Understanding that Basil Read’s future must be built on its current priorities and environment, we critically reviewed our strategy in 2012 to build a stable platform for growth. This followed a comprehensive analysis of our business drivers, internal and external factors affecting performance, lessons learned in recent years and an independent risk audit.


For more than 60 years, Basil Read has played its part in building the foundations of South Africa for all its citizens. Every South African has been touched by Basil Read at some point – from homes to clinics and hospitals, schools, roads and highway systems.