Top 10 Companies in South Africa 2016

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6. MTN Group

This multinational mobile telecommunications company operates in many African, European and Asian countries with its head office based out Johannesburg.

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As of 30 September 2015, MTN has over 300 million subscribers across its countries of operations as it embarks on its vision to deliver a new Digital World to its customers and make their lives a whole lot brighter. It employs nearly 27 000 people to offer innovative products and quality customer experience, and is a global brand name in the industry.


Its integrity and dedication creates valuable relations with all the stakeholders including customers, employees, shareholders, media, government regulators, suppliers and business and industry partners.

The group has moved beyond its traditional focus on voice services and now offers a broad range of digital services to maintain its leadership position in communications in emerging markets and build a sustainable business model which maximizes stakeholder value. It has incorporated an absolute growth dividend policy and opportunistic share buy-backs to ensure optimal capital structure and make the best use of cash. It invests heavily in creating a socio-economic impact and brand reputation by acting responsibly while building its network.

Making sure MTN is a great place to work is essential to achieve value creation. It conducts all its affairs with honesty, integrity, diligence and professionalism to create a conducive work environment for its employees. The Group was named as the only South African company on the World Champions list compiled by Citi Group. It was rated among the top 500 global companies on corporate sustainability and environmental impact in Newsweek Green Ranking and was named as South Africa's top brand for a second year in a row by Brand Finance. The company also has a sponsorship deal with the English football club, Manchester United which helps it have its presence felt globally.

Sales (in bn $): 11.5

Profits (in bn$): 1.6

Assets (in bn $): 20.3