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Brand Finance South Africa 50 2019.

Published on 11.07.2019

The annual report on the most valuable and strongest South African brands.

  • Top South African brands are outpacing GDP, top 50 growing 16.1% YoY
  • 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 struggling, brands recording significant decline in brand value
  • Castle Lager 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


“The impressive performance of South Africa’s most valuable brands poses a potential source of growth for the economy that, in turn, could lead to increased job creation and funds flowing to the fiscus.”

David Haigh, CEO, Brand Finance

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