Candy Tothill

General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Tsogo Sun

Candy Tothill is the General Manager of Corporate Affairs for Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited. Her portfolio includes: corporate affairs, empowerment, internal communications and citizenship for the group. She is a Non-Executive Director of the NBI (National Business Initiative) and a Trustee on the Board of the HCI Foundation. She serves as a member of the Tsogo Sun B-BBEE Council and the HCI B-BBEE Forum. She holds a diploma from the University of Cape Town and has twenty-six years of experience working in the tourism industry.

She specialises in corporate accountability and triple bottom line accounting. She is a published South African writer and has written and edited annual integrated and social reports for a range of private and public companies.

Tothill was a corporate category finalist in the South African National Business Woman of the Year Awards 2016 and continues to champion women empowerment initiatives as an ambassador in this capacity. She leads Tsogo Sun’s enterprise and supplier development programme, the “Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs”, which supports hundreds of SMMEs across South Africa; as well as “Tsogo Sun Environment”, which reaches thousands of young South Africans creating awareness about climate change and educating communities about food security, waste management and conservation of natural resources. Tothill is Tsogo Sun’s group librarian and the editor of talkingTSOGO magazine, which has a distribution of 12,000 and is published quarterly.

She writes creative non-fiction in her spare time. Her thought leadership articles and creative writing material has appeared in a wide range of print and online publications over the last fifteen years, including Litnet, Jack Magazine and The Pedestal Magazine. She was the recipient of the Kota Press Anthology Award in 2008 and has published two collections of thought – Death in Words; and Life in Print. She is vegan and loves children, animals, cooking and gardening. She lives in Johannesburg with her husband and three children.





Nation-building, economic empowerment, social & ethics, integrated reporting, enterprise & supplier development, socio-economic development, diversity, stakeholder & shareholder relations, stakeholder engagement, corporate communications, environmental management, corporate citizenship, BBBEE, sustainability, mentorship, women in leadership.

Jeremy Sampson