We examined 36 of South Africa's biggest companies and found the top earners to be entirely male and almost entirely white. Among them:
# Steve Ross of Edcon (which owns Edgars, Jet and Sales House) made more than R42-million last year.
# Mark Lamberti of Massmart (owner of Makro and Game) made R36,2-million.
# David Sussman of JD furniture managed a mere R14,5-million.
The only two black executives in the list for last year were Sizwe Nxasana of Telkom (R11-million) and Phutuma Nhleko of MTN (more than R19-million).