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Brabys on the Web - A directory of South African companies, this site includes name, address, phone, fax, and sector data for South African companies. Some companies also have more detailed descriptions. This site looks very comprehensive, and if you need the address of a business organisation in South Africa, this is the place.
Business Times Top 100 Companies - This page has lots of lists of the top 100 South African companies -- ranked by sales, return on equity, market cap, etc. - The 1023 directory,, is another yellow pages type guide of South African companies. Provides the address and phone number.
I Pages - Although it says it's a database of accomodation companies, this directory seems to be very broad based. Provides name, town, fax and phone numbers.
Johannesburg Stock Exchange - The only company information available here is the address and transfer secretary for stocks that trade on the Jo-burg exchange. No quotes available, but they tell you how they can be purchased.
MBendi: South Africa - This African site has details on thousands of companies throughout Africa including over 5,600 in South Africa.
SA Yellow - Yellow pages guide for South Africa: phone numbers and cities of 350,000 companies. Search by name or sector.
Stock Ixchange - Requires a plug-in, but then you can get charts of 1200 stocks and funds in South Africa.
Top 100 Foreign Employers - As of May 1, 1996: gives the name of the company and number of employees.

Newspapers with Archives
Business Day - This business newspaper has a searchable archive online. Also looks like a good place to go for research.
Business Times Archive - The Archive for Business Times, a South African business newspaper.
Cape Business News - Has an archive. This paper tends to concentrate on the Cape region.
Mail & Guardian - The Mail & Guardian has an archive that goes all the way back to the beginning of 1994. Seems to have a lot of articles, and is probably going to be one of the better places to stop when researching a South African company.
Net Assets - Published by the Group that published Business Day, this site also has a searchable archive.
The Financial Mail - One of South Africa's leading finance magazines is on the net, so you can search the back issues for all articles about a particular company.

Off the Web
Afrikaans-English, English-Afrikaans Dictionary - [Book -- Amazon]. From Hippocrene. US$9.56 (20% off).

Regional Sites
Cape Businesses - Provided by the Cape Business News, this site gives the phone, fax, and brief description for businesses located in and around Capetown.
Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Information about approximately 4,000 businesses in the Cape region: brief profile, address, phone, and number of employees.
Wesgro - All kinds of information about the Western Cape region in South Africa. The Business Sectors portion has writeups of various sectors, and includes lists of major companies in that sector in the Western Cape. Has an overview of the region and of South Africa, and has also has a business directory of its members: directory entries include brief profiles of the companies.
Western Cape Business Information - This site has a very nice archive of various sources of business information. Databases that are archived include Government speeches and press releases, Sacommnews articles, radio and television transcripts, and many others. You can search on more than one database simultaneously, too.

Country Commercial Guide
FAO Brief - Country profile by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (Adobe Acrobat Required.)
Lex Mundi Guide
South African Law Links
U.S. Dept. of Commerce Reports

Useful Information
Guide to Doing Business in South Africa - Provides information about taxation, laws, accounting, etc. Provided by Werksmans Attorneys.

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