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Top Employers Institute announces Africa's Top Employers 2020

Top Employers Institute, a global organisation dedicated to accelerating the impact of people strategies to enrich the world of work, has announced Africa's Top Employers for 2020.
Top Employers Certification Dinner 2020

Top Employers Institute certify organisations in single countries, regionally and globally. We recognise Top Employers based on a global four-stage programme governed by a strict standardised process which includes a rigorous Validation & Audit of each organisation. The leading-edge international research conducted by the Top Employers Institute each year determines whether an organisation meets the required standard of HR excellence for certification as a Top Employer.

CEO David Plink says: "We are extremely honoured to showcase this year's regional Top Employers. Their dedication to enriching the world of work through outstanding people practices sets the bar extremely high. We hope to see more organisations following their lead in years to come."

A record 230 organisations officially registered to participate in this year's programme, 210 organisations spanning 32 African countries and 23 industry sectors were certified throughout the evening. Ninety-six organisations will now carry the South African certification, while 114 Top Employers from 31 other African territories will carry their country specific certification. Top Employers Institute also recognised 17 continental Top Employers who have achieved certification in four or more countries.

Billy Elliott, Top Employers Institute Regional 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.

The certified Top Employers for 2020 are:

Top Employers South Africa 2020 (Alphabetical Order)
AbbVie South Africa
Accenture (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
African Rainbow Minerals
Air Traffic and Navigation Services
Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited
Alcon Laboratories (SA) (Pty) Ltd
Anglo American Platinum
Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Avon Justine (Pty) Ltd
Becton Dickinson (Pty) Ltd
BIC South Africa (RF) (Pty) Ltd
Bidvest McCarthy VW & Audi
BioMérieux South Africa (Pty) Ltd
BP Southern Africa
British American Tobacco South Africa
Bryte Insurance Company Limited
CBRE Excellerate
Cell C Limited
CFR Freight (SA) Pty Ltd
CHEP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Clicks Group Limited
Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages
Comair Limited
Continental Tyre South Africa (PTY) LTD
Curo Fund Services (Pty) Ltd
Danone Southern Africa
DHL Global Forwarding South Africa
DHL International (Pty) Ltd.
Dimension Data
Discovery Limited
Engen Petroleum Ltd
Experian South Africa (Pty) Ltd
EY South Africa
Foskor (Pty) Ltd
Goodyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd
HCL Technologies
Heineken South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Herbalife Nutrition
Hilti (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
Hilton Hotels Cape Town
Hilton Sandton
Howden Africa (Pty) Ltd
Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Limited
Jasco Electronics Holdings Ltd
JT International South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Legal Aid South Africa
Levi Strauss & Co.
MAN Automotive (South Africa) Proprietary Limited
Medtronic Africa PTY Ltd
Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd
Merchants SA
Merck (Pty) Ltd
Mondelez South Africa
Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited
Novartis South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Orange Business Services - South Africa
Paramount Industrial Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Pernod Ricard South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Philip Morris South Africa Group of Companies
Pioneer Foods (Pty) Ltd
Procter & Gamble
RCS Cards (Pty) Ltd.
Redefine Properties Limited
Richards Bay Minerals
Safripol (Pty) Ltd
Sage South Africa PTY (Ltd)
Saint-Gobain Construction Products (Pty) Ltd
Samsung Electronics South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Sandoz South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd
Sanofi-Aventis South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Santam Ltd
SAP South Africa
SAS Institute (Pty) Ltd
Sasol Limited
Simba (Proprietary) Limited
Takeda (Pty) Ltd
Tata Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL)
The Spar Group
ThermoFisher Scientific
Tiger Brands Ltd
Toyota South Africa Motors
Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Vodacom Group Limited
Volkswagen Group South Africa

Top Employers South Africa 2020: Overall Top 10
1. Microsoft
2. Vodacom Group Limited
3. Accenture (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
4. Tata Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd
5. Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
6. EY South Africa
7. Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited
8. JT International South Africa (Pty) Ltd
9. SAP South Africa
10. Sasol Limited

Top Employers South Africa 2020: Industry Leaders
Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd Automotive
Sasol Limited Chemicals & Energy
Hilti (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd Construction Services
Hollard Financial Services & Insurance
Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd. FMCG & Manufacturing
Becton Dickinson (Pty) Ltd Healthcare
Microsoft IT
Anglo American Platinum Mining
Sanofi-Aventis South Africa (Pty) Ltd Pharmaceuticals
Accenture (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd Professional Services
Legal Aid South Africa Public Sector
Clicks Group Limited Retail
Smollan Retail Services
Vodacom Group Limited Telecommunications
DHL International (Pty) Ltd. Transport & Logistics

Top Employers Africa 2020 (certified in a minimum of four African countries or more)

Becton Dickinson
BD (West Africa) Ltd. Ghana
Becton Dickinson East Africa Ltd Kenya
Becton Dickinson (Pty) Ltd South Africa
Becton Dickinson Zambia Ltd

British American Tobacco
British American Tobacco Angola Limitada
British American Tobacco Kenya plc.
British American Tobacco Mozambique
British American Tobacco Nigeria
British American Tobacco South Africa
British American Tobacco (Zambia) Plc
British American Tobacco Zimbabwe (Holdings) Limited

CHEP Namibia (Pty) Ltd
CHEP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
CHEP Swaziland (Pty) Ltd
CHEP Zimbabwe

DHL Express
DHL Internacional (Angola) Transportadores Rápidos (SU) Limitada
DHL International Botswana (Pty) Ltd.
DHL International Cameroun SARL
DHL International Congo SARL Democratic Republic of the Congo
DHL International Côte d'Ivoire SARL
DHL Worldwide Express Ethiopia PLC
DHL International (Gambia) Ltd.
DHL Ghana Limited
DHL Worldwide Express Kenya Limited
DHL International Madagascar SA
DHL (Mauritius) Ltd
DHL Express Maroc Morocco
DHL Moçambique Lda.
DHL (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd.
DHL International Nigeria Ltd.
DHL Express (Rwanda) Ltd.
DHL Senegal SARL
DHL International (Pty) Ltd. South Africa
DHL Tanzania Limited
DHL International (Uganda) Ltd.
DHL International (Zambia) Limited
DHL International (Pvt) Ltd Zimbabwe

DHL Global Forwarding
DHL Global Forwarding Cameroon
DHL Global Forwarding Egypt
DHL Global Forwarding Nigeria
DHL Global Forwarding South Africa

EY Kenya
EY Nigeria
EY South Africa
EY Zimbabwe

Hollard Botswana
Hollard Ghana
Hollard Moçambique
Hollard Namibia
Hollard South Africa
Hollard Zambia

Huawei Technologies (Kenya) Company Limited
Huawei Technologies Company (Nigeria) Limited
Huawei Technologies Zambia Company Limited
Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Limited South Africa


JTI Algeria
JTI Egypt
JTI Leaf Malawi Limited
JTI Morocco
JTI Nigeria (Habanera Limited)
JT International South Africa (Pty) Ltd
JTI Sudan
JTI Leaf Services Tanzania
JTI Tanzania Cigarette Public Limited Company
JTI Tunisia
JTI Leaf Zambia Ltd

Nestlé Côte d'Ivoire
Nestlé Central & West Africa Region Ghana
Nestlé Nigeria Plc
Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited

Novartis Pharma Services AG, Bureau de Représentation Côte d'Ivoire
NVS Kenya Limited
Novartis Nigeria Limited
Novartis South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Orange Burkina Faso
Orange Cameroun SA Cameroon
Orange Côte d'Ivoire
Orange RDC Democratic Republic of the Congo
Orange Business Services - Egypt
Orange Egypt
Orange Guinée Guinea
Orange Madagascar
Orange Mali
Orange Business Services - Mauritius
Orange Maroc Morocco
Sonatel Senegal
Orange Business Services - South Africa

Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard Angola
Pernod Ricard Ghana Limited
Pernod Ricard Kenya
Pernod Ricard Moçambique Lda
Pernod Ricard Nigeria
Pernod Ricard South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Philip Morris International
Philip Morris Services - BDL Algerie
Philip Morris Misr LLC Egypt
Philip Morris Maroc SARL Morocco
Philip Morris Limited Nigeria
Philip Morris Manufacturing Senegal
Philip Morris South Africa Group of Companies
Philip Morris Services S.A Tunisia

Unilever Ghana Limited
Unilever Kenya Limited
Unilever Nigeria Plc.
Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Unilever Uganda Limited
Unilever Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd.

Vodacom Congo (RDC) SA Democratic Republic of the Congo
Vodafone Egypt
Vodafone Ghana
Vodacom Lesotho
Vodacom Mozambique
Vodacom Group Limited South Africa
Vodacom Tanzania Public Limited Company

Top Employer Africa 2020: Overall Top 3 Organisations
1. JTI
2. Unilever
3. EY

Top Employers African Country 2020

AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals GmbH Algeria
AbbVie S.A.R.L. Tunisia
Anglo American Platinum Zimbabwe
Aspen Global Incorporated Mauritius
AXA Egypt
BMCE Bank Of Africa Morocco
BP Moçambique, Lda
Dow Chemical East Africa Ltd Kenya
Dow Industrial Chemical Products Nigeria Ltd
Eurafric Information Morocco
Mondeléz Egypt Foods
Pfizer Biopharmaceutical Egypt
Roche Tunisia SA
Tanzania Breweries Limited

Number 1 Top Employer Ghana 2020
Unilever Ghana Limited

Number 1 Top Employer Kenya 2020
Unilever Kenya Limited

Number 1 Top Employer Morocco 2020
JTI Morocco

Number 1 Top Employer Mozambique 2020
Vodacom Mozambique

Top Employer Nigeria 2020: Overall Top 3
1. EY Nigeria
2. British American Tobacco Nigeria
3. Unilever Nigeria Plc.

Number 1 Top Employer Tanzania 2020
JTI Tanzania Cigarette Public Limited Company

Number 1 Top Employer Zambia 2020
JTI Leaf Zambia Ltd

Number 1 Top Employer Zimbabwe 2020
Unilever Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd.

You can view the list of this year's Top Employers from around the world on the Top Employers Institute website:
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For South Africa -

Congratulations to all Top Employers for 2020.

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