It’s almost the end of the year, and you may be searching for a new job to kick off the new year. With many companies advertising vacancies, it’s time to get your applications in! Look for a position at one of these 9 companies, which are amongst South Africa’s Top Certified Employers for 2019.

What Are Top Certified Employers?

The Top Employers Institute is the global certification company recognising excellence in employers around the world. Every year, the institute releases a list of the companies it has certified as Top Employers. The list is based on extensive research into employee working conditions and human resources (HR) best practices. The 2019 list includes 1373 top employers worldwide, of which 98 are situated in South Africa.

Certified Top Employers are found to “provide exceptional employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation and demonstrate its leadership in the HR environment, always striving to optimise employment practices and develop employees”.

Our pick of the top 9 companies to work for

Here is our pick of 9 of the best companies (across various industries) to work for in 2019:


Industry: Information Technology (IT)

A vibrant, cutting-edge company, Accenture is certified as a Top Employer in eight countries. A top choice for IT professionals, the company also offers a broad range of other positions, in HR, marketing and finance. If you’re a recent graduate, then you could apply for one of Accenture’s internship opportunities too.  Have a look at Accenture’s careers page.

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)

Industry: Public Sector

ACSA has for many years been regarded as one of the top South African public sector companies to work for. The company is currently entering an exciting new phase of growth, meaning that more positions are becoming available for people looking for a public sector jobs or internships. Click here to view the career opportunities available.

Anglo American Platinum

Industry: Mining

Employing 40 000 people worldwide, the mining giant has been recognised for providing a positive, supportive work environment to staff. Graduates in occupational health and safety (OHS), and in a variety array of other fields such as finance and human resources, can browse career opportunities here.

DHL International

Industry: Transport and Logistics

DHL is one of the world’s largest and most reputable transport and logistics companies, boasting Top Employer Certification in no less than 55 countries. If you’re interested in joining the logistics industry, then this is certainly a company you would want to work for! Have a look at DHL’s various careers and learnership opportunities.

McCarthy Volkswagen/Audi

Industry: Automotive

If a career as a mechanic or marketing professional appeals to you, then McCarthy Volkswagen/Audi offers the perfect working environment. Running a number of dealerships around the country, the company offers a variety of careers, and focuses intensely on the development of employees. Keep an eye on their careers page for vacancies.

Samsung Electronics

Industry: Electronics

With its presence rapidly growing in South Africa, job opportunities with this electronics giant are increasing by the day. This innovative and vibrant company employs electronics technicians, IT professionals, marketers and many other staff, all of whom enjoy world-class employee support. Click here to find out more.


Industry: Financial Services

Sanlam offers incredible services and benefits for staff, including shuttle services, wellness programmes, skills development programmes, performance bonuses and pension funds. Careers are offered in accounting, IT, and marketing, amongst others.

The Spar Group

Industry: Retail

One of South Africa’s largest retail groups, Spar, is the only major supermarket brand in the country to boast Top Certified Employer status for 2019. You’ll find a wide variety of careers here, in the fields of sales, marketing, HR, logistics, finance and IT. See more on the Spar careers page.

Vodacom Group

Industry: Telecommunications

Vodacom continues to command a place as Africa’s most reputable telecoms employer.  With a wellness programme, pension funds, disability benefits, incentive schemes and flexible working arrangement, it’s no wonder that the group is so highly regarded.
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