Johannesburg, 13 August 2018:  The prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards is one of the most anticipated events on South Africa’s business calendar where industry leaders celebrate the JSE-listed companies that have delivered the highest returns for their shareholders over the past five years. This year, the Awards will be presented in association with BCX.

The awards acknowledge the top 100 JSE-listed companies that have delivered the highest share-price performance on a R10 000 investment from 1 September 2013 to the end of August 2018, after taking into account normal and special dividends and bonus shares reinvested. As of this year, the winning company will also be required to have held a market capitalisation of R5 Billion as of 1 September 2013.

Reardon Sanderson, General Manager of Group Sales & Marketing at Tiso Blackstar Group, which owns the Sunday Times, says:  “the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies is one of the most prestigious and high-profile events in corporate South Africa, and we are pleased to welcome BCX as partners.  The Awards not only recognise leaders in business, but the Top 100 ranking also provides a valuable investment insight for all South Africans who are future-focussed.”

Mandisa Ntloko, Chief Marketing Officer at BCX says of their partnership in presenting the 2018 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards, “This partnership comes at a time when a number of the JSE-listed companies participating in the awards are facing major economic challenges in their respective businesses. As a technology and infrastructure solutions supplier to these companies, it is a privilege for us to partner with Tiso Blackstar Group to recognise the industry players that have yielded financial growth and thus contributing to the overall positive business climate for South Africa.”

Apart from recognising the top performing companies, the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards also recognise outstanding individual contributions to South African business and the economy.

The Sunday Times Business Leader of the Year Award is considered the ultimate accolade as recipients are decided by CEO’s of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies from the previous year.  Former recipients include Lesetja Kganyago, Pravin Gordhan, Johan van Zyl, Michael Jordaan, Phuthuma Nhleko, Johann Rupert, Brian Joffe, Graham Mackay, Maria Ramos, Adrian Gore, Whitey Basson and Dr Christo Wiese.

The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Lifetime Achiever Award is decided by a high profile independent panel.  Previous recipients include Dr Patrice Motsepe, Dr Johann Rupert, Dr Christo Wiese, Bobby Godsell, Brian Joffe, Nelson Mandela, Allan Gray, Stephen Koseff, Richard Maponya, Bill Venter, Nthato Motlana, Donald Gordon, Sam Motsuenyane, Koos Bekker, Raymond Ackerman and Anton Rupert.

The results of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies will be announced at a gala dinner to be held in Parktown in November, and published in the newspaper on 11 November 2018.


About Tiso Blackstar Group

Tiso Blackstar Group is a global company with its roots in Africa, operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. The group has strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.  The company is South Africa’s largest national English publishing group, the second largest digital publisher, owns the largest music and independent film catalogues on the African continent and operates unique TV channels. The Hirt & Carter group is the biggest marketing solutions company for the retail sector in Africa. We are also the proud custodians of iconic brands that include the Sunday Times, Sowetan, Financial Mail, The Herald, Gallo Music and Uniprint. The Tiso Blackstar Group business model is underpinned by a unique network of assets, dedication to excellence and a strong entrepreneurial focus. We are committed to providing quality content and services to our varied audiences and customers and value to our investors.

About BCX

BCX is changing the way business is done in South Africa. It delivers customer-driven solutions built through disruptive innovation. As a member of the Telkom Group, BCX currently provides technology and infrastructure solutions for most of JSE-listed companies, helping to move the economy forward. To find out more about BCX, visit

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Issued by:                 Samantha Pugh, Pugh Public Relations & Corporate Communications

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On behalf of:            Reardon Sanderson, GM: Group Sales & Marketing, Tiso Blackstar.

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