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Top 25 Biggest Companies in Africa

10) Aspen Pharmacare Holdings – South Africa – $10.1B

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings is the only pharmaceutical company in this list. It is by far the biggest pharmaceutical company in Africa. They supply branded and generic medicine and other similar products like eye drops, ointments and nutrition for infants. More than 10,000 people work there and their main center is located in Durban, South Africa.

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9) Sanlam – South Africa – $10.5B

Sanlam is a South African Life & Health insurance company. Founded in 1918 they are headquartered in Bellville, South Africa. They have 14,700 employees and total sales of $6.58B

8) Dangote Cement – Nigeria – $13.8B

Dangote Cement is the biggest company in Nigeria. Founded in 1992 it is now active in 15 countries throughout Africa. The focus of the company is still cement. Over time the parent company has added food products like sugar, flour and salt.

Sales clocked in at $2.48B. The company employed over 14,000 people and the headquarters are still in Lagos, Nigeria. The owner Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa.

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7) Standard Bank Group – South Africa – $14.4B

Founded over 154 years ago the Standard Bank of South Africa is one of the largest financial companies in South Africa. It is active in 20 countries across Africa and the world. In 2015 its revenue was $16.2 billion. In recent years it has been plagued by very low customer satisfaction in South Africa. The latest employee figures show that over 69,000 people work at this bank.

6) Vodacom – South Africa – $14.6B

Vodacom is a South African based telecom provider with over 55 million customers. They are mostly active in South Africa, Tanzania, Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Lesotho. Though they provide some services in more than 40 African countries. Their parent company is the telecom giant Vodafone. In 2015 Vodacom had a net income of $850 million and employed just below 8,000 people.

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