List of companies of South Africa
South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and on the east and northeast by Mozambique and Swaziland, and surrounding the kingdom of Lesotho. South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area, and with close to 56 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation.
The World Bank classifies South Africa as an upper-middle-income economy, and a newly industrialised country. Its economy is the second-largest in Africa, and the 34th-largest in the world. In terms of purchasing power parity, South Africa has the seventh-highest per capita income in Africa. However, poverty and inequality remain widespread, with about a quarter of the population unemployed and living on less than US$1.25 a day. Nevertheless, South Africa has been identified as a middle power in international affairs, and maintains significant regional influence.
For further information on the types of business entities in this country and their abbreviations, see "Business entities in South Africa".
This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.
|Adcock Ingram||Health care|
|Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)||Industrials||Industrial transportation|
|Anglo Platinum||Basic materials||Basic resources|
|Aspen Pharma||Health care||Pharmaceuticals|
|Automobile Association of South Africa||Financials|
|Business Connexion Group||Technology|
|Canyon Coal||Basic materials||Basic resources|
|De Beers||Basic materials||Basic resources|
|De Haan’s Bus & Coach||Consumer goods||Automobiles|
|Eskom||Basic materials||Basic resources|
|Exxaro||Basic materials||Basic resources|
|Gallo Record Company||Consumer services||Media|
|Gijima AST Group Limited||Technology|
|Gold Fields||Basic materials||Basic resources|
|Golden Arrow Bus Services||Industrials||Industrial transportation|
|Harmony Gold||Basic materials||Basic resources|
|Illovo Sugar||Consumer goods||Food & beverage|
|Impala Platinum||Basic materials||Basic resources|
|Junk Mail Digital Media||Consumer services||Media|
|Kumba Iron Ore||Basic materials||Basic resources|
|LIFE Healthcare Group||Health care|
|Mathews & Associates Architects||Industrials|
|Mediclinic International||Health care|
|Pick 'n Pay||Consumer services||Retail|
|Pioneer Foods||Consumer goods||Food & beverage|
|Pretoria Portland Cement Company||Industrials||Construction & materials|
|Primedia Broadcasting||Consumer services||Media|
|South African Breweries||Consumer goods||Food & beverage|
|Tiger Brands||Consumer goods|
|Times Media Group||Consumer services||Media|
|Tongaat Hulett||Consumer goods|
|Trace TV||Consumer services||Media|
|Transnet National Ports Authority||Industrials||Industrial transportation|
|Travelstart||Consumer services||Travel & leisure|
|Union Carriage & Wagon||Consumer goods|
|Wesizwe Platinum||Basic materials||Basic resources|
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- David A. Lynch (2010). Trade and Globalization: An Introduction to Regional Trade Agreements. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-7425-6689-7. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
Southern Africa is home to the other of sub-Saharan Africa's regional powers: South Africa. South Africa is more than just a regional power; it is currently the most developed and economically powerful country in Africa, and now it is able to use that influence in Africa more than during the days of apartheid (white rule), when it was ostracised.