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Our South African workplace


British American Tobacco South Africa is one of the largest employers in South Africa, having supported 72 729 jobs in South Africa in 2015. Below is a graphic of the impact of our employment in South Africa:

Employment Infographic

Top Employer
  • Including the company’s head office and trade, marketing and distribution centres throughout the country, British American Tobacco South Africa employs more than 2,000 people.
  • BAT South Africa has invested R245 million in skills development since 2010.
  • 67% of our employees  are from previously disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Locally, the company has been recognised in South Africa for its excellent working environment, and has been among the “Top Employers” in South Africa since 2010.

Being part of an international workplace

  • British American Tobacco plc employs more than 50,000 people worldwide.
  • We have 69 nationalities working in our global headquarters, and 138 nationalities in management roles globally.
  • Our main board has 30% female representation and 33% of management grade roles were filled by women in 2015.