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Consulting & Business Advisory Services, Including Knowledge Management
in South Africa 2019”
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Management Consulting & Business Advisory Services, Including
Knowledge Management:
South Africa’s management consulting and
business advisory industry has been under growing pressure since 2017.
The industry has been rocked by revelations that numerous consulting
firms, including several global market leaders, have facilitated and/or
been complicit in irregular activities and misdeeds, including fraud,
state capture and corruption. Revelations that consultants from several
multinational firms were found to be complicit have rocked the industry.
The consequences of these developments, consulting expenditure cutbacks
and economic conditions have affected the traditionally lucrative
industry. Some role players say that knowledge management is
increasingly being regarded as a potential game-changer with the advent
of the fourth industrial revolution and the internet of everything.

Mounting Pressure: National Treasury has issued
directives to government departments and state-owned entities to reduce
their reliance on the use of consultants, a practice which was
previously widespread. At the same time, conventional consulting has
been fundamentally changed by technology-driven disruption, requiring
firms to incorporate digital tools to remain competitive. Technological
advances also present various opportunities to the sector.

Report Coverage: The report on Management Consulting
and Business Advisory Services describes the industry, recent
developments and the factors influencing the sector’s performance. It
includes comprehensive profiles of 46 firms including multinational
firms operating in South Africa such as McKinsey and Bain, both of which
were implicated in state capture revelations. It includes profiles on
the major auditing and advisory firms such as Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG
and specialist firms such as Hoorah Digital. Profiled companies that
specialise in knowledge management include Knowlead Consulting &
Training, IQbusiness and Pinoak Consulting.

Key Topics Covered

1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry

2.1. Value Chain

2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry

4.1. Local

4.1.1. Corporate Actions

4.1.2. Regulations

4.1.3. Enterprise Development And Social Economic Development

4.2. Continental

4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors

5.1. Government Interventions

5.2. Economic Environment

5.3. Labour

5.4. Operating Costs

5.5. Technology, Research And Development (R&D) And Innovation

5.6. Environmental Concerns

6. Competition

6.1. Barriers To Entry

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References

10.1. Publications

10.2. Websites

Companies Mentioned

  • A T Kearney (Pty) Ltd
  • Accenture (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Adept Advisory (Pty) Ltd
  • Alexander Proudfoot South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • AYO Technology Solutions Ltd
  • Bain and Company South Africa Inc
  • BDO South Africa Inc
  • Beesa Business Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Boston Consulting Group RSA (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Business Partners Ltd
  • Butterfly Effect Intelligence (Pty) Ltd
  • Columinate (Pty) Ltd
  • Dalberg Consulting CC
  • Datacomb (Pty) Ltd
  • DecisionInc (Pty) Ltd
  • Deloitte South Africa
  • Ernst and Young Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Eton Group (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • FeverTreeConsulting (Pty) Ltd
  • Franchise Firm (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Free State Development Corporation
  • Frost and Sullivan South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • FTI Consulting South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Gauteng Growth and Development Agency SOC Ltd
  • Generation of Leaders Discovered Consulting (Pty) Ltd
  • Hoorah Digital (Pty) Ltd
  • IQ Business (Pty) Ltd
  • IQVIA Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Juran Consulting and Training SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Kaiser International (Pty) Ltd
  • Knowlead Consulting And Training CC
  • Knowledge City GmbH
  • Knowledge Mentoring Institute (Pty) Ltd
  • Korn Ferry (Pty) Ltd
  • KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Kreston SA (Pty) Ltd
  • ManpowerGroup SA (Pty) Ltd
  • McKinsey and Company Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Moore Stephens South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Motlanalo Chartered Accountants and Auditors Inc
  • NMG C and A Holdings (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Pinoak Consulting CC
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc
  • Renaicance Consultants CC
  • Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • SizweNtsalubaGobodo Grant Thornton Inc
  • Strategic Simulation Solutions BTS Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Tata Consultancy Services (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal
  • Tramonto Trading (Pty) Ltd

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