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Top Employers Institute releases the coveted list of Africa's Top Employers 2019

Top Employers Institute, a global organisation dedicated to enriching the world of work, and connecting Top Employers throughout the world, has just announced Africa's Top Employers for 2019. Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive 'people-first' HR practices.
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As an independent HR certification company, the Top Employers Institute assesses participants through their global HR Best Practices Survey. In order to be certified, organisations must successfully achieve the required minimum standard as set out by the Top Employers Institute.

The HR Best Practice Survey encompasses over 100 questions which cover 600 ‘People Development’ practices across 10 topics: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture. The Top Employers Institute evaluates the implementation of these HR practices and reviews how they are supported through Strategy, Ownership, Practices, Measurement and Technology.

CEO David Plink says that “We believe that the 2019 Certified organisations demonstrate exceptional employee conditions and encourage the development of these practices by putting their people first. These companies help enrich the world of work with their outstanding dedication to HR excellence and because of this, they are recognised as an employer of choice”.

209 organisations in Africa officially registered to participate in this year’s Certification Programme. 195 organisations spanning 31 African countries and 23 industry sectors achieved the Top Employers 2019 Certification. 99 certified organisations will carry the South African Certification, while 96 certified Top Employers from other African countries outside of South Africa have also been certified. 

Billy Elliott, Top Employers Institute Country Manager: Africa, says that the Certification provides employers with an important quality metric that enables them to position their brands more effectively in the attraction, retention and engagement of top talent. “The Top Employers Institute is not just about certifying Africa’s Top Employers. We have seen a progression of HR in Africa over the last few years and it is our role to empower and advance people strategies across the world. We are driven not just to certify but to benchmark and connect outstanding employers around the world,” he said.

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The list of certified Top Employers 2019 for South Africa are:

Top Employers South Africa 2019 (Alphabetical Order)Country
AbbVie South AfricaSouth Africa
Accenture (South Africa) (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
adidas SA (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
African Rainbow MineralsSouth Africa
Air Traffic and Navigation ServicesSouth Africa
Airports Company South Africa SOC LtdSouth Africa
Alcon Laboratories (SA) (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Anglo American PlatinumSouth Africa
AonSouth Africa
AVBOBSouth Africa
Avon Justine (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Becton Dickinson (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
BIC South Africa (RF) (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
BP Southern AfricaSouth Africa
British American Tobacco South AfricaSouth Africa
CBRE GWS Facilities Management (Pty) LTDSouth Africa
Cell C LimitedSouth Africa
CHEP South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Clicks Group LimitedSouth Africa
Coca-Cola Peninsula BeveragesSouth Africa
Coega Development CorporationSouth Africa
Comair LimitedSouth Africa
Continental Tyre South AfricaSouth Africa
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)South Africa
Curo Fund Services (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Danone Southern AfricaSouth Africa
DHL International (Pty) Ltd.South Africa
Dimension DataSouth Africa
Dow Southern Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
ENSSouth Africa
Experian South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
EY South AfricaSouth Africa
Foskor (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Godrej South AfricaSouth Africa
Goodyear South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Heineken South Africa (PTY) LtdSouth Africa
Hilti South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Hilton SandtonSouth Africa
HollardSouth Africa
Howden Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) LimitedSouth Africa
JT International South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Legal Aid South AfricaSouth Africa
MAN Automotive (South Africa) Proprietary LimitedSouth Africa
McCarthy Volkswagen/AudiSouth Africa
Mercedes-Benz South Africa LtdSouth Africa
Merchants SASouth Africa
MicrosoftSouth Africa
Mondelez South AfricaSouth Africa
Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) LimitedSouth Africa
Nike South AfricaSouth Africa
Novartis South AfricaSouth Africa
ONELOGIX (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Orange Business Services – South AfricaSouth Africa
Palabora Mining CompanySouth Africa
Pernod Ricard South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
PfizerSouth Africa
Philip Morris South Africa Group of CompaniesSouth Africa
RCS Cards (Pty) Ltd.South Africa
Redefine Properties LimitedSouth Africa
Richards Bay MineralsSouth Africa
Safripol a division of KAP Diversified Industrial (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Saint-Gobain Construction Products (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Samsung Electronics South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Sandoz South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Sanlam LtdSouth Africa
Sanofi-Aventis South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Santam LtdSouth Africa
SAP South AfricaSouth Africa
Sasol LimitedSouth Africa
Schauenburg International - Africa GroupSouth Africa
Schindler Lifts (SA) (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Simba (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
SmollanSouth Africa
Takeda (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Tata Consultancy Services (SA) (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
The South African National Roads Agency SOC LimitedSouth Africa
The Spar GroupSouth Africa
Thermo Fisher Scientific - Analytical Instruments Group (Thermo Electron)South Africa
Thermo Fisher Scientific - Analytical Instruments Group (Thermo Fisher Scientific Pty Ltd)South Africa
Thermo Fisher Scientific – Life Sciences GroupSouth Africa
Thermo Fisher Scientific – Speciality Diagnostic GroupSouth Africa
Tiger Brands LtdSouth Africa
Toyota South AfricaSouth Africa
Transnet EngineeringSouth Africa
Transnet Freight RailSouth Africa
Transnet Group CapitalSouth Africa
Transnet National Ports AuthoritySouth Africa
Transnet PipelinesSouth Africa
Transnet Port TerminalsSouth Africa
Transnet PropertySouth Africa
Transnet SOC LtdSouth Africa
Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd.South Africa
Vodacom Group LimitedSouth Africa
Volkswagen Group South AfricaSouth Africa
WesBankSouth Africa
Whirlpool SASouth Africa
Wipro Technologies SA Pty Ltd.South Africa

The list of certified Top Employers 2019 in other African countries are:

Top Employers African Country 2019Country
AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals GmbHAlgeria
AbbVie S.A.R.L.Tunisia
BMCE Bank Of AfricaMorocco
Roche Tunisia SATunisia
SANOFI EgyptEgypt
Tanzania Breweries LimitedTanzania
Valeo EgyptEgypt
Valeo MarocMorocco
Valeo TunisiaTunisia

The list of continental certified Top Employers Africa 2019 are listed below. To achieve continental status the organisation needs to have been certified in at least four African countries.

Top Employers Africa 2019 (certified in a minimum of 4 African countries or more)Countries in alphabetical order
Becton Dickinson
BD (West Africa) Ltd.Ghana
Becton Dickinson East Africa LtdKenya
Becton Dickinson (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Becton Dickinson Zambia LtdZambia
British American Tobacco
British American Tobacco Angola LimitadaAngola
British American Tobacco Kenya plc.Kenya
British American Tobacco MozambiqueMozambique
British American Tobacco NigeriaNigeria
British American Tobacco South AfricaSouth Africa
British American Tobacco (Zambia) PlcZambia
British American Tobacco Zimbabwe (Holdings) LimitedZimbabwe
CHEP Namibia (Pty) LtdNamibia
CHEP South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
CHEP Swaziland (Pty) LtdSwaziland
CHEP ZimbabweZimbabwe
DHL Internacional (Angola)-Transportadores Rápidos LimitadaAngola
DHL International Botswana (Pty) Ltd.Botswana
DHL International CameroonCameroon
DHL Congo SARLDemocratic Republic of the Congo
DHL International Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoire
DHL Worldwide Express Ethiopia PLCEthiopia
DHL International (Gambia) Ltd.Gambia
DHL Ghana LimitedGhana
DHL Worldwide Express Kenya LimitedKenya
DHL International Madagascar SAMadagascar
DHL (Mauritius) LtdMauritius
DHL Express MarocMorocco
DHL Moçambique Lda.Mozambique
DHL Express NamibiaNamibia
DHL International Nigeria Ltd.Nigeria
DHL Express SenegalSenegal
DHL International (Pty) Ltd.South Africa
DHL (Tanzania) Ltd.Tanzania
DHL International (Uganda) Ltd.Uganda
DHL International (Zambia) LimitedZambia
DHL International (Pvt) LtdZimbabwe
Dow Chemical 
Dow Chemical West Africa LtdGhana
Dow Chemical East Africa LtdKenya
Dow Industrial Chemical Products Nigeria LtdNigeria
Dow Southern Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
EY KenyaKenya
EY NigeriaNigeria
EY South AfricaSouth Africa
EY ZimbabweZimbabwe
Hollard BotswanaBotswana
Hollard GhanaGhana
Hollard MoçambiqueMozambique
Hollard NamibiaNamibia
HollardSouth Africa
Hollard ZambiaZambia
JTI AlgeriaAlgeria
JTI EgyptEgypt
JTI MoroccoMorocco
JTI Nigeria (Habanera Limited)Nigeria
JT International South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
JTI SudanSudan
JTI Leaf Services LimitedTanzania
Tanzania Cigarette Company LtdTanzania
JTI TunisiaTunisia
JTI Leaf Zambia LtdZambia
Novartis Pharma Services AG, Bureau de Représentation Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire
NVS Kenya LimitedKenya
Novartis Nigeria LimitedNigeria
Novartis South AfricaSouth Africa
Orange Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
Orange Cameroun SACameroon
Orange Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoire
Orange Business Services - EgyptEgypt
Orange EgyptEgypt
Orange GuinéeGuinea
Orange MadagascarMadagascar
Orange MaliMali
Orange Business Services Mauritius LimitedMauritius
Orange MarocMorocco
Orange NigerNiger
Orange RDCDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Orange Business Services - South AfricaSouth Africa
Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard Ghana LimitedGhana
Pernod Ricard KenyaKenya
Pernod Ricard Moçambique LdaMozambique
Pernod Ricard South Africa (Pty) LtdSouth Africa
Philip Morris International 
Philip Morris Services – BDL AlgerieAlgeria
Philip Morris Misr LLCEgypt
Philip Morris Maroc SARLMorocco
Philip Morris LimitedNigeria
Philip Morris Manufacturing SenegalSenegal
Philip Morris South AfricaSouth Africa
Philip Morris Services S.A TunisiaTunisia
Unilever Ghana LimitedGhana
Unilever Kenya LimitedKenya
Unilever Nigeria Plc.Nigeria
Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd.South Africa
Unilever Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd.Zimbabwe
Vodacom Congo (RDC) SADemocratic Republic of the Congo
Vodafone EgyptEgypt
Vodafone GhanaGhana
Vodacom LesothoLesotho
Vodacom MozambiqueMozambique
Vodacom Group LimitedSouth Africa
Vodacom Tanzania Public Limited CompanyTanzania

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About The Top Employers Institute:

We are dedicated to accelerating the impact of people strategies to enrich the world of work through certification, benchmarking and connecting Top Employers around the world. Through our certification programme, we enable organisations to assess and improve their workplace environment.

Established more than 25 years ago, in 2018 the Top Employers Institute certified over 1 500 organisations in 118 countries. These Certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 5,000,000 employees globally.

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