Writing The Good South African Story

Top Media & Communications (pty) Ltd is proud to be hosting the 2nd annual Top 500 Awards on 10 May 2018 at Inanda Club, Johannesburg. The awards will bring together illustrious finalists in competition for 14 trophies designating South Africa’s Best-Managed Companies; they include Sun International, Anglo American, Discovery Health, Old Mutual Wealth and Naspers.

Two intertwined factors make this year’s ceremony different from the norm: zeitgeist and economics:

 – With Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa as President of South Africa and leader of the new Cabinet, there is arguably a renewed sense of hope and optimism in the air, after a prolonged period of listlessness. 

– Business-wise, you’ll be familiar with Goldman Sachs’ pronouncement on South Africa as the big emerging market of 2018 – that firm is not alone in this view and there is generally improved – if cautious (hello, Moody’s & Fitch) – confidence in South Africa’s prospects. This against the context of a global upswing – “a decade after the world descended into a devastating economic crisis, a key marker of revival has finally been achieved. Every major economy on earth is expanding at once” – New York Times.

The awards will bring together three luminaries at the forefront of Government’s drive for business confidence, foreign investment and youth employment: Keynote Speaker Dr Jabu  Mabuza, Chairman of Eskom/Telkom & BUSA President; VIP Speaker Colin Coleman, MD of Goldman Sachs SA, who will outline prospects for the South African economy, and VIP guest Dr. Tashmia Ismail-Saville, CEO of YES (Youth Employment Service), which was launched by the President in March.  

Other VIPs rounding out the collective include:

  •  – Discovery Health CEO – Jonathan Broomberg
  •  – Thuli Madonsela Foundation Board Member – Wantu Madonsela
  •  – Pam Golding CEO – Andrew Golding
  •  – Redefine CEO – Andrew Konig
  •  – OUTA CEO – Wayne Duvenage
  •  – Stadium Management CEO – Jacques Grobbelaar
  •  – Quest Staffing Solutions CEO – Kay Vittee  
  •  – South32 VP Corporate Affairs: Africa – Dr. Patience Mpofu


Companies represented at the awards will include: Old Mutual Wealth | Anglo American | Aspen Pharmacare | Bidvest Panalpina Logistics | Fidelity | BestMed | Sun International | GCIS –  Public Sector Manager | Johannesburg Water | Aecom | Bidvest Steiner and others.