WHAT IS TOP 500?

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TOP 500 REVEALS THE ELITE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE ECONOMY

AWARDS

THE TOP 500 HONOURS SOUTH AFRICA’S BUSINESS ELITE

DIRECTORY

LIST YOURSELF AMONGST THE ELITE IN BUSINESS ON OUR ONLINE PLATFORM

SOUTH AFRICA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES RECOGNISES THE BEST IN BUSINESS IN AFRICA

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – AND SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW ERA

Leverage the impressive market reach of the tenth-anniversary edition of our respected Top 500 publication, being published in March 2019.

This is our most eagerly-awaited edition yet, bringing together as it will a host of CEOs, government leaders and renowned economic analysts to share their assessment of the last decade for South Africa, as well as their vision for the future; against the mandate of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government to create jobs, recalibrate the parastatals, root out corruption and attract major international investment.

The publication will also feature a Top 500 Awards retrospective and our eagerly-awaited index of South Africa’s top 5 companies across 100 different sectors, viewed as an essential reference for key decision-makers locally and internationally. The publication is couriered to all major government departments and leading CEOs in South Africa upon release and retails nationally for several months. Furthermore, the tenth edition will be viewed as a keepsake/collectible, meaning sustained brand exposure for participating companies looking to grow their impact and influence in our niche, high-end target market.

Top 500: South Africa’s Best Managed Companies recognises the best in business in Africa.

The formula for this is simple: The Top 5 companies from 100 business sectors = Top 500. The Top 500 companies currently have a collective turnover of over R3,5 Trillion. Top 500 offers multiple touch points through an integrated marketing solution that speaks to executives at the highest level.

As a B2B offering, we offer a full service solution aimed at those occupying the C-Suite. These are the captains of industry making decisions worth billions everyday, and these are the people who follow the Top 500 companies in SA.

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    THE BUSINESS GENERATOR: EXTERNAL AWARDS
    THE BUSINESS GENERATOR: EXTERNAL AWARDS

ABOUT TOP 500

Align your brand with South Africa’s Top 500 companies – and make sure the people that matter see your company.

Marketing

Top500 offers multiple touch points through an integrated marketing solution that speaks to key decision-makers. As a business-to-business brand, we offer a full service solution aimed at those occupying the C-Suite – the captains of industry making decisions worth billions everyday. These are the people who follow the Top500 companies in South Africa.

Recognition

Top500 is constantly looking to add new and innovative products to supplement its offering. The brand extends from one of the most recognisable business-to-business publications in South Africa to corporate events, online advertising and custom covers.

Methodology

The Top500 research methodology has been designed in conjunction with the University of Cape Town’s Development Policy Research Unit. The top five companies from each of the 100 business sectors constitute the Top500 ranked/benchmarked companies in South Africa.

Standards

In order to do so, a measure of the qualities considered being characteristic of top companies must be designed in order to rank companies. To be classed as one of South Africa’s best, we expect companies to excel in three key spheres, namely financial performance, empowerment, and policy and accreditation. The challenge has been to profile leading businesses – in terms of global and South African best practice standards – that not only excel in their specific sectors, but which also have a strong set of social, empowerment and development policies in place.

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Top Media’s certification from the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry.

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