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CAPE TOWN - South Africa's employers are monitored for their performance. This is reflected by certification company, Top Employers Institute which recognises excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Take a look at some of the top achieving and most desirable companies. 

Top Employers South Africa and Top Employers Africa certification 

1. AbbVie South Africa 

Bio-pharmaceutical company, AbbVie has a 125 year heritage. This innovative company makes new discoveries which they then develop into effective medicine for patients. 

They have a global footprint, operating in 170 countries and employing 110 employers. AbbVie has been recognised for enhancing employee practices and development. 

2. Becton Dickinson

This leading company in manufacturing medical supplies, operates in 50 countries globally. The company's mantra prides itself on "help all people live healthy lives". 

Becton was awarded Top Employer based on its outstanding employer conditions and good leadership demonstrated in HR. 

3. DHL International 

This company transports high priority documents from door-to-door in more than 200 countries. DHL has a fleet of more than 250 aircrafts, ranking as one of the largest air carriers worldwide. DHL employs approximately 742 employees. 

They have also been acknowledged for promoting exceptional employee conditions through its organisation. 

4. Dow Southern Africa 

Dow, an innovation-driven company combines science and technology to address global challenges such as clean energy generation and conservation. This technology and science company operates in 180 countries with a collective employee count of 201 in SA. 

Dow has similarly been recognised and awarded for developing talent through all levels of its organisation. 

5. EY South Africa 

EY, a global leader in tax and advisory assist in delivering confidence in capital markets and the economy. This firm is active in 147 countries and employs an outstanding count of 2808 employees. This advisory company has also been awarded for optimising its employee practices. 

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