In a recent survey by McKinsey Africa undertaken in 2018, they discovered 438 businesses with $1 billion of annual sales. Of this total 25% are subsidiary group companies of foreign domicile multinationals, 50% have a local origin, 40% are publicly listed, and 60% are privately owned. In this list we only provide a sample of the largest companies in Africa, with the sample ranked by size. There are more large companies based in Africa which are not listed here.
51. Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines is Ethiopia’s national Airline. It is owned by the Ethiopian Government. The company was founded in 1945. The company started its Airline services with the DC-3/C-47 aircraft. The company has recorded significant growth in its airline operation. It has its headquarters in Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has 16,002 employees on its payroll. The airline has an annual turnover of $2.7 billion (2017 estimate). The network of the Ethiopian airline is not only limited to the African continent, but it also spread across North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East.
52. Discovery Health
Discovery Health has its headquarters in Sandton, South Africa. They offer the provision of short and long term insurance, savings, and asset management and employee benefits via their different brands. Adrian Gore established the company in 1992. The annual turnover of the company is $2.4 billion (2016 estimate). For the 2014 financial year, the company had annual revenues of ZAR 34.2 Billion. The subsidiaries of this company are in the United Kingdom, China, Australia, USA and Singapore.
53. ArcelorMittal South Africa
ArcelorMittal was established in 1928 and had its central command in South Africa. It is the world’s largest steel and mining organization. The organization delivers around 113 million tons of unrefined steel every year. The organization has 199,000 representatives from 60 nations. The organization was initially Iscor Ltd., a South African parastatal steel organization. It was established in 1928 and was first recorded on the JSE Securities Exchange in 1989. The organization is present in 18 nations. The stocks of this company are publicly traded on the New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Luxembourg, Barcelona, Bilbao Madrid, and Valencia. The organization has a yearly turnover of $2.4 billion (2016 estimate).
Masscash is a food, liquor, personal care, and general merchandise wholesaler. Masscash Wholesale is a division of Massmart, now the African presence of Walmart International, the majority shareholder. They are Southern Africa’s leading wholesaler and distributor of foods, liquor, personal care, general merchandise, and cellular products and can provide competitive prices through a national footprint of warehouse formats. It has its headquarters in Illovo, Gauteng in South Africa. The company has more than 10,000 employees in its payroll. Masscash consists of a network of Cash and Carry Wholesale stores as well as Shield, a Voluntary Buying and Distribution Group. Masscash customers mostly include independent general dealers, government feeding schemes, franchise members, traders, and hawkers.
55. Tiger Brands
Jacob Frankel founded Tiger brands in 1896 with the help from Joffe Marks. It operates within the agribusiness sector of the South Africa economy. Tiger Brands competes with Nestle, Unilever, and AVI Foodsystems. It has its headquarters in Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa. The company has 20,591 employees. The company has an annual turnover of $2.3 billion (2016 estimate). The company engages in the packaging of goods. Tiger Brands also show some level of interest in international food businesses in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chile, and Kenya.
56. Sibanye Gold
Sibanye is the largest individual producer of gold from South Africa and is one of the ten largest gold producers globally. The company was founded in 2002. Sibanye is a primarily South Africa-focused mining company – an independent mining group, domiciled in and focused on South Africa. Sibanye currently owns and operates high-quality gold and uranium operations and projects throughout the Witwatersrand Basin. The Group’s corporate office is located close to Westonaria, in the province of Gauteng, near its West Wits operations. Sibanye Gold has $2.3B in revenue annually. Sibanye Gold competes with New Gold, Kinross Gold, and Tanami Gold NL. Sibanye Gold acquired Stillwater Mining Company on Dec 9, 2016. They acquired the Stillwater Mining Company for $2.2B.
57. Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon
Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon Ltd. engages in civil engineering and building contracting activities in the Republic of South Africa (R.S.A.) and internationally. It operates through the following business divisions: Building Construction, Civil Engineering, and Roads & Earthworks. Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon was founded by John Wilson and Brian Holme in 1970 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company has a turnover of $2.2B (2016 estimate), the equivalent of R35.03Billion. Michael Stanley Wylie is the current chairman of this company.
MMI Holdings Limited (MMI) is a South African based financial services group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa and on the Namibian Stock Exchange in Namibia. The company was founded in 2010. It has its headquarters in Centurion, South Africa. There are 17,976 employees in the payroll of the company. The company has Johnson Njeke has its current Chairman, and Hillie Meyer serves as the incumbent Chief Executive Officer. The company has an annual turnover of R31.9 billion (2017 reported).
Cevital is a reputable private conglomerate in the Algerian business services sector. The company was founded to focus on agribusiness, retail industry. Its founder is Issad Rebrab. It has its headquarters in Béjaïa, Algeria. The company remains privately controlled. It has 18,000 employees. It has 23 subsidiaries on three continent. It has annual turnover of $4.0 billion (2013 estimate). The company was founded in 1998.
60. Maroc Telecom
Maroc Telecom is a Moroccan telecommunication company. It is the major provider of communication and internet services in Morocco. The products of this company are not limited to landline phones, mobile phone lines but also the provision of Internet access. The headquarters is situated in Rabat, Morocco. The number of staff in the company was 11,807 at the last count in 2013. Etisalat has a 53% stake in the company. During 2016, the company generated sales of US$ 2,124 billion. The stocks of the company are traded on the Casablanca Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris.
61. Soc. Tunisienne des Industries de Raffinage
Societe Tunisienne Des Industries De Raffinage S.A. engages in refining crude oil. Its products include crude, LPG, petrol, unleaded petrol, essence unifinée, virgin naphta, pétrole, white spirit, fuel, fuel oil, atmospheric waste, and slop. The company was founded in 1961 and is based in Bizerte, Tunisia. The company recorded a turnover of US$ 2.1billion in 2018.
Safaricom is a leading telecommunication provider in Kenya. The main office is situated at Safaricom House in Nairobi, Kenya. Throughout the East and Central African region, Safaricom is known to be the most profitable company. The company’s products are mobile telephony, e-commerce, cloud computing, data, music streaming mobile money transfer, consumer electronics, and fiber optic services. The company has its headquarters in Safaricom House, Nairobi, Kenya. In 2018, the company had more than 5,500 employees. Safaricom has the largest market share in Kenya telecommunication market. More than 25.7 million subscribers are traceable to the Safaricom company. The company’s revenue in 2018 stood at KES242.14billion.
63. JD Group
JD Group was established in 1983. It has its headquarters in Braamfontein, South Africa. Primary business activities of this company are the sale of furniture, consumer electronic, technology goods, building materials. The company also provides insurance services, contact centre solutions; and retail of new and pre-owned motor vehicles, parts, insurance, and accessories, as well as offers servicing and short term car rental services. The total number of the retail stores of the company stood at 1,223 in 2014. In 2018, JD Group recorded a turnover of RMB134.8 billion.
Remgro Ltd. operates as an investment holding company. It invests in food, liquor, home care, Banking, Healthcare, insurance, industrial, infrastructure, as well as media and sport. Anthony Edward Rupert incorporated the company in 1968. During 2018, the company had 182 employees on average. The company has its headquarters in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The company has 173 employees in its payroll. Forbes listed the company as the 9th biggest publicly-traded company in South Africa and 1,436th in the world in 2015. The company has an annual turnover of R47.39billion.
65. The Arab Contractors
Osman Ahmed Osman established the company in 1955. Arab Contractors (AC) is one of the leading construction companies in the Middle East and Africa. The company has presence in more than 29 countries and is involved with construction services which are not limited to public buildings, bridges, roads, tunnels, airports, housing, water & sewage projects, wastewater treatment plants, power stations, dams, hospitals, sports buildings, restoration of monuments, irrigation, producing ready-mix concrete, shipbuilding, electromechanical projects, engineering consultancy, manufacturing and assembly of steel structures. It has its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. The company has an annual turnover of £E9.22 Billion (2007/08 ).
66. Dangote cement
Dangote Cement is Africa’s leading producer with existing operation in 10 African countries (Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Tanzania). Dangote Cement has NGN901.21billion in revenue annually. Dangote Cement competes with LafargeHolcim, CEMEX, and Lafarge. On Nov 9, 2018, Dangote Cement acquired ARM Cement Ltd. The headquarter of the company is in Lagos State, Nigeria. As of 2012, the company has 4,477 employees in its payroll. The business mogul, Aliko Dangote incorporated the company in 2012 and serves as the Chairman of this great company.
67. Edgars Consolidated Stores
Edgars Consolidated Stores Ltd. operates as a family clothing store and provides financial services. The firm has retail brands trading in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, and Lesotho. It also provides financial services like personal insurance, family insurance, vehicle, household cover and credit. The company was founded on September 6, 1929, and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company employs 44,000 people to carry out its business operations. The company has subsidiaries such as Jet, CNA, Edgars Stores, MORE. The annual turnover of the company stood at R10.53 billion ($1.87 billion) in 2004. We have no recent estimates of sales levels. Grant Pattison serves as the Chief Executive Officer.
Foschini is a South African retail company. It was founded in 1925. Foschini is the top-to-toe destination for the fashionable woman. With over 200 stores located in prime shopping centres and CBDs in Southern Africa, Foschini is the top-to-toe destination for the fashionable woman. These stores offer ladieswear, footwear, accessories, fine jewellery, cosmetics, fragrances, cellular as well as kidswear. Foschini is the second largest departmental retailer of cosmetics in South Africa, representing the major international brands including Clarins, Clinique, Revlon, Elizabeth Arden, Yardley, and L’Oreal. The company was founded in 2011. The company has an annual turnover of R32.06billion (2018 estimate).
69. Blue Label Telecoms
Blue Label Telecoms was founded in 2001 by Brett Levy and Mark Levy. The company is involved with the distribution of prepaid secure electronic tokens of value and transactional services. Blue Label Telecoms has acquired two organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Airvantage on Feb 26, 2018. They acquired Airvantage for ZAR151M. Blue Label Telecoms has R25.55billion (2018 estimate) in revenue annually. Blue Label Telecoms competes with Internet Solutions, Telkom Sa, and Business Connection. The company has its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Makro and The Fruitspot are the two components of Masswarhouse. Makro sells national and owned brands in the Food, Liquor and General Merchandise categories, catering for personal, commercial and trade customers. The Fruitspot is a wholesaler and distributor of fresh and cuts fruit and vegetables in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. The company has an annual turnover of US$1.9billion.
71. Murray and Roberts Holdings
Murray and Roberts Holding is a South Africa based engineering and mining company. The company was incorporated in 1948. It has its headquarter in Johannesburg, South Africa. The stocks of Murray and Roberts Holding are traded on the JSE Securities Exchange. The business came into being in 1902. More than 20,642 employees are on the payroll of the company. The annual turnover for this company is R19.82bn.
72. Super Group
Super Group was founded in 1986. It is a leading transport logistics and mobility group providing end-to-end supply chain solutions, fleet management, and dealership services to a diversified global customer base. Super Group comprises supply chain and mobility businesses focused on offering a comprehensive range of services, utilizing world-class skills and technology. This company has an annual turnover of R37.14bn.
Santam was incorporated in 1959. The company is known for the provision of short time insurance. It is a South African financial services group that also has a business interest in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. It has its headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. The stocks of this great company are traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). It is South Africa’s largest short-term insurer. The company had an annual turnover of R77.89 billion as of 2018, the number of employees working in Santam was 21.27k. As of 2016, Santam had a 61.5% stake in the company.
74. Clicks Group
Clicks Group is a retail-led healthcare group which has been listed on the JSE Limited since 1996. Through market-leading retail brands Clicks, GNC, The Body Shop, Claire’s and Musica, the group has over 837 stores across southern Africa. Clicks Group is a leader in the healthcare market where Clicks has the largest retail pharmacy chain with over 510 in-store pharmacies, while United Pharmaceutical Distributors (UPD) is South Africa’s leading full-range national pharmaceutical wholesaler. The company has more than 15,070 employees in its payroll and it recorded a turnover of R29.24 billion during 2018. The company was founded in 1996. It has its headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa.
75. RCL Foods
RCL Foods Limited is a public food and drink company based in South Africa. They deal majorly in consumer goods and are also a milling company. RCL Foods was founded in 1960 and was formerly known as Rainbow Chicken Limited. It has its headquarters located in Durban and has employed 20,479 people. It had an annual sales level of R24.93billion in 2018 and offers services in countries in Africa such as Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, and Zambia. It is traded publicly on the Johannesburg’s Stock Exchange (RCL). The CEO of RCL foods is Miles Daily, Rob Field as the CFO and Jannie Durand as the Chairman.
76. Flour Mills of Nigeria
Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) is an agribusiness company in Nigeria, West Africa, that was founded in 1960 by George S. Coumantaros. Flour Mills of Nigeria majors in agricultural products and employs over 12,000 people to work with the industry. It has been publicly traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange market. It was initially founded as a private limited company in 1960 by George S. Coumantaros but became a public company later in 1978. It has annual sales levels of of NGN 515.80billion. The Chairman of Flour Mills of Nigeria has been John Coumantaros since 2014. He is the son of the founder and was also the former CEO.
77. Soc. Tunisienne de l’electricite et du Gaz
STEG is a Tunisian utility and electrical & natural gas company founded on April 3, 1962. It is a public company and it is considered the second largest company in Tunisia by sales size. It has annual sales levels of US$1.6 billion (2018 estimate). It is solely responsible for producing and distributing natural gas & electricity in the territory of Tunisia. It has its headquarters located at Tunis, Tunisia with Tunisia state being its only shareholder. STEG employs over 12,506 people.
78. Distell Group
Distell Group Limited is a South African food and drink company that specializes in brewing spirits, fine wines, ciders and beverages. It is mostly referred to as Distell and is a multinational public limited company. It has an annual turnover rate of R25.21billion (2018 estimate) and is traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange DST. It was founded on the 4th of December, 2000 by William Charles Winshaw and Richard Rushton as its CEO. Distell Group Limited has its headquarters located at Stellenbosch, South Africa. By 2014, it had under employment up to 5,300 people all over the world wide and has employed more since then.
79. Middle East Oil Refinery
This is an oil refining company that offers a wide range of petroleum services. It has annual sales levels of of US$1.5 billion and is located in Egypt. It was founded in 1994 and is responsible for the refining of crude oil and the production of petroleum products with high quality for both the domestic markets of Egypt and internationally. It has a design capacity of 100,000 bbl/day and has an investment of almost $14 billion. MIDOR refinery is responsible for mixing, blending, and storing crude oil and fully formed petroleum subsidiaries in its storage tanks.
80. Exxaro Resources
Exxaro Resources, which used to be part of Kumba Resources, is a public company that produces large coal and engages in heavy minerals mining in South Africa. The company was incorporated in 2000 and operates internationally with facilities and offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia. It has its headquarters located at Pretoria, South Africa, and a very strong international presence. Exxaro Resources has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. It has annual sales levels of of R 25.49billion (2018 estimate) and employs over 6648 people. It is into the production of coal products, synthetic rutile, pig iron, titanium slag, Zircon, lead concentration, Rutile, Cadmium, and Iron ore.
81. Pioneer Foods Groups
Pioneer Foods is a South African company that deals with packaging goods. It was incorporated in 1996 and has its base of operation in South Africa and a well-grounded presence in two other African countries. It is also involved in the expansion of its brand to Nigeria and the United Kingdom. The company is majorly involved in producing, distributing, marketing and sales of different varieties of food and drink beverages. It generated sales of R20.15billion during 2018 and its headquarters is located at Tygervally, South Africa. It has employed approximately 8600 people and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under PFG.
Massdiscounters is a public subsidiary South African company that deals in retail. It was found in 1990 and had its headquarters located at Sandton, South Africa. It offers services in Sub-Sahara Africa and is located in 429 places. It has annual sales levels of US$1.5billion per year (2017 est.) and employs over 45,000 people. It is the daughter company of Walmart. Massdiscounters is a division of Massmart company. It is traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and owns local brands like CBW, Warehouse, Makro, and Game. It has its acting CEO as Guy Hayward and the Chairman as KuseniDlamini.
Oando was incorporated in 1969. It is an energy company that operates in the downstream, midstream and upstream sector of the petroleum industry. It is an indigenous African company with its headquarters located at Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. It has a primary listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange as OANDO and is the very first African company to be listed cross-border on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, as OAO. It has a turnover level of NGN 619.16billion (2018 estimate) and employs over 1,000 people. It was founded in 1956 and offered its services majorly in West Africa.
Consider is a construction company situated in Algeria that works in the public sector. It majors in transport infrastructure, major structures, and buildings. It was founded in 1979 as a joint venture between national steel company in Algeria and Danish Christiani& Nielsen. It has a turnover level of US$1.5billion (2018 estimate) and employs over 40,000 people. It has its headquarters located at Hydra (Algiers), Algeria with LakhdarRekhroukh as the CEO. It became a joint stock company in 1989 during the time of the economic reforms. Its slogan is “The synergy of a group at the service of development.”
Sonatel, Société Nationale des Télécommunications was incorporated in 1991and located in Senegal is the most prestigious ICT/telecommunications company in Senegal. The company offers services in internet service, fixed-line telephony, television, mobile telephony, and corporate telecommunications. It has its headquarters located at Dakar, Senegal. It was founded in 1985 by Alassane Daily Ndiaye and had a CEO, AliouneNdiaye. It has annual sales levels of 905,036 billion CFA. It provides network for Guinea-Bissau, Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Madagascar, Luxembourg, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, and Moldova.
86. Kansanshi Mining
Kansanshi Mining PLC is a very large mining company located in the North-Western Province of Zambia. Kansanshi Mine is a copper mine that owns and controls the copper mine in Zambia. It is practically one of the largest copper reserves Zambia has with an estimated reserves of 727 million tonnes of ore graded at 0.86% copper. It has annual sales levels of of US$1.5 billion (2018 estimate) and also produces gold. It used to be called Cyprus Amax Kansanshi Plc until it was later changed to Kansanshi Mining PLC. It was found in 1997 and has its headquarters located at Solwezi, Zambia.
87. Mr Price Group
Mr. Price, frequently called MRP, is a retail company that is located out in South Africa. It is a publicly traded company and is very well known for its main focus being placed on value. It was founded in 1985 and has been trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since 1952. It offers online services to customers globally. It has changed its brand name several times and has stores primarily in Africa across 14 countries. It has annual sales levels of of R21.91billion (2018 estimate) and has its headquarters out in Durban, South Africa. It is traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as MPC.
88. Allied Electronics Corporation
Allied Electronics Corporation is a South Africans based electrical equipment company with annual turnover of R17.73billion (2018 estimate). It was incorporated in 1947 and has a local presence in Africa as well as Europe, Australia and the Middle East. It’s a subsidiary of Allied Technologies Limited and Bytes Technology Group (Pty) Ltd (Bytes). Allied Electronics Corporation has a major investment in information technology and telecommunications. It employs over 8,500 employees globally. Allied Electronics Corporation is in partnership with the best international technology companies around the world which gives it the opportunity to access products and capabilities from around the globe.
89. Ethio Telecomm
Ethio Telecomm is an Ethiopian telecommunication company that was founded in 2010 and had its headquarters located at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It offers services only within the boundaries of Ethiopia and has about 22,288 employees. It offers services such as mobile, broadband and fixed line services. It has annual sales levels of US$1.4billion and its CEO is FrehiwotTamiru. The Ethiopian government owns Ethio telecom and it maintains the telecommunication services all over Ethiopia. It is very much responsible for providing both internet and telephone services.
90. Royal Air Maroc
Royal Air Maroc is an air transport company located in Morocco. It was founded in 1957 as a state-owned company to the Moroccan Government. It has its headquarters located in Casablanca-Anfa Airport, Casablanca in Morocco. It has its company slogan saying “The wings of Morocco.” It has a fleet of 58 aircraft and offers destination drop-offs in 94 countries. It has 5,413 employees with AbdelhamidAddou as the President of the company. It has annual sales levels of of US$1.4billion, and its subsidiaries are RAM cargo and RAM express. Royal Air Maroc carrier operates a domestic network in Morocco and has scheduled for international flights to Europe, Africa, Asia, South, and North America. It grants chatter flights with the inclusion of Hajj services.
Nampak is a public South African wood and paper company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It specializes in the manufacture and design of product packaging. Nampak is the largest packaging company in Africa. It is into the production of metals, glass, papas and plastic. It was founded in 1968 and is traded on the JSE as NPK and has its headquarters in Sandton, Johannesburg. It employs over 6,420 people and offers its services both in Africa and the United Kingdom. It has annual sales levels of of R17.31billion.
92. Elsewedy Electronic
El Sewedy Electronics was founded in 1938 by the El Sewedy family with its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. It offers worldwide services and is into manufacturing and selling integrated energy products and services in telecommunications, management engineering, contracting, electrical cables, wind energy, electrical products and transformers. It has annual sales levels of of 1.692 Billion USD(2009) and is traded on the Egyptian Stock Exchange Market as SWDY. It has over 10,000 employees with Ahmed Elsewedy as the CEO of the company.
AECI was founded in 1924 to primarily to provide detonators and explosives to South Africa gold and diamond mines. AECI employs over 6,246 employees. The stocks of this great company are publicly traded on the JSE. Some key personnel in the company are Schalk Engelbrecht, who is the chairman of the company, and Mark Dytor (CEO). The company has a turnover of $1 349 698.
94. Harmony Gold Mining Company
Harmony Gold Mining Company is based in Melrose Arch, South Africa. It is the third largest gold mining company in South Africa. Aside from South Africa, the company is also present in Papua New Guinea. The company is publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The company was founded in 1950. It has 34,031 employees on its payroll. The company has an annual turnover of R23.31billion. The company has Patrice Motsepe as its Chairman, Peter Steenkamp as the CEO and Beyers Nel as the COO.
95. Tongaat Hulett Group
Tongaat Hulett Group was founded in 1892. It is publicly traded on the floor of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The company operates in the agro-processing sector of the South African economy with more concentration on sugar production, starch, and property management. The company has Liege Hulett as its founder and JG Hudson as the chief executive officer. There are 31, 230 employees working for the the company. The company came into being as a result of the merger between Hulett’s Sugar owned by Liege Hulett and Tongaat Sugar Company. The company has an annual turnover of R17.67billion.
96. Ezz Steel
Ezz Steel was founded in 1982 by Ibrahim Salem Mohammedin. The company started the production of steel in 1986. The company was formerly known as Alexandria National Iron and Steel Company, ANSDK. The company has four steel plants which are fully operational in Sadat City, Suez, and Alexandria. The company is the largest steel manufacturing company in Egypt and the Middle East. It has an annual turnover of US$1.3billion (2018 estimate). Its headquarters is located in Cairo, Egypt and the stock of the company is publicly traded on the Egyptian Exchange.
97. Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania
Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania contributes significantly to the growth of the Tanzanian economy. The company has more than 24,000 people in its workforce. It is one of the largest companies in Tanzania. It was founded in 1970 by Gulamabbas Dewji. The company has over 30 branches across Tanzania. Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania has 25 companies which cut across 11 different sectors, mobile telephony; infrastructure; real estate; transport and logistics, distribution and trading, beverages, edible oils, soaps, agriculture, and agro-processing; textile; energy and petroleum; financial services. The company deals in importation (of rice, sugar, wheat, maize, cement, fertilizers; liquid products; consumer goods and sundries from all over the globe) and exports. The company has an annual turnover of $1.5 billion (2018 estimate).
98. Truworths International
Truworths International was incorporated in 1944 and has its headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. The company majorly deals in clothing. It has 728 stores in South Africa and 49 stores located outside South Africa. The company has 11,000 employees on its payroll. The company also has annual revenue of R18 billion (2018 estimate). The company has Michael Mark as the Chief Executive Officer and Hilton Saven as the Chairman.
99. Life Healthcare Group
Life Healthcare Group was founded in 1983. It has its headquarters in Illovo, South Africa. The company operates in the health sector by providing private hospitals to South Africans. The company is owned by Brimstone Investment Corporation. It has an annual turnover of R 23.72billion (2018 estimate). The company was formerly known as Afrox Healthcare Limited before it changed its name to Life Healthcare Group in 2005. Life Healthcare has acquired at least two organizations recently. Their most recent acquisition was Alliance Medical on Nov 16, 2016. They acquired Alliance Medical for $727M. Life Healthcare competes with Advanced Health.
100. Omnia Holdings
Omnia Holdings was founded in 1967. The company deals with chemicals. The company has 4,817 employees. It provides customized knowledge-based solutions through its Agriculture, Mining, and Chemicals divisions. These divisions include Omnia Fertilizer, BME, Protea Mining Chemicals and Protea Chemicals, all niche businesses that operate with a common objective: to enhance customers’ businesses through research, development and knowledge sharing that will enable them to increase yields and by extension, profit margins. The company has an annual turnover of R 18.32billion (2018 estimate).