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Business and Management Consultancy Sector: This report focuses on Business and Management Consultancy activities in South Africa. The industry, which generates an average annual income in excess of R70bn, provides over 100 different services to industries in every sector of the economy. The Institute of Management Consultants of Southern Africa (IMCSA) estimates that there are approximately 60,000 consultants based in South Africa.



Current Conditions: Over the years, the market has become increasingly competitive. Although around 90% of business and management consultancies are micro-businesses, large consultancies, which are typically awarded high value projects, account for 85% of the industry’s total income. The challenging economic climate has compelled numerous clients to cut their consulting budgets and some of the larger companies, notably the ABSA and FirstRand groups, have established their own in-house consulting divisions. Consultancies continue to report declining margins and it is becoming increasingly commonplace for consulting contracts to include caps on overall cost, lower hourly rates, as well as tighter restrictions on project-related expenses. The recommendations made by Auditor-General for the South African Government to slash expenditure on consultants, is another problem confronting companies in this sector.




Report Coverage:

The report on the South African Business and Management Consultancy sector describes the current market, looks at developments and global trends and discusses factors influencing the success of the sector. The report also profiles 41 South African-based companies.

Table Of Contents

Business and Management Consultancy Activities in South Africa 2015
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 (RandD) 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 and 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

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