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South African Mining: A Path to Competitiveness and Growth

The industry can achieve global cost competitiveness if the private and public sectors take concerted action. The mining value chain is the historic bedrock of South Africa’s economy. It directly contributes more than 300 billion rand to GDP, directly employs more than 450,000 people, and is the economic anchor of many communities around the country.

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Acha Leke
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Get To Know: Acha Leke, McKinsey Africa

Meet Acha Leke, senior partner and chairman of McKinsey’s Africa office, and coauthor of Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market. “Companies in Africa actually tend to grow faster and are more profitable than their peers around the world, because once you get the business model right, it’s actually more difficult for folks to come in and try to replicate it.”

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3 Imperatives For Winning In Africa

An interview with Coca-Cola’s former president of Africa Alexander Cummings discusses the continent’s potential and ways companies can establish a presence there by partnering for development and building local relevance. Coca-Cola has had a presence in Africa since 1928, when the first bottle was sold in Cape Town, South Africa. But its approach has changed in

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Should Sub-Saharan Africa Make Its Own Drugs?
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Should Sub-Saharan Africa Make Its Own Drugs?

A comprehensive analysis of the business, economic, and public-health impact finds the potential for local production of pharmaceuticals to be a mixed bag. Article written by Michael Conway, Tania Holt, Adam Sabow, and Irene Yuan Sun With imports comprising as much as 70 to 90 percent of drugs consumed in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa, many governments are considering

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Africa and China: Dance of the Lions and Dragons

Chinese firms in Africa could reach revenues of $440 billion in 2025 by aggressively expanding in both existing and new sectors on the continent. This forms part of the findings of McKinsey & Company’s latest report, “Dance of the Lions and Dragons,” in which the global consulting firm takes a closer look at the Africa-China

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Solving Africa’s Infrastructure Paradox

McKinsey On COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. While business leaders are working to get a perspective on the evolving situation and the implications for their companies, they are only as strong as the communities of which they are a part.  As decision makers figure out how to support response efforts—such as by providing money, equipment, or expertise, they should not assume the worst. 

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