7 March 2017

The Venue

Melrose Arch


Registration: 18h00 – 19h00

Gala Dinner: 19h00

Dress code

Black Tie

Time until Awards












The Top 500 honours South Africa’s business elite

What are the Top 500 Awards?

Every year, Top 500 – South Africa’s Best Managed Companies profiles the top five companies in 100 business sectors. Together making up the economy’s lauded “Top 500”, these heavyweight companies have an annual combined turnover of over R3,5 trillion and comprise the vanguard of corporate South Africa.
Now, for the first time,qualifying leading companies in Top 500’s 100 business sectors will step out of its pages and vie for grand honours at the inaugural Top 500 Awards, to be held in Johannesburg on 7 March 2017. In the build-up to the final, flagship award on the night, the question on everyone’s lips will be …

Who will be crowned South Africa’s Best Managed Company?

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Top 500 Awards Finalists


Gold Fields Gold
Exxarro Coal Coal
Trans Hex Group Limited Diamond Mining
The Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (Pty) Ltd Gas
Anglo American  South Africa Limited Diversified Mining

Information Tech

EOH  Holdings Limited Information Technologies
Nashua Group Office Automation
Altech Alcom Radio Distributors Telecoms Equipment
Pinnacle IT Components Distribution
Mweb Connect Information Technologies


Bidvest Panalpina  Logistics (BPL) Freight Forwarding
Imperial Logistics Africa Road Freight
Avis Budget ( a division of Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd Car Hire
Grindrod Limited Airlines
Skynet Worldwide Express and Logistic Solutions Courier Services

Financial Services

Liberty Holdings Limited Life Insurance
Remgro Limited Investment Holdings Companies
PSG Group Limited InvestmentServices
Zeder Investment  Limited Speciality Finance
The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited Banks

Business Support Services

Fidelity Security Services (Pty) Ltd Corporate Security Services
Eqstra Holdings Limited (Passenger & Commercial Vehicles) Fleet Management & Vehicle Tracking
Claremart Auction Group Auction House
Servest Hygiene (a Division of Servest (Pty) Ltd Hygiene Services
Adcorp Holdings Limited  Recruitment Group

Media | Sponsored by Public Sector Manager

Naspers Limited Media Group
Multichoice South Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd Broadcasting Contractors
Primedia Outdoor a division of Primedia Outdoor Media
Ogilvy South Africa (Pty) Ltd Advertising
The MediaShop (Pty) Ltd Media Agencies


Flight Centre Travel & Tourism
Sun International Limited Gaming & Leisure
Cape Town
International Convention
Centre (CTICC)
Exhibition & Conference
Tsogo Sun Hotels Hotels


Canal Walk Shopping Centre Shopping Centres
Mr Price Group Limited Retail – Soft Goods
Homechoice Holdings Limited Direct Response Marketing
Woolworths Holdings Limited Diversified Retailers / Food Retailers

Health & Pharmaceuticals

Discovery Medical Scheme (Pty) Ltd Medical Aid Schemes
Medi-Clinic Southern Africa Hospital Management
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited Pharmaceuticals
Discovery Health Pty Ltd Medical Aid Administrators

Comsumer Goods

Volvo Group Southern Afica Commercial Vehicles
The South African Breweries (Pty) Limited Beverages – Breweries
Metair Investments Limited Automotive Components
Oceana Group Limited Fishing
Mercedez Benz South Africa  Automobiles

General Industries

Gibb (Pty) Ltd Consulting Engineering
Reunert Electronic Products
Murray & Roberts Cementation Mining
Barlo Equipment a division of Barlowolrd SA Industrial Products & Equipement
The Bidvest Group Diversified Industrial

Basic Industries

Sasol Limited Specialise Chemicals
Engen Petroleum Limited Retail & Commercial Fuels
Sappi Manufacturing Forestry
Pretoria Portland Cement
Company Ltd (PPC)
Massbuild (Pty) t/a Builders Warehouse Builders Merchants

Top 500 Best Managed Company

Zeder Investments Holdings Financial Services
Anglo American South African Limited Diversified Mining
Naspers Limited Meida Groups
Woolworths Holdings Limited Diversified Retailers
Sasol Limited Specialised Chemicals


Why align your brand with the Top 500?

  • The Awards will bring together hundreds of blue-chip company CEOs, government officials, academic thought leaders and foreign investors under one roof, providing an unparalleled networking opportunity.
  • Top 500 is entrenched in the media landscape, meaning extensive brand exposure for your company, via both internal and external channels; before, during and after the Awards ceremony.
  • Multiple B2B touchpoints include a high engagement website that recorded nearly 400 000 pageviews from January to October 2016 and almost 25% return visitors (Google Analytics).
  • Strategically timed just into the new financial year, the Top 500 Awards will ensure your company top-of-mind awareness amongst other key decision makers driving South Africa’s economy.

What are the sponsorship opportunites?

  • Become the event’s sole Platinum Sponsor, securing co-ownership of the Awards, access to the full delegates database, a headline speaking slot, significant influence in the Awards’ planning, extensive brand exposure and a host of VIP advantages.
  • Become the event’s sole Gold Sponsor, securing a high-profile speaking slot, extensive brand exposure and a host of VIP advantages.
  • Position your company as a thought leader by become an Award Category Sponsor, sharing the stage with the winner of your sponsored Award;
  • Sponsor a branded VIP table upfront – or select a standard table for the Awards.
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