Vodacom, Coca-Cola and KFC were the big winners at the 19th annual Sunday Times Top Brands Awards held on Wednesday evening at Johannesburg. The awards celebrate brands that have stood out from the crowd, providing a representative snapshot of how they have performed. The first to be awarded was the business section. Domestic airlines were represented by British Airways, which came in first, followed by Kulula in second place and Mango in third. Avis led the way in the rental car category, with Europcar in second place and Budget coming in third. In the car sector, Mercedes Benz dropped to second place, replaced by Toyota as the leading car brand. BMW took third place. In the long-term insurance category, Old Mutual dropped dramatically from first to sixth place. Discovery Life took first place, followed by Momentum Life, with Liberty coming third.  The short-term insurance category yielded no surprises, with Santam in first place, Outsurance in second and Old Mutual Insure third. F...

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