants

  1. KFC
  2. Nando’s
  3. Debonair’s Pizza
  4. McDonald’s / McCafe
  5. Wimpy
  6. Chicken Licken
  7. Steers
  8. Roman’s Pizza
  9. Zebros
  10. FishAways

Sit-down Restaurants

  1. Spur
  2. Nando’s
  3. Wimpy
  4. Mugg & Bean
  5. RocoMammas
  6. Ocean Basket
  7. News Cafe
  8. Cubana
  9. Dros
  10. Cape Town Fish Market

Electronic Goods

  1. Samsung
  2. LG
  3. Sony
  4. Apple
  5. Hisense
  6. Nokia
  7. Panasonic
  8. Telefunken
  9. JVC
  10. Sansui

Car Category

  1. Mercedes-Benz
  2. Volkswagen
  3. BMW
  4. Toyota
  5. Audi
  6. Hyundai
  7. Ford
  8. Mazda
  9. Isuzu
  10. Nissan

Petrol Stations

  1. Engen
  2. Total
  3. Shell
  4.  Sasol
  5. BP
  6. Caltex
  7. Exel

Domestic Airlines

  1. South African Airways
  2. British Airways
  3. Mango
  4. Kulula.com

Retail Banks

  1. Capitec
  2. FNB
  3. Standard Bank
  4. Nedbank
  5. ABSA

Short-term Insurance

  1. Discovery Insure
  2. OUTsurance
  3. Old Mutual Group
  4. FNB
  5. Stanbic (Standard Bank)
  6. Hollard
  7. Auto & General
  8. Santam
  9. Nedbank
  10. Miway

Long-term Insurance

 

  1. Old Mutual Group
  2. Metropolitan Life
  3. Sanlam
  4. Nedbank
  5. Liberty
  6. Avbob
  7. Standard Bank
  8. Hollard
  9. FNB
  10. Clientele

Cellphones

Samsung 3D logo

  1. Samsung
  2. Apple iPhone
  3. Nokia
  4. Huawei
  5. Sony
  6. LG
  7. Hisense
  8. Blackberry
  9. Vodafone
  10. Alcatel

Telecommunications Providers

  1. Vodacom
  2. MTN
  3. Telkom Mobile
  4. Cell C
  5. Telkom

Loyalty Programmes

  1. Pick n Pay Smart Shopper
  2. Clicks Clubcard
  3. Vodacom Rewards
  4. Woolworths WRewards
  5. FNB Ebucks
  6. Nedbank Greenbacks
  7. Standard Bank Ucount
  8. Jet Thank U
  9. Dischem
  10. Edgars Thank U

Grocery Stores

Shoprite truck

  1. Shoprite
  2. Pick n Pay (Supermarket/Hypermarket/ Family Store)
  3. Spar/KwikSpar/Super Spar
  4. Checkers/Checkers Hyper
  5. Woolworths
  6. Fruit & Veg City
  7. Makro
  8. Game (Foodco)
  9. U-Save
  10. Cambridge Food

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