South Africa 50 2019

Brand Finance South Africa 50 2019

  • Top 50 South African brands outpace GDP, growing 5.8% in real terms year on year
  • Telcos lead the way: MTN and Vodacom retain 1st and 2nd position
  • Banking sector is nation’s most valuable, 4 brands claim spots in top 10
  • In contrast, healthcare sector is struggling, with brands recording significant decline in value
  • Castle has entered top 10 for first time, brand value R16.6 billion
  • Engen, Clicks and Discovery are nation’s fastest-growing brands, up 67%, 59%, and 58% respectively
  • Tongaat Hulett falls out of rankings, amid accounting scandal
  • Capitec is strongest, BSI score 88.7 out of 100


“We can celebrate that the top South African brands are consistently recording high brand value growth rates, in stark contrast to the nation’s sick economy, which is currently falling short of other countries’ growth across the continent.”

Jeremy Sampson, Managing Director, Brand Finance Africa