Here are the best companies to work for in South Africa

 ·14 Oct 2016
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The Top Employers Institute has published a list of the top 11 companies in Africa based on their strength in human resources and ‘excellence’ in employee conditions.

The Holland based company said that a record number of 11 organisations achieved the Top Employers Africa 2017 certification.

In order to be eligible for the award, participating organisations must be certified in a minimum of four African countries.

The companies are evaluated across nine key areas: talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning & development, performance management, leadership development, career & succession management, compensation & benefits, and culture.

The 11 Top Employers Africa 2017 are:

# Company Industry
1 AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
2 Becton, Dickinson & Co 11%
3 DHL Express Logistics
4 Dow Chemical Company Chemicals
5 Ernst & Young Financial services
6 G4S Private security
7 Old Mutual Financial services
8 Orange Telecoms
9 Philip Morris International Cigarettes and tobacco
10 Unilever Consumer goods
 11 Vodacom Telecoms

The Top Employers Institute also certified as many 86 institutions in South Africa for their excellence in employee conditions, up from 77 in 2016.

Microsoft South Africa was named South Africa’s top employer overall – regardless of sector or organisational size.

These are all the certified Top Employers, broken down by industry (companies listed in alphabetical order):

State-owned enterprises
Airports Company South Africa Transnet Engineering
CSIR Transnet Freight Rail
Denel Land Systems (Denel SOC Ltd) Transnet Group Capital
IDC Limited Transnet National Ports Authority
SITA SOC Ltd Transnet Pipelines
SANRAL SOC Limited Transnet Port Terminals
Transnet SOC Ltd Transnet Property
IT / Telecoms
AdvTECH Limited MTN
Cell C (Pty) Limited Orange Business Services – South Africa
Dimension Data Samsung Electronics SA (Pty) Ltd
EMC Computer Systems South Africa (Pty) Limited SAP South Africa
Huawei Technologies Tata Consultancy Services (SA) (Pty) Ltd
Merchants SA (Pty) Ltd Vodacom (Pty) Ltd
Microsoft Wipro Technologies SA Pty Ltd
Automotive / Logistics / Security
Centurion Truck & Bus (Pty) Ltd MAN Truck & Bus (S.A.) (Pty) Ltd
DHL International (Pty) Ltd McCarthy Volkswagen/Audi
G4S South Africa Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd
Goodyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd OneLogix (Pty) Ltd
MAN Bus & Coach (Pty) Ltd Volkswagen Group South Africa
Finance / Insurance / Law
ENSafrica Mutual & Federal
EY South Africa Old Mutual
Legal Aid South Africa Sanlam
Liberty Group Limited Santam Ltd
Mazars Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Resources / Chemical / Petroleum
African Rainbow Minerals Limited Palabora Mining Company
Anglo American Platinum Limited Richards Bay Minerals
BASF South Africa (Pty) Ltd Safripol (Pty) Ltd
Dow Southern Africa (PTY) LTD Total South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Foskor (Pty) Ltd
Retail / Consumer goods
adidas South Africa (Pty) Ltd Smollan
Clicks Group Limited The Spar Group
Nike South Africa Tiger Brands
Pernod Ricard South Africa (Pty) Ltd Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Simba (Pty) Ltd
Production / Cigarettes & Tobacco
British American Tobacco South Africa Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited
Coca-Cola South Africa NWK Limited / Beperk
Godrej South Africa Philip Morris South Africa
Kimberly-Clark Southern Africa
Construction / Development / Property
AfriSam (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd Saint-Gobain Construction Products SA (Pty) Ltd
Group Five Orion Group
Hilti South Africa Redefine Properties Ltd
Howden Africa (Pty) Ltd
AbbVie South Africa Sanofi
Becton Dickinson (Pty) Ltd Takeda SA
Novo Nordisk (Pty) LTD Thermo Fisher Scientific

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