Basil Read (Share Code: BSR) is listed under heavy construction in the industrial sector of the JSE Limited (JSE). The group is active in the civil engineering, road construction, building, mixed use integrated housing developments, property development and opencast mining. 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, to schools, roads and highway systems. Today we stand out as a proud symbol of quality, service excellence and professional integrity, both in South Africa and beyond its borders. We are proud of what we offer all stakeholders, and we believe we are cementing our legacy.

Working responsibly

We try to work in ways that will benefit the communities and habitats where we do business – and earn the world’s respect

Supporting communities, preserving the environment

In other words, we have a long-term commitment to the communities we work within. As such, we recognise a responsibility to create more than quick revenues from our investments. Whatever we do, wherever we do it, we always strive to preserve and improve the surrounding environment, support enterprising business people and encourage construction-related education.

Although most of our business activities are projects with specified durations, our aim is to leave a legacy wherever we operate by contributing to initiatives that enhance infrastructure or skills with lasting benefits for the community.