Basil Read, founded by Basil Leonard Read in 1952, is now a powerful brand and major role player in the building sector of South Africa. The companies operations include Roads; Developments (large scale mixed-use housing developments); Construction (Buildings, Civil and Plant); as well as Mining (opencast mining, surface contract mining and related services)

The JSE listed company has undertaken construction and engineering works in South Africa; Botswana; Namibia; Zambia and St Helena. Basil Read’s core values include: safety, delivery, integrity, commitment, unity and compassion.