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2014 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies results out

For the second consecutive year, Coronation Fund Managers has been named Top Company in the annual Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards. The ceremony took place in Sandton on Tuesday night, 28 October.
Dr Johan van Zyl, Group CEO, Sanlam
Dr Johan van Zyl, Group CEO, Sanlam
Dr Johan van Zyl, Group CEO of Sanlam, was named Sunday Times Business Leader of the Year, while chairman of First Rand Group, Laurie Dippenaar, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Trevor Manuel honoured


An unprecedented award was given at the start of the evening's proceedings with Trevor Manuel receiving a special commendation from the Sunday Times for his exceptional contribution to the development of South Africa, and improving the lives of all its citizens during its first twenty years of democracy.


Phylicia Oppelt, Sunday Times editor said, "It is fitting that, in the 20th anniversary of our democracy, that we honour Trevor Manuel for his significant contribution to this country. In addition, the Top 100 has a special place at the Sunday Times as it allows us to recognise the private sector's contribution to South Africa, especially during these difficult economic times."


The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies event recognises the best-performing JSE-listed companies, based on their shareholder returns and performance over a five-year period.

Anton Pillay, CEO, Coronation Fund Managers
Anton Pillay, CEO, Coronation Fund Managers
Anton Pillay, CEO of Coronation Fund Managers, accepted the Sunday Times Top Company Award, commenting: "It is a privilege to receive the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies award for the second year in a row. As a long-term investment manager, we remain resolute in applying our philosophy of investing with a long time horizon and creating wealth for our clients."


Voted by peers


The Sunday Times Business Leader of the Year Award, as decided by the CEOs of last year's Top 100 Companies, is a highly regarded accolade that acknowledges the combined respect from one's industry peers. In acceptance of the award, Dr Johan van Zyl, Group CEO of Sanlam expressed his gratitude saying, "It is a great honour to receive this award, particularly as it is the result of a voting process by peers. In business it is about people and the team, probably more so in insurance where you do not sell a physical product, but a promise. This promise is only as good as the people making it. This award is therefore to Sanlam, to the team. Thank you to those colleagues who give their best, and to family and friends for their support."

Laurie Dippenaar, chairman, First Rand Group
Laurie Dippenaar, chairman, First Rand Group
Laurie Dippenaar, chairman of First Rand Group, received the Sunday Times Lifetime Achievement Award and said, "It is an absolute honour to receive this award, and to be recognised by my peers in the South African business community. I accept it on behalf of everyone at FirstRand and in particular my fellow founders GT Ferreira and Paul Harris. The creation and on-going success of the group has been, and continues to be, a team effort."

Telkom awarded for CSI programme


The 2014 Sunday Times Corporate Social Investment Award went to Telkom for its information and communications technology (ICT) incubation programme otherwise known as the Bandwidth Barn. The recipient is decided by the Who Owns Whom detailed BEE scorecard applied to all JSE-listed companies, and measures the impact and sustainability of a company's CSI initiatives.

Telkom's ICT incubation programme employs 90 people, and has developed 20 black female-owned ICT companies with a turnover exceeding R30m. Telkom also sponsored 24 months of internet service to six national ABSA Enterprise Development Centres, to create more opportunities for supplier development initiatives.

Resilience and innovation


Rob Rose, editor of the Sunday Times Business Times said: "This award reflects the fact that more companies are putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to CSI, improving their reputation not only among investors, but also among a wider group of stakeholders."

Each year, South African companies are recognised for the resilience and innovation that has seen them retain a top twenty position within the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies rankings for three consecutive years. They become members of an exclusive group known as the Sunday Times Royal Companies. This year, Anglovaal Industries, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, Coronation Fund Managers, EOH Holdings, Famous Brands, Howden Africa Holdings, Mr Price Group and Woolworths Holdings received the Royal Company recognition.

2014 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies results out


The 2014 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies results:


2014 RANKCOMPANYAVERAGE ANNUAL COMPOUND RETURN (%)2013 RANK
1CORONATION FUND MANAGERS (2014 Royal Company)78.111
2EOH HOLDINGS (2014 Royal Company)63.552
3METAIR INVESTMENTS49.9411
4MR PRICE GROUP (2014 Royal Company)48.426
5AFRIMAT45.3443
6FAMOUS BRANDS (2014 Royal Company)43.795
7INVICTA HOLDINGS41.7123
8ASPEN PHARMACARE HOLDINGS (2014 Royal Company)41.3310
9HOWDEN AFRICA HOLDINGS (2014 Royal Company)41.3015
10MONDI plc41.0319
11CONSOLIDATED INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP40.37
12MIX TELEMATICS38.524
13WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS (2014 Royal Company)38.423
14NEW EUROPE PROPERTY INVESTMENTS plc38.21
15NASPERS37.99
16BRIMSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION37.568
17AVI (2014 Royal Company)36.46
18GRAND PARADE INVESTMENTS36.27
19ELB GROUP35.72
20MEDICLINIC INTERNATIONAL35.66
21COMPAGNIE FIN RICHEMONT35.20
22CAPITEC BANK HOLDINGS35.049
23PSG GROUP34.97
24METROFILE HOLDINGS34.56
25BRAIT SE33.60
26CONDUIT CAPITAL32.70
27OMNIA HOLDINGS32.67
28PINNACLE HOLDINGS32.557
29MUSTEK32.16
30RESILIENT PROPERTY INCOME FUND31.83
31PIONEER FOODS GROUP31.54
32STEINHOFF INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS31.17
33RMB HOLDINGS31.04
34SANLAM30.79
35SABMILLER plc30.72
36ITALTILE30.71
37SPUR CORPORATION30.69
38TRENCOR30.66
39FIRSTRAND30.58
40DISCOVERY29.66
41OCEANA GROUP29.05
42LITHA HEALTHCARE GROUP28.99
43ARB HOLDINGS28.88
44ZEDER INVESTMENTS28.87
45SUPER GROUP28.59
46NETCARE28.47
47CLIENTELE LIFE ASSURANCE27.92
48CLICKS GROUP27.32
49BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO plc26.45
50VODACOM GROUP25.92
51PEREGRINE HOLDINGS25.72
52OLD MUTUAL plc25.34
53SANTAM25.24
54NAMPAK24.73
55REMGRO24.56
56MMI HOLDINGS23.65
57PAN AFRICAN RESOURCES plc23.62
58CAPEVIN HOLDINGS22.90
59THE BIDVEST GROUP22.85
60HYPROP INVESTMENTS22.71
61SA CORPORATE REAL ESTATE FUND22.41
62IMPERIAL HOLDINGS22.00
63HOSKEN CONSOLIDATED INVESTMENTS21.29
64SASOL20.81
65GROWTHPOINT PROPERTIES20.75
66CAPITAL PROPERTY FUND20.61
67TIGER BRANDS20.14
68DATATEC20.06
69SHOPRITE HOLDINGS19.83
70REINET INVESTMENTS S.C.A19.07
71LIBERTY HOLDINGS18.74
72THE SPAR GROUP18.58
73VUKILE PROPERTY FUND18.42
74THE FOSCHINI GROUP18.27
75MTN GROUP17.95
76AECI17.88
77COMAIR17.87
78CASHBUILD17.84
79OCTODEC INVESTMENTS17.45
80ACUCAP PROPERTIES17.35
81NEDBANK GROUP17.14
82SACOIL HOLDINGS17.08
83KAP INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS17.07
84BARLOWORLD16.51
85EMIRA PROPERTY FUND16.34
86HUDACO INDUSTRIES16.28
87INVESTEC plc15.65
88PHUMELELA GAMING AND LEISURE15.48
89REDEFINE PROPERTIES14.94
90HOSPITALITY PROPERTY FUND14.92
91ADVTECH14.87
92ASTRAL FOODS14.82
93SYCOM PROPERTY FUND14.43
94WESCOAL HOLDINGS14.08
95J S E13.94
96TRUWORTHS INTERNATIONAL13.81
97ASSORE13.58
98TONGAAT HULETT13.00
99NU-WORLD HOLDINGS12.68
100CITY LODGE HOTELS12.61

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