These are the 10 best companies to work for in South Africa

The Top Employers Institute has released its the ranking of the top employers in South Africa for 2020.

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

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