These Are the 10 Companies That South Africans Are Dying To Work For

The Top Employers Institute released their top companies list, and an additional 15 new companies made it to the list. The annual research recognises employers that offer the best working conditions for their employees, including those that nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the company.

Companies are evaluated on 9 key areas: talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits and culture.

Old Mutual, Ernst & Young (EY Africa) and SAP, made the top of the list, with each company rated first, second and third, respectively. The key trend that emerged among the top employers was that the companies empower employees to take control of their development.

In other words, these companies are moving away from development plans that are directed by managers, and they’re encouraging employees to take ownership of their own development and careers.


This year, 108 companies made the list and were given South African certification. In South Africa, 10 employers were identified by the Top Companies Institute. To make the cut, top employers had to be certified in a minimum of 4 African countries.

See the list of the top employers in South Africa below:

10.Dimension Data

Dimension Data accelerates the ambition of its clients by delivering exceptional value through its great people. A specialist in the provision and management of IT infrastructure services & solutions.

Dimension Data is a market leader in the IT industry, owned by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the world. The organisation is global, operating in 58 countries, yet with a strong heritage in South Africa having been founded here in 1983 and still headquartered in SA.

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