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Networking the best in business.

Empowerment is not a word. Its an action.
The formula for this is simple: The Top 5 companies from 100 business sectors = Top 500.
The Top 500 companies currently have a collective turnover of over R3,5 Trillion.
Top 500 offers multiple touch points through an integrated marketing solution that speaks to executives at the highest level.
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Our Future, Our Plan & a new website
Empowering companies and gender equality.
Visionary top companies in South Africa and government departments seek to partner with empowered, high performance companies.
Introduced in 2002 to recognise the success, innovation and ethics of South African companies and organisations across all industry sectors.
The Summit empowers companies to raise the impact of their HR division, so as to move the company and their sector forward.
Bringing Brands
B2B Events
& Publications

Welcome to Topco Media

21 years ago, in our new democracy, we launched Topco with the aim of giving the best South African companies the market exposure they deserved. Everywhere we looked, we saw organisations, and their leaders, rallying to the needs of empowerment, skills development, job creation and sustainability, while also raising the benchmark in terms of performance.

At a time when professional business directories and events were still nascent, we set out to research, identify and showcase top-performing companies to each other, to local and international investors and to key decision-makers in government …

Award Ceremonies

Annual Conferences

Annual Publications

Networked Websites

“Topco Media offers a strategic medium which helped place PPC to the attention of the targeted key stakeholders. Soon after the publication was distributed PPC was mentioned a number of times by key stakeholders with a great sense of knowledge and awareness about the work PPC is doing around socio-economic development. Thank you for providing us the platform.”

– Sello Helepi

Director Organizational, PPC

This publication plays an important role in encouraging and promoting empowerment in our country and we are honoured that our own empowerment efforts have been recognized. It is by recognizing and highlighting the achievements of transformed companies, that we build awareness around the importance of transformation within businesses.”

– Piet Faber

Chief Executive, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs

You have a great art when it comes to time management and keeping the delegates actively participating throughout the sessions. I also applaud the great hospitality that your registration desk has which showcased the importance of good team spirit and professionalism TOPCO has in its corporate culture. The overall experience was PHENOMENON and its must repeat!

- Protus Ndaleni

Chief Executive Officer, PNG

What We Do


Topco Media hosts several annual awards ceremonies that showcase industry leaders in performance, empowerment, women leadership, HR, innovation and national development.


The conferences that accompany our awards bring together top decision-makers and thought leaders to workshop and stimulate economy-wide advancement in these areas.


Our Research Department focuses purely on surveying and researching thousands of organisations in order to identify the economy’s top companies and leaders.


Through its 21 years of research, Topco Media has built up a unique overview of corporate best practice, innovation and success, drawn from submissions by thousands of businesses and business leaders.


The Topco library of information contains accurate information on 12000 organisations in every market sector, going back two decades.


This research informs our trusted benchmarking of South Africa’s top performing, most empowered and most innovative organisations in every market sector.

Business to Business

Topco Media facilitates the growth of partnerships within and between the public and private sectors via conferences, summits and Fast Track Networking (FTN) events.


A continually-updated databank informs our portfolio of annual publications, viewed as essential reference material by governmental and business decision-makers.

Custom publications

Topco handles external commissions for magazines and books, such as the South African government’s Public Sector Manager


Our annual awards, conferences and publications deliver extensive multimedia exposure for partnering brands via both internal and external channels.

Across several sector-specific iconic brands – Top 500, Top Women and more – Topco is proud to bring together the key decision makers shaping South Africa’s economic future today.

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