South Africa Management Consulting, Business Consulting and Knowledge Management Services Industry Report 2022 with Accenture, BDO, McKinsey, KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and Free State Development


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Dublin, June 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The report “Management Consulting and Business Advisory Services including Knowledge Management in South Africa 2022” has been added to from offer.

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, important 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.

Management consulting and business advisory services

The management consulting and business advisory services industry has been impacted by the pandemic, which has limited in-person consultations and travel and led to a number of clients canceling projects. The reputation crisis in the industry continued with allegations that several major management consulting firms were implicated in corruption cases by the state capture investigation.

Some mid-size and boutique management consultancies have been able to capitalize on the crisis. Demand for business consulting and advisory services is growing, driven by clients seeking help with digital transformation, which has increased during the pandemic. Business and supplier development and turnaround and business rescue consulting also represent growing opportunities for business consultants.

Industry players

While some well-known companies with international footprints operate in this industry and carve out the lion’s share of revenue, the market is characterized by a large proportion of micro-enterprises. It is estimated that nearly 90% of locally operating business and management consulting firms have no more than five employees.


Ethical issues have come to dominate management consulting, especially as several large corporations have been caught up in allegations of state capture, leading some to reimburse clients. There are also continuing concerns about the independence of audit firms that offer advisory services, with some taking further steps to separate advice from audit services.

One of the main risks in the industry is that customers can cancel contracts on short notice, which often puts revenue at risk. The sector is highly competitive, and retaining and attracting talent is an ongoing challenge.

Main topics covered:


2.1. Industry value chain
2.2. Geographical position
2.3. Industry size
2.4. Key success factors and pain points

3.1. Key trends
3.2. Notable players
3.3. Company actions
3.4. Regulations
3.5. Business development and socio-economic development



6.1. COVID-19[feminine]
6.2. Economic environment
6.3. Work
6.4. Environmental problems
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
6.6. Input costs
6.7. cyber security

7.1. Competition
7.2. Industry ownership structure
7.3. Entry barriers




11.1. Works
11.2. Websites

Appendix – Summary of Notable Players

  • AT 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)

  • SA Business Partners

  • Online Business Improvement (Pty) Ltd

  • Butterfly Effect Intelligence (Pty) Ltd

  • Columinate (Pty) Ltd

  • Dalberg Consulting CC

  • Datacomb (Pty) Ltd

  • Decision Inc (Pty) Ltd

  • Deloitte South Africa

  • DSS Sustainable Solutions South Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Edge Growth Business Development (Pty) Ltd

  • Ernst and Young Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd

  • Eton Group (Pty) Ltd (The)

  • Fetola Mmoho Corporate Social Investment Consultants (Pty) Ltd

  • FeverTree Consulting (Pty) Ltd

  • Franchise Firm (Pty) Ltd (The)

  • Free State Development Corporation

  • FTI Consulting South Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Gauteng SOC Ltd Growth and Development Agency

  • Generation of Leaders Discovered Consulting (Pty) Ltd

  • Hooray Digital (Pty) Ltd

  • IBM South Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • IQ Business (Pty) Ltd

  • IQVIA Solutions (Pty) Ltd

  • Kaiser International (Pty) Ltd

  • Knowlead Consulting and Training CC

  • 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

  • Mercer South Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Moore South Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Motlanalo Chartered Accountants and Auditors Inc

  • NMG C and A Holdings (SA) (Pty) Ltd

  • Pinoak Consulting CC

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc

  • Raizcorp Enterprise Development (Pty) Ltd

  • Renaiance 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

  • KwaZulu-Natal Trade and Investment

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