Best South African tech companies to work for

The 2016 Most Attractive Employer Awards have revealed the top technology and engineering companies to work for in South Africa.

By - March 26, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Universum’s 2016 Most Attractive Employer Awards revealed that Google is the most attractive company to work for in South Africa’s technology and engineering market.

Universum Global conducts annual research in South Africa to gain insight into the wants and needs of South Africa’s top talent.

In 2015, Universum interviewed over 45,000 tertiary institution students and over 21,000 professionals in the engineering, technology, science, and humanities sectors.

The results showed that Google, Microsoft, and Eskom are the top employers in the technology and engineering sector.

The top 10 employers in the tech and engineering sector are listed below.

Google – An American multinational technology company specialising in Internet-related services and products.

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Microsoft – An American multinational technology company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers, and services.

Mteto Nyati at Microsoft

Eskom – South Africa’s electricity public utility, established in 1923 as the Electricity Supply Commission (Escom) by the government of South Africa.

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Sasol – An integrated energy and chemical company based in Johannesburg.


Transnet – A large South African rail, port, and pipeline company, headquartered in Johannesburg.

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CSIR – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is South Africa’s central and premier scientific research and development organisation.


SAB – South African Breweries is a brewing and bottling company headquartered in Johannesburg.


BMW – Bayerische Motoren Werke is a German car and motorcycle maker founded in 1916.

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Unilever – An Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods company co-headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and London, United Kingdom.


Department of Science and Technology – The South African government department responsible for scientific research.

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