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The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2022

Stephen Timm | South Africa | 18 March 2022

The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2019

Carole Veitch | South Africa | 26 April 2019

The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2019

Carole Veitch | South Africa | 13 February 2019

The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2017

Carole Veitch | South Africa | 16 January 2017

The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2015

Carole Veitch | South Africa | 30 July 2015

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on management consulting and business advisory services including knowledge management in South Africa. It includes information on the state and size of the industry, significant issues and challenges, and subsectors such as knowledge management and business rescue. There are profiles of 53 companies including major players such as Accenture, BDO, McKinsey, KPMG, Deloitte and PwC and institutions such as Business Partners and the Free State Development Corporation.

Introduction

The management consulting and business advisory services industry forms part of the knowledge industry. The sector has been affected by the pandemic, which limited in-person consultations and travel and resulted in a number of clients cancelling projects, as well as allegations that several big management consulting firms, including McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company, were implicated in corruption by the state capture enquiry. Some mid-tier and boutique management consultancies have been able to capitalise on the crisis. Demand for consulting and business advisory services is rising, driven by clients looking for help with digital transformation, which increased during the pandemic. Enterprise and supplier development (ESD) and turnaround and business rescue consulting also represent growing opportunities for business consultants. Knowledge management is becoming increasingly driven by digital tools.

Strengths

• Effective knowledge management promotes innovation and enhances productivity, profitability and sustainability.
• Government has prioritised the development of the knowledge economy.
• Leading global consulting firms operate alongside micro-consultancies.
• Management and business consulting in South Africa is a mature, well-established industry that serves all sectors of the economy.
• The industry is competitive and barriers to entry are low.

Weaknesses

• Dogged by corruption scandals, the industry has suffered significant reputational damage and public confidence in the bona fides of consultants has declined.
• Highly skilled consultants with the requisite experience are in short supply and the cost of retaining staff is high.
• The industry is highly fragmented.
• The South African consulting industry is self-regulated.
• The uptake of knowledge management solutions is constrained by the country’s relatively limited appetite for knowledge sharing.

Opportunities

• Demand for digital transformation solutions is growing, fuelled by the pandemic.
• Demand is growing from companies for digital marketing, sustainable business solutions and help meeting health and safety regulations.
• Enterprise and supplier development (ESD) has been identified as a growing opportunity for business consultants.
• Increase use of freelancers is opening up opportunities for smaller firms.
• New standards for business advisors who consult for incubators and accelerators could increase the value of this service.
• The development of new knowledge management solutions for digitally transformed organisations.
• There is high demand for business rescue and turnaround solutions, driven by the pandemic.
• With companies expanding their operations across Africa and to other parts of the globe, there are opportunities for consultants to establish a presence in markets where their clients are represented.

Threats

• Corruption is an ever-present challenge.
• Cybersecurity breaches pose a threat to information and knowledge security at both consulting firms and their clients.
• Low economic growth threatens to limit expansion in the sector.
• The brain drain of skilled consultants could reduce the available skills.
• The industry is highly exposed to domestic political and economic instability.
• The rising competitiveness of the market, with client-companies increasingly relying on internal resources, or shifting away from traditional consulting firms to alternative independent consulting models.

Outlook

The image of management consulting has been negatively affected by scandals in connection with state capture. Despite this, the current growth prospects for the management consulting and business advisory sector in South Africa appear sound, believes IQ Business CEO Adam Craker, who says his own company has grown sales at 15% to 20% per year over the past five or more years. SNG Grant Thornton national head of business consulting Yugen Pillay says work for consultants has picked up in 2022 compared to the previous two years, and consultants are expected to benefit from opportunities in business transformation, strategy and financial services. Nonetheless, a brain drain of skilled consultants and low economic growth remain key challenges. In a January 2022 survey of 365 knowledge management professionals by US benchmarking organisation American Productivity & Quality Centre, more than two-thirds of participants stated that their organization\'s plan to increase knowledge management investments over the next year or more.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 5
2.2. Geographic Position 6
2.3. Size of the Industry 7
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points 9
3. LOCAL 11
3.1. Key Trends 11
3.2. Notable Players 15
3.3. Corporate Actions 16
3.4. Regulations 16
3.5. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 17
4. AFRICA 19
5. INTERNATIONAL 22
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 25
6.1. COVID-19 25
6.2. Economic Environment 27
6.3. Labour 28
6.4. Environmental Issues 31
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 32
6.6. Input Costs 33
6.7. Cyber security 33
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 34
7.1. Competition 34
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 35
7.3. Barriers to Entry 35
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 36
9. OUTLOOK 37
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 38
11. REFERENCES 38
11.1. Publications 38
11.2. Websites 39
APPENDICES 41
Appendix 1 - Summary of Notable Players 41
COMPANY PROFILES 52
A T Kearney (Pty) Ltd 52
Accenture (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 54
Adept Advisory (Pty) Ltd 56
Alexander Proudfoot South Africa (Pty) Ltd 58
AYO Technology Solutions Ltd 60
Bain and Company South Africa Inc 63
BDO South Africa Inc 65
Beesa Business Services (Pty) Ltd 72
Boston Consulting Group RSA (Pty) Ltd (The) 74
Business Partners Ltd 76
Businessimprovement Online (Pty) Ltd 81
Butterfly Effect Intelligence (Pty) Ltd 83
Columinate (Pty) Ltd 85
Dalberg Consulting CC 88
Datacomb (Pty) Ltd 90
DecisionInc (Pty) Ltd 91
Deloitte South Africa 93
DSS Sustainable Solutions South Africa (Pty) Ltd 96
Edge Growth Business Development (Pty) Ltd 98
Ernst and Young Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd 100
Eton Group (Pty) Ltd (The) 106
Fetola Mmoho Corporate Social Investment Consultants (Pty) Ltd 108
FeverTreeConsulting (Pty) Ltd 110
Franchise Firm (Pty) Ltd (The) 112
Free State Development Corporation 114
FTI Consulting South Africa (Pty) Ltd 117
Gauteng Growth and Development Agency SOC Ltd 119
Generation of Leaders Discovered Consulting (Pty) Ltd 123
Hoorah Digital (Pty) Ltd 125
IBM South Africa (Pty) Ltd 126
IQ Business (Pty) Ltd 128
IQVIA Solutions (Pty) Ltd 130
Kaiser International (Pty) Ltd 132
Knowlead Consulting and Training CC 134
Knowledge Mentoring Institute (Pty) Ltd 136
Korn Ferry (Pty) Ltd 137
KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd 139
Kreston SA (Pty) Ltd 146
ManpowerGroup SA (Pty) Ltd 148
McKinsey and Company Africa (Pty) Ltd 150
Mercer South Africa (Pty) Ltd 152
Moore South Africa (Pty) Ltd 154
Motlanalo Chartered Accountants and Auditors Inc 159
NMG C and A Holdings (SA) (Pty) Ltd 161
Pinoak Consulting CC 163
PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc 165
Raizcorp Enterprise Development (Pty) Ltd 179
Renaicance Consultants CC 181
Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings (Pty) Ltd 183
SizweNtsalubaGobodo Grant Thornton Inc 185
Strategic Simulation Solutions BTS Africa (Pty) Ltd 189
Tata Consultancy Services (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 191
Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal 193

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.

Introduction

The management consulting and business advisory services industry forms part of the knowledge industry. The multi-disciplinary sector has long been a driving force in the South African economy. Revelations that consultants from several multinational firms were found to be complicit in state capture misdeeds have rocked the industry and the nation at large. Mired in corruption scandals and grappling with consulting expenditure cutbacks, the lucrative industry appears to have lost its lustre. Notwithstanding the magnitude of the challenges facing the sector, some mid-tier and boutique management consultancies appear to be well positioned to capitalise on the crisis. Moreover, demand for insights-driven consulting and business advisory services is rising steadily. With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and the internet of everything (IoE), some role players say that knowledge management is increasingly being regarded as a potential game-changer.

Strengths

• Effective knowledge management promotes innovation and enhances productivity, profitability and sustainability.
• Government has prioritised the development of the knowledge economy.
• Leading global consulting firms operate alongside micro-consultancies.
• Management and business consulting in South Africa is a mature, well-established industry that serves all sectors of the economy.
• The industry is agile and highly innovative.
• The industry is competitive and barriers to entry are low.

Weaknesses

• Dogged by corruption scandals, the industry has suffered significant reputational damage and public confidence in the bona fides of consultants has declined.
• Highly skilled consultants with the requisite experience are in short supply and the cost of retaining staff is high.
• The industry is highly fragmented.
• The South African consulting industry is self-regulated.
• The uptake of knowledge management solutions is constrained by the country’s relatively limited appetite for knowledge sharing.

Opportunities

• East Africa has been identified as a knowledge hub centred around Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya.
• High growth segments include robo/digital advisory consulting; high-end strategy consulting; business operations restructuring; sustainability and environmental management consulting; technological consulting; digital media consulting; and business advisory services.
• The development of new knowledge management solutions for digitally transformed organisations.
• The ‘monetising’ of data through data science consulting.
• With companies expanding their operations across Africa and to other parts of the globe, there are opportunities for consultants to establish a presence in markets where their clients are represented.

Threats

• Cyber security breaches pose a threat to information and knowledge security.
• Further reductions in public sector expenditure on consultancy services.
• Rising geopolitical tensions, trade wars and a global economic slow-down.
• The industry is highly exposed to domestic political and economic instability.
• The rising competiveness of the market, with client-companies increasingly relying on internal resources, or shifting away from traditional consulting firms to alternative independent consulting models.
• The scourge of corruption is an ever-present challenge.

Outlook

As players implicated in corruption scandals endeavour to rebuild trust and repair their tarnished reputations, role players say that South Africa’s traditional management consulting industry faces an uncertain future. However, demand for business advisory services is expected to remain strong. Stakeholders say that the creation and implementation of effective knowledge management solutions and other value propositions that promote the sustainable growth of businesses will ultimately drive the country’s economic recovery. Analysts have identified digital advisory consulting as a growth segment. The disruptive impact of technology-driven transformation will continue to have a profound impact on the way in which consultants, business advisors and knowledge managers operate. Notwithstanding the South African government’s directives to curb expenditure on consultants, some commentators anticipate that demand for knowledge management solutions, technology and strategy consulting services will strengthen, particularly in the public education and healthcare sectors.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4.1. Local 7
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 11
4.1.2. Regulations 13
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 15
4.2. Continental 16
4.3. International 21
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 23
5.1. Government Interventions 23
5.2. Economic Environment 24
5.3. Labour 24
5.4. Operating Costs 26
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 26
5.6. Environmental Concerns 29
6. COMPETITION 29
6.1. Barriers to Entry 31
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 31
8. OUTLOOK 32
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 33
10. REFERENCES 33
10.1. Publications 33
10.2. Websites 34
APPENDIX 1 37
Summary of Notable Players 37
COMPANY PROFILES 47
A T KEARNEY (PTY) LTD 47
ACCENTURE (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 49
ADEPT ADVISORY (PTY) LTD 51
ALEXANDER PROUDFOOT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 53
AYO TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LTD 55
BAIN AND COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA INC 58
BDO SOUTH AFRICA INC 60
BEESA BUSINESS SERVICES (PTY) LTD 65
BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP RSA (PTY) LTD (THE) 67
BUSINESS PARTNERS LTD 69
BUTTERFLY EFFECT INTELLIGENCE (PTY) LTD 74
COLUMINATE (PTY) LTD 76
DALBERG CONSULTING CC 78
DATACOMB (PTY) LTD 80
DECISIONINC (PTY) LTD 82
DELOITTE SOUTH AFRICA 84
ERNST AND YOUNG ADVISORY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 87
ETON GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 93
FEVERTREECONSULTING (PTY) LTD 95
FRANCHISE FIRM (PTY) LTD (THE) 97
FREE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 99
FROST AND SULLIVAN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 102
FTI CONSULTING SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 104
GAUTENG GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY SOC LTD 106
GENERATION OF LEADERS DISCOVERED CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 109
HOORAH DIGITAL (PTY) LTD 111
IQ BUSINESS (PTY) LTD 112
IQVIA SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 114
JURAN CONSULTING AND TRAINING SA (PTY) LTD 116
KAISER INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 118
KNOWLEAD CONSULTING AND TRAINING CC 120
KNOWLEDGE CITY GMBH 121
KNOWLEDGE MENTORING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 122
KORN FERRY (PTY) LTD 123
KPMG SERVICES (PTY) LTD 125
KRESTON SA (PTY) LTD 132
MANPOWERGROUP SA (PTY) LTD 133
MCKINSEY AND COMPANY AFRICA (PTY) LTD 136
MOORE STEPHENS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 138
MOTLANALO CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS INC 143
NMG C AND A HOLDINGS (SA) (PTY) LTD 144
PINOAK CONSULTING CC 146
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS INC 148
RENAICANCE CONSULTANTS CC 158
RIFLE-SHOT PERFORMANCE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 160
SIZWENTSALUBAGOBODO GRANT THORNTON INC 162
STRATEGIC SIMULATION SOLUTIONS BTS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 166
TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 168
TRADE AND INVESTMENT KWAZULU-NATAL 170
TRAMONTO TRADING (PTY) LTD 172

Introduction

The management consulting and business advisory services industry forms part of the knowledge industry. The multi-disciplinary sector has long been a driving force in the South African economy. Revelations that consultants from several multinational firms were found to be complicit in state capture misdeeds have rocked the industry and the nation at large. Mired in corruption scandals and grappling with consulting expenditure cutbacks, the lucrative industry appears to have lost its lustre. Notwithstanding the magnitude of the challenges facing the sector, some mid-tier and boutique management consultancies appear to be well positioned to capitalise on the crisis.

Strengths

• Leading global consulting firms operate alongside micro-consultancies.
• Management and business consulting in South Africa is a mature, well-established industry that serves all sectors of the economy.
• The industry is agile and highly innovative.
• The industry is competitive and barriers to entry are low.

Weaknesses

• Dogged by corruption scandals, the industry has suffered significant reputational damage and public confidence in the bona fides of consultants has declined.
• Highly skilled consultants with the requisite experience are in short supply and the cost of retaining staff is high.
• The industry is highly fragmented.
• The South African consulting industry is self-regulated.

Opportunities

• East Africa has been identified as a high growth region.
• High growth segments include robo/digital advisory consulting; high-end strategy consulting; business operations restructuring; sustainability and environmental management consulting; technological consulting; digital media consulting; and business advisory services.
• The ‘monetising’ of data through data science consulting.
• With companies expanding their operations across Africa and to other parts of the globe, there are opportunities for consultants to establish a presence in markets where their clients are represented.

Threats

• Further reductions in public sector expenditure on consultancy services.
• Rising geopolitical tensions, trade wars and a global economic slow-down.
• The industry is highly exposed to domestic political and economic instability.
• The rising competiveness of the market, with client-companies increasingly relying on internal resources, or shifting away from traditional consulting firms to alternative independent consulting models.
• The scourge of corruption is an ever-present challenge.

Outlook

As players implicated in corruption scandals endeavour to rebuild trust and repair their tarnished reputations, role players say that South Africa’s traditional management consulting industry faces an uncertain future. However, demand for business advisory services is expected to remain strong. Stakeholders say that the creation and implementation of value propositions that promote the sustainable growth of businesses will ultimately drive the country’s economic recovery. Analysts have identified digital advisory consulting as a growth segment. The disruptive impact of technology-driven transformation will continue to have a profound impact on the way in which consultants and business advisors operate. Notwithstanding the South African government’s directives to curb expenditure on consultants, some commentators anticipate that demand for technology, media and strategy consulting could rise ahead of the May 2019 general election.

The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa
The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2019

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R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $105.81 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 74.07 (USD)*

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The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2019-04-26

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The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2017-01-16

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 5
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 5
2.1. Value Chain 6
2.2. Geographic Position 7
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 11
4.1.2. Regulations 13
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 14
4.2. Continental 16
4.3. International 20
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 21
5.1. Government Interventions 21
5.2. Economic Environment 22
5.3. Labour 22
5.4. Operating Costs 23
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 24
5.6. Environmental Concerns 26
6. COMPETITION 27
6.1. Barriers to Entry 28
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 28
8. OUTLOOK 29
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 30
10. REFERENCES 30
10.1. Publications 30
10.2. Websites 30
APPENDIX 1 32
Summary of Major Players 32
COMPANY PROFILES 41
A T KEARNEY (PTY) LTD 41
ACCENTURE (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 43
ADEPT ADVISORY (PTY) LTD 45
ALEXANDER PROUDFOOT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 47
AYO TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LTD 49
BAIN AND COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA INC 52
BDO SOUTH AFRICA INC 54
BEESA BUSINESS SERVICES (PTY) LTD 59
BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP RSA (PTY) LTD (THE) 61
BUSINESS PARTNERS LTD 63
BUTTERFLY EFFECT INTELLIGENCE (PTY) LTD 68
COLUMINATE (PTY) LTD 70
DALBERG CONSULTING CC 72
DATACOMB (PTY) LTD 74
DECISIONINC (PTY) LTD 75
DELOITTE SOUTH AFRICA 77
ERNST AND YOUNG ADVISORY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 80
ETON GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 86
FEVERTREECONSULTING (PTY) LTD 88
FRANCHISE FIRM (PTY) LTD (THE) 90
FREE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 92
FROST AND SULLIVAN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 95
FTI CONSULTING SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 97
GAUTENG GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY SOC LTD 99
GENERATION OF LEADERS DISCOVERED CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 102
HOORAH DIGITAL (PTY) LTD 104
IQ BUSINESS (PTY) LTD 105
IQVIA SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 107
JURAN CONSULTING AND TRAINING SA (PTY) LTD 109
KAISER INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 111
KORN FERRY (PTY) LTD 113
KPMG SERVICES (PTY) LTD 115
KRESTON SA (PTY) LTD 122
MANPOWERGROUP SA (PTY) LTD 124
MCKINSEY AND COMPANY AFRICA (PTY) LTD 127
MOORE STEPHENS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 129
MOTLANALO CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS INC 134
NMG C AND A HOLDINGS (SA) (PTY) LTD 135
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS INC 137
RENAICANCE CONSULTANTS CC 148
RIFLE-SHOT PERFORMANCE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 150
SIZWENTSALUBAGOBODO GRANT THORNTON INC 151
STRATEGIC SIMULATION SOLUTIONS BTS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 155
TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 157
TRADE AND INVESTMENT KWAZULU-NATAL 159
TRAMONTO TRADING (PTY) LTD 161

Report Coverage

The Management Consulting and Business Advisory Services report describes current conditions, recent trends including digital disruption and other factors that influence the success of the sector. The report profiles 40 companies, including global strategy consulting leaders with a South African footprint, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company and Alexander Proudfoot. Also profiled are technology firms, such as Accenture and IBM Global Business Services, and provincial agency, the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency SOC Ltd.

Introduction

The Management Consulting and Business Advisory Services industry performs a pivotal role in all sectors of the South African economy, providing a multitude of value-added services that seek to enhance performance and productivity. The number of consultants, business advisors and business coaches exceeds 60,000 while the annual revenue of the sector is estimated at more than R70bn. However, even though this multi-dimensional industry is highly strategic in nature, public service expenditure on consultants decreased by 12.6% in real terms between 2012/13 and 2015/16 and both private and public sector projects are proving increasingly difficult to procure.

Strengths

• It is competitive and barriers to entry are low.
• Leading global consulting firms are represented in the South Africa market.
• The industry is innovative and has a high level of flexibility.
• The industry serves all sectors of the economy.

Weaknesses

• Highly skilled consultants with the requisite experience are in short supply and the cost of retaining staff is high.
• The industry is highly fragmented.
• The South African consulting industry is unregulated.

Opportunities

• High growth segments include high-end strategy consulting; environmental management consulting; and technological consulting.
• Opportunities in the sub-Saharan African market are plentiful.
• The ‘monetising’ of data through data science consulting.

Threats

• An uptake of in-house consulting divisions, using internal resources.
• Domestic political and economic instability, as well as global geopolitical and macroeconomic pressures.
• Further reductions in government expenditure on consultancy services.
• The “Crowdsourcing” consulting model represents a competitive threat to traditional consultancies.

Outlook

Digital disruption and the current climate of uncertainty will continue to present opportunities for consultants to help their clients navigate through the rapidly evolving business landscape. Given the precarious state of South Africa’s economic environment, commentators warn that the provision of sound strategic direction is of critical importance. Thus, according to stakeholders, management consultants, business advisers and mentors have a pivotal role to play in ensuring the future sustainability and profitability of both private companies and public entities. With the evolution of consulting models and the advent of Artificial Intelligence technologies, consultants and business advisers will also be required to redefine the scope of their service offerings.

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The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2017

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $105.81 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 74.07 (USD)*

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The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2022-03-18

R 6 500.00(ZAR) estimated $361.98 (USD)*

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The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2019-04-26

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $105.81 (USD)*

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The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2019-02-13

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The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa 2015-07-30

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Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 11
4.1. Local 11
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 14
4.1.2. Regulations 15
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 16
4.2. Continental 17
4.3. International 19
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 20
5.1. Government Intervention 20
5.2. Economic Environment 20
5.3. Labour 22
5.4. Rising Input Costs 24
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 24
5.6. Environmental Concerns 26
6. COMPETITION 27
6.1. Barriers to Entry 28
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 29
8. OUTLOOK 29
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 30
10. REFERENCES 30
10.1. Publications 30
10.2. Websites 31
APPENDIX 1 33
Geographic Distribution of Leading Consultancies on the African Continent 33
COMPANY PROFILES 37
A T KEARNEY (PTY) LTD 37
ACCENTURE (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 39
ADEPT ADVISORY (PTY) LTD 41
ALEXANDER PROUDFOOT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 43
BAIN AND COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA 45
BEESA BUSINESS SERVICES (PTY) LTD 47
BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP RSA (PTY) LTD (THE) 48
BUSINESS PARTNERS LTD 50
BUTTERFLY EFFECT INTELLIGENCE CC 55
DALBERG CONSULTING CC 57
DATACOMB (PTY) LTD 59
DELOITTE SOUTH AFRICA 60
EFFECTIVENESS COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 63
ERNST AND YOUNG ADVISORY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 65
ETON GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 70
FEVERTREECONSULTING (PTY) LTD 71
FRANCHISE FIRM (PTY) LTD (THE) 74
FREE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 76
FROST AND SULLIVAN 79
FTI CONSULTING SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 81
GAUTENG GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY SOC LTD 83
GENERATION OF LEADERS DISCOVERED CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 86
GRANT THORNTON CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS SA 88
IMS HEALTH (PTY) LTD 95
IQ BUSINESS (PTY) LTD 97
JURAN CONSULTING AND TRAINING SA (PTY) LTD 99
KAISER INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 100
KORN FERRY (PTY) LTD 102
KPMG SERVICES (PTY) LTD 104
MANPOWER (SA) (PTY) LTD 107
MCKINSEY AND COMPANY AFRICA (PTY) LTD 110
MILLWARD BROWN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 112
MOORE STEPHENS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 114
NMG C AND A HOLDINGS (SA) (PTY) LTD 116
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS INC 118
RENAICANCE CONSULTANTS CC 128
SEKUNJALO TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LTD 131
STRATEGIC SIMULATION SOLUTIONS BTS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 133
TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 134
TRADE AND INVESTMENT KWAZULU-NATAL 136

Introduction

This report focuses on Business and Management Consultancy activities in South Africa. The industry, which generates an average annual income in excess of R70bn, serves all sectors of the South African economy. Given the skills deficit in South Africa, business and management consultants have been in great demand over the past two decades. However, the industry, already having to contend with the sluggish economic environment, finds itself under growing pressure following recommendations made by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu for the South African Government to slash expenditure on consultants.

Strengths

• It is competitive and barriers to entry are low.
• Leading global consulting firms are represented in the South Africa market.
• The industry has a high level of flexibility.
• The industry serves all sectors of the economy.

Weaknesses

• Highly skilled consultants with the requisite experience are in short supply and the cost of retaining staff is high.
• The industry is highly fragmented.
• The South African consulting industry is unregulated.

Opportunities

• High growth segments include high-end strategy consulting, environmental management consulting and technological consulting.
• Opportunities in the sub-Saharan African market are plentiful.

Threats

• An uptake of in-house consulting divisions, using internal resources.
• Further reductions in government expenditure on consultancy services.
• Recessionary pressures.

Outlook

The role of traditional business and management consultants is becoming progressively more blurred. Consulting and advisory processes are converging and analysts predict that consultants will become increasingly more involved in the implementation of projects. It is also anticipated that consultants will continue to expand their service bouquets to include long-term outcomes-based business coaching and mentoring. Going forward, virtual or online consulting is expected to become increasingly prevalent.\r\n\r\nWith governments and public entities pruning their consulting budgets, analysts predict that consulting firms will be obliged to seek opportunities in new markets. Despite the risks associated with doing business in sub-Saharan Africa, the region offers a broad spectrum of opportunities for the consulting industry. Analysts predict that demand for strategic planning specialists, technology consultants and consultants in environmental management will continue in the short term.

The Management Consultancy & Business Advisory Services Industry in South Africa
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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 11
4.1. Local 11
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 13
4.1.2. Regulations and Government Programmes 14
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development 14
4.2. Continental 16
4.3. International 17
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 19
5.1. Government Intervention 19
5.2. Economic Environment 19
5.3. Labour 20
5.4. Rising Input Costs 22
5.5. Information Technology and Technology 22
5.6. Environmental Concerns 22
6. COMPETITION 23
6.1. Barriers to Entry 24
6.2. Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 24
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 24
8. OUTLOOK 25
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 25
10. REFERENCES 26
10.1. Publications 26
10.2. Websites 26
APPENDIX 1 28
Geographic Distribution of Leading Consultancies on the African Continent 28
ORGANOGRAM 31
COMPANY PROFILES 35
A T KEARNEY (PTY) LTD 35
ACCENTURE (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 37
ADEPT ADVISORY (PTY) LTD 41
ALEXANDER PROUDFOOT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 43
BAIN AND COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA 45
BDO CONSULTING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 47
BEESA GROUP (PTY) LTD 48
BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP RSA (PTY) LTD (THE) 50
BUSINESS PARTNERS LTD 52
BUTTERFLY EFFECT INTELLIGENCE CC 57
DALBERG CONSULTING CC 59
DATACOMB (PTY) LTD 61
DELOITTE CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 62
DELOITTE SOUTH AFRICA 65
ERNST AND YOUNG ADVISORY SERVICES LTD 69
EXECUTION COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 71
FEVERTREE CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 73
FRANCHISE FIRM (PTY) LTD (THE) 76
FREE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 77
FROST & SULLIVAN 80
FTI CONSULTING SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 82
GAUTENG GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY SOC LTD 84
GRANT THORNTON CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS SA 87
HAY GROUP SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 92
IMS HEALTH (PTY) LTD 94
IQ BUSINESS (PTY) LTD 96
JDO DIRECTORIES CC 98
JURAN CONSULTING AND TRAINING SA (PTY) LTD 99
KAISER INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 100
KPMG SERVICES (PTY) LTD 102
MANPOWER (SA) (PTY) LTD 105
MCKINSEY INC 107
MILLWARD BROWN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 109
MOORE STEPHENS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 111
NMG C AND A HOLDINGS (SA) (PTY) LTD 114
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS INC 116
RENAICANCE CONSULTANTS CC 119
SEKUNJALO TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LTD 121
STRATEGIC SIMULATION SOLUTIONS BTS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 123
TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 124
TRADE AND INVESTMENT KWAZULU-NATAL 126