Business Top 10 Largest Companies in Africa and Their Worth


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The economy of Africa consists of the trade, industry, agriculture, and human resources of the continent. As of 2012 , approximately 1.07 billion people were living in 54 different countries in Africa.Africa is a resource-rich continent but many African people are poor.

Here are some of the largest companies that makes the economy of Africa waxing stronger...

10. Imperial Holdings – $8 billion

Imperial began its life in 1947 as a motor dealership in downtown Johannesburg and has grown to a company of more than 47,000 people spread out across South Africa, the rest of the continent Europe, the UK, USA and Australia. It has a large rental division. It also has the largest privately-held logistics company in the country.

09. Vodacom Group – $9.2 billion

Vodacom Group is headquartered in Midrand, South Africa, and employs 7,300 people across five African operations which together provide class voice, data, messaging, segments, broadband and converged services to more than 40 million customers. It has achieved pole position more often than any other South African mobile network.

08. Sanlam – $10.12 billion

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Sanlam has evolved from being a mere insurer to a large financial services group which is registered on both the Namibian and South African stock exchanges. It operates across the continent including Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana and Malawi and also in the UK, India and Australia.

07. Shoprite Holdings – $10.14 billion

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There are Shoprite stores in 17 African countries and the business is listed on the South African, Zambian and Namibian stock exchanges. In total the group has control over or input in more than 1,700 shops – located in countries that include South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Mauritius..

06. Eskom – $13.7 billion

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Eskom is the biggest generator of power in Africa and one of the biggest in the world. It generates 95 percent of power used in South Africa and also meets 45 percent of the rest of Africa’s power needs. It has a lucrative position in that it is protected as an asset controlled by the South African government.

05. The Bidvest Group – $16.5 billion


An international services, trading and distribution company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Bidwest operates in four continents and employs 105,000 people worldwide. While its roots remain firmly South African, it deals in many areas from travel to food services. it has businesses in the fields of stationary, medical waste management and industrial lighting.

04. MTN Group – $17.2 billion

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Though it is the smaller of South Africa’s two mobile giants, MTN has a much larger global reach than its competitors. It is present in sixteen African countries and several in the Middle East. Established in 1994, by mid-2011 the group boasted having over 147 million subscribers. In recent years it has made good on expanding in West Africa and the Middle East, helping it collect some nice returns.

03. Sasol – $18.3 billion

02. Sonangol – $22.2 billion

01. Sonatrach – $58.7 billion
 
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