Researched

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Awards

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2018 AWARDS WINNERS

Sun International Limited

Naspers Limited

Sponsored by Public Sector Manager

 

Adcorp Holdings Limited

EOH Holdings Limited

 

Nestle South Africa

Sponsored by BestMed

   

   

Old Mutual Investment Group

Sponsored by Tagit

   

Bidvest Panalpina Logistics

 

Old Mutual Investment Group

2018 AWARDS PARTNERING COMPANIES


2018 AWARDS VIDEOS


2018 Welcome Address
Ralf Fletcher


2018 VIP Guest Speaker
Colin Coleman


2018 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jabu Mabuza


2018 SPEAKERS


Colin Coleman

Colin Coleman

MD & Partner | Goldman Sachs

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Dr Jabu Mabuza

Dr Jabu Mabuza

Chairman | Telkom SA SOC Limited

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2018 Judges


CLEO NDHLOVU

CLEO NDHLOVU

Lecturer/General Manager | TUT’s Centre for Tissue Engineering (CTE) | CSIR

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DR LWAZI MAEPE

DR LWAZI MAEPE

Group Clinical Manager | South African Operations

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ALANA JAMES

ALANA JAMES

CEO | The Sunflower Fund

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DR CHRISTO DU PREEZ

DR CHRISTO DU PREEZ

Independent Consultant at Wholecare Wellness

BIO

DR NCEBA NDZWAYIBA

DR NCEBA NDZWAYIBA

GM: Enterprise and Supplier Development for Netcare

BIO

JANINE HILLS

JANINE HILLS

Founder and Managing Director | Vuma Reputation Management

BIO

DR TUMI LEGOBYE

DR TUMI LEGOBYE

Executive for Health in Harmony Gold Mine

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2018 FINALISTS

Anglo American South Africa Limited Harmony Gold Mining Ltd Kumba Iron Ore Sasol Limited Sasol Mining (Pty) Ltd

 

 BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Builders Warehouse, Builders Express, Builders Trade Depot and Builders Superstores PG Bison Sappi Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd Sasol Limited

 

Barloworld Equipment Barloworld Limited Denel SOC Limited Gibb (Pty) Ltd Murray & Roberts Cementation (Pty) Ltd

Clover SA (Pty) Ltd Distell Group Limited Mercedes-Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd Oceana Group Limited The VKB Group

 

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited Discovery Health Medical Scheme Discovery Health (Pty) Ltd Netcare Limited

Canal Walk Shopping Centre HomeChoice (Pty) Ltd Lewis Group Limited Shoprite Holdings Limited Truworths International Limited

 Cape Town International Convention Centre Famous Brands Limited Flight Centre South Africa (Pty) Ltd Sun International Limited Tsogo Sun Hotels

 

Exp SA (Pty) Ltd Naspers Limited Ogilvy & Mather South Africa (Pty) Ltd The MediaShop (Pty) Ltd

   

Adcorp Holdings Limited Avis Fleet Services South Africa Bidvest Steiner (Pty) Ltd Bowmans Fidelity ADT (Pty) Ltd

 

Vital Health Foods Nestle South Africa (Pty) Ltd GetSmarter LIFE Healthcare W-Tech Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd e-Waste Africa Aegis South Africa

 

Sponsored by:


       

FirstRand Limited Growthpoint Properties Limited Old Mutual Investment Group PSG Group Limited Zeder Investments Limited


Sponsored by

   

Avis Rent a Car & Budget Rent a Car Bidvest Panalpina Logistics DHL Express South Africa Imperial Retail Logistics (Pty) Ltd Toll Global Forwarding SA (Pty) Ltd

Altech Alcom Radio Distributors Alviva Holdings Limited EOH Holdings Limited Nashua (Pty) Ltd Pinnacle Holdings


Sponsored by 

 

Adcorp Holdings Limited Anglo American South Africa Limited Naspers Limited Old Mutual Investment Group Truworths International Limited

   

2018 Awards Categories

Top 500 Best Managed Company in Resources


Coal, gold, platinum, metals & minerals, diamond mining, diversified mining and gas

Top 500 Best Managed Company in Basic Industries


Specialty chemicals, paint manufacturers, builders merchants, building & construction materials, construction groups, cement, forestry, steel and retail & commercial fuels

Top 500 Best Managed Company in General Industries


Aerospace & defence, diversified industrials, electrical equipment, electronic products, industrial products & equipment, heavy machinery, engineering groups, mining services, consulting engineers – mining & infrastructure

Top 500 Best Managed Company in Consumer Goods


Automobiles, automotive components, commercial vehicles, household appliances, beverages – breweries and soft drinks, distillers and vintners, agriculture, fishing, dairy, food processing, packaging, consumer electronics, personal products, beauty products

Top 500 Best Managed Company in Health & Pharmaceuticals


Pharmaceuticals, medical aid administrators, medical aid schemes, hospital management, long-term care

Top 500 Best Managed Company in Retail


Food retailers, sport apparel and goods, soft goods, furniture retailers, diversified retailers, direct response marketing, shopping malls

Top 500 Best Managed Company in Hospitality


Hotels & hotel chains, gaming & leisure resorts, exhibition & conference facilities, travel & tourism, restaurants & pubs holding companies

Top 500 Best Managed Company in Media


Media groups, Digital media and marketing houses, broadcasting contractors, advertising agencies, outdoor advertising, branding & design

Top 500 Best Managed Company in Business Support Services


Legal services, auction houses, recruitment groups, food services, facilities management, fleet management & vehicle tracking, business process outsourcing, BEE accreditation agencies, corporate security, private security, research companies, waste management, service delivery (SOC), hygiene services

Top 500 Best Managed Company in Transport


Airlines, car hire, freight forwarding, courier services, road freight, shipping

Top 500 Best Managed Company in Financials


Banks, short-term insurance, specialised finance, life insurance, real estate holdings & development, investment holdings companies, asset management, investment services, accounting & consulting


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Top 500 Best Managed Company in I.T.


Computer hardware, telecommunications solutions & equipment, office automation, I.T. component distributors, I.T. groups, internet service providers, wireless or fixed telecoms, business software solutions, business cloud solutions, artificial intelligence, fibre networks, fibre (ISP)

Top 500 Best Managed Company in South Africa


Bestowed upon one organisation from any of the above sectors, following a journey of research that drills down through 10 000 companies; then (The Top) 500, then 60-70 awards finalists. The ultimate accolade in South African business.

Bestmed Top 500 Workplace Wellness Award


The winner of this special award will show sustained commitment to, and investment in, employee health and wellbeing. The Judges will look for awareness campaigns or programmes focused on employee health and wellness; and a corresponding positive impact on attendance and productivity. The scope is broad: examples might range from in-office wellness classes to rest rooms, healthy catering, flexitime or natural light and aeration. Sponsored by


AWARDS SELECTION PROCESS

Companies do not enter the Top 500 Awards – they qualify.

  • As with the publication they are aligned with, The Top 500 Awards designates qualifiers not through traditional entry but through a process of research and accreditation (the one exception is Bestmed’s special Workplace Wellness Award).
  • Every year, our full-time team of researchers measures around 10 000 companies against strict performance criteria, drawn up in conjunction with the Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town.
  • The results lead to Top 500 – South Africa’s Best Managed Companies; our respected annual publication showcasing SA’s top five companies across 100 sectors.
  • These 500 companies don’t have to do anything to qualify, except exhibit integrated performance notable enough to satisfy our research criteria.
  • Every year, our full-time team of researchers measures around 10 000 companies against strict performance criteria, drawn up in conjunction with the Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town.
  • The results lead to Top 500 – South Africa’s Best Managed Companies; our respected annual publication showcasing SA’s top five companies across 100 sectors.
  • These 500 companies don’t have to do anything to qualify, except exhibit integrated performance notable enough to satisfy our research criteria.

So where do the Awards come in?

To take the best of the publication’s companies from the page to the stage, our research team takes the number one companies in each of the publication’s 100 sectors, measures them against a second round of even tougher points-based criteria, and settles on 60+ Finalists – who are then personally contacted, congratulated and invited to contest the awards at the annual Top 500 Awards ceremony. Any South African company has a chance of going from being one of 10 000 companies researched for the publication, to becoming one of our esteemed Awards Finalists – if you’re a champion in your sector. Watch your mailbox. Watch your phone. We will be in touch if you are a Top 500 Finalist!

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