Africa's Top 250 Companies

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[c] All financial data is courtesy of Dr Ayo Salami, co-founder of African Business Research Limited, a research-driven portal and consultancy specialising In Africa www.africanfinancialrnarkets.com www.africanfinancialmarkets.com. All data as at 31/12/2011 unless otherwise specified.

Rank  Rank    Company Name      Country       Industry        Value
                                                            (millions
                                                                $)
2012  2011

1     1     BHP Billiton       South      Mining and           71,595
                               Africa     Metals

2     2     Anglo American     South      Mining and           54,351
                               Africa     Metals

3     3     SABMiller          South      Consumer Goods -     35,051
                               Africa     Food

4     4     Sasol              South      Oil and Gas          32,019
                               Africa

5     5     MTN Group          South      Telecom              29,518
                               Africa

6     8     Kumba Iron Ore     South      Mining and           19,412
                               Africa     Metals

7     7     Standard Bank      South      Banks and            16,407
            Group              Africa     Financial

8     6     Anglo American     South      Mining and           14,299
            Platinum           Africa     Metals

9     11    FirstRand          South      Banks and            14,021
                               Africa     Financial

10    12    Itissalat Al       Morocco    Telecom              13,834
            Maghrib

11    10    Naspers            South      Media                13,816
                               Africa

12    13    Absa Group         South      Banks and            11,365
                               Africa     Financial

13    14    Anglogold          South      Mining and           11,281
            Ashanti            Africa     Metals

14    9     Impala Platinum    South      Mining and           11,043
                               Africa     Metals

15    15    Dangote Cement     Nigeria    Construction and     10,565
                                          Materials

16    17    Sanlam             South      Insurance             9,885
                               Africa

17    22    Shoprite           South      Retail and            9,164
            Holdings           Africa     General Trading

18    24    Old Mutual         South      Insurance             8,094
                               Africa

19    19    Attijariwafa       Morocco    Banks and             7,804
            Bank                          Financial

20    20    Gold Fields        South      Mining and            7,580
                               Africa     Metals

21    25    Exxaro Resources   South      Mining and            7,305
                               Africa     Metals

22    21    Remgro             South      Diversified           7,145
                               Africa     Conglomerates

23    23    Nedcor             South      Banks and             7,023
                               Africa     Financial

24    18    Orascom            Egypt      Construction and      6,742
            Construction                  Materials

25    27    Anglogold          Ghana      Mining and            5,453
            Ashanti                       Metals

26    31    Tiger Brands       South      Consumer Goods -      5,191
                               Africa     Food

27    38    Woolworths         South      Retail and            4,581
            Holdings           Africa     General Trading

28    29    Aspen Pharm        South      Health and            4,509
            Holdings           Africa     Pharmaceuticals

29    30    Truworths          South      Retail and            4,400
            International      Africa     General Trading

30    41    Nigerian           Nigeria    Consumer Goods -      4,395
            Breweries                     Food

31    32    Banq. …